Addiction treatment services continue to evolve. Treatment options have diversified to meet today’s needs. Treatment begins with a form of detox. Getting the mind and body to an addict’s current baseline is a key component to addressing how best to proceed with treatment. However, nowadays, we have so many options when it comes to addiction treatment and medication management programs; however, this can make the decision process feel overwhelming. The trained staff at TruHealing Gaithersburg are available to walk you through the process. Call us now at (833) 625-0398 to learn more about ideal treatment services for you or your loved one.
Long-Term Residential Addiction Treatment Programs
Long-term residential treatment programs provide care and range in length between 6 and 12 months. These programs focus on preparing addicts to return to society with a healthy and productive mindset.
All rehab centers vary their approach. Long-term programs tend to be structured in such a way that clients, under guided care, are encouraged to embrace a difficult reality check. Activities involve:
- Self-care habits
- Structuring daily routines
- Avoiding behavior patterns that lead to substance abuse
Short-Term Residential Addiction Treatment Programs
Short-term residential treatment is often based on a modified 12-step program and is designed for those with mild addiction. These programs typically range from 3 to 6 weeks of inpatient treatment. In addition, they’re often followed by outpatient treatment or aftercare programs and participation in a self-help group such as AA or NA. Clients are encouraged to continue their engagement with outpatient programs to avoid relapse.
Outpatient Treatment Options
There are many options for support that do not involve inpatient treatment. Many of these involve social engagement in low-intensity programs like recovery groups. Some models encourage intensive outpatient treatment for a few days, partly in the care of a medical emergency during the withdrawal period. In most cases, counseling and group meetings follow this treatment.
One-on-one counseling focuses on helping addicts reduce or stop substance abuse. Therapy sessions focus on structuring daily routine, employment, maintaining and strengthening healthy relationships while breaking away from those who enable poor decisions. Patients also learn strategies to help resist the temptation to abuse substances. An addiction counselor will often encourage participation in a 12-step program or related group work. Counselors also refer clients for:
- Medical care
- Mental health assessments
- Employment programs
- Addiction treatment programs
Research suggests group work with peers in recovery, in conjunction with individual counseling, can result in positive outcomes. Group meetings facilitate conversations between those in recovery as they navigate a substance-free lifestyle. Social reinforcement helps those in recovery strengthen their habits and routines while avoiding relapse.
Medication-assisted treatment involves the use of approved medications to treat substance abuse disorders. This method is generally used to treat addiction to opioids. Therapeutic medications help regulate brain chemistry, relieve the physical effects of cravings, and prevent the euphoric effects of illicit substances. Medication-assisted treatments aim to allow addicts to move through their daily routine without psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms as they work to reintegrate themselves into society.
Is TruHealing Gaithersburg Right for You?
TruHealing Gaithersburg offers numerous options for clients in need of addiction services. Because no two addictions are the same, we pride ourselves on individualized care to guide our clients on the path forward. TruHealing Gaithersburg’s programs include:
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient program (OP)
- Gender-specific treatment
- Substance specific treatment
- Community housing
- Client education
- Group therapy
- Trauma-focused therapy
- Family therapy
- Alumni aftercare support program
- Relapse prevention program
If you believe you or a loved one would benefit from any of these treatments, we encourage you to call (833) 625-0398 to contact TruHealing Gaithersburg to discuss your options for addiction treatment programs.