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While AA, NA and SMART Recovery meetings can be helpful, they may not be enough support for someone who is new to the healing process. Quite often, people who have never been to treatment before learn that they need to get professional support and help first. Rehab offers them the assistance they need, and in Wisconsin, there are many types of rehabilitation programs to choose from.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX
Alcohol and drug detox is frequently an essential part of the recovery process for many people. It all depends on what types of drugs they are addicted to. People who are abusing alcohol, opioids, stimulants and/or benzodiazepines may be required to go through the detoxification process.
Detoxing helps to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and prevent complications from them. There are many detox programs in Wisconsin that may be recommended, based on the person’s individual needs. They include:
A lot of people first get help for their addictions by going through inpatient alcohol and drug rehab. These programs usually last for about 28 days, and that time period often includes any time spent in detox as well.
During inpatient rehab, patients participate in several different types of treatment. They work with their therapist one-on-one, have group therapy sessions and may receive family therapy. Various other therapeutic activities may be added as well, depending on the patient’s treatment plan.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAMS
Intensive outpatient programs, or IOPs, offer a level of care that is similar to what people experience during inpatient rehab. The only difference is that people live at home while receiving treatment. They come to the program 3-5 evenings per week, which allows them more flexibility in their schedules. Wisconsin has several outpatient programs that offer IOPs.
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