< Why Personalized Care in Addiction Recovery Matters
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red balloon standing outEach person’s struggle with addiction is unique and there are many different paths to recovery. Personalized care in detox, rehab, and recovery is essential to ensure that every person receives treatment that is designed to meet their individual needs. While this is often prioritized in the earlier stages of treatment, it should also continue well into recovery with programs like sober living and aftercare.

What is Personalized Addiction Treatment?

Personalized addiction treatment is medical and clinical care for addiction that is defined by the client’s physical, psychological, and social needs. This is the opposite of a cookie-cutter approach to addiction treatment, that treats every client the same. Conversely, with personalized addiction treatment, each aspect of the recovery program is tailor-made to address the needs of the client.

Over the last century, addiction treatment has come a long way and we now actively use evidence-based treatment methods to help people overcome their addictions. However, there is a need for more individually-tailored treatment and recovery services, as a personalized approach is what will help people make lasting, lifelong changes.1

3 Reasons Personalized Care in Addiction Recovery Matters

Differences matter. No single treatment method works for everyone because there are many different factors that influence a person’s ability to sustain long-term sobriety. Here are some of the main reasons personalized care in addiction recovery matters.

  1. Every person faces different challenges in recovery. While many people in recovery face similar struggles, each person will have different relapse triggers, stressors, and individual circumstances that may cause them to stumble. Additionally, each person’s family and social dynamic will vary, which will have a great impact on the level of personal support they receive outside of their sober living home.
  2. Not all clients respond the same way to treatment. Whether it’s detox, rehab, or a sober living program, not all clients will respond to a treatment program in the same way. It’s important to find what works best for you and to be in a treatment environment where staff members are willing to adjust and change as necessary.
  3. A relapse prevention plan should be applicable to you. Because not all people face the same challenges in recovery, not all relapse prevention plans will be the same. As a person enrolled in a sober living program, your recovery coach, sponsor, or peer recovery specialist should work with you to develop a relapse prevention plan that addresses your specific needs and risk factors in recovery.
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Flexible Sober Living Program Options

Many people who complete detox and rehab continue their treatment by enrolling in a sober living program. There are many different ways that sober living programs can be flexible to meet your specific needs in recovery. Here are some of the most common ways.

  • The location of the sober living home: Sober living homes are located all over the country so you can find a sober living location that best suits your lifestyle and budget. While some people may prefer to live in a sober living home near their home where family and friends are close by, others may prefer to relocate to a new place entirely for a fresh start that is free from the distractions of an old life.
  • The type of room options: Many sober living homes also offer several different rooming options for people with different preferences and budgets. Whether you prefer to live with a roommate, need a pet-friendly sober living home, or would like a private room, a sober living home with several options can provide optimal comfort and support for you.
  • The level of personal support: Sober living homes are designed to assist people in all walks of sobriety. Regardless of how long you’ve been sober or how many times you’ve relapsed, a sober living home can provide varying levels of recovery support to meet you where you are throughout different phases of your personal recovery journey.
  • Various types of social services: After rehab, you may be looking for a new job, volunteer opportunities, or searching for an educational program that will give you the tools you need to start a new career. Wherever you find yourself, a sober living home can also provide social services such as employment assistance, volunteer placement, and educational planning to help you move on to the next phase in your life.
  • Access to therapeutic services: Long after detox and rehab are over, some people may still struggle with issues like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Many sober living homes also offer access to therapeutic services so clients can receive professional clinical care for personal issues that influence their ability to stay sober.

Sober living homes provide a great deal of flexibility and personalized care for people who are recovering from addiction. If you’re interested in exploring the many options available to you, contact Eudaimonia Recovery Homes today to speak with a member of our admissions team.

 

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4654192/
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