Mental Health Treatment Programs – Database Access
Addiction is a disease that requires treatment like any other life-threatening medical condition.
- Various methods of treatment allow for tailored therapies to the unique needs of the individual.
Understanding the different types of programs available is the first step to finding an effective recovery center that suits each individual for the best possible chance for lasting success.
- Participants identify past mistakes and surrender to a higher power on their journey to lasting sobriety.
This type of program involves support groups that hold regular meetings and follow the 12-steps. 12 Step programs began in the 1930s with the inception of Alcoholics Anonymous.
While the origins of the program are rooted in religion, the general term “higher power” allows people to participate, regardless of faith or beliefs. This concept has evolved to become less rigid than in the early days.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a standard psychotherapy method that creates awareness of negative thought patterns to allow for more constructive responses. This modality is appropriate for treating a wide range of conditions and mental health issues, including addiction.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) increases motivation to change by observing current behaviors and their negative impact more objectively. Understanding the action is the first step toward empowerment to change them.
- A combination of group and individual therapy is generally the optimal approach for addiction treatment.
Licensed counselors provide individualized therapy. Group therapy brings people together who are struggling with addiction to providing peer support.
Relapse prevention therapy focuses on identifying triggers for drinking or using and creating action plans to avoid them. Treatment programs that do not include relapse prevention do not tend to be as successful for long-term recovery.
Detox programs are the first step in recovery and focus on the withdrawal symptoms and detoxifying the body.
Detox does not address any of the reasons for addiction or help provide support for overcoming addictive issues. It is necessary to complete detox before beginning treatment.
- Detox takes five to ten days in most cases.
It’s important to note that not all addiction treatment centers offer detox because it requires specialized medical staff and often requires medication use.
There are two basic types of outpatient programs:
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – these are held most of the day, five days a week
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – these are less intense and take place part of the day, three days a week
People struggling with opioid or alcohol addictions may respond well to medication-assisted treatment or MAT. This modality uses medications to treat withdrawal symptoms and cravings, which can significantly lower the incidence of relapse.
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