Each person who struggles with drug and alcohol dependency has a unique history and set of issues. When rehab facilities try to treat all residents the same way, no one receives the most effective care. An individual addiction treatment plan is the best way to address a person’s stressors and triggers. A personalized program also provides tools and skills he can use to face common issues in his life. When treatment is customized, residents have a much better chance at lasting sobriety.
Rehab Shouldn’t Be One-Size-Fits-All
People have different reasons for using. Some suffer low self-esteem and abuse drugs and alcohol as a way to fit in. Others are trying to cope with past trauma. Instead of facing an unbearable pain, they numb it with substance abuse. Still, others became hooked on prescription painkillers, even if they took their medication as prescribed.
Trying to treat all of these people the same way—with the same therapeutic services across the board—is highly ineffective.
Instead, professionals who understand the underlying factors that go into drug and alcohol abuse know how important an individual addiction treatment plan is to each resident in a rehab program.
The Importance of an Individual Addiction Treatment Plan
If you receive the same addiction treatment as someone with completely different issues than yours, neither of you is getting the most appropriate care. When rehab takes on a one-size-fits-all approach, there may be gaps in treatment that lead to relapse in the future.
When addiction specialists create an individual addiction treatment plan for each resident, they meet the unique needs of every person.
Consider the various types of treatment services. Professionals have options in experiential therapy, holistic treatment, and behavioral therapy.
For instance, each type of behavioral therapy addresses different behavioral aspects. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches residents to identify and change their negative thinking patterns as a way to change their behaviors. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), while a modified form of CBT, builds on CBT with mindfulness practices and interpersonal skills.
Another significant component in addiction treatment is psychotherapy. Being able to talk through difficult issues helps many people work through their substance abuse problems.
However, some residents find it hard to talk about certain subjects, even in a one-on-one setting. They may benefit much more from experiential therapy. As they perform an activity, such as rock climbing, creating art, or enjoying the outdoors in wilderness therapy, they’re able to express themselves in another way.
An individual addiction treatment plan is necessary since what works for one person may not work at all for another. When someone knows she’s in a program that specifically addresses her needs, she’s more likely to participate actively. The more engaged she is in the process, the better her chances of lasting recovery.
Choosing Your Recovery Path
At Melrose Recovery Group in Los Angeles, we understand the importance of personalizing treatment plans to each individual. We employ a combination of evidence-based and experiential therapies to better meet our residents’ needs. No matter how much damage addiction has done to you and your loved ones, we believe you can heal.
The addiction treatment services and therapies we offer include:
Instead of simply imagining a better life, start living it. Let the compassionate, skilled professionals at Melrose Recovery Group create an individual addiction treatment plan just for you. Call us today at 866-271-3438, and we’ll partner with you on your way to lasting sobriety.