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Sustained recovery from addiction is achieved differently by each client we treat. Everybody develops their addictions to unique biological, psychological, and social reasons. Wildwood Recovery provides world-class drug treatment in Thousand Oaks that never relies upon a one size fits all treatment model. Instead, we tailor our therapies to suit the needs and lifestyles of each of our clients. The harm that addiction causes is specific to each individual too. Therefore, successful addiction treatment contains multiple components targetting particular aspects of the illness and its consequences.
When Detox is Needed
The first step to getting clean is abstinence. For substance abusers, this may require medically supervised detoxification. Detox may include medication to relieve the sometimes life-threatening physical symptoms of withdrawal. Some people in recovery may benefit from medication that re-establishes normal brain function, diminishes intrusive thoughts and cravings, and or treats co-existing mental health problems. Medication-assisted therapies, such as Methadone, Suboxone, or Vivitrol may be prescribed.
Mental Health Therapy and Peer Support
Mental health therapy is another possible component of a successful recovery program. This can help modify attitudes and behaviors related to addiction and recovery. Common approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, couples and family counseling, and working with a recovery coach.
Peer support groups can also give valuable guidance, assistance, and encouragement to individuals in recovery as well as to family members and friends affected by the client’s addiction.
12 step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and its many offshoots are the best-known peer support options. However, AA doesn’t work for everyone, and for some people, their meetings might be geographically inaccessible. For these reasons, alternative recovery, such as S.M.A.R.T Recovery, Moderation Management, Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), and other alternatives might work for some. Thanks to social media, many of them are online.
Chemical restoration is nothing more than restoring what’s missing in the body. Chemical restoration is especially important when people have an addiction, mental health issues, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, social anxiety, and stress. Essentially, these people experience a higher degree of nutrient depletion in their bodies than other people. That’s why we need to replenish. Through detoxification, exercise, and proper nutrient intake, we can restore the natural balance of the body, and this helps the client to engage holistically in their recovery.
Receive Customized Care at Wildwood Recovery
The most important thing is to find a support structure that works for the person who is trying to recover from drugs and alcohol. Getting the help you need can be the difference between life and death, and choosing the right rehab can be the difference between recovery and relapse. Wildwood Recovery provides customized and personalized drug treatment in Thousand Oaks. We run a small rehab, caring for only six clients at a time. Doing so allows us to provide a much higher level of care. As we get to know you, we’ll work with you to develop a recovery program that you are capable of executing and that enables you to monitor your success as you go.