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You’ve Decided You’re Ready For Rehab…What Next?

Deciding that you are ready to go to rehab to get help for a drug or alcohol addiction is a big step. Often, admitting to yourself that you have a problem is the most difficult part of the process. Denial is a big part of the disease of addiction.

Many people affected by the disease have said at one point or another that they either have it under control or that they can stop using or drinking any time they want to, on their own. By the time they reach the point where they have a full-blown addiction, the disease is controlling them and they no longer have a choice about whether they will use or not.

Ready For Rehab What Next - Outpatient Treatment - The Dunes OP

Finding A Rehab Facility – Inpatient Or Outpatient Treatment?

Once you have made the triumphant decision to get help, the next step in the process is to find the right rehab facility for your needs and goals. You can choose from two general treatment models: inpatient and outpatient.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment programs house clients and offer access to counselors and staff on a 24/7 basis. This type of program is best for those who have very severe addictions, an unstable or unsafe home life, or are able to be away from work/family/school for an extended period of time.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, such as our Dunes Outpatient Program, offers a more flexible individualized treatment that includes individual and group therapy, as well as other types of holistic treatment options offered at inpatient programs. The advantage to clients who choose this model is that they are able to return home every day to continue with work/school/home life. The outpatient process is still effective and confidential.

Telling Your Loved Ones

Once you decide to get help for an addiction, making your family and friends aware of your plans will help them know what to expect with your actions and to help hold you accountable. You will also need support to stay committed to your goal of long-term sobriety. If you get cold feet from the time you agree to start treatment to the day you go to the facility, they can offer encouragement for you to continue with your important goal.

Getting Help For Addiction – The Right Decision

No matter how long you have been using, making the decision to get help for addiction is the right one. It takes real courage to admit that you need help. You will find support and guidance from our caring and professional staff here at The Dunes OP.

We assess your needs and goals on admission to our program so that we can provide you with a personalized plan that will address your needs. Along with group and individual therapy, you may also benefit from our holistic services, which include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Equine Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • and much more!

Call Us Now To Take The Next Step On Your Journey To Recovery From Drug And Alcohol Addiction! We Will Be With You Every Step Of The Way!

The Syndrome Model Approach To Addiction Treatment

One way of looking at addiction treatment has been to look at the chemicals contained in drugs and alcohol and the way they act on a person’s brain as the cause of addiction. Since these substances stimulate the brain’s pleasure center, it made sense that a vulnerable individual would look to something outside him or herself to feel good and want to continue repeating the experience, especially in the face of challenging situations.

Syndrome Model Of Addiction

The Syndrome Model Approach To Addiction Treatment - TheDunesOPThe syndrome model of addiction takes a different approach and considers that there is a broad, underlying condition that allows the various signs of addiction to become evident. The condition makes it more likely that a particular person may develop addictions to one or more substances. Research has suggested that a person’s risk for becoming addicted may come from one of three factors:

  • Genetics or psychological factors
  • Exposure to the substance
  • Experience with the addictive substance

Mental Health Issues And Addiction

A person who is already living with a mental health issue may be more vulnerable to addiction, according to the syndrome model of addiction. There have been higher instances of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress noted among clients seeking addiction treatment.

Among different types of addiction, there seems to be a noticeable pattern of clients showing signs of improvement, and then relapsing before moving into a period of remission. This pattern would support the idea of addiction as a syndrome, since a syndrome involves recurring behavior.

Treating Causes And Consequences Of Addiction

At the Dunes East Hampton Outpatient Program, we understand that our clients go will likely go through certain phases during their addiction treatment in East Hampton NY. Our individualized treatment plan teaches clients how to deal with cravings and temptations as well as the feelings of loss of control that may signal the start of a relapse.

One thing that clients in addiction treatment need help with is dealing with the consequences of their addiction. The disease of addiction can make an addict unable to appreciate their consequences. The recovery process includes allowing those in recovery to take responsibility for their choices and experience real-life consequences.

We treat our clients with the dignity and respect they need to start believing in themselves again. With a customized treatment plan and tools to use for long-term sobriety, we know we can help you have life-long healing and freedom from addiction!

Call Us Now To Learn More About Our Syndrome Model Of Addiction Treatment Process And How We Can Help You Or A Loved One Live Again!