Addiction is a disease, not an illness like the flu or common cold. As a result, you don’t get over it from a few days of bed rest or a short course of antibiotics. Those battling substance abuse often undergo multiple courses of treatment and that treatment is best left to the pros.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23.6 million Americans age 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem, but only 10.8 percent of them received treatment at a facility specializing in the treatment of substance abuse disorders.
A professional treatment program staff has the experience to properly assess an individual, determine if detox is needed, recommend an appropriate treatment plan customized to the individual and uncover any co-occurring issues such as trauma, depression, past sexual or physical abuse or bipolar that may contribute to addiction.
Once that assessment has been completed, decisions can be made regarding appropriate treatment, from a residential program to an intensive outpatient treatment program. Not all treatment facilities offer every level of care, so it’s important to get an assessment from a professional who can direct you to the right program for your specific needs.
Once you’re in a treatment program, the professionals there can help you assess your progress, determine the most appropriate length of stay and help with after-care plans that give you the best chance at long-term sobriety.
The Oaks at La Paloma Treatment Program
If you or someone you love is battling an addiction, call The Oaks at La Paloma at our toll-free number. Someone is there to take your call 24 hours a day and answer any questions you have about treatment, financing or insurance.
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