Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to choosing an addiction treatment center. Once you decide to get help for an addiction, whether for you or someone close to you, you want to get as much information as you can. The more you know, the less stress and anxiety you will feel, making it easier to follow through.
Here are some helpful addiction treatment resources that will help you understand our:
- Addiction treatment process
- Programs and therapy services
Table of Contents
- 1 Answering Questions
- 2 Treatment Programs
- 3 Treatment Therapies
- 4 The Substance Abuse Cycle
- 5 We Work For You
- 6 Outpatient Care For Long-Term Recovery
- 7 Contact Miracles Recovery Center To Begin Your Recovery
- 8 References:
Miracles know that you have a lot of questions, and our blogs and articles can help answer your questions and help cut through some of the confusion. By checking these informational resources, you can play a greater part in your substance abuse treatment plan right from the start.
Deciding to find help for an addiction is just the beginning of the treatment process. Miracles Recovery Center is one of the foremost outpatient facilities in the country. We specialize in outpatient treatment for those people who, for any reason, can not commit to living in a treatment facility. Our licensed, certified, and highly experienced staff will work with you and your family to build a treatment plan specifically for you. Choosing the appropriate program begins with you. Our treatment programs are:
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A PHP is a treatment program that allows the individual to continue to live independently while being supported by family and friends and receiving intense therapy and addiction treatment. Miracles Recovery Center has the leading PHP program on the Treasure Coast of Florida. You will attend all-day treatment sessions 5 days a week. In addition, our PHP gives you the option of attending sessions during the day or the evening so that you can go on living your life as normally as possible.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
In our IOP, the program is much the same as the PHP but requires fewer hours and days of the week. Once again, you have the option to attend sessions during the days or evenings and you can schedule around your work, family, or school commitments. The IOP makes an excellent step-down from the more intense PHP. Research has shown that the longer an individual stays in some type of treatment, the better their chances at long-term recovery.
Outpatient Program (OP)
Miracles’ OP is for people who are motivated to stop using drugs or alcohol but do not need the intense structure of PHP or IOP. An outpatient program requires less time and allows more flexibility in scheduling. As with the IOP, it makes a common-sense step-down program for people who have completed more intensive programs but don’t feel confident enough to handle life without some continuing care.
Miracles Recovery Center believes in miracles. But you don’t need a miracle here. Our therapy modalities are evidence-based and scientifically proven to work. Our team of clinicians is experienced and motivated to help you succeed.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Behavioral therapies have been scientifically proven to be the most effective type of treatment for addiction. It involves efforts to change patterns of behavior and thinking. It is also highly useful in treating:
- Marriage problems
- Severe mental disorders
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy that puts the focus on your behavior and thought patterns. This helps you understand how your negative attitudes and thoughts can directly affect your behavior.
CBT treatment emphasizes what is happening in your life now, rather than what led up to your problems. The focus is mainly on moving forward to develop more effective ways of coping with life. CBT and other behavioral therapies are especially effective at helping you develop a substance abuse relapse prevention plan and helping you stick to it.
You may think it would be difficult discussing your problems with a group, but group therapy brings benefits that individual therapy doesn’t. Benefit include:
- Groups act as a support network and as a sounding board. Other group members might be able to help you recognize certain ideas for improving difficult situations.
- Other members may challenge your thinking and hold you accountable.
- Talking and listening to other people regularly can help you put your problems in perspective. You might have been feeling like you were the only one with problems and it can be a relief to know you’re not alone.
- Observing how diverse group members handle problems and make positive changes helps you discover new strategies for dealing with your issues and strategies for relapse prevention.
Individual therapy is a shared process between you and your therapist. Therapists are trained professionals experienced in helping people work through painful or embarrassing issues. This will help you learn strategies for changing unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Your therapist can help you make needed lifestyle changes and help you identify the underlying causes of your symptoms. If you have an undiagnosed mental disorder, individual therapy will be essential in your treatment of both disorders.
