Addiction Treatment

At White House Recovery

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:

  • Stop the use of drugs or alcohol
  • Provide methods for staying free of drugs or alcohol 
  • Assist clients in becoming healthy, happy, productive members of their family and community


What is Addiction?

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: 

  • “Binge/Intoxication: the stage at which an individual consumes an intoxicating substance and experiences its rewarding or pleasurable effects;
  • Withdrawal/Negative Affect: the stage at which an individual experiences a negative emotional state in the absence of the substance; and
  • Preoccupation/Anticipation: the stage at which one seeks substances again after a period of abstinence.”

 

Dual Diagnosis

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.  

 

Misconceptions About Addiction Treatment 

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:

  • MAT and other treatments are only the first steps towards long-term sobriety and recovery from SUD.
  • Effective treatment plans are holistic and will find ways to address all of your needs, not only the addiction.
  • There is no one “fix-it” treatment because everyone has different physical, mental, and emotional needs.
  • Addiction can be successfully treated.

What to Expect From Treatment 

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:

  • Behavioral counseling and therapy
  • Medication and other medical assistance treating withdrawal symptoms
  • Treatment for any co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Relapse prevention and additional education 
  • Aftercare planning and follow-up

 

Stigmas Associated With Addiction and Treatment

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.

We are here for you

You can recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Evidence-based standardized treatments are known to provide relief and healing for people who have substance use disorder (SUD). Many available resources can help no matter where you are in your recovery. The men and women at White House Recovery and Detox are here to help you and give you the tools you need to treat your addiction. Substance use can affect all aspects of your life, and we strive to create an environment that can approach your treatment from a holistic perspective. You are not alone.