Choosing the Right Addiction Treatment

Choosing treatment

It can be difficult finding the right addiction treatment program that suits your needs. At Arizona Addiction Recovery Center, you’ll find that we offer a variety of treatment programs for all types of addiction.

Treatment OptionsWhether you are seeking help for yourself, a friend, or family member, we can assist in finding the ideal form of treatment for any addiction. Although we offer services that treat different types of issues ranging from mental to behavioral health, this guide focuses on the treatment options we provide for drug and alcohol abuse.

Our treatment options are very comprehensive, and we determine the severity of a patient’s addiction before deciding which treatment is best suited for their needs. To do this we conduct a thorough evaluation with the help of a doctor, asking a series of questions to better help us understand their particular situation.

This assessment is important because it helps determine:

  1. The right treatment for you
  2. The type of withdrawal support you need
  3. If you need addiction medication
  4. The type of peer support you need

The following are the types of treatment options we offer to patients who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.

Medical Detoxification

Medical detoxification is used for managing acute withdrawal symptoms associated with the cessation of drug use. This is merely the beginning of addiction treatment: drug abuse addiction requires much more than just medical detox in order to achieve long-term sobriety.

Our detox program is usually less than 14 days, but this depends on the severity of an individual’s addiction and withdrawal symptoms. Although this is the initial phase of our program, it serves as a significant first step towards recovery by cleansing the body and the mind of any toxins left behind by drug use.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment involves making visits either daily or weekly to the treatment center. Patients will meet up with their counselors, and are taught to avoid enablers as well as enabling behaviors during therapy sessions. They also learn how to avoid temptations and relapse by engaging in productive activities.

This program is best suited for people who have already been in recovery for a couple of months, or have graduated from an inpatient program.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment requires a client to stay in the treatment center for the duration of their program. If your insurance company offers this coverage, we highly recommend you enroll in this type of treatment.

Our inpatient program is designed for people who are struggling to maintain sobriety independently or without the help of a counselor by offering 24/7 support. Our services range from individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, exercise and wellness activities, and positive nutritional practices.

The type of care we offer our patients who have enrolled in our inpatient treatment program is helpful to those who are not confident they can remain sober on their own. We encourage our patients to avoid going back to the same environment if there is even a chance they may relapse.

Medically-assisted treatment (MAT)

Like medical detoxification, medically-assisted treatment uses medication to help with withdrawal symptoms. This treatment option is usually combined with other programs that help clients address and deal with personal issues associated with their addictions.

Normally, we recommend this treatment to people who are struggling with alcohol and/or opioid abuse. There are several medications that we use for this procedure, but the most common ones are methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine.

It should be understood that we don’t treat everyone who is struggling with alcohol or opioid abuse with MAT. This is solely determined based on the severity of the patient’s addiction and whether or not it is absolutely necessary for their recovery process.

Recovery Support Groups

Recovery support groups are essential because they allow recovering addicts to connect with other recovering addicts, and get the support they need in order to maintain sobriety.

Recovery groups appeal to many addicts because they are a place of solace. People in these groups can share their experiences openly without feeling judged, ashamed, or guilty.

Sober Living

Sober living homes are homes for people recovering from substance abuse. Residents living in these communities are required to adhere to certain rules as well as contribute by doing chores and maintaining order in the home.

Most clients choose to complete their recovery in sober homes because they offer safety. More importantly, clients get the support their need from their peers who are facing similar challenges.

Sober living homes are usually set in quiet environments to allow clients to complete their recovery in a tranquil space, without interference from the outside world. We provide committed aftercare counselors who can help you discover your strengths and talents, which is useful once you leave our sober living program.

Which Treatment is the Best?

There is no one treatment that is considered to be better than another. The ideal treatment is the one that is right for you, based on your addiction, your state of being, and your overall situation. If you feel the need to enroll in several treatment programs at one, this option is available too. Arizona Addiction Recovery Center is dedicated to providing individualized programs to each of our patients. If you would like to find out more on how to enroll, call us today.