Key Components for Treating Addiction

Individualized Treatment Plans

We live in a highly customizable world. Everything can be personalized, engraved, customized, and monogrammed. The need for individuality and attention to personal detail has no greater necessity elsewhere than in the treatment of addiction. Decades of research and development in addiction treatment has revealed a simple truth: treating addiction is not one size fits all. Though addiction has commonalities from one person to the next, no two people are the same. Not everyone will react well or benefit fully from different types of therapy offerings and treatment styles. Attempting to homogenize treatment is disadvantageous to patients, their family members, and society as a whole. Individualizing treatment plans helps create a program that will cater to the every specific need of a client. Maximizing the productivity and efficacy of the treatment process can lay the groundwork for long term success in sobriety.

Holistic Healing

Holistic healing in addiction treatment does not only refer to the use of alternative treatment and therapy modalities such as yoga or acupuncture. While holistic healing should include alternative therapies, it means much more. The word holistic itself is defined as “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole” Alternative and eastern based treatment therapies focus on the intimately interconnected parts of the human mind, body, and soul. Addiction is not an isolated occurrence.

Looking at an individual as a whole person is critical for treatment as well. Effective treatment will include long term skill building and take into account the many different needs a patient has. Recovery is much more than ceasing the use of and cravings for addictive substances. It is about learning how to live again. As with treatment, teaching someone about who they are cannot be a generalized attempt.

Long Term Treatment

The typical 28 day to 30 day treatment model for residential inpatient treatment was created out of necessity by insurance and the military. Studies continuously reveal that long term treatment has a high rate of long term sobriety. The first year of recovery is challenging because the brain is at its most vulnerable for relapse. Staying in a treatment program for the majority of that year- six to nine months- is optimal for making a seamless transition back into life outside of treatment.

Refuge Recovery combines every necessary element of a comprehensive integrated treatment plan to provide holistic healing for mind, body, and soul. Proven and evidence based treatment programs along with Buddhist spirituality create a foundation for growth. Refuge’s step down process from detox to sober living is unparalleled for Buddhist based recovery. For more information please call us today at 323-207-0276.

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