A program which has specialized treatments for different types of addiction would not be medically well suited to treat a patient with a different addiction issue. Programs which are structured in a non-medical way will not be able to help patients who have underlying physical health issues which must be managed during recovery. Some programs have treatment professionals, psychologists and therapists who are experienced, trained and credentialed to treat people with specific issues, and deviating from this focus would put the program outside its appropriate operating framework.
As much as the patient seeking treatment must find the program that is appropriate for their needs, the program must accept candidates for drug and alcohol addiction recovery treatment who fit the stated goals and operating framework of the program. For a simple start, any given program will probably only be able to support a certain number of patients at a time. Particularly for inpatient treatment programs, there will be a limited number of living facilities that must go around for all the patients to feel comfortable and not overly constrained for personal space. There will also be a limited number of staff, both professional and medical, who can attend to patients. Stretching the capabilities of the staff too far will reduce the quality of the entire recovery program for all clients. The better course of action is to limit the enrollment of patients to the appropriate number for the staff to treat.
In fact, there is evidence that reflects treatment programs which have a higher number of staff to treat every patient will offer higher levels of success in treatment to all of its patients. A ratio of patients to staff where there are no more than twelve patients to every staff person is an appropriate amount of support for the patients during the recovery process. Individual attention is helpful to the patient who may have a serious issue to tackle that requires individual therapy, or maybe a very detailed issue that deserves more time in group conversation. There is a social benefit to maintaining a smaller treatment program, as well. While it’s very normal and human for some people in any group to get along well, while others have less of a personal affinity for one another, it is less likely that smaller programs will fracture into exclusive cliques. The kind of social exclusion that addicts have often experienced in their real world lives can be replicated in large group therapy settings, and this can have a detrimental effect on the treatment overall.
It should be the goal of the program and the patient to learn behaviors and skills during therapy that will transition well into the real world. In order for the program to offer the best platform, their patients must be a good fit and a good number. In order for the patient to take advantage of the opportunity recovery offers, they must find a program that feels comfortable and individualized.
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