What Can I Expect in Drug or Alcohol Rehab?
Inpatient care initially begins with medical detoxification or can extend through residential detox. Either way, when you first arrive at a rehabilitation facility, you will be registered as a client, your medical history will be reviewed, and you will be given a thorough medical examination. A professional staff member will speak with you about your immediate substance abuse issue(s), underlying issues or ailments if any, and address any concerns that you may have. If you are diagnosed with other conditions, treatment options will be discussed at this time.
Depending on when you last used drugs or alcohol, you may have already begun to experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, confusion, or nausea. This can be an uncomfortable feeling that may have underlying medical implications that will be attended to quickly. When clients attempt to detox on their own by going “cold-turkey”, changes often take place in the brain and the rest of the body that require close medical monitoring. With in-patient care, a staff of medical professionals is on hand to monitor your progress and wellness and attend to your medical needs.