Addiction care can be as effective as treatments for other diseases and works the same way — with medication, counseling, and ongoing support.
Addiction treatment doesn’t happen overnight, over a week, or even a few months. Addiction care can be as effective as treatments for other diseases and works the same way – with medication, counseling, person-centered resources, and ongoing support. Scientific breakthroughs in addiction treatment are improving recovery rates by leaps and bounds.
Behavioral therapy is a tool that can help individuals recovering from addiction through individual and/or group counseling. Therapy tailored to the individual and their recovery goals is the impactful. Just as no two addictions are exactly alike, the same should be true for treatment plans. Therapy can help individuals learn new coping strategies, manage crises, maintain engagement with other treatment supports such as medication, make or reestablish meaningful connections and community support systems, and address other psychosocial needs.
Pharmacological treatment options combine targeted, FDA-approved medication with behavioral therapy and sustained follow-up care. Under a comprehensive, person-centered treatment plan, medications can be prescribed to relieve withdrawal symptoms and/or block the euphoric effects of the substance. Once the psychological and physical need for substances is minimized, the brain can begin to heal from the chemical changes caused by addiction.
Consistent follow-up care and resources strengthen the recovery process and ensure individuals have the ongoing support they need to achieve and maintain their recovery goals.