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  • Detox is where a doctor clears out all drugs from a persons system.
  • Detox is the first step in any drug treatment plan. 
  • The doctors will then give smaller amounts, or other drugs to control withdrawl symptoms
  • Methadone is also an addictive opiate, but it is a different type of dependency.
  • People addicted to illegal drugs often have trouble adjusting to normal life due to withdrawl
  • Medical supervisors administer methadone to curb the addiction/withdrawl symptoms
  • This is a residential rehabilitation center.
  • Depending on the severity of the addiction people might stay here for 30 days or more
  • Recovering addicts live in a dorm style setting depending on their addiction
  • In conclusion there are many forms of rehabilitation, but unfortunately there is a stigma around going through it.
  • Brady, Kathleen. “Drug Addiction Treatment in the United States.” NIDA, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Jan.2017, 
  • Adler, Martin. “Drug Addiction Treatment in the United States.” NIDA, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 8 Jan. 2018,www.drugabuse.gov/p ublications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research- based-guide-thir d-edition/drug-addiction -treatment-in-united-states.
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