Drug addiction treatment is basically the process of psychotherapeutic or medical treatment for addiction to psychoactive drugs like alcohol, prescription medications, and street drugs including cocaine, heroin and amphetamines. In most of the cases, this type of treatment is followed by inpatient rehab in a drug rehabilitation center where the addict is admitted to overcome the addiction. Drug addicts can overcome their addiction through various methods but most of them tend to relapse. Drug rehab centers offer rehabilitation and treatment programs for drug addicts. Rehabilitation involves both the mental and physical aspects of the addict and is considered as the last step of rehabilitation. It is mostly done after inpatient treatment.
After complete rehabilitation of the patient, he/she is then given a choice of either going to a residential rehab or a outpatient drug rehab. Both residential and outpatient treatments are available for outpatient drug rehab. Inpatient treatment is also available but it requires more dedication and patience as compared to outpatient treatment. However, this does not mean that inpatient treatment is not effective. It provides the addict with special care, a lot of time away from family and friends, and a clean environment. However, some addicts find it difficult to overcome their drug addiction and relapse. Inpatient drug rehabs also offer specialized treatment and are more expensive than outpatient treatment.
Drug treatment centers can provide different types of drug rehab treatment for different drug addicts. Detox centers or residential treatment center is usually used by those drug addicts who have no history of drug abuse and have completed some other form of rehabilitation program. On-site drug rehab treatment centers are mostly for drug addicts who have a history of drug abuse and are still in a serious addiction stage. The duration of an on-site treatment depends on the extent of the addiction. These treatment programs also provide assistance and guidance to the drug abusers so that they can successfully overcome their drug addiction.