Which is better for drug and alcohol recovery facilities: traditional di i l methods h d or new adaptations?
ď śRecent innovations in treatment plans used at drug and alcohol addiction recovery facilities have shed new light on how new levels of complete p recoveries can be achieved. yp traditional ď śWhile some of them bypass methods altogether, more of these new plans have shown that alternative methods th d h have validity, lidit and d perhaps h should be instituted at centers across the country because of their success rates. rates
Getting through or around detox Traditional detox methods have not always proven successful for some patients. The intensity of cleansing drugs and alcohol from the body can be difficult to withstand, and some will drop out of programs because they cannot handle the physical symptoms any longer.
ď śIn light of this, some centers have developed ways to either speed the patient through the process, or allow them to â€œcheck outâ€? during g it,, so that the process becomes relatively painless for them.
ď śTesting done on a new method recently at New York substance abuse treatment centers focused on speeding up the withdrawal p process for p patients undergoing rehab through state funded care. ď śDuring this method, the patient is given drugs to chemically speed up the withdrawal ithd l process, forcing f i the th body b d to t process the addictive drugs quicker, and eliminate them from the body faster. faster
Unfortunately, detractors likened this process to “super super methadone” methadone , which just replaced one addiction for another, as p patients reported p feeling g symptoms y p of withdrawal even after treatment had ended.
ď śRecent studies done at Hawaii substance abuse treatment centers advocated the use of sleep treatments to bypass the physical p y trauma of withdrawal for both lifelong alcohol and drug abusers. y induced coma is utilized for ď śA medically patients with critical levels of cocaine, heroin and opiate abuse, allowing them t literally to lit ll sleep l th through h th the worstt physical withdrawal symptoms, and be awakened later feeling physically fine. fine
ď śCritics of this method insist that it is better for the addicts to feel what the drugs had done to their bodies, otherwise they y would never learn the error of their ways.
ď ś Holistic methods ď ś More acceptable changes that have come about in programs dealing with the treatment of both alcohol and drug abuse patients is the addition of holistic methods for dealing g with both detox and recovery. Practitioners of the holistic method concentrate on the patientâ€™s diet d i during th the detox d t phase, h encouraging i changes in food and nutrition to counteract the physical toll that detox can take on the human body.
ď śMeditation sessions, as well as psychological counseling took the place of previously implemented drugs to deal with the emotional toll,, and by y the end,, most patients faced their journey to recovery with a much more positive attitude than in the past.
ď śAs the patient transitions into recovery, the holistic method takes a page from programs that had been tried successfully y with teenage g addictions,, implementing customized counseling that targets building self-esteem, positive thinking, and social interactions.
ď śWhile critics believe that this type of counseling should not work as well with adults as it does with teens, the success rates so far should g give credence to the concept as a whole. ď ś http://www.thesubstanceabusetreatmentcenters.com
Published on Mar 5, 2012
Published on Mar 5, 2012
Recent innovations in treatment plans used at drug and alcohol addiction recovery facilities have shed new light on how new levels of comple...