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By: Renaissance Recovery

Medically Reviewed by: Diana Vo, LMFT

Last Updated: 7/1/2021

Authored By: Joe Gilmore

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Staying in a drug rehab center for the first time can be scary and you may be wondering what to expect in rehab. However, take comfort in knowing addiction treatment programs are the best approach to long-term recovery and can put you on a new path toward complete sobriety.

While all treatment and drug rehab facilities are different, many offer similar programs and resources to make the process easier.

So, what should you expect when entering a rehab facility?

What to Expect When Entering a Rehab

Following your time at a drug and alcohol detox, if necessary, clients will then go through the initial intake evaluation process.

One of the first steps in entering a drug rehab is taking an assessment with a certified professional. This exercise identifies the key factors that led to your addiction and identifies personality features that the clinicians will use to improve you or your loved one’s situation.

Additionally, this assessment helps shape your personalized addiction treatment plan. Just like no two people are the same, every addiction and path to sobriety is different. A unique treatment plan is the best approach to a successful, lasting recovery.

Although you will be working through an individualized treatment plan, it is important to remember you are not alone. Rehab centers are home to many people who experience drug addiction and mental health problems. Working with a community of people that know what you are going through can add great peace of mind. One that is not necessarily accessible in the outside world.

What to Expect in Drug Rehab

drug rehab in orange county offers professional tools and resources to make the detox process easier and safer, you should never try and detox at your home it can prove to be deadly in some cases.

There are many physical and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal, such as sweating, insomnia, and muscle pain. As a result, many who experience these symptoms on their own are more likely to relapse. This process turns into a never-ending cycle of drug use, detox, withdrawal, repeat.

For this reason, a drug rehab program is recommended to help end the cycle for good. Addiction treatment programs are specifically designed to make the recovery process less challenging.

Renaissance Recovery believes in the power of offering a variety of programs for our clients. Each person’s unique needs must be met. For example, our California addiction treatment programs include individualized rehab programs for both men and women. Men and women experience different side effects of addiction and withdrawal symptoms. It only makes sense to provide tailored treatment programs for each gender.

What to Expect from Mental Health Rehab

There is a strong tie between mental health problems and substance abuse. In fact, addiction can often act as a coping mechanism to overcome poor mental health. For example, people who have depression symptoms may rely on alcohol or other addictive substances to feel happier. Because of this connection, drug rehabs like Renaissance Recovery offer mental health programs as well.

Our mental health treatments in California include:

A mental health assessment may be part of your personalized addiction treatment plan. This often helps identify the reason for addiction. Insight uncovered in a mental health assessment allows people to solve a problem they may not have known existed otherwise.

Participating in individual counseling or group therapy sessions could help you need to break an addictive cycle.

Rehab at Renaissance Recovery

If you are currently looking for a California drug rehab, Renaissance Recovery is a great option. Our substance abuse treatment center offers several programs that support a successful recovery. To learn more about our facility, call Renaissance Recovery, contact us online, or fill out a form online.

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Diana Vo, LMFT

Diana is an addiction expert and licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in the field of mental health for over 10 years.

Joseph Gilmore

Joseph Gilmore has been in the addiction industry for three years with experience working for facilities all across the country