For years, researchers believe that addiction recovery was a simple, straightforward process. The focus was primarily on addiction, but that was all. What started happening for those in recovery was alarming: they were receiving treatment for addiction, but they were continuing to struggle in many other areas of their lives, and this influenced the rate of sobriety they experienced. Thankfully, much research has been done to emphasize just how important treating the whole person is – and that’s why there’s truly not a “one-size-fits-all” to recovery.
We’re Complex Creatures
As human beings, we’re quite complex. We have histories filled with trauma, events that bring up certain memories or feelings, accomplishments and setbacks that have influenced the way we view life, and so much more. When a person walks in for treatment, they’re not just coming in with an addiction – they’re coming in with a mental, physical and spiritual history that deserves personalized attention. A 2015 study published in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine even emphasized the importance of personalization when it comes to medicine – because each person has different needs, various aspects of treatment should reflect those needs in order to produce the best outcomes.
Personalized Treatment = Greater Recovery Potential
A few years ago, The Fix, a website that publishes relatable content on addiction and recovery topics, highlighted several key aspects of a person’s life that treatment should cover:
- Health and wellness
- Finding a purpose in life
- Building a support network
In addition to these, treatment should help facilitate change as a whole – not just in the realm of sobriety, but also as a person’s entire life transitions. Those in recovery don’t want to just have tools to recover physically – they want to have effective strategies for dealing with thoughts and emotions, nutritious meals to boost their physical and mental health, and so much more. If you’re ready to seek help at a treatment center that promotes the unique needs that make you you, speak with a professional from The Arbor today.
Arbor Behavioral Healthcare offers an integrative and holistic approach to treat substance abuse and a wide variety of addictions, as well as underlying mental health and psychological issues. All of the addiction recovery programs offered by The Arbor are designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit leading to a lifetime of sobriety, health and wellness. If you’re ready to find healing and restoration in a peaceful, loving environment, please call us today at 844-560-7269.
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