Drug Rehab Programs in Tulsa, OK (918) 770-8043

Drug Rehab is a program of treatment that is configured to guide the patient through detox and withdrawal, provide education and training, and support them through the recovery process. The ultimate goal of a treatment program is to rehabilitate the addict through change in thought and behavior patterns, and lead them to better health.

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Mental and Physical Components of Drug Addiction

Addiction is a physiological or psychological dependence to a substance, behavior, or activity. With regard to drug addiction, the addict becomes reliant on drugs through tolerance, and as a result, needs the drug to feel normal and prevent the onset of withdrawal symptoms.

The physiological and psychological effect of drug use on the addict creates problem, or "wrong" thinking along with behaviors that can be corrected through treatment. Drug rehab centers have effective drug treatment programs that put the patient on the path to recovery with a solid foundation on which to build a new beginning.

Addiction is seen as mental in nature in terms of the effects that it has on the brain. Substance abuse has an impact on the structure and function of the neurotransmitters and in neuroplasticity function that alters the normal operation of the brain, and creates false sensations from the pleasure centers.

The mesolimbic pathway, the reward center of the brain, receives false stimuli from the effect of the drug to which it responds, and as use continues, creates a desire for the stimuli to be repeated. The physical aspect of addiction is the onset of physical symptoms with use and physical signs of withdrawal upon discontinuance. The physical aspect also relates to the building of tolerance.

Drug Addiction and Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of addiction are revealed in several areas of the addicts' physical, emotional, and mental presence.

Behavioral and physical signs include:

  • Poor hygiene
  • Evasive behavior
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Increased frequency of use
  • Inability to stop using
  • Inability to curb usage
  • Memory lapses

Social signs may be revealed in:

  • Strained family relationships
  • Through neglect of responsibilities
  • Arrest, possession, DUI (DWI), eviction, divorce, or other legal issues
  • Loss of friendships or romantic relationships
  • Job loss, attendance problems, and performance issues

The longer an addict or alcoholic habitually consumes their drug of choice the more likely it is that the signs of the decline in Health will become apparent. These signs and symptoms may appear as medical problems such as:

  • Memory loss
  • Convulsions
  • Hepatitis
  • Diminished immune system
  • Withdrawal upon the discontinuance of the substance

Drug Rehab Treatment Center Options

Inpatient (Residential) Treatment

Inpatient treatment is 24 hour care in a residential facility. Inpatient care provides intensive treatment and counseling in a secure, supportive environment, removed from outside stressors and triggers. Being able to share experiences with others addicts within the facility community is an advantage to recovering addicts.

Addicts experiencing withdrawal symptoms and are in need of detoxification assistance require inpatient treatment. Patients that have experienced relapse, or have not been successful with outpatient treatment, benefit from inpatient care.

Outpatient Treatment

Patients live at home during outpatient treatment. Mandatory drug counseling is attended 3-5 days a week. Outpatient treatment allows the patient to maintain a work schedule, live with their family, and attend to social commitments. This option demands a greater sense of personal responsibility as addicts are removed from the emotionally supportive environment of the rehab facility.

Recovering addicts are exposed to triggers, negative influences, and other stressors that would not be present in an inpatient facility. Voluntary abstinence is required. Attendance in support groups, individual counseling, and group therapy in the form of NA, or AA, is expected in addition to drug counseling.

Drug rehab offers inpatient and outpatient options to best meet the needs of patients. Drug rehab, or rehabilitation, facilities include individual and group counseling, relapse prevention, family therapy, and a range of supplemental treatment options.

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