Las Vegas Drug Rehabs wants to educate the consumer on how to choose the right rehab for your needs. Our goal is simple – if you need help, we want to help you find the help you need. Right here at home. We are lucky, our area has quite a few rehab facilities that offer various levels of care.
Drug detoxification also know as “detox” happens when the body go through the withdrawal process after an addict quits using the drug they are addicted to like heroin or alcohol. Not all rehab facilities offer detoxification, and, similarly not all those needing to stop using drugs with go through physical withdrawal. The physical effects are letting go of the drug can be hard on one’s body. Nausea, diarrhea, low energy, loss/gain of appetite are but a few of what a person can experience. Although please note, the desire of craving can really drive one to feel like they are going insane. Although doctors will say that drugs like meth or marijuana do not need detoxification, patients do better under the care of a doctor as they begin to come off those drugs.
How Long Is the Detox Process?
Bottom line it depends on the individual. Alcohol and drugs vary on the type of drug as well as the age, weight, and length of use the person has endured. Short answer several days to several weeks. Remember although detox addresses the physical symptoms, there are the emotional details that can also take a toll on the person making this decision. Detox is not easy on the mind, body, or soul. However, once an addict is free from the substance, most are forever grateful.
Residential Treatment in short offers a person 24-hour supervised care. This care can be medically monitored in an inpatient facility, or medically supervised in a residential facility that does not have medical staff, but instead, clinical staff. Most residential centers are in environments where clinical services take place. A person is on a daily schedule and learns how to live chemical free while in this safe structure. When seeking treatment for addiction it is important to note most facilities that offer this level of care, also offer meals, comfortable sleeping in a shared or private room, and daily group counseling sessions. Many times a person seeking help with be at this level after detoxification, or if detox is not needed, a person can start at this level of care if it is clinically indicated. ASAM the American Society of Addiction Medicine describes the Residential Level of Care by levels 3.3 – 4.0 based on the needs of the individual and the facility offering the services. The goal of residential treatment is to quickly be stabilized and moved into a lower level of care when a person can live on their own and still be engaged in treatment. We encourage you to learn more about the ASAM levels of care.
PHP or partial hospitalization is offered as a person steps down from residential treatment. There are two levels of care based on time a person is at the facility. Six hours or more or Six hours or less – basically half a day or a full day. The goal to this level of care is that a person is no longer sleeping at the facility, they are at home or at supervised living and can begin to get their lives back in order after the destruction of addiction.
ASAM Level of Care 2.5 is Partial Hospitalization Services, this level of care typically provides 20 or more hours of service a week for multidimensional instability that does not require 24-hour care.
IOP stands for Intensive Out Patient – this level of care is when a person steps down from either residential or PHP depending on the circumstance. The goal of IOP is for a person to be engage in treatment AND engaged in their life. Usually a person can begin to live sober and work, go to school, and enjoy their families. Most IOP programs are at least 3 hours per day and sometime longer. A person will usually attend at least 3 times per week and up to five depending on the individual need.