Addiction Intervention in Indiana
When discussing treatment options, there are many different forms of treatment centers nationwide. As a nation, the way we view addiction has changed and so has our way of treating the disease of addiction. Due to our views changing, there have been many different ways to help battle this disease. In order to receive the best chances for long-term sobriety, clients often use a combination of these forms or treatment:
Detoxification (Detox): A medically supervised detox is an excellent start to treatment; however, it should not be mistaken for actual treatment. Treatment centers use detox to get a correct “read” of the client to properly set up a treatment plan for them. If a client does not have medical supervision during a detox, it could result in injury or even death. If a client goes through detox but does not follow through with treatment, it will not give them long-term sobriety.
Intensive Residential Treatment: Typically a 30 day process, Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT) is the most intense form of treatment available. Patients in an IRT program live in the treatment facility for the length of their treatment. Removing a client from their surroundings allows them to fully address their addiction. Also, having the capability to observe patients all day gives treatment centers a more comprehensive diagnosis.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOT) is considered as the beginning of a client’s Continuum of Care. As the name suggests, the clients live at home and spends a majority of the day at the treatment center. When there is good communication between clients and professionals, IOT can be a valuable tool. Before entering into an IOT program, clients should have a solid foundation in recovery in order to give them the best chances for sobriety. This form of treatment takes what is learned in residential treatment and builds upon it.
Standard Outpatient: This form of treatment is ideal for clients that are considered “less severe” or have less severe substance abuse patterns than their peers. Even though it is considered as being “less intense” in terms of treatment, clients still work one-on-one with therapists. Just like IOT, standard outpatient treatment allows the clients to live at home yet still attend treatment.
Sober Living: Sober living housing ranges from 24-hour supervised housing to peer-run locations. Typically, sober living facilities partner with standard outpatient treatment programs to give the clients a more alternative form of treatment. This level of treatment is best used for a client that has gone through treatment and is ready for the next step before being out on their own. The clients that are accepted into a Sober Living house are referred by treatment centers.
Are you enabling?
Is your loved one an addict and you do not know how to help? Or when you bring up getting help they tell you "Yes, I have a problem I just cannot stop everything to get help, let me get some things in order." This is enabling. They are giving you hope and you wait and wait. This can go on for years.
Only are you not helping them but the physical and mental stress you are putting on yourself is also dangerous.
Interventions do help the person address that his/her addiction is causing problems, however this is the easy part. The hardest part is to teach the family about addiction and how come together. This usually helps with a longer lasting results. Once a person comes home from rehab Then What?. The family went back to their routine and so will the addict. But if the family changes so will the addict.