Drug Addiction Therapy Programs

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About Drug Addiction Therapy Programs

Addiction is a multifaceted disease that can have a wide impact on a person’s daily life. According to 2017 estimates, 20.7 million Americans required treatment for substance use disorders. However, only 2.5 million were able to receive specialized substance use treatment.

Addiction treatment requires individual attention to address the underlying causes as well as the symptoms. This includes their ability socialize, their physical, mental, and legal health. Effective treatment for addiction can be achieved with many different types of therapy.

List of Drug Addiction Therapy Programs

Addiction treatment is a combination group and individual therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to teach people in recovery how to manage their addiction and navigate the world without using drugs or alcohol. The general approach to behavioral therapy has been modified into many different effective methods. These include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment  CBT is a treatment for many different kinds of problematic substance use. CBT can help people identify and overcome their maladaptive behaviors. CBT can assist with coping skills and in identifying risks and how to avoid them. It can be combined with other techniques, which is a benefit. CBT skills can be applied to other disorders, such as mental or physical disabilities, long after the initial therapy ends.
  • Contingency Management – CM. This treatment for drug addiction provides material rewards to motivate desirable behaviors such as staying sober. CM has the advantage of reducing the likelihood of relapse or dropping out.
  • Motivational Interviewing is a treatment for drug addiction that helps individuals overcome their feelings of guilt and accept their treatment to help them change their behavior. MI can be beneficial because, even though it is facilitated by a professional, the individual in recovery will develop their own motivation and plan of action over the course if several sessions. This can give them greater control over their treatment.
  • Dialectal Behavioral Treatment – DBT can also be used to treat severe personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder. DBT is designed to decrease cravings, prevent relapses, aid in giving up addictive behaviors, and help patients learn healthy coping strategies.
  • Rational Empathic Behavior Therapy  REBT helps patients gain better understanding of their thoughts. The foundation of REBT is that rational thinking comes from within. It doesn’t depend on external circumstances.
  • Matrix Model The Matrix Model combines a variety of therapeutic techniques. It was initially developed to help people with stimulant addictions. The Matrix Model employs a variety of therapeutic methods. Therapists reward good behavior and teach patients self-esteem, dignity and self-worth. The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes Matrix Model as primarily focused on “relapse Prevention, Family and Group Therapy, Drug Education, Self-Help Participation, and Drug Education”.
  • 12-Step Facilitation Facilitation therapy in 12-Steps aims to encourage continued abstinence and engage people in recovery through 12-Step peer support group. Meetings can be hosted by a variety of 12-Step fellowships, including Alcoholics Anonymous as well as Narcotics Anonymous.

How Effective Is Drug Addiction Treatment?

The individual receiving treatment and their engagement level, the therapist, other members of the treatment team and the type and effectiveness of the therapy will all affect how effective behavioral therapy is in addiction treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy sessions are known to help patients “stick” after they have completed treatment. CBT has a positive and lasting effect on substance abuse patients.

The effectiveness of contingency management in the treatment of a variety substances use disorders has also been demonstrated. By rewarding patients with cash or vouchers, they can encourage abstinence, and other positive behavior, which may lead to recovery.

Incentive-based therapy has been shown to increase treatment retention in one clinical trial.

Substance Abuse Treatment Medications

Prescriptions play an important part of many addiction treatment programs. They can be combined with counseling or behavioral therapies to aid in recovery. You may use a variety of medications to manage withdrawal from opioids or benzodiazepines.

To help people with an opioid addiction, opioid antagonist medications such as buprenorphine or methadone can be used. You can use medications such as acamprosate or disulfiram to reduce your drinking.

For symptomatic support during withdrawal or treatment, and to treat any co-occurring medical or mental health issues, you may be prescribed additional medication off-label.

Unsure about the cost of rehab or treatment? Ask your insurance provider if they will cover the cost of treatment and any medications.

Alternative, Holistic, & Alternative Drug Abuse Treatment

There are other types of therapies which can be used to supplement the more traditional treatment options. Although these methods are not a substitute for substance abuse treatment programs, they can promote recovery through stress management. The following are some complementary therapies:

  • Exercise. Being active is a great way of reducing stress and releasing unwanted emotions. Some substances can lead to weight gain in the early stages of abstinence. Exercise can help you manage this.
  • Meditation – Recovering from a serious illness can be stressful. But meditation can help reduce anxiety, depression and improve your overall health. Mindfulness meditation can help maximize the benefits and it is easy to practice after treatment.
  • Yoga – Yoga can also be practiced in different ways. There are some that are very gentle and relax with a focus on breathing and relaxation, and others that are more challenging. Yoga has many benefits. You may feel more calm, peaceful, stronger and fitter.
  • Massage – Another way to reduce tension and help with relaxation without the use of a substance. Massage can be part of your self care routine. You can even use it to reward yourself for small achievements in your recovery process. Massage may help manage symptoms of withdrawal from different substances, according to early research.
  • Experiential – Experiential. These people may be more likely and longer to stay in treatment. They say that the stable allows them to build a persona that is different from that of a “patient”. Some programs even offer pet friendly rehab.

Is There A Cure For Drug Addiction?

Unfortunately, there is no cure currently for substance use disorders. Addiction is a chronic condition that can recur, much like other chronic diseases. Like other chronic diseases, drug addiction can be treated in a variety of ways. The treatment of substance abuse disorders can help people regain control over their lives, and prevent the harmful effects that drugs and alcohol have on their brains.

How To Get the Most Effective Treatment

Every person’s addiction is different. Therefore, it is crucial that each individual receives the right treatment. One person’s experience with something doesn’t mean it will work for all. Treatment plans should change as patients’ needs change.

Drug Addiction Therapy Programs

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Carolina Recovery Solutions

Asheville, NC

Carolina Recovery Solutions

Drug Detox, Residential Rehab & IOP

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Charlotte, NC

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Outpatient Medication Assisted Treatment

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