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A Better Today Recovery Service’s Approach to Drug & Alcohol Inpatient Treatment

Many drug and alcohol treatment facilities claim they heal the whole person; that their treatment heals the mind, body, and soul. But what does that really mean when it comes to substance abuse? Sure it is easy to say that you practice patient-focused treatment, but what ABTRS has realized is that they never really explain how their treatment supports their claim.

A Better Today Recovery Services is more than happy to explain how our approach to treatment really does heal the whole person and it all starts with attention to detail because sometimes it really is the little things that make the biggest impact in our lives. ABTRS not only provides our patients with individualized treatment plans that focus on their needs and qualified therapists that look for co-occurring disorder symptoms; we also focus on life skill building.

Many substance abuse treatment centers just see the disease and assume that if you address the disease everything else is fixed too. This is actually far from the truth. Many people who have been struggling with a meth or heroin addiction for years or even better part of a decade, struggle with developing a healthy set of life skills.

That is the attention to detail that makes or breaks long-lasting treatment. You may have went through the steps of getting clean, but what is the quality of life like if you do not know how to communicate with others, set goals that are realistic and achievable, and develop a health routine that sets you up for your own version of success.

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ABTRS’s Inpatient Treatment Initial Evaluation: Quality Care Begins with a Proper Diagnoses

A Better Today Recovery Service’s approach to drug and alcohol treatment raises the bar higher than most substance abuse treatment rehabs. Providing comprehensive evaluations for co-occurring disorders by our masters level therapists is where inpatient treatment begins.

Substance abuse and mental health disorders often go hand in hand. Many patients who have struggled with PTSD, Major depression, Bipolar disorder, or anxiety know how easy it is to abuse drugs and alcohol to feel better. At ABTRS, our masters level therapist focus on treating drug and alcohol addictions as well as co-occurring disorders.

Learn more about co-occurring disorders with Ron Fritz to help get a better understanding of why people who have mental health disorders self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Learn how quickly self-medicating can turn into a life altering addiction.

Having a co-occurring disorder and a substance abuse addiction effects each patient differently demonstrating the need for individualized treatment programs at the inpatient level of care. A Better Today Recovery Service’s inpatient care practices patient-focused treatment that is customized to their needs and pace of progress.

A Better Today Recovery Service’s Stabilization Process: The First Step in Recovery 

At this point in your life, it is time to focus on yourself and getting clean. Leaving outside influences like social media and friends behind has never been more important when going through drugs and alcohol withdrawals. The first step to overcoming a drug and alcohol addiction is to expel your body of toxins and sober up. Many ABTRS patients have said that the withdrawing step is the most intimidating step. When they have tried to go cold turkey, they have ended up relapsing due to the intensity of their discomfort. But with feedback comes an area for improvement.

How can A Better Today Recovery Services make the withdrawing process more manageable for our patients?

Based on our graduated patient’s feedback, we established our medically supervised withdrawals process to be as accommodating as possible. That means offering 24-hour nurses to ensure vitals are monitored and overall well-being is stable. During the stabilization process, our goal is to make withdrawal process as comfortable and safe as possible. By making the first steps in recovery less stressful on the body, the patient can be more receptive to the rest of their treatment. Providing a strong foundation for the rest of the patient’s inpatient treatment plan.

During the first few steps of this process, the body needs time to adjust; there will be raw emotions that fill the patient with doubt. Many in active addiction believe they will never achieve happiness if they cut drugs and alcohol out of their life. This self-doubt is just one of the many hurtles in rehab and we are prepared to help you get through it. A Better Today Recovery Services asks you to trust us when it comes to this step in your recovery.

You Don’t Need to Do This On Your Own

Advanced Medication that Encourages Success

Before modern medicine, when someone wanted to get clean, they had to depend on their willpower to get them through their withdrawals. It was their courage that fought the urges to find their next fix and overcome their shakes, delusions, itches, fevers, and nausea. With current medical advancements in drug and alcohol treatment, our physician has explored the safest and most effective medications to help remain abstinent from drug and alcohol and fight your triggers to relapse.

A Better Today Recovery Services offers our patients medication that blocks the effects of opioids and interrupts thoughts of relapse. Not many substance abuse treatment facilities choose to pay attention to the little details like this in a patient’s recovery.

Enrolling in A Better Today Recovery Service’s Inpatient Treatment Program

From the moment you enroll in an Inpatient Treatment Program at ABTRS, your schedule will be planned down to the hour. Depending on your program, your day will be filled with courses work modules and bookwork, one on one therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, CBT therapy, expressive therapy, and yoga and strength training.

From sun up to sun down, ABTRS begins to introduce a healthy routine that supports growth and healing. A Better Today Recovery Service’s inpatient rehabilitation programs offer intense therapy sessions to get to the root of each patient’s addiction and look for co-occurring disorder symptoms that could be hindering progress.

