Drug And Alcohol Treatment Programs
Treatment Programs That Work with Tried and Proven Methods
For a patient to admit they have a drug or substance abuse problem, it takes courage and patience on their behalf. It also takes courage to seek recovery, and then to follow the steps established in the recovery process. At Sprout Health New Jersey, we understand these things and we are dedicated to making sure all of our patients receive the very best dual diagnosis treatments available today. Our mission is to help our patients achieve long-lasting sobriety.
We can do this because we understand each patient’s history and how they may have arrived at their addiction. Only the most relative treatment methods are used with cognitive testing and assessment. Our programs are continually updated to provide the means for individuals to come to terms with their addiction problem, and to find new meaning that helps them move forward.
Treating Individuals for Drug Addiction
Addiction to alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription drugs creates addictive behaviors that only trained professionals can properly address. Treatment is provided with an individual approach. Once a person is thoroughly evaluated, a treatment plan can be tailored to their particular drug or alcohol abuse habit. No two people will be treated the same or recover the same.
Treatment for addiction is comprehensive. In general, recovery takes time. Individuals are continually monitored during their recovery process to make sure their treatments are working. As such, recovery plans can be updated according to each person’s needs. The goal of treatment is to help the person recover from their addiction and regain complete control of their life.
Many may suffer from a combination of drug and alcohol addiction. Once the patient begins to understand the cause of their addiction, it is easier for them to adapt to their treatment program. It is also necessary to educate families, friends, and associates about addiction and the recovery process. Therapies that can help create a robust support network work best for individuals. This is why cognitive behavioral therapies are so effective in treating addictions and educating their loved ones; they tend to deliver long-lasting results.
The Process of Detox Treatment
Detoxification is always the hardest step in the treatment process; it also has to be the first step. It is the only method that will remove the harmful substances in a person’s body. This is the only way a person can truly begin to deal with their addiction. Withdrawal is the next step as harmful substances are removed. It can be a dangerous process if not done and supervised properly. A person’s body has gotten used to the drugs or alcohol with continued use.
Oddly enough, continued use creates an addiction and an increasing tolerance for the substance. This tolerance creates a withdrawal condition even while the person is still using. The addicted person must increase their dosage, or abuse drugs or alcohol more frequently. The cycle is repeated, over and over again. Thus, an improper withdrawal can be deadly to a person’s physical and mental health.
Inpatient treatment may occur at one of several locations:
Outpatient treatment offers programs similar to inpatient programs. The big difference is that individuals can return home each evening after treatment. They can get on with their lives, and are usually well on their way to recovery. They simply need to stick to their program for long-term recovery.