Defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recovery programs instill “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
Recovery programs are all-encompassing and treat the whole person; mind and body. Treatment begins with controlled detox and withdrawal management. Physical health is addressed through vitamin replenishment therapy, nutrition, and exercise. Psychological and behavioral issues, family dynamics, positive thinking, relapse prevention, and social support are all vital aspects of treatment and recovery.
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Many recovery programs are structured using a 12-step model. The objective of a 12-step program is to encourage substance-dependent persons to openly reconcile their past, take an honest inventory of their life, and put the past behind them. Once the addicted person acknowledges their past, they are able to process the information, see that they are not alone, find a community of peers, and build a new life.
This form of drug rehab treatment includes therapeutic discovery of recovery issues such as abstinence, behavior modification, positive thinking, and the resolution underlying issues. Behavioral therapy is the standard, and most effective, therapy model. Favored behavioral treatment programs are cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational-interviewing, and Motivational Incentives Therapy.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy builds skills in recognizing dysfunctional thinking and behaviors, correcting patterns, and using purposeful thinking and self-talk to adjust internal emotional and psychological driven thought. Examples of cognitive errors in thought patterns include: blaming, fairness statements, overgeneralizing, mislabeling, minimization, should statements, and magnification. Behavioral therapies teach the addict to anticipate potentially problematic situations and develop strategies to help them cope and adjust their behavior to the situation.
Motivational Interviewing Therapy
This type of therapy takes a humanistic approach to treatment. Motivational interviewing is a directed conversation, by where the “interviewer” (therapist) guides the conversation through questions that let the patient examine their behaviors and thought patterns, and explore their lack of desire to change. This method is often used with addicts that have not admitted that they have a problem and have no desire to change their behaviors. This mode of therapy is a partnership between the therapist and the patient, and the goal of the therapy is self-actualization.
Motivational Incentives Therapy
This model of therapy is comprised of material incentives traded to reinforce desired behavior and improve program retention. Incentives include: