Man and Woman discussing a treatment plan for recovery.One of the most important parts of the recovery process is developing a solid addiction treatment plan. Addiction doesn’t discriminate, and people of all genders, races and other backgrounds can develop an addiction. Every person who develops an addiction has a different path that led him or her to a chemical dependency. This means that it’s important to develop an individualized treatment plan to give you the best care possible.

First, you’ll need to have your treatment program professionals perform an assessment to gauge the severity of your addiction. Some facilities use the ASAM Criteria which has been developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). These criteria evaluateon your addiction on an individual basis to check different mental, physical and behavioral issues. This allows the treatment center to create an individualized treatment plan to suit your needs.

A Treatment Plan for Physical Dependency

Most people who come into treatment have a physical dependency on drugs or alcohol, which results in withdrawal symptoms if the substance is halted. The symptoms of withdrawal develop due to the body needing drugs or alcohol to function properly. When the substances begin to leave the system, there are a wide range of symptoms depending on the substance. Some of the symptoms are physical and some are psychological and can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Body tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Flu-like symptoms

In some cases, there are much more severe symptoms of withdrawal like seizures and heart failure. Beaches Recovery works closely with a local detox facility to help you get physically and mentally stable before treatment. In detox, you’ll have medical supervision at all times, which will help you feel safe and secure. Through different methods, you’ll see that it is possible to get through detox comfortably.

Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

Many people try to enter an outpatient treatment program because they’re afraid to commit to an inpatient level of care. Part of developing a quality plan for treatment is an evaluation of how severe your addiction is. Those with a severe addiction have experienced chronic relapses because they cannot control their cravings. This means that an outpatient level of care will most likely be unsuccessful.

It’s also important to look at your environment and living situation when choosing a level of care. You may not realize it, but the people you live with or associate with may be your biggest triggers. It can be extremely difficult to stay sober when you’re going home to a toxic environment. Residential treatment helps you create a foundation to learn how to deal with these life situations and remain sober.

The Status of Your Mental Health

Mental illness is extremely common with people who struggle with the disease of addiction, so part of the assessment will gauge any other mental disorder. If you experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD or mood disorders, you’ll need specific addiction treatment services. Dual diagnosis treatment can help address your symptoms of a co-occurring mental illness as well. Your addiction and mental illness are two separate issues to work on while in treatment and will be part of your treatment plan.

Come to Beaches Recovery to receive the attention and care you need to succeed in treatment and recovery. We’ll work with you individually to discuss what type of treatment plan will work best for you. Our JCAHO accredited facility provides a variety of different therapeutic methods that will cater to your specific needs based on your individualized treatment plan. Our accreditation also means that we work with different insurance companies to help you with the cost of treatment.

Whether you’re struggling with an addiction to alcohol, cocaine, prescription drugs, heroin or meth, we’re here to offer addiction help. Call us today at 866-605-0532 so we can construct a treatment plan that will give you every advantage to get sober and stay that way.