Rehabilitation is a type of treatment that follows an injury or illness. The World Health Organization defines rehabilitation as a set of interventions designed to improve functioning and help people live normal healthy lives. For substance abuse, this means helping people safely detox from any drugs and then utilizing therapy, medication, or other practices to help them stay sober.1
Rehabilitation can be a time-consuming process. For addiction recovery, rehab can last anywhere from a few weeks up to a year. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly how long someone will need to be in rehab, as everyone’s needs in recovery are different. While some individuals may need to stay for a full year, others can benefit from just a short 30 day rehab stay.2
Treatment consists of a few different types of therapy. The most common is cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps address the “why” behind addiction. Contingency management is also used to help create new healthy behavioral patterns through positive reinforcement. Also, pharmacotherapy is used in short-term rehab. By using medication, withdrawal symptoms and cravings can be minimized.3
After a 30 day inpatient stay, individuals can either transition into residential treatment or outpatient. Residential treatment is less intense and is longer in length. Residential treatment includes more therapy and skills training, as well as therapeutic activities for wellness.
Outpatient care is less intense than residential or inpatient, and it is often considered “step-down” care from these other two interventions. For those who have completed inpatient and residential treatment, outpatient care is a great option to stay on track with recovery.
The next step on the continuum of care is aftercare. Aftercare is important in helping maintain sobriety. At Iris Healing®, we take aftercare very seriously. Our aftercare program includes educational programs, job placement, housing arrangements, continued counseling, and more.
With hundreds of rehabilitation centers in the Los Angeles area alone, it can be difficult to choose a good rehab program. Iris Healing® provides a spiritually-minded healing retreat complete with everything you need to address your addiction. We also take a holistic approach to treatment, which means that we treat the whole person and tend to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
Our treatment programs are tailored to your unique needs and include activities such as animal therapy, yoga, sound therapy, as well as other traditional therapies. Contact us today and start your journey to a substance free life.