Four decisions determine your long-term recovery.
First, knowing you need help and asking for it.
Next, getting all the facts and choosing the best treatment.
Next, recovery depends on the relationship with your therapist-chose wisely. Last, medication is critical to successful recovery.
Going to the closest center (many of our patients travel 13 hours), not looking at all options and thinking there is no real difference (there is a 7x difference in results).
Listening to advice from the poorly informed, believing all claims, not understanding out-of-pocket costs and incomplete disclosures(there are no hidden costs with us), Trusting impressive facilities and reputations.
Joining a one-size-fits-all program, choosing poorly qualified therapists lecturing to many patients at a time(we personalize your therapy).
Most of all, not having medication assistance (essential for effective treatment(see SAMHSA & WHO). It’s missing in most programs.
Residential (inpatient), daycare, intensive outpatient or outpatient are your choices. Far more expensive inpatient treatment is of no benefit unless there is violent or out of control behavior, severe withdrawal, many relapses, bad environment, or inability to comply or participate without supervision.
Nearly everyone can be effectively treated monthly as outpatients on medication(as we do). The oldest and usual treatment- talk and group therapy-believe the cause is a moral, spiritual and will-power failure which only a higher power can heal, treatment consists of talking. It’s results are in the 10% range.
Evidence-based research shows the cause to be a chronic genetic, neurologic and biochemical brain disease from drug-damage which may be managed by maintenance medication, connection and behavioral change. Outcomes average 70%.
Outpatient Individual, monthly buprenorphine outpatient therapy results in recovery in 70% while allowing normal activities. Compared to non-medicated, tapered or abstinence programs with their 10% success rates.
Most substance users have mental health issues such as anxiety, depression or post traumatic stress syndrome . They must be fully dealt with(as we do) to achieve lasting sobriety. Remember we are a top 10 addiction therapy center caring for ALL chemical dependencies and coexisting problems.
The best sources of information are:
Nida (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Asam (American Society Of Addiction Medicine)
Aaap (American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry)
NAABT (The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment)