If you or a loved one have decided to enter personalized addiction treatment programs, congratulations! It can be an incredibly tough time of life, but the decision to seek help is an important turning point. Help is possible. Recovery is possible. Just deciding to make a change marks the beginning of a new life and a glimmer of hope for a new future.
When it comes to selecting a treatment program for addiction, there are so many possibilities. Here is what to know about two major categories of treatment programs: one size fits all versus personalized addiction treatment programs. We will take a look at the pros of each, then let you decide what will work for you.
One size fits all treatment programs are an approach to treatment with great equality. Everyone stays for an exact period of time, such as the “28 days” approach. During that time you generally experience a prescribed detox program, exact schedule, and precisely named stages along the way.
Most state-sponsored addiction treatment programs utilize a one size fits all approach, with the idea being that every addict gets the same treatment. If you relapse and return, you generally run a repeat of the exact same program. The fact that you may need repeat visits is built into the expectation, but the hope is that on the first or second repeat the program will “run its course” and you beat addiction.
Such programs do work for many addicts. For others, the cookie cutter approach comes up lacking.
The other approach is considered a personal drug treatment program. An individualized treatment program begins with a thorough assessment, including drug history and even personality testing. In such programs, only after the assessment can a program length be determined, since it is based on the history and personal qualities of the addict. Personalized addiction treatment programs offer:
The greatest benefit of an individualized approach to drug treatment may just be the decreased likelihood of repeat treatment. Deciding to seek help the first time can be the most challenging decision of one’s life. If a relapse occurs, it can be even tougher to repeat treatment, feeling like it “did not work the first time.”
The truth is that managing addiction is similar to managing other chronic conditions, such as Type II diabetes or hypertension (even statistically similar). With such conditions, lifestyle changes are required to succeed and maintenance is necessary. But just as diabetics take custom quantities of insulin and make dietary adjustments, long-term addiction management often requires a custom approach.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, choose hope. Choose to enter or even repeat personalized addiction treatment programs, if necessary, but consider that a personal treatment program may offer greater long-term benefit. You can stop the cycle of addiction. Contact us now to find the right program for you.