When it comes time for your child to head to rehab, it can be mixed feelings. You’ve spent time worrying about them and their health during the midst of addiction. But you are also happy they are getting the treatment they need and are ready to break the cycle of addiction.
Watching our children head to rehab can also be difficult because we don’t know exactly what it entails. How much work happens? Will they be able to complete it? What happens after?
These are all normal concerns. Do not feel like you or your child has to be alone when they head to rehab. A facility is there to help your child break the cycle of addiction, they want you to know it’s a safe environment and a place where your child can address their addiction and get the tools needed to live a sober life.
That is what happens here at Momentum Recovery. Here is some common information about what kind of treatment happens at young adult rehab.
Types Of Rehab
There are two main types of rehab facilities. One is called inpatient care. This is when a patient lives at the facility. These programs provide round-the-clock care and are best for those with strong addictions or who lack outside support. They put loving support around a young adult so they can end their addiction and get started on their sober life.
The other kind is called outpatient care. This is where a young adult will visit the facility but leave at the end of the day. The treatment is the same, but this program is great for those with work, family or school responsibilities. They can start their rehab without being cut off from the traditional world.
What Happens In Rehab?
In both types of rehab for addiction, young adults will participate in counseling and therapy sessions. These are in individual and group settings. The work will help identify what caused the addiction and the skills needed to avoid falling victim again. Sometimes the therapy happens in fun settings, such as during a hike, so it is not always sitting on a couch and talking!
There are also classes for young adults. Some programs offer life skills education or the chance to learn a new hobby. These can be important parts of learning to live a sober life without a substance nearby.
What Is Dual-Diagnosis Care?
Many additions in young adults go together with mental health conditions. That could be diseases such as anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder. Dual-diagnosis care looks to treat both the addiction and the mental health condition. Counselors will help to identify both the addiction and mental health issues and provide the tools needed to understand the situations. Treating both is essential to stop a relapse into addiction, which can occur if the mental health condition is not treated.
One medical staff helps a young adult identify their addiction, they will give them the tools needed to stay sober when triggers happen. This is important for maintaining sobriety. There is also continued care so your young adult still has the support, therapy and support staff as they begin the journey to recovery on their own.
The Next Steps
If you or the young adult in your life are ready to start a sober life and end your addiction, reach out to our staff at Momentum. We can talk to you about your condition and what rehab might be best. You can start the road to recovery today.