Addiction treatment can take many forms and often includes a combination of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), behavioral therapy, and psychotherapy. These treatments aim to support, educate, and teach evidence-based methods for coping and moving forward in recovery. Most facilities, including White House Recovery and Detox, utilize a combination of one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and medication when necessary to treat substance use disorder (SUD).
We design our addiction treatments to do the following:
The act of ingesting drugs or alcohol does not mean someone is addicted. Many factors determine whether a person will become dependent on a substance or not, such as genetics, current health, and family history of addiction.
You can get stuck in a cycle of addiction, making it harder to use available resources to stop. Researchers have pinpointed three distinct stages of addiction, and they each impact different areas of your brain. A report by the Surgeon General explains the addiction cycle as following these specific steps:
Often, people who have SUD will also be diagnosed with other mental health conditions that may complicate the treatment for their addiction. Each diagnosis must be treated to ensure holistic healing and recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 7.7 million American adults have SUD and at least one other co-occurring mental health disorder. Out of that number, around 52% never got treatment for their addiction or mental health concerns. The primary causes are an inability to pay the high costs or unwillingness to stop taking the addictive substance.
Those are tragic numbers, but you are more than a statistic! You are already taking steps towards a healthier, happier future by looking into resources available in your area. Professional treatment at a recovery facility is one of the most successful forms of treatment for people who have a dual diagnosis.
Below are some truths to clarify the many misconceptions surrounding addiction treatment from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Being aware of these truths is essential before you start any treatment program:
Every facility has its own programs and expectations. White House Recovery and Detox believes in treating the whole person and providing an encouraging and empathetic environment where people get support as they take the necessary steps towards recovery. When you do your intake interview, our care team will help you determine the best treatment plan for your mental and physical health. These might involve medication-assisted treatments, psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, or alternative therapies. We work with each person to provide the best experience possible and increase the chances of long-term success.
Addiction treatment is not easy and requires dedication, hard work, and sometimes tough love from the staff who will help motivate you to heal. We expect you to attend one-on-one and group sessions that will help you identify the root cause of your addiction and give you coping skills that can help you make positive lifestyle and behavioral changes. Common treatments include:
Many stigmas are associated with both being diagnosed with SUD and treatment. Addiction is a disease and does not mean that someone with SUD is a bad person. Some people refuse to get treatment because they are afraid that their peers, employers, or loved ones will learn about their addiction and treat them differently. Removing the stigmas associated with addiction and treatment is essential for healing and getting support.
If you are looking to get help for a friend or loved one, approach them with compassion and empathy. How you word your concerns can have a significant impact on their mental health and feelings towards treatment. You can learn more about reducing stigmas associated with addiction and substance use treatment by reading through the Words Matter suggestion card created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.