What Your Loved One Can Expect

Entering treatment can be a daunting yet transformative journey for your loved one. Understanding what to expect in rehab can ease their apprehensions and pave the way for a successful recovery. From detoxification to therapy and beyond, the rehab experience is multifaceted and tailored to address individual needs. In alcohol rehab, expect a supportive environment focused on sobriety and healing from alcohol addiction. Similarly, drug rehab offers specialized care to address substance misuse and dependency.  

Detoxification, a critical first step, involves safely managing withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision. A typical day in rehab is structured, featuring therapy sessions, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection. Treatment encompasses a holistic approach, addressing not only addiction but also underlying mental health issues and promoting overall well-being. By understanding what your loved one can expect in treatment and the rehab experience, your loved one can embark on their journey towards lasting recovery with confidence and hope. 

What Is a Treatment Center?

A treatment center is like a safe haven where people go to get help for problems like addiction or mental health issues. It’s a place where they can talk to therapists, doctors, and counselors who are there to support and guide them. Treatment centers offer different programs and activities to help people learn how to cope with their problems and make positive changes in their lives. It’s like a team effort, with everyone working together to help each person feel better and find healthier ways to live. These treatments are evidence-based and holistic, meaning we seek to heal the mind, body, and soul for a well-rounded approach to recovery. 

Overall, a treatment center is a place of hope and healing for those who need it. Trusting a professional substance abuse recovery center can make all the difference in recovery. Aliya Health Group is committed to providing the highest quality care to all who come to us for help. Our addiction treatment programming is rooted in dignity and respect for all. Working with expert therapists and case managers puts someone in the best position to not only achieve sobriety but also set someone up for long-term success in recovery. 

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Substance Use Disorders (SUD)

Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are chronic conditions characterized by problematic patterns of substance use that lead to significant impairment or distress. Individuals with SUD may continue to use substances despite adverse consequences on their physical health, mental well-being, relationships, and overall functioning. Common substances associated with SUD include: 

Alcohol: Excessive and uncontrollable alcohol consumption leads to dependence and withdrawal symptoms. 

Opioids: Including heroin, prescription painkillers like oxycodone, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl. 

Stimulants: Such as cocaine and methamphetamine, which produce heightened alertness and euphoria. 

Cannabis: Marijuana use that interferes with daily activities and causes withdrawal symptoms upon cessation. 

Sedatives/Hypnotics/Anxiolytics: Benzodiazepines and barbiturates, which induce relaxation and sleep but can lead to dependence and overdose. 

These substances have the potential to create physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction, making SUD a complex and challenging condition to overcome. Treatment typically involves a combination of therapy, medication, and support to address both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. 

Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders encompass a wide range of conditions that affect thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, often leading to distress and impairment in daily functioning. These disorders can arise from various factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, traumatic experiences, and environmental stressors. Common mental health disorders include: 

Depression: A mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. 

Anxiety Disorders: Conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder, are characterized by excessive worry, fear, and avoidance behaviors. 

Bipolar Disorder: A mood disorder marked by alternating periods of elevated mood (mania or hypomania) and depression. 

Schizophrenia: A severe mental disorder characterized by distorted thinking, hallucinations, delusions, and impaired social functioning. 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): An anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions). 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, leading to flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance. 

These are just a few examples of mental health disorders, and each condition presents its own unique symptoms and treatment approaches. Seeking professional help and support is crucial for managing these disorders and improving overall well-being. 

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What Should My Loved One Expect in Treatment?

Entering treatment can be a pivotal step towards recovery for your loved one. Treatment options vary but commonly include detoxification, residential (inpatient), and outpatient programs. Detox focuses on safely managing withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision. Residential treatment provides round-the-clock care in a structured environment, while outpatient programs offer flexibility for individuals to attend therapy sessions while living at home. In alcohol rehab, expect a focus on sobriety and healing from alcohol addiction, while drug rehab addresses substance misuse and dependency. A typical day in rehab involves therapy sessions, group activities, and personal reflection. Overall, treatment provides a supportive environment for your loved one to address their challenges, learn coping strategies, and embark on a journey of recovery and personal growth. 

Admissions Process

The admissions process for rehab typically involves an initial assessment to determine the individual’s needs and goals for treatment. This may include medical evaluations, interviews, and assessments of substance use history and mental health. The goals of the admissions process are to ensure a safe and appropriate placement in a treatment program, tailor the treatment plan to the individual’s specific needs, and provide necessary support and resources for recovery. Once admitted, individuals may undergo detoxification if needed, followed by participation in therapy, counseling, and other therapeutic activities aimed at addressing underlying issues and promoting long-term sobriety and wellness. The admissions process sets the foundation for a successful treatment journey towards healing and recovery. 


