With so many options available, deciding which will be most effective can feel overwhelming. Finding the right treatment options for you or your loved one is crucial for lasting recovery. You have arrived in this space, searching for answers as to what your next step may be.
Everyone is at a different stage in their addiction or in their recovery journey. Some may be seeking detox and intense support while others are prepared for a low level of care. Here are several different types of treatments available, so you can make the best decision.
Mental Health Counseling
What does your mental health have to do with treatment? Substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental health condition that hinders the ability to control substance use. More often than not, other factors, like a mental health disorder, are present within SUD.
Many people who struggle with their mental health go undiagnosed and untreated for many reasons. For example, it’s estimated that 18% of people with SUD meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder. In addition, mood disorders can be extracted from SUD or develop due to substance use disorder.
Recovery Support Groups
Twelve-Step programs — like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) — can help you navigate your recovery through support. The only requirement is a desire to remain abstinent or to put an end to harmful behaviors.
Support groups for those in recovery provide several benefits, including:
- They are an already established sober community
- The members have similar goals and may have experienced common events
- You will feel connected to your peers who are in recovery
- They are conveniently located near you
- You have access to meetings around the clock
- They provide structure and a community
Healthy support systems are vital in the early stages of treatment. However, these connections are also critical for every stage of your recovery. Obtaining information on recovery groups within your area is key to healthy support, relationships, and guidance throughout life’s obstacles.
Counseling is a powerful tool for anyone, especially those with mental health and substance use disorders. A counselor’s main objective is to lend a listening ear without judgment as your revisit memories from active addiction, childhood development, trauma, relationships, and anything else that resurfaces in sessions. But how do you get to this point of vulnerability with a stranger?
First, you will meet with a counselor to establish trust and rapport. Over time, this therapist will get to know you, probe deeper into conversations, and ask for your perspective in hindsight. This professional will hold you accountable in your sessions, as they are a pillar in your recovery. Through a counselor’s empathic viewpoint, they create a safe space for their client to be free with their words and feelings.
One of the benefits of addiction counseling is an unbiased point of view. This human has never met you until now; therefore, the counselor has no previously formed views, biases, or misconceptions.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medication-assisted treatment (MAT) utilizes prescription medications — along with counseling and behavioral therapies — to reduce the risk of relapse and aid in long-term recovery. Currently, several medications are approved by the FDA to treat SUD.
Ultimately, the choice will come down to you and your doctor. MAT is not for everyone, and all side effects should be considered when considering this treatment.
Outpatient treatment is when an individual attends therapy during the day for a designated amount of time per week and returns home after to fulfill obligations like work or school. Treatment centers usually recommend group participation several times per week paired with one-on-one therapy. Outpatient treatment is ideal for those who need flexibility and want to put what they learn in treatment immediately into practice at home.
Inpatient treatment is when an individual resides in the treatment center and receives around-the-clock care. This type of program is monitored by medical staff in case of an emergency. In this environment, individuals are guided to healing from the moment they enter into treatment until they are discharged. This type is particularly beneficial for those with medical concerns, who need more in-depth care, have unstable or unsafe home lives, or need a safe place to live away from temptation and distractions.
Sober living entails just how it sounds: sober humans within a home setting. Sober living provides safe housing while you are working on your recovery. In addition, the structured environment is provided so you can grow by applying new healthy coping skills to daily life.
No matter where you are in your lifelong journey of healing, there are treatment options available that will resonate with your unique needs.
Addiction recovery is a process that is individual to each person seeking treatment. Here at Destiny Recovery Center, we provide multiple treatment options to suit each client and their unique needs. Whether you need specific care for a dual diagnosis, residential treatment, or a different care plan based on your past, present, or goals, we will adjust for you. Each person’s journey to recovery is so unique. While some clients may seek one path, others may require something more intense like MAT or detox. We have a team of highly trained and certified staff ready to work with you and provide the care you need at any level. We are here to support your journey to a healthier and happier you. Call us at (909) 413-4304 now to learn how we can help you begin treatment. Don’t hesitant to reach out.