Article provided by: Pax House Recovery
When you need to get clean of drugs, the first thing you need to do is check into one of the rehabs in Pasadena. People start using drugs for many reasons. For some, it is as an escape from the problems life has thrown their way. For others, it is to make a social statement, to be a part of the group. Whatever the reason, the euphoria you get from drugs and the attention you get from the peers is a pleasurable feeling. Eventually, you progress to a harsher drug or start using more drugs. Sooner or later the drugs take over your life. Your entire life changes and when you want to or need to get sober it is time to seek help. Trying to detox on your own is not usually really successful, and it is dangerous. Many drugs, even alcohol, can be life-threatening.
The safest way to get drug free is to enter one of the rehabs in Pasadena. The first thing you will do is to go through detox and withdrawals. This is when your body gets rid of all the drugs and chemicals in your body. As a result, you will go through withdrawals. Your body is used to having the drugs and is now deprived of them. Some rehabs will give medications to make the withdrawals less severe and easier to cope with. Usually, by about ten days you have become drug-free.
When you complete the detox program, you are ready for the inpatient phase of recovery. During inpatient therapy, you will attend both individual and group therapy. In group therapy, you will begin to make friends and learn to share the obstacles you are being faced with. You and the other group members will share how you overcome and deal with these obstacles. You will learn what is necessary to avoid a relapse and many other things.
You will also attend individual therapy. This is when you meet with a counselor one on one and start to deal with the things that you are facing. In individual therapy, you will learn what triggers your desire for drugs and explore your feelings on a personal level.
Other types of therapy may be available. Some of these are pet, dance, exercise, music, and art. Along with these some facilities offer family therapy, yoga, and meditation. Many kinds of therapy will help you through this time.
A less restrictive phase is Outpatient care. Sometimes you will live at home, and other times you will start out in a sober house. Either way, you will have both group and individual therapy just like you did as an inpatient. It may take a while to get sober and stay that way, but here at Pax House Recovery, we know how to help you achieve your goals. We know what you are going through and have the expertise and knowledge to help you get through it. Your success is vital to us.