Addiction is a difficult thing to deal with, but there are effective treatment options available! In this article, we are going to talk about the various treatment options that exist for individuals struggling with addiction.
Recognition of the Problem
First and foremost, before treatment can begin – it is essential to identify the problem and recognize that it exists. If the addicted individual continually denies having a problem, it can create big barriers in the treatment process. Recognizing the problem and getting a basic understanding of how addiction works is the first step in treatment.
The next step is to visit a qualified healthcare professional who can perform a formal assessment and diagnosis of substance abuse disorder. Based on this diagnosis, the healthcare professional can then recommend treatment options tailored to fit the needs of the addicted individual. Addiction often co-occurs with another medical condition (such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD). Proper diagnosis of any existing co-occurring disorders is essential to a long-term treatment plan.
Medication, Therapy & Clinical Intervention
Every person handles addiction differently. Thus, a treatment plan should be unique to each person. Some people can benefit from prescription medication (for example, in the case of a co-occurring diagnosis of depression). Others may need to enter into an in-patient treatment program. Many addicted individuals also regularly attend AA meetings.
Helping Those Struggling with Addiction
Clarity Family Consulting offers assistance to individuals struggling with addiction, as well as their families. We understand that dealing with addiction is not easy. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary tools to help you achieve long-term success in sobriety. Beating addiction is possible, as long as you have the right resources on your side. We provide a wide range of services, including: clinical intervention, case management, therapeutic transport, sober companions, and more. Contact us today to get the help you need with your addiction treatment.