More than 21 million Americans may be abusing drugs or alcohol with fewer than 2.5 million seeking treatment through recovery programs each year. Drug addiction is a serious, sometimes debilitating condition, which can be treated to help reduce the risk of damaging consequences to life, health, relationships, and finances. Each individual’s situation is unique and requires some thought and research before deciding which route to take for treatment and recovery.


Types of Recovery Programs

Inpatient programs are only one type of treatment program available. There are many available options available in a person’s geographic area with suitable treatment programs to suit one’s needs.

  • Residential programs: live-in facility includes group attendance, individual counseling, and activities geared toward an individual’s recovery away from family, friends, and possible outside triggers. Long-term or extended programs generally last 90 days. Shorter programs require stays of 28 or 30 days.
  • Outpatient rehab: offers treatment to individuals for several hours a day over a few week’s time
  • Therapy: individual counseling with a Board Certified Substance Abuse Counselor can offer appropriate treatment for some individuals as well as form part of an aftercare plan following treatment in a residential program
  • Medical intervention: some addictions may require medical intervention, particularly for withdrawal symptoms which can be quite severe and dangerous for an individual attempting sobriety


Who Should Seek Addiction Treatment

The decision of whether to attend treatment for addiction recovery is an individual one but is perhaps the best chance at a healthy life. No one solution exists to provide everything to everyone. Addiction is a difficult issue, with many variables. A treatment plan will be created to assist an individual with developing a focus for recovery that is individualized and tailored to meet specific needs.

Any person looking for treatment options should consider how addiction impacts the function of the brain and alters mood and behavior. These changes are sometimes reversible with sober living. Successful addiction recovery is not just about regulating mood, emotions, and physical sobriety but about how to separate oneself from drugs and depend less on them to cope with daily life. Treatment programs that are successful provide for all aspects of a person’s life including psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual spheres. Aftercare is an important piece of any recovery program with a focus on staying sober, building a peer support network, and finding activities to participate in which do not revolve around drugs or alcohol.

If you or a loved one needs help battling addiction, contact Hired Power in Huntington Beach at 800.910.9299. Trained counselors and therapists are available to answer questions and provide support.