There are Many Types of Drug Treatment Programs
If you are just beginning a search about drug treatment programs you will uncover myriad websites and pages covering this topic.
There is no shortage of information on the topic as it is a highly competitive field of health care. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of misinformation about it, as well, and telling the difference between what is and what is true or misleading takes an expert.
Keep in mind that just about every treatment center in the country has a website with information and their own point of view. Many of these treatment centers also have websites that appear to be independent websites from non-affiliated organizations to help you find a treatment center when, in fact, they merely direct you to one specific treatment center, whether it’s right for you or not.
So, if you’re searching on your own, use caution, talk to many treatment centers to get a true picture of the options, or call someone who actually is independent and an expert in the field, like Recovery Channel.
What Drug Treatment Programs are Best for Me?
The best drug treatment programs for you, or the loved one you are helping, is best determined by a number of related factors. Not the least of these is the level of addiction being treated, as well as the “drug of choice”, or the drug the addicted individual is being treated for. But the cost of treatment, whether the treatment center takes insurance, the type of drug treatment program they offer are all factors to consider.
For many people a residential program is in order. Most addiction specialists feel this is the best way to start an addiction, or recovery, program and attain success because it takes the addicted individual out of his or her everyday circumstances, where the chances of relapsing are greatest.
But just this one level of care offers many treatment options, including 12-step or non-12-step programs, dual diagnosis programs, science based programs, programs that offer luxury amenities, treatment that includes things like equine therapy, and more.
Other Drug Addiction Treatment Programs
Non-residential drug addiction treatment programs offer just as wide a variety of options.
There are Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) which generally take place in an office setting and include classes on addiction, the science of addiction and how it affects your brain and body, as well as how to avoid relapse, as well as group therapy sessions and usually at least one session per week of one-on-one therapy with a psychologist. These program may also include neurofeedback, or yoga, or other additional therapies and services.
Another level or treatment is Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) in which a client usually attends an IOP while staying in a sober living situation, such as a sober living house. Here, again, in both of these cases you’ll find programs that have a more 12-step orientation, and some that are non-12-step.
You can spend many hours, days, even weeks investigating what programs and treatment centers might be right for you or your loved one. The option is to get the advice you need from an expert who understands the options and can facilitate treatment for you.
By calling Recover Channel we can advise you, check your insurance benefits, help with travel arrangements and other related services, such as court advocacy.