Components of a Non-Medicated Detox
- Alternative therapy to manage physical withdrawal symptoms
- Experienced, highly educated treatment professionals
- Peer support
- Continued relapse prevention and long-term aftercare
- Therapeutic follow-up care
Therapy is key to maintaining sobriety for the long-term, otherwise it is impossible to remain abstinent for any long period of time.
The therapeutic options listed below may be incorporated into an individual’s treatment plan, depending on the experiences of the client that lead up to the addiction and their future goals. Typically, a Suboxone therapeutic treatment plan will include:
Assessment and evaluation: It is important that all of the issues that lead up to a client’s use of drugs are understood. Co-occurring mental health disorders, behavioral disorders, trauma, underlying medical conditions and other issues should be identified early on in order to be sure that all issues are addressed while in recovery.
Individual treatment plan: An individualized treatment plan will be created based on the results of the assessment and evaluation. Also considered are the client’s goals for recovery, available resources and length of time in treatment.
Personal therapy: Regular, one on one meetings with a therapist throughout recovery can provide the client with a safe place to work on challenges of recovery, manage treatment goals and work through past issues.
Individual case management: This is essential to make sure that all components of the recovery and working in a way that provides coping skills to maintain a long recovery after treatment.
Group therapy sessions: Regular meetings in a group setting with others who are going through recovery provides support during treatment and for years afterwards.
12-Step or peer support meetings: Many programs incorporate the philosophy and group session style of the 12-Step treatment into their programs. This offers clients a portable therapy option and positive support in recovery to help them transition into an independent sobriety.
Other therapy: Exercise therapy, art based therapy, nutritional therapy and animal assisted therapy are only a few of the helpful options that can be incorporated into the traditional therapies above. These therapies are tailored more to a client’s personal interests and needs.
Holistic therapy: These can also be added to personalize therapy to the individual’s interests. Popular options include yoga, meditation, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and more.
Aftercare and long-term support: It is important that there are ongoing therapies for years after treatment. Those who are successful in sobriety are those who remain engaged in treatment for all past and present issues or challenges. Continuing to attend support group meetings, personal therapy sessions, or holistic and alternative therapy options is crucial.