If you or someone in your family is entering a rehab program, you may be appreciative. There is not one cut and dry approach as different facilities have their own blend of approaches. Some will include more holistic treatments and classes such as gentle yoga. They also can be using different approaches for psychotherapy. One center may emphasize a twelve-steps approach. Another rehab facility may have more of a rational emotive therapy philosophy. Still a third one may focus a lot on the early relations we've had with our parents.
When you are choosing a rehab center, ask about the therapeutic approach so you can understand the orientation of the facility. Often there are a number of different therapists and groups and each facilitator may have their own favorite theatrical model they follow.
When you get to the rehabilitation center you'll be introduced to the rules of the program and you'll be finding out about your own specific treatment plan that is devised for you after they gather information about your history and background. You'll be getting to know others that are in the 28 or 30 day program and oriented. There generally is both individual and group work and it is the therapeutic to be able to express as well as listen to others' situations.
During treatment you'll be facing your inner challenges, triggers of addictive behavior and family as well as work issues. It is nice to be out of your own home and daily environment as there will not be the usual stimulants and pressures that contribute to the drug abuse. You may have some family therapy sessions to work through the undering issues.
Before you are discharged, you'll get prepared for the temptations that occur in the outside world and ways to resist drug addiction again. Following up through outpatient therapy, a support group such as NA or living in a halfway house can be important to succeed at one's recovery and prevent relapsing.