A medium-sized city with a mixed workforce, Kingsland isn’t exceptionally safe or exceptionally criminal. Nevertheless, in both rich and poor communities, there are many people with drug problems.
Partially owing to the presence of a Navy base some 10 miles away, many of the residents and visitors in Kingsland are military. In 2017, two sailors were found dead due to overdoses, in the same home. They died four days apart.
In spite of the presence of drug use in the local and visiting population, there are many rehabilitation centers in the area. There is access to treatment. There is hope, for those who live in and around Kingsland, Georgia.
This is all the more important because violent crime is more prevalent in Kingsland than in the U.S. overall. Although less violent than the state of Georgia in general, this is nevertheless alarming, and frequently connected to the sale of drugs.
For these reasons and more, if you or someone you love is addicted to drugs, such as heroin or codeine, it is important to know of the treatment options available to you.
Below, you will find an outline of the treatment process, so that you can make the best possible decision about where and how to get treatment for your or your loved one’s addiction.
The first step in the process of recovery is intake. There are many treatment centers to apply to, in and around Kingsland, but some will be better suited to your needs than others. It is during the intake process that you will find out if a treatment center is a good fit for you, and the treatment center will decide if you are a good fit for them. For these reasons, it is not only important that the treatment center interview you, but also that you ask questions of the treatment center, to find out if it suits your needs and expectations.
The intake process will begin with your application to the treatment center. You will be asked a series of questions, to help them understand you and your situation, so that they can make the best possible treatment plan for you. The questions they will ask you may be: What is your history of drug use? Do you have any other problems with your mental health? What’s your family’s history of drug use? How long have you been using the drug that you are addicted to? What drug or drugs are you addicted to? Etc.
With your answers to these questions, the treatment center will be able to assess whether they are right for you, what treatments should be used, and how to prepare for your detox. For these reasons it is important to be honest, so that everything can be prepared in accordance with your needs.
And with their answers to your questions, you will be able to assess whether the program meets your needs. It is important to ask every question that you need answered, so that you can decide if the program is a good fit for you. One reason this is so important, is because a big predictor of recovery is how long the patient remains in the rehabilitation program.
According to some medical authorities, for the best results, it is usually necessary to stay at the treatment center for at least three months. For this reason, it is very important that you decide on a treatment center that you will be comfortable staying in for a long time. Your recovery may depend on it.
The beginning of the intake process may take many forms. Sometimes you will be invited to an in-person interview, where you will be verbally interviewed and be able to ask questions of the person interviewing you. Frequently, too, intake may begin with the completion of an online questionnaire. Sometimes, intake begins with a phone interview. And sometimes intake starts with a combination of all three. But whatever the means of communication, know that this part of the process is important, so that you as well as the treatment center can assess what treatment is best for you.
Once you have decided on a certain treatment center, you will be interviewed again. You will likely go over the same questions as you did with the person who originally interviewed you, but in more depth, because it is in this part of the process that your detoxification program will be decided upon.
This interview will occur only after you have arrived at the treatment center, and is the beginning of your rehabilitation program. Also important to remember when you go to a rehabilitation center, is to bring whatever medications that you need and have been prescribed. If you need to use the medications during your stay, you will be allowed to by the staff.
When you first arrive, the medications that have been prescribed by your doctor and that you have brought with you will be taken from you, and given to the pharmacy at the rehabilitation center. As frequently as prescribed, you will be able to take your medication, which the pharmacist at the rehabilitation center will give you the prescribed dosage of.
Aside from medication that has been prescribed to you, there are other items that you can bring with you as well. Likewise, there are many items that you will not likely be allowed to keep in the rehabilitation center. Obviously, medications and other drugs that you have not been prescribed, including alcohol, are prohibited in the rehabilitation center. You are also not allowed to carry a cellphone in most treatment centers. Other electronic devices, mouthwash, and musical instruments are prohibited in many treatment centers, as well.
When you first get to the treatment center, a member of the staff will take you to your new room. Together, both of you will look through the items that you have taken with you to the treatment center. Items that patients are not allowed to have at the treatment center will be taken, and kept at the treatment center until the end of the treatment program.
The items that you bring to the treatment center that you are allowed to keep, you will be able to keep in the room that you have been given, for the time that you are residing in the treatment center.
An interview is the first part of the intake process, once you’ve arrived at the treatment center. The second part is a drug test. This test will be used to determine whether you need to enter detox or not.
Detox will allow you to begin your rehabilitation. Detox is difficult, but afterwards, the reward is great. Your health will be greatly improved, and likely so will your state of mind. In this newfound state of renewal and health, you will be able to set out on your path to rehabilitation with a great advantage.
