Many advances have been made in treating drug and alcohol addiction over the years, but one thing has become increasingly clear and that is that there is no “one size fits all” approach. People may have the same addiction, but their treatment may vary, and it should.
Underlying Causes of Addiction
There are many reasons people develop substance use disorders. Some may have a genetic disposition towards addiction. Others may have been prescribed painkillers as a result of an injury or illness. Others start drinking or using drugs excessively as a result of trauma, depression or other mental health issues. And, many people may be dealing with a combination of these problems.
Addiction professionals need to possess an understanding of someone’s family history, personal background and current environment to help determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
A Multipronged Approach
The New England Recovery Center (NERC), along with our parent company Spectrum Health Systems, offer a continuum of treatment options in order to address the needs of people at all stages of recovery. We first perform a comprehensive multi-faceted assessment. From there, we work with each client to create a treatment plan that works for them. We’ll determine the type and frequency of services, and whether any medication is needed. Clinicians also take into consideration the client’s mental health needs and make sure we address these in an integrated manner.
We offer individual, group, and family counseling, knowing that some people respond more positively to one-to-one sessions, whereas others thrive in a group environment. We have also found that peer recovery support – led by other individuals who have experienced addiction – is often very helpful in sustaining long-term recovery.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of having a treatment plan designed just for you is that it addresses your needs and preferences and can change and evolve overtime. As you improve, or relapse, or as new problems arise in your personal life, your plan can be adjusted accordingly.
Individualized treatment emphasizes the fact that addiction is a disease and, as we know, diseases can take many different forms. When you go to a treatment center with this mindset, you are never made to feel like a failure for not responding to a certain type of treatment. Determining the right course should be an ongoing, collaborative process. Our goal at New England Recovery Center is to give clients the tools needed to manage their addiction and we have proven time and again that an individualized approach is more likely to lead to a lasting recovery.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism, call us today at 1-877-MyRehab and we can help guide you on the path to recovery.