Our extensive relationships throughout the recovery services community enable the Addiction Hotline to refer the adult client to many of the finest recovery providers in North America. Depending on the clients’ needs and based on information given to the Addiction Hotline professional, there are several models of drug and alcohol rehabilitation settings an adult addict can choose from.
What is Detox?
For starters there is a method called detox. Detox centers provide a safe place where the addicted individual can get off drugs/alcohol in a comfortable setting. In many cases, this is done in a hospital setting with a doctor and nurses on staff to administer medication, when required, and to ensure that the client stays healthy during the detox process.
It is only after the detox is complete that the treatment process can begin. Often times, potential treatment clients will try to detox on their own which, statistics show, result in a high relapse rate. Professionals from the Addiction Hotline recommend that the caller contact the drug and alcohol rehab center he or she plans on getting treatment from, for their recommendations regarding the detox process.
Outpatient Addiction Treatment
When inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers are not an option, the hotline professional will refer the caller to an outpatient drug and alcohol counseling center in his or her local vicinity. The professional on the Addiction Hotline is able to refer the caller in crisis to these facilities, over the phone, or provide Outpatient Counseling By Telephone.
Once in a drug and alcohol treatment center, clients receive counseling and/or therapy for addictions related to alcohol, street drugs and prescription drugs. Regardless of the particular therapeutic setting, the Counselor will attempt to assess and test to determine the root and triggers behind the client’s drug and/or alcohol usage.
The Counselor will also attempt to limit the effect on the individual’s family and social relationships and look for danger or warning signs and symptoms, both physical and psychological. Signs and/or symptoms may indicate a need for an advanced treatment modality such as detoxification (detox), to counter withdrawal symptoms, or hospitalization at a clinical institute in the case of liver disease or other adverse effects on the body.
In addition to the treatment plan, the Counselor will often suggest regular attendance at self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Their protocol may also suggest Alanon/Alateen, Coanon or Co-Dependents Anonymous for members of the family in order to foster better understanding for all who are impacted.