How to Manage Ongoing Medical Conditions During Rehab

How to Manage Ongoing Medical Conditions During Rehab

The psychological power of chemical dependence will often cause an addict to think of any reason to avoid treatment. In some cases addicts claim that it is a bad time to miss work or school. Some addicts use financial concerns as an excuse to postpone rehab. Still yet, some worry that an existing medical condition would go untreated if they were to enter a recovery program. The truth is, of course, that addiction is far more expensive than treatment, substance abuse is far more disruptive to work and school productivity than treatment and drug or alcohol dependence is a very serious medical condition that deserves close attention. Besides, the most effective recovery programs are staffed with excellent health care professionals who are more than up to the task of addressing existing health issues.

Health Care In Rehab

Although they are often depicted as a sort of cross between a prison and a mental hospital in films and television, the best addiction recovery programs are comprehensive health care centers. They offer on-staff medical attention not only for addiction and detox related issues, but also for any other health concerns. Individuals suffering from any of the following conditions need not fear a lack of care in rehab:

  • Diabetes
  • Celiac disease
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid disease
  • Migraine
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis
  • Ulcers
  • Acid reflux
  • Chronic pain
  • Anemia
  • Allergies
  • Food sensitivities

Mental health issues such as depression, ADHD, personality disorders or even schizophrenia can also be treated alongside addiction in a fully comprehensive and holistic way. Rehab staff will make sure that you get your medication on schedule and that you have complete access to doctors and nurses as needed.

Other Health Benefits of Rehab

Many chronic health problems are either caused by, or exacerbated by, ongoing substance abuse. As you get clean from drug and alcohol dependence you might be surprised how significantly your other health issues improve. Many of the most successful programs also offer the following health care options as well:

  • Nutritional support
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Basic physical fitness

Residential rehab is all about correcting the faulty patterns and thinking that addiction has created in your brain. Removal from your daily routine not only takes you away from your common triggers and temptations, it also allows you to focus all of your time and energy on your overall wellness. This can very easily include improvements to your overall physical health.

24-Hour Rehab Helpline

If you would like more information about medical care during rehab please call our toll-free helpline today. Our admissions coordinators can answer your specific questions and can connect you with the best treatment plan for your specific needs. The call is free and there is no commitment required. You have nothing to lose by calling and everything to gain. Call now.