Someone's Life Depends on Finding the Most Effetive Long Term Treatment Center
Drug addiction treatment can come in many different modalities. Treatment also varies depending on the needs of the individual who is addicted. As you can see from the name on this site, we specialize in programs that long term drug and alcohol treatment centers, meaning that they are 90 days or more.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has a publication called "Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment, Know What to Ask."
The publication goes over 5 key questions to ask when looking for a drug andrehab program.
1. Does the program use treatments backed by scientific evidence?
2. Does the program tailor treatment to the needs of each patient?
3. Does the program adapt treatment as the patient's needs change?
4. Is the duration of treatment sufficient?
5. How do 12-step or similar recovery programs fit into drug addiction treatment?
I agree that these are very important questions. A good treatment program will provide evidence of results and outcome studies as well as references of other families as well as profesisonals that can gice testimony to the effectiveness ofthe treatment.
Research and personal experience has shown that the typical 30 residential program is entirely too short and doesn't give the addict time to even detox well before they are told to go back to their high-risk living situation and try to handle all of the temptations of using again.
These programs usually get about a 5% success rate
Persons addicted to drugs have many other problems, outside of their need for drugs, that are associated with their addiction. Some of these problems are what led them to try alcohol and other drugs in the first place and others have developed problems from the lifestyle that accompanies alcohol and drug use.
Many suffer from mental or emotional problems, occupaitonal, health or social problems and other problems that hinder them from having wins in life and supporting their need to escape via alcohol and other drugs. Even if there are few associated problems, the severity of addiction itself ranges widely among people.
The outcome of any alcohol or drug addiction to stop the use of the drugs, and return the person to a productive, functional life with his family, job, and community. Anyone that is starting the process of looking for treatment must be overwhelmed by the sheer number of programs and the many different modalities of care; all of whom are telling you that their treatment is the very best. Obviously, finding a truely effective treatment program is a big and confusing decision.
To measure the successfulness of an alcohol or other drug addiction treatment or rehab program you have to look at the levels of criminal behavior, family functioning, employability, and medical condition after treatment is complete. Successful drug addiction treatment should reduce drug use and significantly decrease criminal activity once the person is completely through the drug treatment program. Drug addiction treatment has also shown that it reduces the risk of disease, and improves the prospects for employment.
Long term Drug Rehab Centers - Types of
Drug Rehab Programs Using 12 Step
First there is the 12 step Recovery Model. These methods are better known as
Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. 12 Step was
developed in 1934 by two Alcoholics who found a way to stay sober with these
steps usually 21- 28 days. Some private facilities offer longer term Case. It
has been around the longest and there was some moderate success in the
beginning. When hard drugs showed up into our culture it was a natural
progression to use 12 step methods on these addictions, as there was nothing
else available. The method grew across the nation, as there was nothing else
that was available to be used. For this simple reason 12 step is available
almost anywhere. Today the success rate is approximately 10%-25% depending on
the facility you choose. Private Facilities will yield a much higher rate of
Drug Rehab Programs using Behavioral
Second there is the Behavioral Modification Method.
Behavioral Modification was developed to work on the A Social Personality, or a
person who was self centered. This method relies on boot camp style tactics
where the individual is berated by groups of peers and then hopefully rebuilt
into a more social person. There has been some use for this method with young
teenagers who are on a warpath to destroy society. However the success is only
very marginally about 10%, in most cases other methods are recommended. Due to
that reason very few drug rehab centers use this method.
Drug Rehab Programs using Long Term Religious
Third is the long term religious based model of treatment.
In this methodology the individual is required to go away for 1 – 2
years, and work on a farm. Example: Farming. This method is also combined with
a heavy religious aspect of prayer, and bible study. The success rate is hard
to determine as only about 10% of people will make it to the full completion of
this method, however of those completing it will be around 20% who stay clean
form hard drugs. Due to the long term it is usually not available to most
addicts, and waiting lists are long.
Drug Rehab Programs using Biophysical modality.
Fourth is the Biophysical rehabilitation. This method gets
toxins out of the body in a purification sauna. What was found through research
is that the human body will store a residue called a metabolite in the fat
tissue for 5 – 7 years after drug abuse. This residue causes cravings,
anxiety, and depression. Also the drugs like heroin, oxycontin, cocaine, and
meth are more powerful than the chemicals the brain produces to be happy. It
takes 1 year for this chemical balance to be restored. The Biophysical method
uses a purification sauna, and vitamins to release residues stored in fat
tissue so that there are no more cravings, anxiety or depression caused by the
drug abuse side effects. The chemical balances also will come back much faster
with the exercise and vitamins. This enables the person to have a fighting
chance. This type of drug rehabilitation center will use social educational
classes to restore or build coping skills to make the individual a drug free and
productive member of society. Drug Rehab Programs with this method are having a
success rate of over 70%. This is why Biophysical drug treatment centers are
usually recommended for the drug addiction’s of our society today.
There are many rehab centers today that are attempting to copy this successful model without wanting to pay for the license that is required to operate an researched-based and proven biophysical program. Be aware that these programs are calling themselves "Holistic Rehab" and other such names, but if you challenge them on the research that backs up their specific treatment components, you will find that they are driven by the cost of doing business rather then what is proven to be successful. Some programs calling themselves "holistic" will put the substance abuser on several other drugs, such as anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications, whereas the true biophysical programs use only natural supplemets and help a person regain their ability to live a drug free life rather than mask symptoms with drugs.
Some biophysical programs will give a guarantee of result or the person can return for free within a certain amount of time. They all take people back at a much reduced rate.
This guarantee given by many of the biophysical programs ensure you of a success and, more importantly, keep the rehab programs working ensure that they have the stellar results that these program are very capable of attaining.