Welcome to the Addiction Treatment topic center
This topic center will contain information on:
- About Treatment.
- 12-Step & Spiritual Groups.
- Secular/Self-Empowerment Groups.
- Motivational Interviewing.
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies.
- Mindfulness-Based Therapies.
- Community, Family, and Sociocultural Approaches.
- Alternative Therapies.
- Other Therapies.
If you have come to this topic area, you might be considering addiction treatment. There are numerous options available. It is our hope that these articles will provide you with insight into the different types of treatments used for addiction.
For quick reference, you might consider the following options:
- Use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) treatment finding tool to find a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services near you.
- Call 1-888-993-3112Who Answers? to learn about inpatient detox, treatment, and recovery facilities, including their cost, location, and amenities.
- Use the Mentalhelp.net Treatment Finder: enter your zip code and find inpatient addiction treatment facilities near you, including reviews by individuals who have attended the facility.
- Use the Mentalhelp.net Meeting Finder: enter your zip code to find AA, NA, MA, GA meetings in your area, including locations and times.
- If you are looking for alternatives to 12-Step groups, you may want to search the internet for other support groups like SMART Recovery, Women for Sobriety, Secular Organizations for Sobriety, or LifeRing Secular Recovery.
- Contact your insurance company to learn about treatment options and providers that are covered under your plan.
If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital. If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 911 immediately or a suicide hotline, such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255.
In this topic center, you will find information on all different types of treatment approaches. All approaches have unique elements and are better suited for some individuals based on needs or preferences. For example, medication/pharmacological approaches focus on treating chemical abnormalities in the brain, while 12-Step groups help individuals turn themselves over to a “higher power.”
There are inpatient facilities and outpatient facilities, and different types of therapy within these facilities: individual, group, and/or family approaches. Moreover, there are several different styles and theoretical orientations that are offered in the treatment of addiction. For example, cognitive-behavioral approaches focus on treating dysfunctional thoughts, beliefs, and conditioned behaviors; motivational interviewing is a nonconfrontational way of developing strong internal motivation to change; mindfulness-based therapies focus on becoming more aware of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a nonjudgmental, accepting way; and family/community approaches highlight the importance of relationships in recovery.
Use the side bar to navigate through these articles.
As always, consult a medical professional if you have serious concerns about the addictive behavior of yourself or someone you know.