How a Wide Variety of Treatment Modalities Benefit Recovery
Various Programs for Various Conditions
Millions of people suffer from substance addiction or mental and behavioral health disorders every year and sadly, because of social stigma, only a small percentage seek help. For those who make the courageous decision to treat their conditions, their self-esteem, overall well-being and longevity are significantly increased. Unfortunately, for the remaining people who suffer, their symptoms and conditions will only get worse; they may begin to lose everything they love and become depressed and suicidal. Luckily, there are treatment facilities all across the nation that offer a wide variety of treatment modalities that benefit recovery and help people maintain healthy lifestyles outside of treatment.
What are Treatment Modalities?
Depending on what is being treated, there are many different treatment modalities. If patients are suffering from a severe substance addiction, their treatment modalities will include an extensive detoxification (detox) process followed by a combination of traditional and experiential therapies. For those who are suffering from behavioral disorders, their treatment modalities will include mostly therapy; each designed to help patients recognize their maladaptive behaviors in order to replace them with positive coping mechanisms.
It is important to understand what the treatment modalities are in order to choose a program that is right for a patient’s unique and specific needs. Choose a program that offers multiple detox options, including drug and alcohol, subacute and rapid. Each detox is designed to thoroughly and safely remove all toxic substances from the body, all while under the close supervision of medical professionals. For those who do not need detox, the program must provide a wide variety of therapeutic options, such as cognitive behavioral, brief strategic family and meditation, in order to fully treat whatever behavioral condition patients may be suffering from.
The best programs will offer as many treatment modalities as possible in order to ensure success.
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When to Begin Treatment Modalities
Because there are so many substance addictions, as well as mental and behavioral health disorders, it may be difficult to notice whether an addict or their loved one may need help. Even when they are the most common conditions that people suffer from, the signs and symptoms range from acute physical harm to extreme mental damage.
There are so many substances to become addicted to, such as:
- Prescription Drugs
- Club Drugs
Each substance produces a different kind of high, as well as signs of addiction and symptoms of withdrawal. Take methamphetamine use for instance, it causes increased wakefulness and physical activity, as well as severe dental problems and skin sores due from scratching; while marijuana use causes lethargy and occasional dry mouth. The symptoms cannot be any more different than each other, which just goes to show that many people could possibly be addicted to drugs and in need of help but there is no one to guide them in the right direction. In order to understand whether or not treatment modalities are necessary, it is beyond important to recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction and other disorders.
Signs of addiction include:
- Uncontrollable compulsion to regularly use the substance
- Lack the ability to cease using the substance
- Ensuring constant availability of the substance
- Finding any means necessary to obtain drugs, even if it’s illegal
- Falsely believes there are benefits of regularly using the drug
- Engaging in risky and inappropriate behavior
- Extreme weight loss or changes in appetite
- Destruction of dental health
- Impaired coordination and/or speech
- Lack of motivation
- Appears anxious, fearful or paranoid for no reason
- Hyperactivity or agitation
- Unusual smells on breath, body or clothing
- Frequently getting in trouble
- Sudden change in friends or hobbies
Symptoms of behavioral disorders include:
- Spending excessive hours at work, online, exercising or watching porn
- Neglecting loved ones in order to work, shop, exercise or play videogames
- Stealing money in order to feed a shopping or gambling addiction
- Becoming depressed or anxious when they cannot login to email or websites
Both substance addiction and behavioral health disorders can lead to detrimental effects on the physical and mental health of the body if left untreated. Treatment modalities, which are offered at treatment programs, provide guidance and support to those who are suffering in order for them to live a healthy and happy life free from the dependence.
What are the Benefits of Treatment Modalities?
Treatment modalities are designed to help patients successfully recover from their addiction or behavioral disorder. They offer tools, tips, tricks and advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle outside of a treatment facility.