It’s a catch 22 when new innovative research on addiction and recovery solutions evolve and emerge.
The many treatment modalities continue to multiply thus making it confusing when searching for a solution to addiction. Many become frustrated and find it too stressful, questioning if recovery is really worth it. Well it is.
Today in the U.S., alcoholism and drug addiction reached an all-time high showing an increase usage of marijuana, prescription pain relievers and the trending inhalants among young kids. Methamphetamine and Heroin usage is at a gradual incline as well. In terms of alcohol, underage drinking has declined slightly from 28.8% to 22.7, however binge drinking and heavy drinking have become more widespread among both men and women. With these statistics, it’s no wonder we have a problem with addiction.
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, and in terms of success rating, most popular and ease of availability is 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. Many suffer from dual-diagnosis which can contribute to addiction, and specific mental health disorders 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 addition specialist to best determine which recovery solution is best 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 a loved one is in need or help with addiction and recovery solutions, please either contact your family physician or find an addiction specialists by contacting The American Society of Addiction Medicine.
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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