What are co-occurring disorders?
Co-occurring disorders, or dual diagnoses, are mental health disorders that accompany substance use disorders. Common disorders that occur alongside addiction include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and eating disorders.
What defines a relapse?
Relapse is defined as returning to the original deterioration of health after a period of improvement and recovery from a disorder or health-related issue. Most rehab programs integrate a number of preventative measures to avoid relapse, including relapse prevention planning, support groups, and continuing care.
Why do people go to rehab?
People go to rehab to seek support for substance use disorders, with the goal of achieving long-lasting sobriety and healing underlying issues. People can also go to rehab for behavioral addictions like gambling, as well as mental health disorders like depression.
What happens during a substance abuse assessment?
During a substance abuse screening or assessment, an intake specialist will ask you a variety of questions regarding your health, drug and alcohol history, and more specifics about your life. These questions help clinical staff get a better sense of who you are, as well as determine the severity of your addiction, if there are any co-occurring disorders, and what steps to take next in treatment.
Am I able to do work while in rehab?
Each rehab has its own policy on the use of devices like cell phones and laptops while in treatment. While some restrict use to encourage focus on treatment goals (and avoid issues with internet-based addictions), some have liberal policies that allow clients to continue contact, and even work, during treatment.