There are a variety of drug addiction treatment options available. For most people, it will start with inpatient detox. Inpatient detox allows you to get help during the first few days after you stop using a drug, while withdrawal is taking place. Detox involves comfort care, medical management of symptoms, and counseling while in a safe, protected environment.
The next step for many is inpatient treatment. During treatment, you stay in a drug treatment facility and attend groups, individual therapy, meetings such as AA or NA, and have an opportunity to start your journey to recovery. Following your stay, you will often participate in outpatient care usually involves individual counseling and groups session, which allows you to interact with others in recovery.
There are specialized treatment programs, too, like medication-assisted therapy (MAT). When in a MAT program, you take medication like Vivitrol or suboxone to help sustain your sobriety and curb cravings. At the same time, you undergo behavioral counseling to change habits that trigger drug use. This form of MAT is only useful for those with opioid addiction. For example, those who use heroin or street fentanyl would benefit from MAT.