Learn about the process of rehabilitation
Learn about the process of rehabilitation. Addiction of any kind is a complex condition that effects the brain and how it functions. All kinds of people are affected by this disease, including the young and old, working and unemployed, and the wealthy and poor. With such a range of different people being affected, any recovery process requires a bespoke plan of action to be effective. Substance dependancy continues to alter the way the brain works long after the drug or alcohol has stopped being abused, a fact that means addicts are vulnerable to relapsing for a long period of time. It has been established that a successful recovery that will last long term needs a thoughtful treatment plan that has been targeted at the individual. It is commonly recognised that there are four stages of recovery. These stages are the intake, detoxification, rehabilitation and the aftercare parts of the process. It is important that each stage is taken, assessed and adjusted as needed. Having help readily available at every point is important. The whole process takes time and a few months at least is needed to make a difference. All aspects of an addict’s life needs tackling, not just the physical dependancy on substances, so psychological, social and medical issues need investigation. The better the person is treated as a whole, the more likely a long term recovery will succeed.