Drug Rehab

Abuse of narcotics and illicit drugs (drugs) indicates a trend that is increasing around the world. Drug rehabilitation is one way to save users from the shackles of the drug. For that there are several stages of drug rehabilitation that needs to be done.

Drug abuse mostly preceded by trial and error in a social environment. The longer the use, the higher the risk of addiction. If continued, the dose of drug used will also be great to achieve the desired condition (stoned). To the point that cannot miss a day without drugs.

Some of the symptoms that indicate a person is already in the stage of addiction, among others, the desire to take drugs every day or several times a day, the dose required increasingly large, the desire to use drugs cannot be arrested. Users also ensure the supply of drugs continue to be available and willing to spend money just to buy drugs, even willing to steal for it.

From the social side, drug addicts appeared to retreat from their families and the wider environment and negligent in meeting obligations such as work or other routine activities. Often do things that are at risk of harm to themselves and others (such as driving vehicle) while under the influence of drugs.

For user’s teenager, looked decline in achievement or be frequently absent from school and are not interested in other activities in the school. Looks loss of energy and motivation, even dressed inappropriately. User teens also appear more frequently locked himself and a drastic change in socializing with friends and family.

Importance of Intervention
Drug rehabilitation is the key to do so as soon as possible. It required a specialist drug addiction with the help of a counselor or a psychiatrist specialized in this field.

As other addicts, drug addicts often difficult to deny his condition and asked to do the rehabilitation. Usually it takes the intervention of family or friends to motivate or make drug users want to run rehabilitation.

Medical Treatment
Treatment through drugs will be conducted through the supervision of a doctor, depending on the type of drug used. Users of the illicit drug heroin or morphine, will be given a drug therapy such as methadone and buprenorphine. These drugs will help reduce the desire for drugs, which is expected to prevent diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV until death.

Another type of drug that can be used to help a drug rehab that is naltrexone. It's just that these drugs have few side effects and are only given on an outpatient basis, after detoxification treatment is done at the rehabilitation site. Naltrexone blocks the effects of the drug will be euphoria (feeling of pleasure which is excessive in this case because of the effects of drugs) and was hooked.

One of the processes that must be done first counselor is assured of drug abusers that he had an addiction. Therefore, some drug abusers who are still in the stage of denial would be difficult invited to join in rehabilitation to improve their quality of life.

Counseling conducted by counselors to drug users in rehabilitation will help the users to identify problems or behaviors that lead to such dependence. Counseling is usually done individually. However, it is also possible to conduct counseling in groups.

Counselling aims to help the recovery program, such as the resumption of healthy behavior or strategy for dealing with risky situations again repeated drug use. The counselor responsible for identifying how drug addiction on the person as a whole, as well as understanding the social environment around it to prevent the recurrence of drug abuse.
There are three stages of drug rehabilitation that must be endured. First, the medical rehabilitation phase (detoxification) is the process of addicts to stop drug abuse under medical supervision to reduce withdrawal symptoms. The second phase, which is non-medical rehabilitation phase with a variety of rehabilitation programs in place, such as therapeutic communities program (TC), 12-step program and others.

Then the last stage is the stage of ongoing formation which will provide activities according to their interests and talents. Moreover, addicts who have successfully passed this stage can be returned to the community, either to school or back to work.

What needs to be understood, the process of escape from drugs to users is not easy. In addition to undergo drug rehabilitation, they also need the support of family and community in order to re-live a healthy and productive life.