Why You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel to End Your Addiction

Why You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel to End Your Addiction

Effective addiction recovery programs perform assessments and have conversations to learn what services will best support recovery

There is much emphasis placed on finding personalized and individualized addiction treatment. Programs, articles and information highlight the uniqueness of each addiction and recovery journey and talk about finding the care that works for you. Even the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) makes its first principle of effective treatment, “No single treatment is appropriate for everyone” (“Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment,” December 2012). This makes it seem as though there are an infinite number of ways to recover and an infinite number of treatment options to research. However recovery is not as complex as it seems at first. Any and all Lorcet users can end addiction in a straightforward way, as any and all addiction recovery programs can be broken down into similar, basic components.

The Basics of Addiction Recovery

Addiction treatment should not be “one sizes fits all,” but this does not mean the basic “garment” changes. A shirt is still a shirt whether it is long sleeved or short sleeved, has new embellished graphics or is comfortably faded. However it must still be functional as a shirt, and some shirts are better for certain situations than others. Addiction treatment for Lorcet abuse functions in a similar way. Treatment will always be structured as such and must include many services and support systems for recovery, but the details will vary to match what the patient needs and wants from treatment.

All effective addiction recovery programs perform assessments and have conversations to learn who their patients are and what services will best support their recovery. The specifics of these services vary, as NIDA explains, quality treatment is, “appropriate to the individual’s age, gender, ethnicity, and culture.” However top-level recovery programs will share similar structures and content. All will include therapy as part of care, but this therapy may be offered in the form of one-on-one therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group therapy or a combination of therapy types. Effective treatment will address any co-occurring mental health, physical health, legal or social concerns. This may mean finding treatment that offers medically supervised detox services, includes pain management therapy or offers job skills training depending on what co-occurring concerns an individual is dealing with. The details vary, but complete, multi-faceted treatment remains the same necessary component for long-term addiction recovery.

End Your Addiction

Don’t get bogged down in the details of addiction treatment. Take the simple first step of calling our helpline. We are here 24 hours a day to help you navigate the many addiction treatment offerings and find the program that provides every component of quality care while tailoring these to your unique recovery needs. All calls are free and confidential, so please reach out today.