When struggling with substance abuse, beginning the sobriety journey can feel daunting and insurmountable. But there are many different treatment options to help addicts take steps away from dangerous habits and toward a healthy lifestyle.
There’s no single treatment perfect for everybody; there is no one-size-fits-all formula for recovering from addiction. Instead, it is important to consider your own individual life and challenges when determining the best path to take toward sobriety. When considering your options, lean on family and friends to help you make the best decision for you.
What are my treatment options?
There are tons of different options for treating substance abuse, and oftentimes a few different treatments can work in tandem for an individualized plan toward sobriety. Other times, an individual may start in an intensive setting, then transition into a more relaxed treatment plan once detoxed and stable. Common treatment options are:
- Behavioral therapy
- Inpatient rehab
- Out-patient rehab
- 12-Step Facilitation
Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy is a form of talk therapy, where a client works with a counselor to examine habits and behaviors to help uncover negative thoughts that lead to drug and alcohol abuse. Discovering the core underlying issues that led to substance abuse can help the individual understand, and eventually change, unwanted behaviors.
Inpatient Rehab: Inpatient Rehab, otherwise known as Residential Rehab, is an intensive solution for those struggling with substance abuse. Inpatient Rehab is a supervised live-in program with a structured recovery schedule. By staying 24/7 in a facility, the individual has a fully-immersive recovery environment to help overcome their addiction.
Outpatient Rehab: Outpatient Rehab offers structured treatment options at a facility on a client’s own schedule. This allows the client to continue living at home and working as usual, as programs are often available at different times of day to accommodate different schedules.
12-Step Facilitation: 12-Step Facilitation Therapy refers to programs like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, where a client recovers within a 12-Step peer support group. Clients will often have a sponsor to help them stay the course along with support from like-minded recoverers.
Apex Health offers Substance Abuse & Mental Health Recovery Housing, a post-intensive care housing designed to provide supervised accommodation to people in recovery who are enrolled in an outpatient program in the area. This facility supports clients by providing 24/7 behavioral health care and by facilitating communication between counselors, case managers, family members and clients. The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Recovery Housing is a perfect option for those looking to start or continue their sobriety journey and is designed to help the individual sustain a healthy lifestyle, free of drugs and alcohol.
Recovery can feel lonely, but know that you’re not alone – Apex Health is here to help.