If you know that your recreational drug use and addiction to opioids is getting worse and you need help, you want to consider rehabilitation options before it is too late. You need to find treatment and you need to commit to getting healthy. Here are a few things to do so you are ready to safely commit to a program.
Have Your Physical Health Evaluated
See your medical professional to have your health evaluated. You may find that your minor recreational drug problem has caused:
- Heart problems
- Liver and kidney deterioration
- Damage to your nervous system
- Respiratory failure
- Permanent brain damage
Before you go into the rehabilitation facility, you want to make sure that you are healthy enough to get through the withdrawal process, and you want to see what condition your physical health is in. You may have health concerns the rehabilitation facility needs to know about for the best care.
Consider the Best Rehab Option for Your Addiction
Drug recovery isn't something that happens overnight. You will have to choose if you want to start with in-patient recovery or outpatient. In-patient is often the best at first for these reasons:
- No access to drugs during treatment
- Monitored medical attention during the withdrawal period
- Regulated medications if needed during the withdrawal process
- 24-hour support
- Mental health professional availability
- Group treatment options
Sometimes you have to get out of the crowd and place where you are likely to use to get clean and see a clear path ahead. The in-patient professionals will help you prep for going back to your life and creating a clear path to stay clean.
Continued Outpatient Needs
You will have continued outpatient needs while you fight your addiction, and this could be something that you fight every day for a lifetime. Make sure you find a facility that can help you:
- Find a sponsor
- Get into weekly meetings
- Follow up treatment with evaluations
It will be necessary to work on your overall health while you are trying to heal and get over your addiction, and you will still need help when you check out of the facility.
Your life is something that you don't want to gamble with. Talk with local rehabilitation facilities about payment plans, insurance requirements, and more. From there you can decide which program will be the best for you, and you can start on your way to getting clean.
Speak with others about drug addiction recovery treatments they went through to see what programs helped them.