There are various traditional and experimental methods to treat drug and/or alcohol addiction, however, most scientists, psychiatrists and mental health care professionals agree there are certain principles for the successful treatment of addiction. First, there is no single treatment method that will work for everyone. Even for the same drug, rehabilitation plans will differ depending on each patient’s specific needs and circumstances.
A successful treatment plan will consider the client’s medical, psychological, legal and social needs. It will also recognize that these needs may change over time and require adjustments to the course of treatment.
Many kinds of programs can be effective, and professionals often use a combination of the following:
✓ Individual, group and/or family counseling
✓ Medical services
✓ Parenting classes
✓ Vocational classes
✓ Behavior modification techniques
Addiction can make a person feel trapped and powerless, but recovery is achievable with the help of professionals and the encouragement of friends and family.
Meeting with a professional therapist one-on-one can help you explore what may have led to your addiction. This will allow you to identify and avoid situations that once steered you toward substance use.
Group therapy is also very helpful. Most people with a substance abuse disorder have trouble communicating with friends and family, and a group setting can help you relearn these skills as well as reminding you that although it may feel like it, you are not alone.
Some patients may not require detox assistance upon arriving, but everyone has access to:
The most effective level of treatment depends on the patient. Someone who has relapsed after years of recovery may have different needs from someone who is still actively using drugs or alcohol.
After approximately 90 days of continued sobriety, you will move into the maintenance stage of your recovery. The focus of this stage is preparing you to transition back into your regular life. You will learn how to cope with cravings in the real world, as well as strategies for maintaining sobriety in family life, relationships, work life and social settings.
Addiction may seem impossible to escape, but with the help of experts and the support of family and friends, anyone can overcome it. Rehab centers in Oklahoma offer treatment for all kinds of drug addictions, as well as specialized programs for those with psychological or emotional conditions. For more information please call 405-583-4309 today.