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Substance abuse problems affect millions of Americans. In 2018, 21.2 million people required treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. However, only 3.7 million people, or nearly 17.5%, who needed treatment received it.
Denial, or the stigma surrounding drug use, and the fear of missing work can all make people reluctant to seek treatment. Another reason people avoid rehab is a lack of awareness regarding how or where to access treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, it can be helpful to learn about the myriad treatment options available. Substance abuse is a complex issue that requires a customized and integrated approach for each person.
What Are Customized Treatment Programs?
Not everyone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction requires the same level of care. Some individuals may require an intensive inpatient treatment program geared toward addressing a dual diagnosis. Others may find more success with an outpatient program with a strong emphasis on group therapy.
Research suggests that a customized treatment program offers the best chance of recovery for someone with a substance abuse problem. Customized treatment programs allow the patient to work together with substance abuse counselors and medical staff to identify the treatment options that are most relevant to their recovery. This may include therapeutic services such as medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, recreational therapy, and other approaches.
What Is Included in a Customized Treatment Program?
Treatment for substance addiction must go beyond the need to abstain from drug and alcohol use. Many people who suffer from substance abuse problems also experience mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. They often have underlying negative beliefs that contribute to substance abuse. They may experience feelings of isolation and inadequacy. Identifying these contributing factors is crucial to achieving success with any drug or alcohol rehab program.
The following are just some of the therapeutic services that may be included in a customized treatment program.
Many patients begin rehab treatment with an inpatient program of a set duration. Inpatient care can be short-term or long-term, depending on the patient’s circumstances. Inpatient treatment is often recommended for individuals whose substance abuse is severe enough that it has interfered with their career, education, or personal relationships. Inpatient programs allow patients to recover in an environment that is removed from negative friends or family members, where they don’t have access to drugs or alcohol. It also allows them to establish a new daily routine in a safe environment while they learn skills that can aid in recovery.
Inpatient care allows for an integrated approach to drug and alcohol rehab that can address physical dependency and psychological issues. It may even include additional modalities such as career counseling, nutritional counseling, and physical activity.
One-on-one counseling is the cornerstone of any drug or alcohol rehab program; however, individual therapy can take many different forms. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a common type of talk therapy that can help patients identify and modify underlying beliefs that are contributing to drug and alcohol use. This allows patients to adopt a different perspective of challenging situations and gain new tools for responding to them.
Group therapy can often be highly beneficial to those suffering from substance abuse disorders. Group counseling shows patients that they are not alone and provides a safe environment for them to work on their interpersonal communication and socialization skills.
Physical activities and exercise have been shown to aid in addiction recovery. A customized treatment program can identify the best ways for you to incorporate physical activity into your treatment. This may include activities such as yoga, nature walks, team sports, swimming, or even dancing.
Substance Abuse Treatment at Dana Point Rehab Campus
At Dana Point Rehab Campus, we use a client-focused approach to create a customized treatment program for every client who comes into our care. Our therapeutic approaches include a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, family therapy, and group counseling to ensure that every patient receives the appropriate level of care to help them succeed.