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Rehab Recovery Programs in Minneapolis, MN

Substance dependence can only be treated effectively through comprehensive and integrative recovery programs. At Drug Treatment Centers Minneapolis, they provide a variety of addiction treatment recovery programs for those who need professional assistance to quit drugs and alcohol. Treatment experts work with patients to provide the best and most effective recovery programs available to fit their specific needs. Call (612) 216-0058 today to find out more.

12 Step Recovery Programs

The 12-step program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous is used as a base to develop treatment protocols for drug and alcohol dependence. The following principles are used in many programs for recovery:

  • Abstinence from all illicit substances
  • Recognizing there is no self-control over addiction.
  • Recognizing addiction is compulsive behavior.
  • Surrendering to a higher power.
  • Listing past transgressions with the help of a sponsor
  • Making amends for transgressions.
  • Learning to live sober through positive behaviors.
  • Committing to help others addicts who are suffering from addictions or compulsions

Since the most effective recovery programs focus on behavioral modification, these eight basic principles help pinpoint how behavior can be modified by first acknowledging the issues. Regardless of the emotional and environmental causes of addiction, the focus stays on modifying present behavior to move forward successfully in sustained sobriety.

Models of Behavioral Treatment in Recovery Programs

There are three highly effective behavioral therapies used in addiction treatment.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): The focus is on behaviorism and cognition (thinking). Actions to eliminate negative behaviors and thinking are developed. Rational thinking isn't a factor, it is considered unreliable due to prior experiences and conditioning. External stimuli plays an important role in behavior and can override rational thinking. Specific actions to address problems are developed. Positive and negative reinforcement are used to encourage appropriate behavior.
  • The Motivational Interviewing (MI) Process: MI attempts to motivate an individual to modify behaviors. It works on resolving ambivalent feelings into healthy behaviors. If ambivalent feelings aren't resolved, it can lead to relapse. MI counselors directly influence individuals to make specific changes to address issues. It doesn't address exploring the reasons why destructive behaviors occurred.
  • The Motivational Incentives Process: MIP first identifies behaviors needing modification. Then, levels of incentives are planned. Goals are set when to give incentives and incentives are given to the individual when appropriate behavior is displayed.

Principles of Effective Treatment

  • Addiction is a treatable disease affecting both the brain and behavior.
  • No one treatment fits all.
  • Treatment has to be readily available for everyone.
  • Effective treatment must addresses all co-existing issues of an individual including addiction.
  • Adequate time must be allotted for treatment.
  • Behavioral therapies are an integral part of effective addiction treatment.
  • Medication therapy is an integral piece of effective addiction treatment.
  • Treatment plans need constant, ongoing assessment and modification.
  • Any co-existing mental health disorders must be treated simultaneously with addiction.
  • Medical detox cannot stand alone.
  • Forcible treatment can still be effective.
  • Drug tests must be administered to ensure clients are not secretly using.
  • Test individuals for infectious diseases, conduct counseling to reduce risky behaviors.

Getting Help

Minneapolis Drug Treatment Centers, believe in the effectiveness of the behavioral approach as an integral component of therapy. They use other therapies such as medication, music and art therapies, for a comprehensive and effective drug treatment plan. They develop custom treatment plans based on the needs of you or your loved one. There is no need to suffer from addiction any longer. Call today to find out how they can help. Dial (612) 216-0058 .

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