Addiction treatment typically involves a range of interventions and therapies designed to help individuals overcome their substance abuse and achieve lasting recovery. The specific treatments and therapies used will depend on the individual’s unique needs and the severity of their addiction.
Here are some of the things you can expect in addiction treatment:
Assessment and evaluation: You will meet with a healthcare professional who will assess your addiction, including the severity of your substance abuse, any co-occurring mental health disorders, and any other physical health issues.
Detoxification: If necessary, you will go through a medically supervised detoxification process to help you safely and comfortably withdraw from drugs or alcohol.
Individual counseling: You will work with a therapist to identify the root causes of your addiction and develop coping strategies for managing triggers and cravings.
Group therapy: You will participate in group therapy sessions with other individuals in recovery, where you can share your experiences, offer and receive support, and learn from others who are going through similar struggles.
Medication-assisted treatment: You may be prescribed medications that can help you manage withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, or block the effects of drugs or alcohol.
Behavioral therapy: You may participate in behavioral therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which can help you develop healthier coping skills and manage difficult emotions.
Aftercare planning: Once you complete addiction treatment, you will work with your treatment team to develop an aftercare plan that includes ongoing support, therapy, and relapse prevention strategies to help you maintain your sobriety.