As drug addiction affects almost every aspect of a person’s everyday life different types of drug addiction treatment are often necessary. For some either group or individual therapy is most successful. Treatment methods that treat a patient’s condition along with any co-existing health social and mental problems are most likely to lead to long term recovery. A combination of these treatments often results in the patient becoming completely drug free within one year or less.
An at home drug addiction treatment program is often very popular. These programs are very effective because they allow the patient to be self reliant. A variety of activities are taught to the patient which allows him to focus his time and efforts on getting through his daily activities. It can also provide some emotional support and self-assurance. The patient’s family members and friends will have an easier time accepting the situation as the patient is able to make the decisions that he wants to without their intervention. Also they will often feel safer knowing that they are doing their part to help the patient get better without being a part of the problem.
Inpatient treatment programs may also be used. These programs require the full commitment of the addict as they often involve both the family and themselves and they require a much larger investment of the individual’s time and energy. This type of drug addiction treatment may last for up to a year but it is certainly worth the investment for those who are truly serious about making the change.