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In What Ways Can Addiction Recovery Centers Customize Treatment?

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Treatment for addiction has an outdated reputation of offering an assembly-line process to clients without considering the specific needs of different individuals.  Fortunately, many contemporary recovery programs understand the importance of flexibility and customization in recovery, and will work with their clients to create a plan that best suits their needs and experiences.  There are several ways in which a recovery program may be able to customize treatment. Here are a few:

Dual Diagnosis

An important part of addiction recovery involves identifying any co-occurring mental health issues that may become an obstacle in the way of sobriety.  Everyone brings their own set of trauma and mental illness into recovery, and treatment may involve a combination of therapy and medication. There are many therapy options when treating mental health issues, and not every approach is right for everyone.  A quality treatment center will not only assess what mental health support they can provide for each client, but also what strategies will bring about the best results. Healing from past pain and finding a way to manage emotional stress in a healthy way is absolutely vital in preventing relapse. 

Nutritional Therapy  

Everyone has a personal relationship with food and nutrition, and for many people struggling with addiction that relationship is deeply flawed.  Many recovery centers provide nutritionists or dietitians to discuss healthy eating habits with clients, creating a foundation for a high-functioning body and mind.  By assessing the ways in which you currently approach your diet and providing nutritional education, treatment programs can greatly improve your chance of lasting sobriety and wellness.


Some people are nervous about the emphasis placed on a higher power in a 12-step program.  The good news is that how you choose to perceive that higher power and direct your spiritual growth is entirely up to you.  Recognizing that there are powers larger than yourself at play is important in recovery, but you shouldn’t feel forced to become intensely religious or subscribe to a particular belief system.  You can customize your spiritual path how you see fit, and incorporate that aspect of your life into your recovery in a way that works best for you.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, now is the time to reach out for help.  At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  The Arbor uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.