Addiction Detox and Recovery
Our Multi-Phased Approach to Healing
While medically monitored detox is an essential phase of every long-term treatment program, it is important to understand detox is not a stand-alone solution for substance abuse or dependence. Addiction treatment throughout the United States is delivered in a variety of different settings and using a range of approaches, from pharmacological intervention and intensive behavioral therapy to holistically-based methodologies. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are currently an estimated “14,500 specialized drug treatment facilities provide counseling, behavioral therapy, medication, case management, and other types of services to persons with substance use disorders.” NIDA also outlines the accepted Principles of Effective Addiction Treatment, which include:
- Addiction is a complex and treatable disease that affects brain function and behavioral patterns – neurological changes persist long after treatment has concluded, which is why aftercare is so essential.
- Addiction treatment varies on a person-to-person basis – no single treatment method or level of clinical care is appropriate for everyone.
- Because of the uncertainty that surrounds seeking treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction, it is crucial that treatment is readily available.
- In order for treatment to be truly effective it must address the physical, mental and emotional implications of active addiction simultaneously.
- It is crucial that the individual remains in treatment for an extended period of time.
- Behavioral therapy (group, individual and family therapy) are fundamental components of every effective treatment program.
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) should be readily accessible.
- Treatment plans must be continuously modified over the course of treatment.
- Dual diagnosis treatment options must be available to men and women who are struggling with substance abuse and underlying mental health issues.
- Medical detox is only the first step on the road to recovery, and it never serves as an effective stand-alone treatment option.
- In order for treatment to be effective it does not necessarily need to be voluntary.
- It is important that substance use is monitored closely over the duration of the treatment process, and if a lapse occurs it must be appropriately addressed.
- Risk-prevention courses and screenings for infectious diseases should be provided.
At CuraSouth we closely follow all of the above-listed guidelines, providing our clients with a comprehensive and highly individualized approach to medical detox. We combine a range of evidence-based approaches while thoroughly preparing our clients to take the next step on their long-term journeys of recovery.