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Although 12-Step groups and SMART Recovery programs can be very helpful for someone with an addiction, they may not always be the best options. This is especially true for people who are new to recovery or who have never been to treatment before.
Rhode Island has many excellent drug and alcohol treatment centers that can help people recover from addiction. There are several levels of care available.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX
There are some drugs that require people to go through the detox process prior to rehab. They include alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids and stimulants. Drug and alcohol detox helps treat withdrawal symptoms that occur when substances are stopped. It can help to prevent complications from withdrawal and it can also shorten its duration.
There are a few different types of detox programs available in Rhode Island. For prescription medications, medical tapering may be offered. Any of the following may be combined to treat addiction, based on the person’s needs:
Inpatient rehab programs in Rhode Island involve staying at a facility while receiving treatment for addiction. These programs usually run for 28 days and they include detoxification services.
Many rehab centers offer detox services in-house. Patients participate in various therapeutic activities as well as individual and group counseling.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAMS
Intensive outpatient programs, or IOPs, are very similar to inpatient programs except that clients live at home.
They typically run for about 12 weeks, but this can vary, depending on the clients’ individual needs. Appointments are usually in the evenings, and many people appreciate that flexibility. There are several treatment centers in Rhode Island that offer IOPs.
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