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Originally Posted @  http://www.newbridgerecovery.com/4-pillars-successful-addiction-treatment/ 

Has treatment failed for you in the past? Having trouble staying sober? This information could make a huge difference… The Four Pillars of Addiction Treatment  are as follows:

  1. A Structured Treatment Program
  2. Medication-Assisted Treatment
  3. Family Involvement &Integration
  4. Recovery Network & 12 Step Support

Observation and experience has proven that these principles are paramount in successful long-term addiction treatment. Each pillar is important by itself, but for the recovering addict or alcoholic a firm recovery needs to incorporate all four pillars. What exactly are these pillars consisted of? More importantly, how do quality treatment centers like NewBridge Recovery provide clients with these tools?

The First Pillar: Structured Treatment Program

Early recovery can be a chaotic, emotional, and delicate situation. A healthy treatment regiment and a stable environment are conducive to recovery. By establishing an effective routine with planned out activities and groups, the treatment provider creates a comfortable and trusting place for recovery to occur. At NewBridge we structure our program to accommodate the individual. As recovery progresses, the treatment structure may change or adapt to meet the individual needs of each person.

The Second Pillar: Medication-Assisted Treatment

As I have written about recently, Medication-Assisted Treatment or MAT has really become an integral part of addiction treatment. Termed the new “Gold Standard” for treating opioid addiction, MAT can help people addicted to various substances. Medicines that reduce cravings and block narcotic effects can help aid in alcohol and opioid addiction. Other medications, non-addictive, can help with anxiety and insomnia. As more medications are developed to assist in addiction recovery, MAT is only going to become more wide-spread.

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