Strictly speaking, and this could be critical, both patients and their consulting therapists will have two choices. They can decide whether the future substance abuse treatment clearwater therapy will be on an inpatient or outpatient basis. This short introduction deals with the inpatient option which is otherwise known as residential treatment for substance abuse. Prior to being admitted, patients will be well-prepped.
To suggest that the patient is in for residential treatment is akin to softening the blow. It sounds a lot kinder than referring to the necessary treatment as inpatient treatment. It is far better than hinting to the admitted patient that he is in for some harsh treatment. Because that much the patient may already know. The first days of inpatient treatment could very well be the worst. There is this ‘small’ matter of going cold turkey.
Have you ever seen a self-confessed die-hard alcoholic going into shock after several hours of missing his usual tipple? His body starts to shake, and he starts to shiver. It is a lot worse for drug addicts addicted to hard-core illicit drugs. Worst case scenario, this state of shock has been known to lead to death amongst the most vulnerable and weakest. These are not habits out of which a person can snap out of.
It is enough to drive a person to insanity. Henceforth, it is necessary for therapists and their assistants to treat their patients with a great deal of sensitivity and empathy. But once the first few days of a month-long therapy program have been overcome, the best part comes. The patient can already feel what a few days does to the body. He starts to feel better. He starts to feel what it feels like to be healthy.