Many therapeutic settings use group therapy to capitalize on the social reinforcement offered by peer discussion and to help promote drug-free lifestyles. Research has shown that when group therapy either is offered in conjunction with individualized drug counseling or is formatted to reflect the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy or contingency management, positive outcomes are achieved. Currently, researchers are testing conditions in which group therapy can be standardized and made more community-friendly.
Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Treatment.
First, the person needs to have a supportive key worker and doctor in place to help them through the process.
There are three separate community detox guidelines for methadone, benzodiazepines and z hypnotics.The Community Detoxification Guidelines have been redeveloped based on the experiences of the Community Detox Protocols.The revised Community Detoxification Guidelines have been approved by the Community Detoxification Steering Committee.
At Smarmore residential rehab clinic we offer the clinical excellence and specialist treatment experience for which our founding clinic in Scotland is renowned. Our addiction treatment programme has been carefully constructed with over 30 years’ practical and professional experience. We treat addiction as a disease of the brain and evidence shows that abstinence is essential for an optimal and long-lasting recovery.
Often, drug abusers come into contact with the criminal justice system earlier than other health or social systems, presenting opportunities for intervention and treatment prior to, during, after, or in lieu of incarceration. Research has shown that combining criminal justice sanctions with drug treatment can be effective in decreasing drug abuse and related crime. Individuals under legal coercion tend to stay in treatment longer and do as well as or better than those not under legal pressure. Studies show that for incarcerated individuals with drug problems, starting drug abuse treatment in prison and continuing the same treatment upon release—in other words, a seamless continuum of services—results in better outcomes: less drug use and less criminal behavior. More information on how the criminal justice system can address the problem of drug addiction can be found in Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations: A Research-Based Guide (National Institute on Drug Abuse, revised 2012).
Supportive & Effective Drug & Alcohol Detox.
Outpatient treatment varies in the types and intensity of services offered. Such treatment costs less than residential or inpatient treatment and often is more suitable for people with jobs or extensive social supports. It should be noted, however, that low-intensity programs may offer little more than drug education. Other outpatient models, such as intensive day treatment, can be comparable to residential programs in services and effectiveness, depending on the individual patient’s characteristics and needs. In many outpatient programs, group counseling can be a major component. Some outpatient programs are also designed to treat patients with medical or other mental health problems in addition to their drug disorders.