Research on addiction treatment continues to evolve and emerge.
With all of the options for recovery, some people may feel discouraged when looking for treatment. What’s the best option? Is recovery really worth the trouble?
Yes, it is. In the U.S., alcoholism and drug addiction have reached an all-time high, showing an increase usage of marijuana, prescription pain relievers, and the trending inhalants among teenagers. Methamphetamine and heroin usage is at a gradual incline as well. While underage drinking has declined slightly from 28.8 to 22.7%, binge drinking and heavy drinking have become more widespread among both men and women.
We’ve compiled a list of the top addiction and recovery solutions endorsed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to help sort of your options.
First in their success rating, popularity, and availability are the highly acclaimed 12-Step programs derived from Alcoholics Anonymous. For over 65 years, millions of men and women have found sobriety and continued dedication to recovery with this program. Although most professionals agree AA is essential to long-term sobriety, it’s not the “do all / end all” for everyone. When addiction co-occurs with mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, PTSD, or bipolar, recovery may require additional pharmacotherapies and/or behavioral therapies.
List of addiction and recovery solutions:
- Long / Short Term Residential Treatment
- Outpatient Treatment Programs
- Individual and Group Counseling
It is best to work closely with an addiction specialist to determine which recovery solution is right for your situation. Once that has been established, different treatment modalities will be implemented to address specific aspects of drug addiction and its consequences for the individual, family, and society.
If you or someone you love is looking for alcohol treatment in Texas, contact Great Oaks Recovery Center anytime at (877) 977-3268. We can help.
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