What drives a person into substance abuse isn’t always clear, and there’s almost never any one answer to why someone becomes an addict. There are a lot of influencing factors in substance abuse and addiction. That’s why it is important for treatment facilities, whether they’re residential or outpatient, to treat people as individuals and create individualized treatment plans for those working toward recovery. For addicts who are looking for treatment from residential rehab, this type of treatment plan may seem like a no-brainer, but there are facilities that take a one size fits all approach.
Using Individualized Treatment Plans
At Villa Oasis' residential program, individualized treatment plans are part of their standard of care because everyone is unique, and has unique needs. Ignoring who a person is and their experiences do not create a nurturing environment that supports real healing and recovery. For most addicts, meeting their physical and psychological needs are at the top of their list, but getting a comprehensive diagnosis is key to the heart of the individualized plan. Addicts are matched to specific services so that they can connect to healing modalities that will support them as they start their sobriety. This is something that should be done for anyone checking into a residential treatment center.
Benefits of Individualized Treatment Plans
There are a lot of advantages that come with implementing these types of plans. By understanding that there is more to substance abuse disorder than just the addict, the road to healing is a lot clearer. These plans work by treating addicts in a holistic manner, addressing their mind, body, and spirit. There are a lot of healing modalities to choose from, so if yoga isn’t something someone is interested in trying, perhaps adventure therapy or meditation is more appealing. Individualized treatment plans also include secure social networks that are centered on sobriety and maintaining healthy relationships.
How Plans Develop
The core parts of an individual treatment plan include addressing physical health concerns, mental health concerns, various therapies, and the addict’s family. There is even room for post-treatment strategies in individualized plans. Medication therapy is considered for addicts whose bodies are so dependent on a substance that the withdrawal symptoms are severe and possibly life threatening. If an addict has physical health problems due to neglect or substance abuse, those issues will need to be managed. For those with co-curring disorders, mental health therapies are helpful in healing the mind. And including an addict’s family helps to ensure that there will be added support from those who love them during and after treatment.
Having a solid plan that is agreed upon by an addiction specialist, counselors, and the addict is an integral part of healing and recovery. It’s even appreciated by the friends and family of the addict. Real healing is possible when the whole person is treated and seen and heard. Great individualized plans will also include aftercare that is carefully managed to build an addict’s confidence and help reduce instances of relapse.