There are different kinds of detox programs for different people in different situations. Some detox programs are more comprehensive, while others are much more limited. Which detox program is best for you will depend largely upon the severity of your physical dependence when you enter the treatment program. These different detox programs have different names. There are inpatient detox programs, and outpatient detox programs.
In an inpatient detox program, you remain at the treatment center surrounded by medical professionals who are keeping constant watch over your health. You will be supervised, and have immediate access to medical resources. This kind of detox program is most commonly undertaken by people who suffer from severe dependence on a drug, and may suffer from dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
The other kind of detox program that one can find at many rehabilitation centers is outpatient detox. In outpatient detox, the patient does not stay at the treatment center the entire time, but rather has more freedom of movement. This kind of detox program is better suited to people who suffer less severe dependence. This program, outpatient detox, can be completed at a variety of locations. The patient can undergo outpatient detox in the rehabilitation center, in a doctor’s office, or at a mental health center. Whereas, inpatient detox programs are only carried out at the rehabilitation center.
This is not to say that in outpatient detox programs the patient will be without medical assistance; on the contrary, the patient will have constant access to medical aid. But it will be less immediately available than in an inpatient detox program, because during the outpatient detox program the patient is not under constant supervision by medical workers.
Whether the inpatient or outpatient detox program is best for you will depend upon a variety of factors. Based on your interview at the treatment center and drug test at the treatment center during intake, the treatment center will help you decide whether inpatient or outpatient detox is best for you or your loved one. Usually, the more severe a patient’s dependence on alcohol or another drug, the more likely that it will be recommended for the patient to attend inpatient detox.
Once again, it is very important to be honest at all stages of the intake process, so that the detox program best suited to your situation and medical history can be chosen. Likewise, it is important to be transparent and thoughtful in choosing your rehabilitation program, to find the best program for you.
Rehabilitation occurs after detox has been completed. And just like there are different sorts of detox programs suited to different needs, likewise, there are different kinds of rehabilitation programs best suited to different patients. The three main kinds of rehabilitation programs are as follows: Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), and Residential Treatment Center programs (RTC).
Intensive Outpatient Programs take the least amount of time, of the three kinds of rehabilitation programs. In Intensive Outpatient Programs, the patient is required to attend treatment in the afternoons and evenings, for some hours every week. In this program, the patient does not reside in the treatment center, but participates in the treatment program at least three days a week.
The Intensive Outpatient Program is best suited for patients who are highly motivated to complete the treatment program. In this program, there is less supervision than in the other two kinds of rehabilitation programs, partially because the patient is not residing in the treatment center, and partially because the patient interacts with treatment center workers less frequently than in the other programs.
In the Partial Hospitalization Program, like the Intensive Outpatient Program, the patient resides outside of the treatment center. In this way and others, the Partial Hospitalization Program is like the Intensive Outpatient Program. The main difference, is that in the Partial Hospitalization Program, the patient meets with treatment workers at least 5 days a week, for at least 6 hours a day.
The Partial Hospitalization Program requires more immediate involvement than the Intensive Outpatient Program. But still, like the Intensive Outpatient Program, it is more suitable for patients who are more motivated to succeed in their treatment.
Residential Treatment Center programs are unlike the other two rehabilitation programs, in that the patient stays at the treatment centers overnight. Residential Treatment Center programs are very structured, and include daily treatment activities. For this reason, patients with the most severe addictions are frequently recommended to attend Residential Treatment Center programs.
Residential Treatment Center programs offer constant and extraordinary care, and an environment that allows the patient to be treated without the distractions and the dangers that they might encounter outside of the residential center.
The step after rehabilitation is recovery. And just like there are different detox and rehabilitation programs suited to different patients’ needs and situations, there are many different recovery programs suited to different patients’ needs.
One kind of aftercare, for patients who are coming out of a Residential Treatment Center program, is an outpatient rehabilitation program. This kind of outpatient program might be very similar to an Intensive Outpatient Program or a Partial Hospitalization Program. This kind of aftercare can sometimes be necessary for patients coming out of a Residential Treatment Center, to help them transition out of treatment.
Another option for aftercare, usually best suited to people recovering who are highly motivated, are support groups. Support groups are groups of former addicts who are all in recovery, that have regular meetings, to help each other along.
Sober residencies are another kind of aftercare program. There are a few different kinds of sober residencies. But what’s the same in all of them, is that the people who participate have all successfully completed treatment programs, and are continuing on the path to recovery. In many sober residency programs, patients who have gone through rehabilitation will live together, without any social or medical workers. Usually, these patients will hold jobs to pay their bills, and regularly attend counseling sessions together.
No matter what your individual needs or situation, there is a treatment program that you can find, to meet your needs. There are many treatment centers in and around Kingsland, Georgia. You only have to apply to a treatment center, and the center will create the treatment program that is the best fit for you.