The simplest definition of drug addiction is when a person over depends on a drug for one reason or another. A person that becomes addicted to a drug is unable to go on with their normal lives in absence of the drugs. Since purchasing the drugs takes a large chunk of money from a person, living a life dependent on drugs is both difficult and expensive. These people finally become a burden to their families and friends.
Those people that have become addicted to drugs and alcohol have been helped by the rehabilitation centers. A person that has found it difficult to quit the use of alcohol or other drugs will find the best help to quit his habits at these centers. The drug addicts are in many occasions not be willing to go themselves to rehabilitation center which makes their relatives or friends to take them. As a person taking a relative or friend to a rehabilitation center you need to know a few things about them.
The amount of time a patient stays at a rehabilitation center is dependent on two things. The patients level of drug addiction is the first determinant. A patient that is at an advanced level of addiction will take a longer time to recover than that who is at a less advanced level. This period of time will also be determined by the methods of rehabilitation being used at the centers. Some rehabilitation centers use drugs only while others use a combination of methods such as activities and counselling to help its patients.
Another thing you need to know about drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers is that they are of three types. First, we have the state-owned and run rehabilitation centers. Religion and faith based rehabilitation centers are the second category. The final category is that of rehabilitation centers began and run by individuals. The government and faith based rehabilitation centers are cheap but may not offer personalized care to patients due to high numbers of patients.
Finally, you may be interested in knowing that different rehabilitation centers deal differently with their patients after they have left the centers. There are some centers which follow up on their patient’s wellbeing after they have left. The second category is of those facility’s that do not follow up with the patients that have already left but major their efforts on the patients they have in the facility at the moment. The most advisable thing to do is to take your friend or relative to a rehabilitation facility that offers follow up services.