Not to be mistaken for the salts that are put into a bath, bath salts is a synthetic drug that is found naturally in the khat plant and are also known as synthetic cathinones. The high number of hospital visits led to the drug being made illegal in 2012 and the emergence of bath salts rehab programs. Studies have shown that it may be more addictive than meth, a similar compound drug. Bath salts rehab centers have become equipped to deal with this new dangerous drug trend.
Certified rehab programs can initially help deal with the physical effects of bath salts addiction by monitoring the detox and giving the patient medication as and when they need it to counteract the withdrawal symptoms. Due to the cravings experienced by people with bath salts addiction, being in a rehab facility reduces the risk of acquiring the drug.
Once the patient is detoxified from the drug and the majority of the withdrawal symptoms dissipate, then therapist will begin to treat the patients behavior and thinking in an effort to discover the cause of and triggers of their addiction in order to help them change their behavior. Other methods such as Motivational Incentives are also used where good behavior such as not using Bath salts is met with low-cost rewards. This increases a patient’s internal motivation for change.
During the medical detox phase, it is important to be monitored to avoid possible medical complications that may occur from prior medical conditions. The clinicians are experience in dealing with bath salts withdrawal symptoms and can assist with variety of needs the patient may have.
Every person is different and there are often several factors of an individual’s addiction. Tailor-made treatment that can best help a particular patient is used in a rehab facility in order to maximize the effect of the treatment. Additionally, the emotional support a person can receive during the recovery process can help to reduce the risk of relapse. The structures the programs are used in leave very little free-time for the patient which helps them to keep themselves occupied helping to reduce cravings.
The lack of negative influences at rehab aids in the recovery process as phone privileges are often blocked and visitors limited at the start of treatment. Additionally, the programs and structure are designed to completely focus on the self in order to give the patient the time needed to deal with their addiction and find a new way of being. New friendships are often formed with other patients who receive treatment which can help to promote a lifestyle that is free of drug abuse.
An outpatient treatment program can give a person the access to proven treatment programs that help a person deal with the psychological aspect of addiction. The programs use the latest information regarding addiction treatment and which includes the detox program methods. The detox programs for an outpatient program may not be as effective as an inpatient program due to the higher risk of relapse and stopping treatment, but they do offer professional help that is oftentimes more effective than home detox methods.
Inpatient programs are considered more successful due to the supervision that can be given and the lack of drugs and alcohol on the premises. Studies conducted in the 1970’s revealed that an important part of a successful rehab process is a person remaining in the program until the end. Staying in a facility can take a person out of the lifestyle where bath salts are being abused without any control.
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