Your journey to a more stable, sober life can begin with treatment at a Nebraska drug rehab center.
If you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you may feel that you no longer have control over your future. But in fact, you still have the freedom to choose rehab over a life marked by fatigue, disease, broken relationships and financial problems. For Nebraskans who don’t get treatment for their drug addiction or alcoholism, the end result is often premature death.
Nebraska, which goes by the nickname of the “Cornhusker State,” is known for its rich farmlands, ranches and prairies. This state has several large metropolitan areas, including Lincoln and Omaha, but the vast majority of its communities have populations smaller than 3,000 people. Nebraska addiction treatment providers make recovery accessible to residents in urban and rural areas of the state.
How Do I Know if I Need Detox?
Drug detox is often the initial step in getting you ready for rehab.
During the detox process, you will go through a gradual, medically supervised withdrawal from the drugs you’ve been using, until these chemicals have been cleansed from your system. Detoxing from alcohol can produce life-threatening side effects if you aren’t properly monitored and you don’t receive the appropriate medical care, cautions the U.S. National Library of Medicine. In some cases, such as with prescription drug addiction, a doctor may decide to wean you off the medication gradually so you don’t experience the severe side effects of withdrawal
Detox doesn’t necessarily take place in a hospital or inpatient rehab facility. In some cases, outpatient detox may be just as effective. Outpatient recovery program detox may be right for you if you meet the following criteria:
- You are relatively stable from a medical and psychological standpoint.
- You’ve never had severe complications from withdrawal before.
- You are motivated enough to attend outpatient treatment and follow your doctor’s instructions.
- You don’t have any serious co-existing mental or physical health conditions, such as schizophrenia, heart disease, diabetes or seizure disorders.
- You aren’t severely depressed or suicidal.
After you’ve been through detox, the in-depth work of recovery will begin. You’ll attend one-on-one counseling sessions with a therapist and participate in group therapy meetings. If you have a spouse, children, partner or other loved ones living with you, you may attend counseling sessions with them. You can also receive services like vocational counseling, transitional housing assistance and childcare referrals.
Investigating Nebraska Rehab Facilities
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of nonprofit, community-based alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs in the state. The department’s Behavioral Health Network of Care includes facilities that provide inpatient care, outpatient services, 24-hour helplines, crisis intervention and many other resources at little or no cost to Nebraska residents.
How do you know which rehabilitation center is right for you? As you investigate the addiction treatment facilities in your area, ask each provider these important questions:
- Do you have statistics or information on how many of your clients graduate from rehab?
- Do you keep track of your former clients to find out whether treatment was effective and to provide continued support?
- Are you licensed and accredited by the state and national agencies that oversee substance abuse treatment centers?
- What treatment services do you provide?
- Can you provide integrated treatment for mental illness as well as addiction?
- Do you offer aftercare services to help your clients remain sober?
*Questions to Ask a Drug Rehab Provider