How Does and Does Rehab Work?


Does Drug Rehab Work?

When a person decides to become sober, they can benefit greatly from a drug or alcohol addiction rehab program. To have a successful recovery, patients need to be provided with counseling and medical services to help them learn about their addiction and understand how to stay sober. At White Sands, our patients are given a personalized treatment plan designed with their individual needs in mind. We offer treatment for drug addiction, alcoholism, and dual-diagnosis cases. After the detox process, we work on healing the whole person using therapy, community support, and patient education resources. We are strongly committed to your recovery and will work closely with you to create the best customized treatment plan to aid in your rehabilitation.

So exactly how does drug rehab work at White Sands? Our inpatient rehabilitation program works by helping our patients safely and effectively detox by slowly weaning them off of harmful substances and introducing controlled medications that reduce cravings and diminish withdrawal symptoms. After the detox process, patients will begin their customized therapy programs with the goal of understanding how to manage their addiction outside of the rehab setting. They will also learn about ways to prevent relapse and cope with potential cravings.

How Does Rehab Work in the Long Term?

Potential patients often wonder, “How does rehab work in the years after treatment?” The effectiveness of treatment depends on each patient’s individual problems, addiction, attitude toward recovery, and overall quality of treatment. Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a highly personalized experience that cannot be generalized. However, research has shown that when an individual immerses themselves in a rehabilitation program and then continues to stay in treatment (by attending support group meetings, for example), that person is less likely to relapse and more likely to improve their overall psychological, social, and occupational well-being. Because addiction is considered a chronic condition similar to diabetes and asthma, continuous treatment can help patients successfully manage their condition. Since it’s a chronic condition, relapse is possible, but with a continuous treatment program, patients can feel optimistic that a normal, healthy life is possible.

Joining the White Sands Community

When our patients arrive at White Sands Treatment Center, they become part of the family. We strive to provide our patients with the tools they need to be successful for the rest of their lives. Our private treatment center features many specialized recovery programs, an experienced, professional staff, and state-of-the-art facilities. We focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit through innovative programs and research-based practices. Our cost-effective, high-quality care is designed with everyone in mind, as we firmly believe that addiction treatment should be for everyone, regardless of status. We understand that addiction affects every part of your life and aim to give you the tools you need to live a healthy, successful life.

At White Sands, we also believe it’s important to also teach your loved ones about addiction and recovery. It is so beneficial to patients for their friends and family to take time to learn about the complex nature of drug and alcohol addiction. That way, they will have the knowledge they need in order to help you succeed when the program is over.

If you or someone you know would like to get help, contact us today! You can give us a call anytime or fill out the form online. We would love to discuss your options with you and provide you with a free clinical assessment.