Often the most common question is how to treat drugs and curiously, which drug addictions can be treated through rehab. The answer is all of them. All addictions can be treated. No addiction is ever “too far” for someone to get the right treatment. With the right program and the right people showing support, anyone can leave behind their addiction and get better and stronger. 


Throughout this article, you will learn which addictions can be treated and which programs suit the needs of you or your loved one may have such as intensive outpatient programs, outpatient programs, and partial hospitalization programs. Also, you will find a reliable center that can make the process much easier. Continue reading for more information.

Addictions That Can Be Treated:

Behavioral Addictions

Treating behavioral addictions can be tricky because this addiction entails the feeling. Most people are not addicted or dependent on the drug itself but on the feeling and the behavior they repeat after or before the effect washes over. However, with the right program, people can turn their behavioral addiction into something positive.

Alcohol Abuse

Treating alcohol is not as hard as it seems. Alcohol abuse can be dangerous since most people want numbness and oblivion. Alcohol abuse can go from severe to mild. You can experience dependence meaning you can’t stop drinking or develop a strong tolerance to it meaning people drink until they feel mildly drunk. 

Drug Abuse

Dealing with drug abuse is among the most difficult treatments. More often than not, people build more resistance and end up consuming more because of said resistance. In other cases, people become addicted to the feeling it prolongs (good, numbness, calmness) but because of the after symptoms (nausea, restlessness, etc), they consume more - to avoid said after symptoms.

How To Treat Drug Addictions

Most of the time, the treatment depends on the recovery you’re searching for. Each program has different goals and specializes in different kinds of addictions. For example:

Partial Hospitalization Program

This program requires the patient to be going for several hours during the day. Its approach is similar to a mental health session or program. It serves as a preventative program to avoid intensive outpatient programs.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The second program you should consider is the intensive outpatient program for drug addicts. This program was made especially for those who struggle with their addiction and need special care and attention 24/7 to avoid relapse or consuming the drug. 

Outpatient Program

This type of program is a mix of both intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization. It mixes the best of both. You get your medical exams and sessions done at the same facility without needing to stay over during the night.

Getting Better Is All That Matters

Regardless of how you’re feeling, there is a way: getting better. No matter how little you feel you’re moving forward, change is gradual and not linear. At Hope Harbor Wellness, we believe in you and want you to get better. 


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