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Substance abuse treatment options

  • Substance abuse treatment options

    There are more substance abuse treatment options than ever before. In this article we’ll be going over a few options for substance abuse treatment. Keep in mind these are only a few options of the many that are out there. Please contact us to get more information

    -Long-term residential treatment

    These types of programs usually last between 6 and 12 months. They are highly structured, and provide care 24 hours a day.
    Long-term residential treatment programs focus on helping the individual develop social skills, accountability, and skills needed to live a life free of addiction.
    -Short-term residential treatment
    Short-term residential programs usually last between 3 to 6 weeks. Once the short-term treatment is complete it’s followed up by outpatient therapy and support groups like AA/NA. Just like long-term residential treatment the goals are similar and there is 24/7 care.

    -Outpatient treatment programs

    There are many types of outpatient treatment programs. Outpatient treatment programs vary in length and intensity. In most cases, outpatient treatment follows residential treatment, but this is not always the case. Depending on the severity of the individual’s addiction they may opt for outpatient therapy so they can keep working or going to school, and keep up with daily responsibilities.

    -Individualized drug counseling

    Individualized drug counseling involves one-on-one therapy sessions with a licensed drug counselor. These therapy sessions focus on sobriety, abstaining from substance abuse, coping strategies, and equipping the individual with tools to prevent relapse.

    -Group counseling

    Group counseling capitalizes on social reinforcement from peer discussions. Learning how other people have overcome their substance abuse issues often helps the individual getting treatment overcome his own problems. (at Orange County Recovery Services)

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