Drug Rehabilitation

Choosing a Drug Rehabilitation Centre in QLD

Answers to some common questions about drug rehab

Drug rehab isn’t just for people with an addiction to an illegal substance. Visit any drug rehabilitation centre and you may find people seeking help for addictions to prescription medicines, alcohol and even gambling and gaming. No one person’s substance use should be measured against another. It’s all about how that substance is impacting on the person’s life; their health, relationships, and income may be negatively affected by their addiction.

Thankfully, regardless of the substance used or level of use, there is always hope. If you or someone you care for is ready and committed to quitting or reducing the use of drugs and alcohol, they can succeed with the right help.

Rehabilitation is different for every person. Rehabilitation is also different depending on the substance(s) involved. At Pharmaceutical Rehabilitation Services (PRS), when working out an individual’s treatment plan, we consider a range of substance use triggers:

  • Emotional issues
  • Physical symptoms
  • Social triggers

In some cases, mental health issues triggered by social or emotional situations are a stronger driver in addiction than the physical dependence. Physical withdrawal can often be treated to ease symptoms in a short period of time, while treating the mental health issues can take longer.

When it comes to drug rehab Queensland has some excellent support services available. Some are more costly than others.

Most of our appointments at PRS are bulk billed if the person in question is under Medicare. Treatment plans are always developed in close consultation with the individual. That includes ensuring the plan is affordable, as we want to make sure there are no barriers to treatment.

Studies have shown the longer the person spends in treatment the less likely they are to relapse.

It takes the average person three to 14 days to detox from alcohol, four to 10 days for heroin, while benzodiazepines can take two to eight weeks, or even longer. The detox stage is usually completed under close medical supervision so symptoms and the associated risks can be managed. After detox, all patients require long-term care to prevent relapse. Some people may be at risk of relapse for the rest of their lives, and therefore ongoing treatment plans and support should be in place.

When a person shows commitment to their treatment plan, drug rehab programs are very effective. Continued participation in support groups after treatment has also been shown to reduce relapses. When you’re looking for drug rehab Queensland has a range of support groups including Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, and Family Drug Support.

PRS is located in Beenleigh, Logan City. A range of drug rehabilitation QLD options are available upon consultation with our team. Services are discreet, dignified and readily available. It’s easy to book an appointment and start a treatment plan right away.