If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, you may be confused about the several rehab program options out there. And one of the most important decisions to make about your treatment is to find the right program.
In order for drug and alcohol treatment and rehab to be effective, it is important that for it to be personalized.
Read on to learn more about the unique benefits of an individualized treatment plan.
Addiction is a disease
ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) defines addiction as “a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.”
This is important to know because this means that a drug addiction treatment program should be personalized just as for another chronic disease.
Addiction is usually related to mental health
Addiction is a disease. However, it is usually seen to have ties to psychological trauma. Such trauma may trigger behavior that could cause relapse, if left untreated. This is why personalized treatment for the underlying psychological issues is critical to recovery. Dealing with psychological trauma may require a combination of group and individual counseling and therapy sessions.
Recovery is unique
The journey to recovery journey may make the person feel isolated, especially if an individual’s social environment had drug use embedded in it. This is why treatment and recovery should focus on helping the individual build a complete lifestyle that is drug free. And this can be effectively done when the treatment plan is tailored to that person’s needs, goals and other factors.