We solve the need for long-term, quality care for addiction.
The time spent in long-term treatment allows a person to develop strong coping skills and prepare to utilize them in their everyday life.
This addiction treatment process needs time to progress naturally and short-term treatments rush these developments. Long-term care uses cognitive-behavioral therapy to illuminate latent issues that may have contributed to one’s addiction, which allows the patient to identify and work on these previously unrecognized problems. This also allows patients to utilize these coping strategies to manage their feelings and cravings to build a life without the dysfunction that feeds addiction.
Perhaps the most important aspect of long-term care is that it addresses the change in brain chemistry of the addict. Drug addiction significantly alters the user’s brain chemistry and a person completing short-term treatment will still be dealing with the lingering effects of substance use on the brain, which makes relapse more likely. Since the process of normalizing the brain’s chemistry in the wake of addiction can take months, long-term treatment is the best option for true recovery. Long-term recovery gives the brain an extended period to get back to pre-addiction functioning, therefore making the cravings and mood swings associated with a changing brain chemistry less likely for the person.
Additionally, long-term addiction treatment programs help a person get healthier physically through instilling better exercise and nutritional habits. Family therapy allows the patient and their family to work through any dysfunction that may be feeding the patient’s destructive habits. Finally, the career and life assistance offered, along with the support networks formed in long-term treatment, make transition back into the outside world as smooth and successful as possible.
While most addiction centers provide clinical therapy as well as medical assistance, the length of stay as well as funding do not provide the time needed to uncover the underlying causes and conditions of substance use disorder. However, at NEATC, our team of therapists, medical doctors, and clinicians will help you unearth the underlying causes of your substance use. We then address them directly and assist you in understanding the crux of the problem that leads you back down the path of drinking and using drugs.
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