Choosing to recover from an addiction of some kind is no small undertaking — it requires motivation and determination, a desire for change and a treatment program designed to meet your personal needs and help you craft and meet recovery goals. This personalization is an important concept to keep in mind as no two battles with addiction are ever identical.

The individuality of treatment should drive your research when considering a recovery plan or treatment center, either for yourself or for a family member, friend or peer. For the most effective addiction treatment, there’s nothing more important than conducting research and finding the program or therapist designed and trained to set you or your loved one on the path to recovery. 

Why addiction treatment?

Many emotions rise to the surface when making the decision to enter drug or alcohol addiction treatment. It can feel intimidating, and, possibly, humiliating; you might experience reservations and doubts. After all, it’s a dramatic lifestyle change; for this reason, it’s important to have a seasoned guide(s) to help you through the process.

Each year, approximately 22 million Americans experience recovery from addiction, whether it be opioid, alcohol or drug abuse through personalized addiction treatment programs. These programs are designed to take into consideration the personal experiences of each client and then formulate a program and goals to help benefit that client individually.

For example, someone who has battled opioid addiction as a result of the demands of a stressful career will not only have a different recovery plan but will also have different goals than someone who grew up in an environment of substance abuse and has battled addiction lifelong.

And while addiction treatment offers many benefits, the greatest benefit is the unique ability to meet the needs of both these clients (and so many others) and set them back on a path of freedom and health, both mental and physical.

Which treatments are most effective?

When selecting addiction treatment, it’s important to research treatments specific to recovery type as treatment modalities optimized to help clients address drug abuse will naturally differ from alcohol addiction programs and therapy. In other words, make sure you’re selecting the program designed to meet your individual needs. Talking with a therapist or treatment center will be extremely helpful when determining your right path forward.

Treatment centers provide programs in a leveled format — known as levels of care — to ensure you’re getting the proper kind/intensity of treatment to ensure a full and sustainable recovery.

The most effective treatment programs include the following:

  • PHP – A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed for those who have recently used substances or experienced symptoms of addiction. Over the course of five days, individuals take a step back from everyday life in the full pursuit of a better, addiction-free life through treatment. PHP offers a blend of therapy types, from yoga to equine-assisted therapy to recreational therapy, for the sake of refocusing the mind, all the while giving applicable guidance on budgeting, employment and home management during recovery. Not only does PHP support individuals in their journey via a stable living environment, but it also gives them tools to cope with day-to-day difficulties to reduce the risk of relapse.
  • IOP – IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Treatment, includes 10 hours a week of experiential activities to break up the heavy regularity of talking one-on-one with a counselor. IOP targets substance use habits, but also touches on other areas of mental health concerns and helps clients approach and embrace the new challenges of living a substance-free life. Sessions rotate through various themes, including mindfulness, life skills and intimacy and relationship dynamics to provide a sure track toward recovery, all the while keeping clients engaged.
  • OP – For those individuals who demonstrate a lessening need for intensive treatment, outpatient programming is designed to help you re-enter society while continuing to address substance use concerns. This treatment includes activities that allow you to document recovery to date, and forecast continual progress, immersion in your supportive community and instruction on managing life commitments alongside substance use triggers.

When choosing an addiction treatment program, it’s important to keep in contact with either a therapist or treatment center admissions counselors in order to identify and enroll in a level of care right for you.

Weathering the road to recovery

Recovery takes time, and addiction treatment doesn’t happen overnight. But there is hope: it’s important to opt for an addiction treatment center that aids in the process of reconstructing one’s thinking, without destroying one’s lust for life along the way. By setting healthy goals and pursuing one’s passions, our therapists at Real Recovery help clients seek this mindful lifestyle over substance use habits.

To experience the benefits of addiction recovery, don’t hesitate to contact Real Recovery today. Give us a call at 855-363-7325 or visit our website to learn about the addiction treatment program right for you.