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Programs to Help You Recover from Addiction

Programs to help you recover from addictionWhen it comes to seeking help for drug or alcohol addiction, there are a wide variety of programs available to Des Moines residents. The choice of where, when and why you seek treatment varies, but all recovery will begin with detox and rehab. The only way to break free from drug addiction is to give your body and mind the chance to experience life completely free from drugs.

Addiction Recovery Beings with Detoxification

Detoxification is the first step toward getting help for any addiction such as the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Methamphetamine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Addictive behaviors such as eating and body image disorders

Different treatment centers approach detox differently depending on the addiction or behavior, the user’s length of addiction and the level of tolerance to the drug of choice. Detox often requires 24-hour medical supervision which allows the recovering user to safely metabolize the drug out of the body. Medical supervision is recommended during detox to help manage patient’s withdrawal symptoms. The detox experience varies from patient to patient, but the focus of all the detox options is to wean you off the drug of choice quickly and with as few withdrawal symptoms as possible while eliminating all traces of the drug from your system.

Rehabilitation Is the Next Step in Addiction Recovery

After detox the best chance at long-term recovery comes from rehab programs. Two options for rehab include the following:

  • Residential: Staying full time on the treatment center campus
  • Outpatient: Attending the program during the day, leaving the campus at night

A core component of rehab is counseling. In both group therapy and individualized sessions, you are provided with the skills necessary to overcome addiction, to make better choices, and the time to practice a new way of life. You can return to daily life in Des Moines free from addiction.

Dual Diagnosis Programs for Addiction Recovery

More than 50% of people struggling with addiction experience some kind of mental health concern or psychological disorder. When drug abuse and mental illness co-occur, there are Dual Diagnosis programs that seek to treat both issues at once. Individuals with co-occurring disorders live in a world of denial without any idea of the seriousness of their issues. Giving up the drug of choice or alcohol can be difficult when trying to manage medications for depression and other psychological problems. Dual Diagnosis programs make recovery possible for Des Moines residents struggling with multiple issues.

A Drug-Free Life Awaits You

If you or someone you love lives in Des Moines and needs addiction recovery help, please call our toll-free helpline. We can connect you with the best treatment programs that will match your individual needs. We are here to help 24 hours a day, so please call today and begin the drug-free life you deserve.