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Addiction Treatment Types

Recovering from addiction is hard work, but those suffering from addiction can rest assured that effective treatment is available in a variety of forms.

Find treatment that’s right for you.

Recovering from addiction is hard work, but addicts can rest assured that effective treatment is available in a variety of forms. Many treatment plans involve a combination of approaches, including support groups, inpatient programs, outpatient programs, and extended care. Discover the plan that’s right for you, and start beating addiction today.

At Caron, we can help you build a treatment program that meets your needs.

Inpatient Rehab

Sometimes, the recovery process cannot commence until one leaves the environment that gave rise to his or her addiction. Inpatient programs help addicts dedicate themselves to comprehensive treatment in nurturing, distraction-free environments. Often, complete immersion in residential treatment produces deeper healing and better results.

What is inpatient rehabilitation?

Residential or inpatient addiction treatment typically involves medical detoxification, individual counseling, group counseling sessions and family counseling services. Programs may also offer spiritual counseling, exercise and nutrition advice and other wellness-promoting activities.

The most successful inpatient rehab programs approach addiction holistically, meaning they address a patient’s physical addiction as well as the social, spiritual, physical and emotional factors that contribute to it.

Caron’s inpatient programs have a long history of proven success. To learn whether inpatient rehabilitation is right for you or your loved one, get in touch today.

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Choosing a Rehab Center

Choosing a drug or alcohol rehab center is an incredibly important decision that involves a variety of factors.

Before choosing a treatment center, individuals and families should ask the following questions:

  • Does this treatment center treat addiction as a chronic disease and, as such, strive for continuity of care?
  • Does the center provide on-site assessment?
  • Will the facility develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the addict: one that will be constantly monitored, updated and modified as treatment progresses?
  • Is the facility safe?
  • Is the facility private?
  • How experienced and credentialed are members of the treatment team?
  • Is the facility location ideal for the addict?
  • What will treatment cost? Is the cost covered by my insurance or non-reimbursed medical plan? Are financial aid, financing, or scholarships available?
  • Is the program geared toward the addict’s age, gender and addiction severity?
  • Is the center able to provide comprehensive treatment that addresses all aspects of addiction (not just the destructive behaviors associated with it)?
  • Does the center have affiliations with hospitals and research groups that keep it on the cutting edge of addiction treatment?
  • What treatment approaches does this program use regarding detoxification; abstinence; individual, family and group therapy; use of pharmacotherapies; cognitive-behavioral therapy; endorsement or inclusion of 12-step programs or other mutual-help groups; relapse education and prevention; and a long-term recovery?
  • Is the facility equipped to assess and treat comorbidities, such as mental health disorders?
  • Does the center have programs in place to treat the addict’s family?
  • Is the family involved in decision-making, the treatment process and the recovery phase?
  • What type of ongoing treatment does the facility provide?
  • Does the program provide outpatient, inpatient, residential and short-stay options?
  • Have you checked your state’s licensure website such as the Department of Health regarding whether a treatment facility that you may be interested in has any major citations?
  • Is the treatment center accredited by an independent behavioral health body demonstrating the provider’s commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on best practices in the programs you require?

For help finding a program that suits your needs, please contact Caron.

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Extended Care

Extended care helps patients, especially those prone to relapse, cope with life’s ups and downs without the use of drugs or alcohol. Many people who are addicted to substances benefit from some form of extended care treatment, especially those who experience co-occurring disorders such as compulsive gambling, sex addiction, trauma, anxiety, grief or eating disorders. Extended care treatment can last from 90 days to a year or longer, depending on program structure.

The course of extended care treatment.

Extended care is normally executed in phases, beginning with intensive inpatient drug and alcohol treatment in a structured environment. As the patient makes progress, he may be encouraged to attend 12-Step meetings, begin job hunting, pursue an education or even visit home for short periods of time. Further into treatment, the patient may be transferred to a halfway house, where he will participate in intensive outpatient treatment under the supervision of qualified clinicians. Treatment becomes less intensive over time, although patients are expected and strongly encouraged to remain active in support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

Please contact Caron to learn more about extended care and whether it’s right for you or your loved one.

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Support Groups

By providing accountability and acceptance within safe, nurturing environments, support groups hugely benefit lifelong recovery for addicts of all kinds. Many support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), follow 12-Step programs designed to encourage spiritual growth, character development, helping behaviors and, of course, abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

Though not sufficient on their own, support groups are highly recommended components of comprehensive treatment plans.

What are the 12 Steps?

Designed by AA founders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the 12 Steps are a set of principles designed to guide addicts through the recovery process. They emphasize spiritual reflection, self-examination, admittance of guilt and reconciliation with those wronged.

What are 12-Step programs?

12-Step programs are fellowships of people recovering from addictions of all kinds, including narcotics, gambling, sex and food. Because 12-Step meetings provide steady social support, studies show that, when combined with comprehensive addiction treatment, they are highly effective in maintaining long-term sobriety.

While meeting formats vary from group to group, most consist of an opening and closing, such as a prayer or 12-Step reading; sharing of member stories and experiences; the study of a particular step; and a guest speaker. Meetings can be open or closed (anyone can attend open meetings, but closed meetings are limited to recovering alcoholics or addicts.) Most groups encourage new members to develop a relationship with a sponsor, an individual who has maintained sobriety for a number of years and can offer support and guidance through the recovery process.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (for recovering alcoholics) and Narcotics Anonymous (for recovering drug addicts) are two of the most prominent 12-Step groups. AA and NA offer confidential, rehabilitative forums for recovering addicts to share feelings, offer support and establish accountability relationships. AA and NA groups meet nationwide, are free of charge and have no religious affiliations.

Caron Fellowship Groups

Caron Fellowship Groups are designed to support patients who have completed recovery programs at Caron facilities. These welcoming networks of alumni, family and friends provide opportunities to connect through meetings, activities and events. Fellowship Groups also promote recovery by encouraging alumni to remain involved and give back. Meetings and events are free of charge.

For more information on Caron’s support groups, please click here or contact us.

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