A ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Approach to Recovery Doesn’t Work

Generic Treatment Modalities Rarely Prove to be Successful

When seeking recovery from addiction, it’s important that you get help from a treatment center that will offer tailored and personalized care. When individuals are given individualized treatment, their chances of success in rehab is much greater than when given standardized treatment. When patients are in a treatment program that is specially designed for them, they can have peace of mind knowing that they are receiving care for any sort of underlying mental health disorder as well. 

A tailored treatment program is constructed after an initial patient assessment has been completed. This will help to determine whether there are underlying issues that need to be managed as well such as a mental health disorder. Close to 50 percent of those who struggle with addiction also struggling with an underlying mental health disorder such as OCD, anxiety, clinical depression, PTSD, or bipolar disorder, among others. When a mental health condition is under control, the addiction can be tackled, managed, and treated much better. 

Why a ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Doesn’t Work

When a standardized approach to addiction recovery is applied, it doesn’t take into consideration the individual’s personal struggles. This could be something such as past trauma which has had an impact on their addiction and substance abuse. When this trauma, for instance, is not taken into consideration when coming up with a treatment modality then only have of the problem is being addressed. This does not give a fair chance for the individual to reach their sobriety goals.

When a personalized approach to addiction recovery is applied, it allows the individual to recover on all levels. 

Some of the different types of treatment that are available to patients are:

  • Inpatient Treatment
  • Outpatient Rehab
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehab
  • PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program)
  • IOP (Intensive Outpatient)
  • Relapse Prevention and Aftercare Programming

Addiction recovery is something that takes time, patience, and dedication. When patients are given the proper tools to recover, they can obtain sustained and long-lasting sobriety with success. It’s important that if you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction or substance abuse, that they get the help that they need right away.

Types of Therapies

There are a number of different therapy types that individuals may partake in during their time in rehabilitation. Some of these are:

  • Biofeedback Therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Experimental Therapy
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Depending on the severity of the addiction at hand, as well as what you are recovering from, the right treatment therapy will be applied. Some of the most popular types of support groups that patients will attend during their time in treatment are:

  • 12-step Programs
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • SMART Recovery
  • Al-Anon
  • Addiction Counselors

If you or someone you know is struggling, addiction treatment is their only hope, as addiction is a progressive and chronic disease that will continue to get worse the longer that an individual waits to get help. Help is available near you; you do not have to continue struggling as there is a life that is worth living beyond addiction.  




If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.