When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse, one of the rules for success is that there is no distinct pathway to achieve recovery. The benefit is that many recovery programs exist and if a person does not respond to one program in particular. Addiction specialists at our treatment center help each patient find the recovery programs that will be most beneficial to their long-term sobriety.
One example of the recovery programs offered is the 12-step program. The 12-step recovery programs are designed from a spiritual basis and are meant for a person to take an honest inventory of his or her life, seek sobriety and choose happiness in a life free from drugs or alcohol. 12-step recovery programs are structured for people who desire encouragement, mentorship and attend regular meetings. Drug Treatment Centers Bloomington is here to help, just call us at (812) 269-3909 to get started with the recovery process.
Addiction treatment therapy is the use of several different approaches and therapies to help a person overcome the disease that is substance abuse addiction. Sadly, addiction often goes untreated. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only 10.4 percent of people who need treatment for substance abuse actually seek treatment at a specialty facility, which includes a hospital or rehabilitation facility.
Several different models of addiction treatment therapy exist. These serve as the basis for therapies that then branch off into different treatment approaches.
Cognitive/Behavioral: Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an approach initially designed to help those struggling with alcohol abuse to overcome their addictions. As the approach has developed, it can be further applied to drug abuse as well. Cognitive/behavioral approaches are those that ask a person to examine his or her history of abuse and identify coping strategies.
An example of cognitive/behavioral therapy is moral recognition therapy (MRT). This therapy approach is often used for people in correctional facilities. This is a means to help a person identify how their behaviors are wrong and have harmed themselves and others.
Motivational Interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a therapy approach that asks a person to discover their personal motivations for achieving sobriety. Because many of those with substance abuse disorders may feel ambivalent or unsure about the need for sobriety, motivational interviewing is a goal-directed approach that involves an interaction between a counselor and a person struggling with addiction.
Individual counseling can be a motivational interviewing approach. This involves working one-on-one to identify a persons beliefs and motivations through therapy.
Motivational Incentives: Motivational incentives are designed to offer a person a positive and therapeutic approach to ending substance abuse addiction. Incentives could include a small reward, such as a food item, for every day a person is sober. Participating in extra activities, such as group therapy or individual counseling can also merit incentives for a person in substance abuse rehab. 12-step recovery programs can be an example of motivational incentives. Participants are given chips, which are like coins, after achieving certain time periods of sobriety. The chips represent an encouragement for participants and an incentive to keep going.
Numerous treatments for substance abuse addiction are available, and no one approach will work for everyone. This is one of the main principles associated with effective treatment. Additionally, a person must stay in treatment long enough for therapy to truly be effective.
Another principle of effective treatment is to care for the person, not only address the drug abuse. Another example of treatments for substance abuse is activities associated with well-being, such as yoga, meditation and art therapy. Each of these approaches can enhance other counseling and medical detox treatment approaches available at Drug Treatment Centers Bloomington at (812) 269-3909.