Substance Abuse Stats in Joliet, IL
In 2018, county officials called Joliet a “hot-spot for opioid deaths” in Will County.
Most areas in Will County had just 1 or 2 overdose deaths per year. Joliet had 34 overdose deaths in 2016.
In Joliet, most overdose deaths are caused by:
- Opioid medications
In 2019, cocaine became a problem in Joliet with 6 overdoses and 3 deaths in just 7 days. Cocaine and fentanyl together caused 5 overdoses during a second week in the same year.
Choosing Between an Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab
Not sure which kind of rehab is the right one for you? Both inpatient and outpatient rehab are good options for different situations. Your care team will help you decide, but in general:
- Inpatient rehab is the “gold standard” addiction treatment for most people. 24/7 monitoring lets you get the best care possible.
- Outpatient rehab is a great alternative if you need to keep tending to responsibilities during rehab. This lets people get treatment when it wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
How Long Can Treatment at a Rehab Last?
Rehab should last a minimum of 90 days. The longer rehab lasts, the better your results can be. When you go to rehab for less than 3 months, you increase your relapse risk.
In some cases, you should attend rehab for even longer. For instance, 12 months of rehab is the minimum for opioid recovery.
That’s because opioids change brain structures in a way that takes time to change. Cutting rehab short can increase relapse odds, especially if you’re using medication-assisted treatment.
What to Expect at Rehab
No two rehab situations are the same, so you shouldn’t expect it to be like TV. Your care team will work with you to come up with a treatment plan for your unique situation.
That treatment plan may include:
- Activities for a safe emotional outlet
- Daily check-ins where you can voice concerns and get answers during treatment
- Medication to control symptoms and cravings
- Regular drug testing for accountability if you leave the premises
- Therapy to help you recognize harmful behaviors and thoughts
When Would You Need to Go to Detox?
If you have a substance use disorder, then you need to go to detox. Going to detox before rehab increases your odds of success. You’ll feel much better if you go through the hardest parts of withdrawal under detox.
Your care team will recommend that you attend detox if you:
- Are stopping alcohol, benzos, or opioids
- Have a history of relapse
- Have a complicated medical or drug use history
- Have cravings when you try to stop using drugs
How Long is Detox?
The length of detox is different for everyone. In most cases, it lasts less than a week. Many treatment centers offer detox programs that last 3 to 5 days. In some cases, you can get into programs lasting 7 to 14 days or even longer.
The right program length for you depends on:
- The drug you’re stopping
- Your drug use history
- Your medical history
Your care team is skilled at predicting the length of detox. They’ll ask you questions about your history to find the right length.