Finding the Best Addiction Treatment for Yourself


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When it comes to addiction treatment options, there are several available. This is important to understand because different addiction treatment approaches work differently for different people. In other words, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” option. The center that works best for you is the one that best fits your individual needs. Some things to consider here include what your drug of choice is, how much you’re abusing it, how much care you need, what mental health needs you have, and most importantly your insurance if you have any.

Common Types of Addiction Treatment Centers

Although the type of drug addiction treatment center you should attend depends on your needs, there are some very common types of drug addiction treatment centers you should know about. Each of these addiction treatment facilities will avail different people to successful paths of recovery.

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Detoxification Facilities

One of the first addiction treatment interventions you’ll receive help from is a detoxification facility. Here a medical team provides you with a safe environment so you can out your body from the addictive substance. This is beneficial because sometimes withdrawal is life-threatening. From here you’ll want to attend a different treatment facility - one that treats the underlying behavioral causes of your addiction.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This is a valuable tool for treating various types of addictions. It enables you to see your unhealthy behavioral patterns, recognize your triggers, and form healthy coping skills. Oftentimes it’s used in combination with other therapeutic techniques.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

This therapy enables you to recognize your negative thoughts so you can combat them. In doing so you’ll realize how important rational thinking is and how you have the power within you to think this way. As you learn this you’ll realize that external situations and stressors don’t have as much control over you as you think they do.

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Contingency Management (CM)

CM is used to treat various addictions by reinforcing your positive behavior with tangible rewards. Many people have successfully used this to combat relapse.

12-Step Programs

These group therapy programs are available for treating both alcohol (AA) and substance abuse (NA). The group recognizes that there are several negative consequences of addiction (e.g., social, emotional, spiritual, physical). It starts with acceptance, includes surrendering to a higher power, then transitions into you consistently attending group meetings where you’ll engage in discussion and receive mutual support. 

Treatment with Medication

An addiction treatment center may offer medication to help you in your recovery. These are offered alongside behavioral therapy. Medication will help reduce your cravings and improve your mood. Lofexidine is one medication that’s commonly used today for treating patients who were addicted to opioids. Another medication that’s used to treat alcohol addiction is Acamprosate.

Get the Help You Need Today

You should never try to fight addiction alone nor should you undertake the journey of sobriety by yourself. There is help out there. One option that’s become quite popular today is online self-help groups. If this is interesting to you, I invite you to check out our members’ section today.