The understanding and treatment of addiction and substance abuse issues has come a long way in the last decade but there is certainly still a long way to go. Although more and more medical communities are beginning to recognize addiction as a legitimate medical condition, there are also just as many holdouts that view addiction as some type of moral failing.
This is also why it is so important to understand that while there are a wide range of treatment options and methodologies, not all of them are equally as effective. In addition, it is also important to understand that while addiction or substance abuse disorder is certainly a medical issue, there are also generally a number of attendant mental health issues that need to be addressed. For these and many other reasons, it is always important to look at a number of different treatment centers and options to find the right ones for the individual who needs treatment. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to finding the best kinds of drug rehab centers in Ohio.
Faith-based vs. non-faith-based treatment
In this area, the most effective treatment really comes down to a personal preference. While some people may take comfort in elements of faith being woven into a recovery program, it can actually trigger some of the underlying causes of addiction in others. For instance, if a person struggling with a dependency issue grew up being shamed by a religious culture, it could be counterproductive to introduce faith-based elements into their recovery. In addition, while some treatment centers are able to use faith-based elements to help people find courage or strength others may use religious elements to try and shame individuals for their substance abuse disorders. While faith-based treatment centers can be highly effective for some, it is important to gather as much information as possible and proceed with caution.
Medical vs. mental health treatment
Some treatment centers will treat substance abuse disorders as a strictly medical condition and while there is certainly a legitimate medical component to addiction and substance abuse disorders, they are also much more complicated than that. Ultimately, all addiction is a type of pain management and that pain can take many forms. In some cases, it can be the result of unaddressed and sometimes even unremembered trauma.
In other cases, individuals may be unknowingly self-medicating and undiagnosed mental health condition such as bipolar disorder, depression or even schizophrenia. In some cases, the underlying pain may actually even be physical. For too long, medicine has taken the stance that if a doctor can’t find anything wrong with a patient then there must be nothing wrong with them. This is also why it is important to understand whether a treatment center approaches addiction as strictly a medical condition or whether they also work to address any attendant mental or emotional health conditions.
Insurance vs. out-of-pocket treatment centers
It is an unfortunate fact that not all health insurance companies cover addiction treatment and when they do, they may not cover all treatment centers. To make matters worse, some treatment centers will not accept certain healthcare plans while others don’t accept insurance at all. In some cases, patients may be limited to the treatment they an afford versus the treatment they may genuinely want or feel that they need.
That being said, it is rare for an individual struggling with a substance abuse disorder to not get the help they need when they come to accept that they need it. The biggest step is simply reaching out for help. In some ways it is fair to say that there is no one “best” treatment center for everyone. Every individual struggling with an addiction will have different needs and even different underlying causes, which means they may also need a very different therapeutic approach.
What works best for one patient may not work as well for another, the same way one therapist’s methodologies may work great for one patient but not as well for another. While there are certainly many commonalities to addiction there are also an infinite number of variables. What is most important is finding the best treatment option for you. If you are ready to get started finding the help you need, give us a call today at 833-820-2922. Our trained and experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day. They can help you understand all of your options and find the best treatment program for you.