Drug Addiction Treatment
Drug addiction treatment works to treat a user’s substance abuse problem through proven rehabilitation techniques. For those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, treatment and recovery can only be completed successfully when that individual admits that they have a problem. Once they admit that they have an addiction issue, they are already in the mindset that they need help.
A treatment program can help addicts recover from their addiction so that they can begin to lead productive, content, and fulfilled lives. Drug treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, treatment programs and plans are tailored to each unique case. There are a number of treatment options available for patients to choose from.
Some treatments that are used for substance use disorders are:
- 12-step fellowship
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Inpatient/residential treatment
- Peer support groups
- Holistic approaches
- Partial hospital programs
- Group/individual counseling
- Relapse prevention
An addict who is seeking treatment will not have to go through all of these programs. A counselor will guide you toward the right options for your addiction through an assessment in order to determine which program you would benefit from the most. Typically, though, all patients will go through medically-assisted detox in order to safely and effectively wean their bodies off of the substance of abuse. This process usually takes anywhere from three to seven days and once complete, the individual will then begin their designated program plan.
Treatment involves a series of various intense phases such as an initial patient assessment, a treatment program, planning, and counseling, both during treatment and after treatment.
Some of the therapies that addiction specialists will assign are:
- Motivation Therapy
- Contingency Management
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Family Therapy
Addiction treatment programs can last anywhere from 30-days to 90-days depending on the severity of the patient’s addiction. Drug treatment is designed to assist addicts in stopping their compulsive desire to use drugs. Since drug addiction is a chronic disorder that makes addicts prone to relapse, it is not uncommon for individuals to need multiple treatment sessions in order to make a full recovery. This could mean attending an additional 30-day program after their initial program is completed or attending an ongoing relapse prevention program.
Recovery is not easy and the journey to sobriety will come with its ups and downs. This is all completely normal. With the right treatment program in place and compassionate addiction counselor by your side supporting you each step of the way, recovery is attainable.
A treatment program is only part of recovery. It takes your discipline, a positive mindset, and commitment in order to obtain successful results. Long-term sobriety also takes its fair share of willpower as it is easy to fall back into the dark and dangerous life of addiction. By treating an addict in their entirety, both mind and body, they will have the opportunity to overcome their drug dependency.
If you are curious about which addiction treatment program is best for you, contact WhiteSands Treatment today.