Holistic psychotherapy is an approach that targets the relationship between body, mind, and spirit. In holistic therapy, you will look at the way problems in one part of your life can lead to problems in another. By following holistic therapy, you may become more tuned into your total awareness, which can promote a greater acceptance of your “self.” Some holistic techniques practiced at Miracles Recovery Center include:
Researchers have looked at the connection between adult/childhood trauma and addiction. They found that people trying to manage symptoms of trauma by turning to drugs or alcohol. On the other hand, individuals who are addicted to substances are more susceptible to being traumatized by others. Regardless of which happened first, you need both issues to be treated at the same time. Our counselors will help you work through your source of trauma or your source of addiction.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
MAT is a treatment method that attempts to maintain treatment and long-term recovery by using medications to help you manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal, cravings and the rewarding effects of drugs or alcohol. It also helps with the physical changes that addiction causes in your body. There are many benefits to using medication-assisted treatment including:
- It increases time in treatment which increases the likelihood of long-term recovery and prevention of substance use relapse.
- MAT decreases illegal drug use and other illegal activities.
- It improves birth outcomes for women who use drugs or alcohol while pregnant.
Behavioral therapies have been scientifically proven to be the most effective type of treatment for addiction. It involves efforts to change patterns of
The Substance Abuse Cycle
When did your substance abuse, or your loved ones, happen? This is one of the first questions you have when you realize it’s an addiction. Understanding the cycles of addiction might help you realize how it happened.
Stage 1: Experimental
Everybody deserves a drink after a stressful day at work, right? So one day after work you go to the bar and have one. It helps you relax. Then, you have another stressful day and your mind goes to how nice it would be to relax with another drink. Before long, your mind wants a drink after every stressful situation. The experimental stage focuses on the euphoria and relaxing effects of the substance.
Stage 2: Recreational
The recreational stage finds you craving the stress-free state of mind you enjoyed the first few times you used. Early in this stage, the craving is still controllable and you can go days or weeks without a drink. Then, when you do have that next drink, you indulge in a little bit extra because it’s been so long. This begins the next stage.
Stage 3: Early Dependency/Risky Use
People close to you may notice this before you do. This brings on a change of priorities. Now, you may not stay long enough at work to finish your work because you want to make it to happy hour. You may take part in risky behaviors like driving while drunk. Relationships with friends and family might start to fall apart.
Stage 4: Dependence
At this point, you have built up a tolerance and need a dangerous amount of your chosen substance to feel the relaxation and euphoria. Also, going without it for a certain amount of time can now cause withdrawal symptoms. Cravings become intense.
Stage 5: Substance Use Disorder
By now you can’t function in your daily life without that substance that you depend on. You might have lost your job, dropped out of school, or even be homeless. Despite these consequences, you continue your substance abuse.
We Work For You
You’ve decided to get treatment for your substance abuse issue. It’s the first thing on your mind. But the second thing is probably worrying about how to pay for the treatment. We can handle these inquiries for you.
Our admissions team can contact your insurance company and verify what your coverage will and won’t cover. In addition, we can offer financing options for individuals who are paying on their own. And if it is applicable, Medicare and Medicaid provide coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Outpatient Care For Long-Term Recovery
Both inpatient and outpatient can help you stop using drugs or alcohol and lower your risk of relapse after recovery. One type is not better or more effective. The things that are different about them are the setting and what works best for you and your situation.
Some of the benefits of outpatient care are:
- You can live at home during treatment. This is great if your family and friends are your support system.
- The cost of outpatient treatment is usually much lower than inpatient care. Insurance companies are more likely to cover the cost of outpatient treatment.
- Outpatient treatment can offer the same different types of counseling as an inpatient. You and the clinicians choose the level of intensity of care that you need.
- Sessions can be attended around work and school schedules.
- Some treatment centers, such as Miracles Recovery Center can treat people with co-occurring disorders
Contact Miracles Recovery Center To Begin Your Recovery
Ask questions, verify your insurance, set up an appointment. Get your life out of the grip of addiction. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.