There are facilities all over the world that exist to help people over come addiction to drugs and alcohol. All of them are successful SOME of the time. None of them are successful ALL of the time.
In the U.S. most services can be gotten right away. Even our government has sped up its service lines considerably. Unfortunately, this does not to extend to drug addiction treatment.
If anyone gives you an exact answer to this one, realize they do not know what they are talking about. No one can give a precise time frame to the completion of a program of this type. The common “28 days” is definitely not based on any kind of science. It is usually just the amount of time for which the insurance companies are willing to pay. Choose a detox rehab program that has no set time limit. Make sure it does not continue to charge more for every week but has a set cost, whether the program takes three months or six months, same price.
A Drug rehab center should be licensed first and foremost. Make sure they are licensed to deal with the medical issues that occur during detox. Find out the background on how they supervise and monitor patients. What steps do they take in making a comfortable and safe environment? Can they check the patient into a hospital if needed and make the proper arrangement so this transition happens smoothly? These are some factors and questions you should consider.
From evaluation, you move into the stabilization stage. In this stage, the patient is guided through detoxification safely. Sometimes medications are used other times they just are forced to deal with it. For the most part, medications are not used because they can add to the issues that the body is having, and can be addictive also. In this step, the patient will also be explained the steps that treatment will take them through.
Before you go, make sure you get plenty of rest. It is also a good idea that you start to follow a healthy more nutritionally balanced diet. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. You may be thinking that you will get rest while you are in treatment; however detox can be draining on your system, so why not start out with some stored rest and nutrients.
One of the best ways of overcoming this psychological pull in the long term is to find people that can help you. That could take the form of support groups, rehab clinic after-care programs, your life partner, or your friends. Everyone needs help. And more so if you have to fight a demon like drug addiction.