Drug abuse has been alarmingly increasing in the US, such that a legitimate survey has shown that in 2014 about 22.5 million drug dependents need treatment and a very small percentage of about 11.6% have sought treatment, which makes for the 19.9 million left untreated for various reasons: financial incapacity, no available insurance to cover their treatment, or the inability to find treatment or the right, specific treatment. There are glaring and abnormal signs that your kid or any member of the family maybe into drug abuse, that is why it is important that people are aware and are well-informed on these noticeable signs for the drug dependent to be given the right counsel and treatment, and these are – when there is the withdrawal of the drug dependent to perform his/her important obligations at home, work or school; when the area of socializing is being intentionally cut off by the drug dependent, shunning out of social activities or social relationships from family, co-workers, school; when drugs have been continuously used and are already showing the harm that has caused on the physical and psychological state; when there are unsuccessful attempts to withdraw on drug use; when signs of withdrawal symptoms are appearing such that there is loss of control, violent actions are taking place and that the drug dependent has a strong urge to break the withdrawal rule due to the uncontrollable urge to go back on drugs.
Drug centers require a rehabilitation or rehab program for drug dependent users and the rehabilitation process requires first an assessment of the physical and psychological condition, the seriousness of the addiction, and health risks so a special designed treatment can be recommended and for the rehab program to meet its goal of restoring back as much as possible what was lost by the drug dependent on his/her life – physical, sensory, and mental capabilities. The first step, before treatment ever begins, is known as the detox process, which is a must procedure that puts the drug dependent to go through the process of clearing the body of drug substance, often prescribing medications to treat withdrawal symptoms and, when in a treatment center, the facilities should provide a safe environment for achieving abstinence from drugs and stabilization of the drug dependent’s condition, prior to starting with the actual treatment program. There are several varieties of treatment that a rehabilitation center can provide, these according to the individual assessment of the patient, but generally include a combination of individual and group therapies, meeting sessions with physician and facility caregiver, educational and support services, healthy leisure activities, and aftercare programs for the patient’s transition to outpatient care or a self-help recovery program.