The patient’s own addiction profile, along with any medical issues, and in conjunction with a thorough psychological evaluation, must result in a needs analysis that blends well with the resources offered by the treatment program. What the patient and the treatment facility bring to the table must be a mutual commitment to sobriety. From that starting point, ensuring that the patient has a successful recovery is the mission of the facility.
In order to give the patient the best chance at a long term recovery into a sober lifestyle, the program should view the patient as a person, not a problem. Unfortunately there are still facilities that take a shaming approach to the issue of addiction recovery. While the best facilities will place a heavy focus on personal responsibility and the choices that can lead an addict in recovery toward the most healthy and sustainable sobriety, there will not be room for blame, shame or martyrdom. The patient will enjoy a great deal of supportive therapy during the entire recovery process, which will allow self-reflection and understanding to develop. Mental health issues like depression and anxiety which may have led to the addiction’s development in the first place, will be addressed in a safe and non-judgmental environment. There will be therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists who assist the patient toward an understanding of the way in which their behavior can change for the better, and the results that may occur if their behavior does not change.
In addition to working with credentialed and professional staff members who have long experience helping addiction patients recover their lives, the patient will interact often with other patients. In the best recovery programs, there are plenty of opportunities for patients to re-learn how relationships work. Because addiction is often a catalyst for withdrawal from social relationships, business relationships and even family and friends, the addict typically develops trust issues and boundary problems. Having other patients to interact with, and sometimes even graduates of the recovery program, gives the addict the opportunity to re-learn how to be a trustworthy friend. Forgiveness, support and empathy should be encouraged by the recovery treatment program, not just within the professional relationships a person develops in recovery but also among the patients. The support that the patients lend each other is often very powerful, and friendships are sometimes made that last long after the recovery process is stabilized into a sober lifestyle.
When there is an appropriate balance in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction, the patient in recovery can benefit in a physiological sense from the medical withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, and can gain a great deal of understanding that will benefit them in years to come.
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Company Name: Cold Creek Behavior Health
Contact Person: Scott
Address:PO Box 640
Country: United States