It’s normal to feel quite overwhelmed when you first start looking into substance abuse treatment and addiction therapy. There’s a lot of information out there, but it’s hard to know what might apply to your unique situation.
Here at Safe Haven Recovery Center, we offer personalized substance abuse treatment plans, so we take a lot of the guesswork out of the process. However, we do offer many different types of treatment, including:
12 Step Programs
12 Step programs are what most people think about when they think of substance abuse treatment. They’re the kind of treatment that we’ve all seen portrayed as Alcoholics Anonymous and similar meetings and programs.
These kinds of programs have been used for a long time and are considered effective for many people. These programs do tend to shift the power away from the individual, and that might not be the ideal solution for some patients.
Non 12 Step Programs
Non 12 step programs are also therapy based programs, but they focus a lot more on the power and choice of the individual. Non 12 step programs give patients the tools they need to make better lifestyle choices and show them different ways to cope with the stresses of life.
Medical and Medication Treatment Options
When it comes to substance abuse treatment and addiction therapy, talking is often not enough. Many people need medical and medication treatment options, particularly when they are just starting their journeys.
Medical and medication based treatment assesses, monitors and treats physical problems related to substance abuse, and can also use controlled prescription medication to lessen withdrawal symptoms and lower cravings. Patients who choose medication based treatment will be slowly weaned off the medication until they can complete their recovery without that kind of assistance.
Very often, people who struggle with substance abuse also have mental health conditions, and vice versa. Any treatment program that treats one but not the other will not be able to offer an effective, long term recovery from addiction.
It is very important, when you are seeking addiction therapy, that you advise your team about any mental health conditions you already know about. You might also receive additional diagnostic and treatment therapy if the team believes you might have an undiagnosed condition.
When you are in active addiction, substance abuse is a big part of your life – but it’s not the only thing in your life. Nor should it be.
Complementary therapy options like art, fitness and more can not only help you to rediscover things you love to do but give you something new to focus on during your recovery journey and beyond. Not all programs offer this kind of treatment, but if you can find one that does, it can help to give you additional tools to cope and thrive.
Whether you only do outpatient therapy for substance abuse treatment or you use it after you complete a residential program, this is an important tool to help keep you on track.
Having access to follow up and maintenance treatment when you need it can help to ensure that your recovery is for the long haul.
There are many other kinds of substance abuse treatment and addiction therapy. Most work slightly differently, but all have the same goal: breaking the chains of addiction.