Addiction treatment does not come in a one-size-fits-all format. Detoxification is the first step towards recovery and a necessary step for all clients of addiction treatment; however, treatment options begin to differ following that first step. Depending on the type and severity of your addiction, you will choose short or long-term care with the options of a 12-step program, outpatient care, partial hospitalization and inpatient care.
The 12-Step Program
The 12-step program can help you learn how to deal with your addiction and learn how to heal your relationships with yourself and others in order to support your recovery. The 12 steps vary slightly among programs but typically include such processes as admitting you have a problem with substances, making amends with those you have hurt, learning to accept your flaws, taking on new healthy behaviors to overcome addiction, and helping others with their recovery processes.
Outpatient Addiction Treatment
The outpatient addiction treatment program consists of going to the treatment center a few times a week at specified times for care. You may take part in psychotherapy sessions including one-on-one therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and group therapy in order to uncover your underlying causes of the addiction. Psychotherapy is the most effective and tried-and-true method of care. You may also engage in such treatment methods and activities as lifestyle counseling, stress management, support group meetings and creating and utilizing relapse prevention strategies. You won’t sleep at the treatment center. This allows you to reap the benefits of being physically removed from a stressful world of triggers for most of the day while still living at home so you may immediately begin to put what you have achieved from treatment into practice.
The treatment methods of the partial hospitalization program are the same – it is the structure of the program that differs. You will spend the greater majority of each day at the addiction treatment center working on your recovery. This is what makes partial hospitalization treatment the most intensive form of treatment available. You will spend many hours a day working on your recovery and you are away from such harmful triggers as people you have used with in the past, places for obtaining substances and so on throughout the duration of treatment. Partial hospitalization treatment is one of the most common forms of treatment, and often serves as a starting place for people who are stabilized, but need professional support to recover. It is a great idea to follow partial hospitalization treatment with outpatient treatment or with aftercare services in order to help with the transition from treatment to home.
If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of opiate addiction, substance abuse or any other type of addiction, please call us today. Our addiction treatment counselors can help you deal with the physical, emotional and psychological consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. Programs for substance abuse are effective, safe and have helped many people reclaim their lives. Destination Hope is a full-service drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Florida for men and women suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues.