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3 Ways We Treat Addiction

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Treating drug addiction is about more than helping you detox. Once you withdraw from drugs, there is still a lot more work to be done to help you get clean and stay clean for life. Cravings, stress, mental health conditions, and coping skills all need to be addressed to prevent relapse. Drug addiction treatment needs to be well-rounded to be as effective as possible.

At Midwest Center at Youngstown, we aim to provide our patients with a holistic approach to drug addiction treatment in Ohio that is customized for the needs of each individual. Call us today at 844.544.0502 to learn how we can help design the right treatment plan for you so you can enjoy a new clean lifestyle.

There are three main ways we treat drug addiction to help our patients achieve the health and happiness they deserve.

1. Treating Addiction with Medication

Various medications can be used during the detox phase of your treatment to help make you more comfortable and decrease your cravings. During an inpatient stay, you can be monitored around the clock and provided with medications as needed to help you deal with the aches and pains of withdrawal. 

There are also medications designed to help sustain recovery by blocking a drug’s effects on the brain or by replacing the drug with a safer, less potent medication. These medications can be provided during outpatient treatment to help you stay clean by decreasing or eliminating your cravings. 

2. Addiction Treatment Therapies

Therapy for treating drug addiction can include anything from individual counseling to group or family therapy. Each type has its own value and, when used together, can provide you with the most thorough, effective treatment experience.

Individual counseling can help you work through distorted thought patterns and past trauma as well as mental health conditions that could have contributed to your drug addiction. Your counselor can also teach you healthy coping skills to use in the future to help you manage stress better and eliminate or avoid triggers for drug use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is commonly used for treating drug addiction since it is focused on restructuring unhealthy thought patterns, so you can begin to choose thoughts that help rather than those that harm.

Group therapy is helpful for bonding with others through shared experiences, supporting one another, and reinforcing the coping skills learned from individual counseling sessions.

Family therapy can help address dysfunctional dynamics between family members that may have contributed to or exacerbated stress, mental health conditions, and drug addiction. Relationships can be harmed and even destroyed by addiction, but a family therapist can help you all begin to heal together. 

3. Health and Wellness Programs in Addiction Recovery

Your health and wellness are a crucial part of your drug addiction treatment program. Improving the health of your mind and body can go a long way toward helping you stay clean for the long term.

Nutritional counseling can introduce you to the best foods for healing your body from the negative effects of addiction. 

Physical fitness programs that include cardiovascular exercise and strength training can help you feel stronger, more confident, and clearer-minded, all of which can make you more resistant to cravings. Feeling healthier can even reduce the appeal of substance use.

Stress reduction techniques are invaluable for treating drug addiction and preventing relapse since stress is often a major contributing factor in addiction. Yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation are all powerful methods of calming your mind and body. 

Midwest Center at Youngstown: An Effective, Holistic Approach to Treating Drug and Alcohol Addiction

If you are looking for a holistic approach to treating alcohol addiction in Ohio, Midwest Center at Youngstown has what you need. We provide the most well-rounded drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Ohio in our comfortable, peaceful center. To learn more about how we combine medication, therapy, and health and wellness programs into our highly effective addiction treatment, give us a call at 844.544.0502.