A person that has an overdependence on a drug for one reason or another is the simplest definition of a drug addict. When a person becomes addicted to a drug, they are unable to go on with their normal lives without these drugs. The life of such a person is both difficult and expensive due to the fact that purchasing the drugs takes a large chunk of money. As a result, these people become a burden to their families and the society at large.
Those people that have become addicted to drugs and alcohol have been helped by the rehabilitation centers. The best help for a person that has found it difficult to quit the use of drugs and alcohol can be found at these centers. The drug addicts are in many occasions not be willing to go themselves to rehabilitation center which makes their relatives or friends to take them. As a person taking a relative or friend to a rehabilitation center you need to know a few things about them.
How long a patient stays at a rehabilitation center is dependent on two things. First, the level of addiction of the patient to the drug determines how long a patient takes in a Centre. A patient that is at an advanced level of addiction will take a longer time to recover than that who is at a less advanced level. The second determinant of the period one will stay at a rehabilitation center is the methods of rehabilitation being employed by the center. You will find centers that use drugs only for their patients while others combine different methods such as the use of activities and counseling to help their patients.
When looking for a rehabilitation center for your friend or relative, you also need to know that there are three types of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. The first type are the state-owned and run rehabilitation centers. Religion and faith based rehabilitation centers are the second category. The third category is that of rehabilitation centers opened and run by individuals or businesses. The government and faith based rehabilitation centers are cheap but may not offer personalized care to patients due to high numbers of patients.
The last thing you may be interested in knowing is that different rehabilitation centers deal differently with their patients after leaving the rehabilitation centers. Some rehabilitation centers will follow up on their patients wellbeing after they have left the center. The second category is of those facility’s that do not follow up with the patients that have already left but major their efforts on the patients they have in the facility at the moment. The most advisable thing to do is to take your friend or relative to a rehabilitation facility that offers follow up services.