The path to recovery is different for everyone. Each individual who enters a drug or alcohol treatment program will have a unique plan because each individual has unique circumstances in regards to their addiction. For example, many addicts have experienced trauma in their lives and have turned to drugs and/or alcohol to deal with the negative emotions and psychological effects of that trauma. The ability to tailor a plan to address the roots of addictive behavior can not only allow one to cope with issues in the short-term, but can also allow for a healthier mindset in the long-run.
Similarly, many addicts benefit from what is called “dual diagnosis” treatment. Dual Diagnosis addresses the underlying mental illness issues that may be present concurrently with addiction. Many addicts suffer from bipolar disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, or schizophrenia, any of which can effect or impede long-term recovery. By addressing addiction alongside these psychiatric disorders, a more beneficial treatment plan can be implemented.
Another way in which a treatment program can be customized involves the level of care in which a client is treated. These “levels” will vary from patient-to-patient depending on their medical needs and what is best given their situation. Depending on the client, a program may include:
Some clients may require full-time care, while others are benefit from a part-time treatment plan. Each case is personalized to address the social, psychological, emotional, and physical issues that may be present. An expert assessment will determine the best course of action for each client.