Addiction treatment involves a comprehensive medical and psychiatric care, including detox, then development of a therapeutic plan. The therapeutic plan will be based on a number of factors.
Many people with depression, anxiety, and trauma use alcohol or drugs as a way to self-medicate and relieve their symptoms. It is critical in addiction treatment to address these underlying issues because if they are not properly identified and addressed, they may be triggers for relapse. Sometimes a person with addiction may also be aware of one of these issues, but the treatment is not appropriate. Even if you are being treated for depression, if the treatment is not effective, you may still feel that alcohol or drugs make you “feel better.”
Are there any physical health issues that could put your recovery at risk? The most common physical health issue is chronic pain. The treatment team will often recommend auxiliary therapies for chronic pain, such as acupuncture, massage, or physical therapy. It’s also important for the client to understand the concept of pain management and how one can relieve pain sufficiently to live life without being medicated so much that life is lived in a haze.
The best addiction treatment centers offer a sophisticated, multidisciplinary approach that takes into consideration the individual emotional, psychiatric and physical differences of each person in treatment. The initial assessment by a medical doctor and a psychiatrist specializing in addiction medicine is absolutely crucial in developing the appropriate plan for a client. One size does not fit all.
The Alcoholism Clinic offers personalized treatment working along with your medical doctor, psychiatrist, and therapist. Our programs are carefully designed to meet our clients’ unique needs. We offer private luxury outpatient therapy including a intensive 40 day outpatient program using powerful natural healing techniques:
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