How Are Treatment Plans Designed? 

How Are Treatment Plans Designed? 

Treatment plans are an integral part of therapy at rehab facilities. They help inform everyone involved in the person’s care how they should be treated, what medications to give, types of therapies to offer, and other things that inform their recovery process. The most effective addiction treatment often includes medication alongside therapy, depending on the person’s situation. 

How Medication Works

Medication used in addiction treatment plans are used to reduce cravings and support withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the type of drug used, the person may experience pretty severe symptoms. Some approved medications may be used to treat nicotine use, alcoholism, opioids, and other drug addictions. Behavioral disorders and mental health issues may require medication as well which also means medication needs to be checked against existing plans to ensure the safety of the person in rehab.

Therapeutic Support

When therapeutic support is put together in a plan, there are a few things to include within that to provide maximum support:

  • Interviewing techniques: motivational interviewing can be helpful to support a person’s confidence and motivation to change their old behaviors
  • CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy helps people notice and shift their thoughts and behaviors that kept addiction in its place
  • Couples therapy: improves communication and reduces conflict for couples in a relationship where one partner has a substance abuse problem
  • Community reinforcement approach: focus is on improving family relationships, job skill development, and alternative activities that are sober to keep a person clean in recovery
  • Counseling: individual counseling and group counseling will be offered to help a person with addiction sort out what they are struggling with and find ways to deal with it that bring hope and light to recovery

Addiction and substance abuse often co-occur with mental health, medical, and other conditions which make it necessary to track with the person’s issues all the way through rehab into aftercare. Nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness or spiritual work may be incorporated for people to feel connected in a more meaningful way to recovery. The goal is to focus on healing on the journey and not take life for granted. Nothing is guaranteed, but 

The Palmetto Center is based on a Therapeutic Community model. We help people learn how to live free of addiction. Our community support provides structure while trained counselors offer life skills training and therapeutic techniques to help you move past addiction. Our program provides special focus for professionals including chiropractors, nurses, doctors, lawyers, and more who need help with addiction recovery. Call us to find out more: 866-848-3001.