Drug addiction treatment is a treatment program that can help to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and help to decrease the intensity of craving. This treatment is specifically designed to help people who suffer from drug addiction get off of drugs in a safe, controlled manner. Drug addiction treatment can be broadly classified as residential, outpatient, inpatient, or outpatient.
Residential treatment centers are designed to treat drug addicts who are in need of intensive care. These treatment centers are usually medically assisted and offer detoxification services. Most residential treatment centers offer an array of support resources such as individual and group therapy, support groups, medication and psychotherapy. The majority of residential drug rehab programs are outpatient programs but a few are also available in an inpatient facility. Residential programs are more expensive than outpatient programs.
An outpatient treatment program is for patients who are able to go to home and return to the program for follow up care. This type of program generally does not have the same medical supervision and can be more affordable than residential programs. There are also outpatient treatment centers available. These programs are for patients who need less medical supervision. Outpatient rehab programs offer more self-care. Some outpatient programs are short term and do not last long. Other outpatient programs last anywhere from a few weeks to months and are longer lasting.