The Benefits of Professional Treatment for Addiction
According to a report from the U.S. surgeon general, while one in seven faces addiction of some type, only 10 percent of those people receive treatment. The result of untreated addiction is often death, and according to the same report, every 19 minutes an American dies from an opioid or heroin overdose. There are almost 21 million Americans who have a substance addiction, which is more than the number of people who have all cancers combined.
Rather than becoming one of the most dire statistics, it’s important for people grappling with drug or alcohol addiction to recognize that treatment is available, and that treatment can be highly effective.
When a person receives professional addiction treatment, the benefits can be immense. The advantages of participating in a professional rehab include:
- Addiction is a complex chronic disorder, and professional treatment can address it as such.
- For the vast majority of people with an addiction, it’s much more than the uncontrollable use of drugs or alcohol. There are complex genetic, mental and behavioral factors involved and professional treatment can help treat all of these issues.
- Professional addiction treatment can be holistic, so that the person participating can go on to live a thriving, productive life.
- The risk of relapse is lower when people receive professional treatment.
Choosing the right addiction treatment program is an integral part of recovery as well. A big part of choosing the right program is based on knowing the options and being empowered with information.
Directions from New Carrollton, MD to The Freedom Center
To reach The Freedom Center, conveniently located in Gaithersburg, from New Carrollton, expect the following drive:
- A 30-minute drive from New Carrollton to The Freedom Center
- The distance is around 28 miles
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At The Freedom Center, we specialize in intensive outpatient recovery programs. An intensive outpatient program is one that provides in-depth treatment and if necessary, dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
At the same time, it’s a program that’s affordable and flexible. Someone participating in an intensive outpatient program can continue going to their job, to school, or meeting any family commitments they may have.
For some people beginning an intensive outpatient program at The Freedom Center is a transitional step, usually following inpatient rehab. For others, participation in one of our innovative, evidence-based programs is a starting point.
Our treatment programs are:
- Holistic so that every part of a person’s needs are addressed
- Accredited by the Joint Commission
- Highly individualized
- Designed to include both individual and group therapy each week
- Held in the afternoon and evenings
Addiction Treatment—Levels of Care
For many people who struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, treatment occurs along what’s described as a continuum of care. This means there’s not one specific program a person completes and they’re done.
Instead, they might have different levels of care, and they will progress into lower levels as they meet certain milestones in the treatment and recovery process. While The Freedom Center offers outpatient services, we partner with many facilities offering all levels of care.
Supervised Medical Detox
Supervised medical detox is the first step in a continuum of care for a lot of people who are not only addicted but also physically dependent on substances. During a medical detox, a team of medical professionals provides supervision, care and support to patients as substances leave their system.
Medical detox can be life-saving, particularly if a person is dependent on certain substances like alcohol or benzodiazepines. These are substances that can have a deadly withdrawal process if a person doesn’t participate in a medical detox.
During a residential rehab program, also called inpatient treatment, patients live in the treatment facility for a period of time. Residential rehab can be shorter-term, which may last for around 30 days. It can also be longer-term. Some residential rehab programs might last for 90 days or more.
Residential rehab doesn’t provide flexibility, and it’s a very scheduled program. Participants are expected to be in therapy and treatment sessions throughout most of the day. Inpatient rehab might include individual therapy one-on-one with a counselor, as well as group therapy sessions, and supplemental activities.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
An intensive outpatient program is what we offer at The Freedom Center. During an intensive outpatient program, participants can keep going to school or work, and they can often choose sessions that will work around their schedule. An intensive treatment program may start with a more significant time commitment in the beginning, and then the intensity may be gradually lowered.
An intensive outpatient program will also include both individual and group therapy, and holistic, integrative treatment.
12-Step Programs Near New Carrollton, MD
As well as rehab and professional addiction treatment, 12-step programs are also an important part of recovery for many people. Often rehab programs, including programs at The Freedom Center, integrate elements of the 12 steps. Once someone completes rehab, they can continue to remain strong in their recovery by participating in a local 12-step program in New Carrollton such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Substance Addictions We Treat
At The Freedom Center, we help people with a variety of substance addictions. Some of the most common substances people seek treatment for include:
- Prescription opioids
There are other substance addictions treatable, and we can also work with patients who are addicted to multiple substances at the same time.
How Can You Pay for Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
One question we frequently hear is how can people pay for rehab. The cost of inpatient rehab can be thousands of dollars a day in some cases. Outpatient rehab such as what we offer at The Freedom Center can be significantly less expensive, but people do still have questions about it.
Most health insurance plans will cover some or all of the costs of addiction treatment. We encourage people to check with their insurance provider and see if this is an option for them, or we can help them with insurance verification.
Without health insurance, there are options as well. For example, there are financing and payment plans available, as well as scholarships and different aid programs.
While addiction treatment can come with significant costs, the costs of not receiving treatment are often much higher.
Contact Us Today
Our team of treatment coordinators is available to speak with you today. Regardless of where you or your loved is at in the recovery journey, we can provide information and answer questions.