Detox, short for detoxification, is the process of removing harmful substances, such as drugs or alcohol, from the body. It typically occurs under medical supervision to ensure safety and minimize withdrawal symptoms. During detox, individuals may experience physical and psychological symptoms as their bodies adjust to the absence of the substance. Medical professionals may provide medications and supportive care to manage these symptoms and make the detox process as comfortable as possible. The goal of detox is to safely eliminate toxins from the body and prepare individuals for further treatment, such as therapy and counseling, as they begin their journey towards recovery from substance use disorders. 

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment involves individuals residing in a specialized facility for an extended period while receiving intensive therapy and support for substance abuse or mental health disorders. In this structured environment, residents participate in various therapeutic activities, including individual and group counseling, educational sessions, and recreational activities. Treatment plans are tailored to each resident’s specific needs and may include medication management, behavioral therapies, and holistic interventions. With round-the-clock care and supervision, residential treatment provides a supportive and therapeutic community where individuals can focus on their recovery journey, develop coping skills, and build a foundation for long-term sobriety and mental wellness. 

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment offers therapy and support for substance abuse or mental health disorders while allowing individuals to live at home and maintain their daily routines. There are different types of outpatient programs, including traditional outpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), and partial hospitalization (PHP). These programs vary in intensity and frequency of sessions. Aftercare involves ongoing support and services following completion of a treatment program, such as counseling, support groups, and relapse prevention planning. Sober living environments provide structured, substance-free housing for individuals in recovery, offering peer support and accountability to maintain sobriety while transitioning back to independent living. 

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What Therapies are Used in Treatment?

Therapies used in treatment encompass a variety of approaches aimed at addressing substance abuse or mental health disorders. These may include evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), family therapy, and group therapy. Additionally, holistic therapies like mindfulness, yoga, and art therapy are often integrated to promote overall well-being. Treatment plans are individualized, combining different therapies to address the unique needs and goals of each person in recovery.  

Evidence-Based Treatment

Evidence-based therapies are scientifically proven approaches used in treatment to effectively address substance abuse and mental health disorders. These include: 

These evidence-based therapies are tailored to individuals’ needs and goals, promoting lasting recovery and improved mental well-being. 

Holistic Treatment

Holistic therapies incorporate mind, body, and spirit approaches to promote overall well-being in treatment. These include: 

These holistic programs complement traditional therapy approaches, promoting holistic healing and personal growth. They empower individuals to cultivate self-awareness, resilience, and inner peace on their journey to recovery. 

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment addresses the complex interplay between substance abuse and mental health disorders. Many individuals with addiction also experience co-occurring mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Dual diagnosis treatment integrates therapies for both conditions simultaneously, recognizing that they often reinforce each other. 

By addressing both substance abuse and mental health concerns concurrently, individuals receive comprehensive care to promote lasting recovery. Treatment may include medication management, therapy, and holistic approaches to address the underlying factors contributing to both addiction and mental illness, fostering improved overall well-being.  

Frequently Asked Questions About Treatment

Below is our Treatment Program FAQ, where we address common questions about our addiction treatment programs and services. Whether you’re seeking information about program duration, what to bring to treatment, or the safety of our facilities, we’re here to provide you with the answers you need to make informed decisions about your recovery journey. Here are some common questions that may arise as you look further into treatment:  

How long is treatment?

Treatment duration varies based on individual needs and progress. Programs typically range from 30 to 90 days, with options for longer stays. Some individuals may require extended or outpatient care post-residential treatment.

What should I bring to treatment?

Comfortable clothing and shoes for physical activities. Personal hygiene items such as toiletries and medications. Any necessary medical records or insurance information. Books, journals, or other items for relaxation and self-reflection.

Is everyone’s treatment the same?

Treatment plans are tailored to individual needs and goals. Therapies and interventions may vary based on specific diagnoses and challenges. Customized care ensures that each person receives the most effective support for their recovery journey.

Is treatment safe?

Treatment centers adhere to strict safety protocols and regulations. Medical professionals oversee detoxification and provide 24/7 supervision and support. Programs prioritize the physical and emotional well-being of participants to ensure a safe and supportive environment.  

Addiction Treatment at Aliya Health Group

At Aliya Health Group, we offer comprehensive addiction treatment services tailored to each individual’s needs. Our programs encompass a range of therapeutic modalities, including individual counseling, group therapy, and experiential activities, to address substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders effectively. Our specialty programs, such as dual diagnosis treatment, provide integrated care to address the complex relationship between addiction and mental illness. Each level of care at Aliya focuses on equipping individuals with coping techniques, life skills, and relapse prevention strategies to support their long-term recovery journey. By offering personalized treatment plans and supportive resources, we empower individuals to maintain sobriety and enhance their overall well-being beyond their time in treatment. 

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