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Residential Drug Rehab Centers In Northwest Territories

Throughout the Northwest Territories there are few resources that provide residential drug and alcohol treatment. Residential drug and alcohol treatment centers are not similar to outpatient programs, because the patient will be living at the center during his or her treatment. Outpatient facilities operate with the patient attending daily treatment, but not living at the center. A residential drug treatment center offers 24-hour care for each patient, and is generally not a hospital setting, but a tranquil, safe, and controlled environment where patients can focus on his or her treatment. Each program usually operates as a small community and has a strong support network for each patient staying at the center. Treatment methods within residential drug and alcohol rehab programs work to help develop a patient's personal accountability in life and his or her responsibility, so as they can begin to lead a productive and healthy life. The treatment programs are very structured, and there will be many rules, but this is all to help keep the structure and instill more responsibility in the patient.

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Residents attending inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs will delve into treatment that is designed to look at a person's damaging beliefs, destructive patterns in life and adopting new ones, learning how to interact with others, and developing constructive ways to succeed in life. Some of the residential centers and programs available will provide individual counseling for the patient. This can help them address underlying issues, as some patients may not be fully open to group therapy and talking about his or her life. Individual counseling can help the patient develop coping skills, strategies, and tools to stay drug-free and maintain their sobriety. Group counseling in residential drug rehab centers offer safe and therapeutic settings for each client and are structured peer discussion groups to help patients work through his or her issues. Group therapy can also include twelve-step support groups, and meetings are typically found throughout larger cities and within smaller communities.

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Sylvain Fournier

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Across Canada, there are many different treatment options to choose from, private, government-funded, inpatient, and outpatient. See More