Not everyone will experience all of these symptoms. Still, they can be quite uncomfortable and even painful, so to help mitigate them, doctors may prescribe medication to help, which is called medically-assisted treatment.
There are several treatment programs for individuals who seek treatment in a residential treatment center: detox, residential treatment, which is also called inpatient treatment and can be short or long-term, hospital-based residential treatment, partial hospitalization (more intensive than outpatient care but a step below residential treatment), opioid maintenance, and extended care. Depending on the severity of the addiction, a residential treatment center may recommend specific treatment methods.
When a person enters a rehab center, the addiction team will customize a treatment plan that includes individual therapy, and even group therapy if the person feels comfortable. The team will comprise of nurses, counselors, psychologists, nutritionists, and the like with holistic methods including yoga, mindfulness, reiki, or other stress-reducing techniques.
There will also be an option for aftercare to help prevent relapse, such as ongoing individual therapy, group therapy meetings, getting regular checkups, including drug tests, and other types of aftercare relevant to the person’s situation.