Taking Care of the Physical Need Alone Won't Cut It!

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Detox is not enough. It will leave you no longer physically dependent on your drug of choice, but the underlying issues need to be addressed. Do so at a facility devoted to addiction treatment, or at regular sessions with a trusted therapist.

 

What You'll Need

  • Knowledge of the specific types of addiction treatments so that you can go with the one that best matches your specific circumstances.

What You'll Do

  • Participate! Use this opportunity to get your life back on track. Sometimes people confuse the treatment with the addiction, and choose to be less cooperative and more wary of treatment providers. We are here to help, but be aware that not everyone attends treatment for the same reason. Stick with the people who are positive. There isn’t a shortcut, hack, or scheme that’s going to do you the slightest bit of good in the long run.

Tips & Warnings

  • The most common types of addiction treatment are as follows: long-term residential, which finds the client living at the treatment facility for a period lasting from three to nine months. Hospital inpatient programs house patients on the addiction treatment unit for a period no longer than twenty-eight days. Outpatient programs offer more freedom, and the flexibility that comes with living at home and attending to their regular, every day responsibilities while adhering to a set treatment schedule. Medication-assisted treatment programs dispense highly regulated medications, such as methadone and buprenorphine. These medications are the "gold standard" for treatment of opioid dependence. Program attendance is dictated by time in the program and progress in treatment. Some people choose only to participate in peer support programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous or SMART Recovery, alone or in conjunction with an evidence-based treatment. There is no "one size fits all treatment." The only thing that matters is, that the treatment you choose works!
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