Drug addiction and substance abuse is a complex and destructive illness that drives uncontrollable drug cravings that cause individuals to engage in drug-seeking behaviors. Drug addiction causes the individual to value the substance, often over personal well-being, relationships, work, and more. Drugs are known to cause much physical, mental, and emotional damage, but addicts ignore this in order to obtain the substance they crave. Drug and substance abuse recovery requires personalized treatment that accounts for all aspects of the condition.
Substance abuse is not limited to long-time users. It can set in the very first time a person takes an addictive drug. Over time, drug exposure impacts the brain, causing impaired reasoning and obsessive urges and behaviors. As the individual loses control over his or her behavior, compulsions take over. Drugs impact motivation and memory increasingly as the addiction worsens.
Substance Abuse Treatment Planning: Process & Options
Effective drug and substance abuse treatment planning addresses each layer of this complex condition with personalized care. There is no single treatment that works for everyone. Integrated treatment may include different ways of helping individuals control and overcome addiction. Medical, clinical, and therapeutic services work together to help the individual regain total wellness mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Therapy options include group and individual therapy, holistic approaches, 12-step recovery, and scientifically-backed treatments that help clients take back their lives. Recovery is a difficult journey that requires support from all angles for long-term success. Doctors, clinicians, psychiatrics, nutritionists, and more work together to assist clients through every stage of recovery. Continued support through group therapy, family training and counseling, and real-world transition helps clients to maintain the health they gain rather than relapse.
Effective drug abuse and addiction recovery combines detoxification, community integration, professional medical and mental health services, individual care, group support, family-based counseling, and more.
Heather R. Hayes & Associates have helped many individuals and loved ones navigate the journey from substance abuse to recovery by helping clients find the best treatment options for their unique needs. Give us a call to learn how we may be of assistance.