5 Reasons to Trust in Established Treatment Methods

5 Reasons to Trust in Established Treatment Methods

Addiction treatment has never been more effective than it is today. While there are certainly some traditional rehab programs that cling to antiquated techniques and ineffective methodologies, there are also several highly successful systems that have strong track records. Why is it, then, that so many addicts find it difficult to trust in these established methods of treatment?

Addiction damages the way the human brain processes information and constructs understanding. Simply put, the addicted brain will say or do anything necessary to protect the addict’s psychological status quo. That often includes creating suspicion about treatment methods. Many addicts believe that they are better off managing their own detox and rehabilitation. Others mistakenly believe that no treatment options are ever very effective. Overcoming these objections and accepting the fact that you have a problem that you need help to overcome are two of the most important steps in the recovery process. The following are five reasons to trust in established treatment methods for addiction or other psychological disorders.

Evidence Supports Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, most people who enter treatment for addiction eventually stop using drugs. Anecdotal evidence provided by friends or popular culture may have caused you to think that rehab is pointless and that addiction is incurable. The truth, however, is that even when people relapse once or twice, fully integrated addiction treatment can be highly effective. Put another way, maybe you should trust thousands of recovery professionals over your own fractured perspective on this.

“Established” Does Not Mean “Antiquated”

Some people believe that anything new or novel must be better than anything “established.” Many mistake innovation for efficacy. The truth is that many of the following “established” treatment methods are relatively new but have proven themselves quickly:

  • Medically supervised detox (safely monitors and relieves withdrawal symptoms)
  • Dialectical behavior treatment (DBT)
  • Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR)
  • Creative arts therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis treatment
  • Holistic treatment
  • Comprehensive family care

The most successful contemporary programs understand that addiction is a complicated and multi-faceted disorder that has biological and psychological underpinnings and that it involves the addict as well as his or her family, friends, and environment. Whereas traditional treatment focused on detox and the removal of the addict from access to drugs or alcohol, modern programs understand that all of these issues must be addressed in a fully integrated way. In fact, much of the most important innovation in this field is happening at established programs.

Proven Treatment Is More Accessible Than Ever

In years past, many addicts attempted to treat themselves or may have engaged in various alternative forms of treatment because they could not afford established programs. That has all changed. Thanks in part to improved health insurance coverage and increased access to treatment, the best addiction recovery support programs are now more accessible than ever. Our staff members are available 24 hours a day with help and advice. We can help you find the best, most innovative treatment program for your unique situation.

No Two Cases of Addiction Are Identical

Your addiction experience is unique and treatment programs with an established level of expertise and success are better suited to truly provide the treatment method that will best serve your recovery. Experienced programs have seen countless different scenarios and often have access to a wide range of treatment tools at their fingertips. Don’t allow a treatment program to apply a cookie-cutter approach to your recovery. You are an individual who deserves the best, most proven, treatment available.

Modern Rehab Is Not as Miserable as You Think

The modern entertainment industry tends to depict addiction treatment as a miserable, prison-like environment. While this might make for effective entertainment, the truth is that many of the best modern treatment programs bear no resemblance to these depictions. Most are comfortable, warm, relaxing places with good food, caring staff, engaging programs, and lots to do. These centers are effective because they have experience and they know what works. Their goal is not to punish you for past mistakes but to equip you to handle your life and relationships with integrity and wellness. If you would like to see for yourself please call our helpline right now and we will arrange a time for you to visit one of these amazing places.

Help Is Available Right Now

We are here any time of day or night for the following purposes:

  • To help you find the best treatment for your unique needs
  • To answer any questions you have with no strings attached
  • To help you navigate the potentially confusing world of insurance and treatment costs
  • To help you avoid relapse through strong aftercare programs

Don’t listen to the deceptive thoughts addiction whispers into your mind. You need help and we can connect you with the best possible sources for that help. If you have experienced rehab recently but are wrestling with relapse do not assume that that means your treatment was ineffective. Recovery often involves multiple relapses before the disease can be fully diagnosed and treated. Stick with the program. Stay connected with your recovery support structure and watch out for thoughts of isolation, superiority, or overconfidence.

Help is available as soon as you make the call.