The Importance of Individual Treatment Plans to Recover from Drug Addiction
Many have probably heard that drug rehabilitation centers resort to individual treatment and rehabilitation plans. Does this make any sense, or is personalized treatment just a marketing move? To understand this issue, it is essential to comprehend the specifics of drug addiction and human psychology.
Where does drug addiction stem from?
Drug addiction is a complex pathology that often has several interconnected reasons, which can be chemical or psychological. The former is relatively rare in our region and may be related to prolonged treatment with drugs capable of causing addiction. However, more often, people with psychological problems are at risk. Due to this, they agree to try psychoactive substances for the first time and become fixated on the effects of drugs, making the addiction particularly strong. Some of these factors include:
- Emotional immaturity. Contrary to common belief, immaturity is characteristic of people of any age, and its cause lies in lifestyle, upbringing, or other criteria. An immature person is incapable of analyzing and foreseeing the consequences of their actions, perceiving drugs only as a source of instant pleasure and an opportunity to “escape” from real problems.
- Trauma and conflicts. Losses, severe tragedies, or constant conflicts with loved ones have a similar effect on individuals – a state of constant stress and emotional pain. If a person is disappointed in life or those around them, their beliefs and even the ability to think rationally become vulnerable. As a result, the addict turns to psychoactive substances to relieve tension or numb their suffering.
- Social or self-realization problems. This criterion has no age restrictions – failures in finding a place in life, building relationships, or achieving self-realization cause self-doubt and a depressed state in which the “distracting” effect of drugs is particularly noticeable. Paradoxically, successes on all fronts can also have a similar effect – a person seeks new sensations, which can lead them down the path of drug addiction.
- Negative role models. Bad or good examples influence people much more than the words they hear, and this is especially noticeable in childhood or adolescence. If there are individuals with a tendency to smoking, alcohol, or drugs in one’s environment, it contributes to developing tolerance for psychoactive substances. The environment can include not only family members but also friends, peers, or even idols from sports and show business, who may also be familiar with drug addiction.
As can be seen, drug addiction can have many causes. Additionally, it is essential to remember that there are various types of psychoactive substances that exert specific effects on the human body. Failing to consider all these factors significantly reduces the likelihood of successful treatment. This is precisely why individual treatment plans for drug addiction are an integral component of successful rehabilitation, helping individuals return to a normal life free from addictions.
Focusing on the cause provides the key to the success of individual plans
Individual plans to combat addiction take into account not only the type of drugs used but also the individual’s psychological characteristics. An essential role in successful treatment is played by addressing the reasons for the addiction. If the psychological problems or the addict’s environment are not addressed, only a temporary effect will be achieved, and the person will remain at risk and susceptible to negative influences.
Experience shows that addicts who undergo not only chemical but also psychological rehabilitation during their recovery are less prone to relapses even in the long run. This is another reason highlighting the importance of individual treatment plans developed by modern rehabilitation centers.
Effective clinical methods
The IsraRehab Clinic is a modern rehabilitation center that relies on leading global methodologies and the best qualities of Israeli medicine in its work. Among other approaches, the following are applied to patients:
- Assistance in overcoming chemical addiction and preventing relapses.
- Identification of psychological causes of addiction.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy to prevent relapse.
In addition to these methods, the healing Israeli climate, the right environment, and attentive staff contribute to the rehabilitation process. Such an approach is the key to success on the path to a life free from addiction.