A Closer Look at What to Expect in Addiction Treatment

Monday, July 29, 2019 at 3:54 pm in
Therapist listening to client

Addiction: A chronic disease
Recovery: A new way of living


As addiction is a gradual progression, so is the treatment and recovery process.

Treatment at Valor Recovery Center is individualized, collaborative and occurs over the long term through a continuum of care and support. Our treatment goals and expectations are designed to ensure you have the best opportunity to learn, change and heal.

It is important for you to feel comfortable with your treatment expectations, so we have answered some of your potential questions about what you can expect in addiction treatment.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE INITIAL MEETING?

When you first arrive at Valor Recovery Center you will meet with a clinician to review and discuss:
•    Your physical and mental health
•    Types of substances used
•    Family history
•    Other variables related to your addiction
Understanding all aspects of your health and well-being helps us develop the best possible rehabilitation and recovery plan for you.

IS THERE AN ORIENTATION PROGRAM?

We'll help you get oriented right from the start by introducing you to basic addiction treatment concepts and goals, including:
•    The disease model of addiction
•    The social, physical, emotional, impact of substance use disorder
•    The importance of post-rehab recovery management
Your orientation will also cover patient rights, responsibilities and confidentiality laws.

WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL MY ADDICTION TREATMENT INCLUDE?

Drug and alcohol rehab comes in slightly different structures and intensities, but abstinence-based, evidence-based practices are core to all of our programs. Whether a residential or outpatient rehab program is recommended for you, your core treatment activities will include:
•    Individual therapy
•    Educational lectures
•    Group therapy
•    Special-focus groups (e.g., trauma, grief, healthy relationships)

Learn more about Valor Recovery Center Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment programs

HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO BE IN ADDICTION TREATMENT?

The length and pace of treatment will be based on your specific situation and clinical milestones. Throughout treatment, a primary counselor will work with you to identify your goals and guide your care. If you're facing more complex recovery issues, your treatment team may recommend more time to address:
•    Special issues and concerns
•    Mental health complications
•    Relapse prevention
•    Sober living skills

HOW CAN I EXPECT TO FEEL DURING TREATMENT?

As treatment begins, you are likely to feel uncomfortable. As you learn more about the symptoms and impact of addiction, many of those uncomfortable feelings will begin to fade. Learning about personal authenticity, feeling your feelings, changing negative thought patterns, and practicing stress reduction will provide you with much-needed relief.

If you remain uncomfortable over time, are experiencing low moods, a sense of helplessness and/or ongoing anxiety, you should inform a member of your care team. We can offer mental and medical health assessments as well as other resources and services to provide additional relief.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?

Our drug and alcohol treatment programs are designed to not only help you get well but to stay well and to thrive in recovery. At discharge, your care team will discuss post-treatment recommendations with you.

We've learned from research that the strength of your recovery from addiction is directly related to your follow-through with continuing care recommendations.

Learn more about continuing care recommendations: Recovery doesn’t end after treatment.

 

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