Our length of stay is based on the patient’s progress through their individualized inpatient treatment program. Check out A Better Today Recovery Service’s effectiveness of treatment study of 2017 to see how length of stay correlates with time of abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

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Overcoming Your Addiction Through Comprehensive Therapy

A Better Today Recovery Service’s inpatient rehabilitation programs offer intense therapy sessions to get to the bottom of each patient’s addiction. Substance abuse disorders can be born from past traumas and/or un-diagnosed mental disorders that may have developed in a person’s life.

Identifying the root of our patient’s addiction and the triggers that keep them spiraling out of control is important for quality substance abuse treatment. ABTRS goes above and beyond in providing comprehensive inpatient care.

Getting to the Root of Drug & Alcohol Addictions: Individualized Therapy that is Patient-focused

Our highly-trained therapists utilize a wide range of therapeutic methods to provide each person with the treatment he or she needs to recover. Everyone’s life experiences are different; therefore, everyone needs a different combination of therapies. One-on-one therapy with a licensed therapist is the main component to our inpatient rehab plans. Each patient can work through issues with a trained professional. The therapist can also help patients come up with alternative ways to relieve stress, drama and anxiety that is caused by everyday life.

Many people develop a substance abuse problem because they do not know how to handle those negative emotions. Through inpatient rehab at A Better Today Recovery Services, those people can learn how to get through hard times without hazardous substances. Our therapists help patients look at their addiction from the outside so that patients can see how the actions have taken a toll on their life and relationships, then work on ways to fix those mistakes.

Individual therapy is a critical component of treatment that allows the individual to work through issues that require privacy and a more in-depth analysis. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, is a hallmark of addiction medicine. The unhealthy and self-defeating thought cycles that existed while using must be challenged and CBT does just that. A therapist will work one on one with the patient to rewrite the internal dialogues and replace the reactionary thoughts with healthy and productive patterns of thought.

For example, every time a person is exposed to a particular trigger, his or her reaction is to think “drugs would make this situation better.” CBT works to intervene when such a thought arises and teaches the individual to challenge it with other thoughts that result in healthier behaviors. Over time, the old way of thinking is eliminated and a new, healthier person emerges.

Other individual therapeutic techniques are also utilized. Different techniques focus on different needs. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT, is another successful therapeutic technique employed by our expert therapists. Still other treatments target trauma and help the individual to overcome specific past experiences that should be addressed in order for the person to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Peer to Peer Behavioral Learning: Group Therapy

Group therapy is another integral part of addiction treatment. The collaborative effort between patients provide priceless feedback and the variety perspectives elevates each person’s progress. Group therapy allows individuals to benefit from the collective experiences of group members.

Some people arrive at treatment weary of others, especially if the other person does not share the same background. It is common for people to more readily take advice from fellow patients who are in the same position as themselves over professionals. In cases such as this, the individual may get more from group therapy than individual therapy sessions. Group members encourage each other toward healthy behavior and help each other see situations more clearly.

For instance, a person may have a boyfriend or girlfriend who still uses. While our expert therapists suggest it may be beneficial to cut ties in order to stay sober, the individual may dismiss such advice. However, the individual is far more likely to listen and register that the relationship is toxic when the suggestion is coming from a group of peers who have had similar experiences and may have suffered greatly as a consequence of such a significant other.

Group therapy provides a platform through which each group member can help change others’ lives for the better, while simultaneously his or her own life is elevated. The treatment benefits that fellow patients provide each other is one of the most commonly used and successful tools used in recovery programs.

Speaking about past experiences in a group setting can help patients realize that they are not the only one struggling with addiction. Other people have also been put into lows in life because of drugs and alcohol. This makes it easier for other people to see that sobriety is an option because other people have done it before them. In group therapy, patients will also regain some social skills and social acceptable behaviors. In most cases, people who have an addiction put their drugs and alcohol first hurting all their relationships with friends and family.

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Rebuilding the family dynamic is important to ABTRS when it comes to quality treatment.

Rebuilding Family Relationships with Family Day Saturdays

A Better Today Recovery Services offers therapy sessions led by a master’s level therapist with the patient during their treatment. The therapist will work as a mediator to encourage families to discuss pressing issues in a safe environment. Issues that substance abuse has caused the family can be addressed with the intentions of moving past them for a healthier relationship.

The loved one may feel overwhelmed with guilt and shame about their destructive behavior in active addiction. Communicating with their loved ones may provide a sense of closure that could encourage a positive drive to be the person they want to be when they were not influenced by drugs.

Having their family show support during the healing process is an important part to the ABTRS approach to drug and alcohol treatment. This makes the first steps on the journey through recovery less stressful; causing them to absorb relapse prevention and coping mechanism training with a positive attitude.

Getting involved in your family’s treatment plan in an important milestone in long term sobriety. ABTRS is more than happy to include the whole family to encourage long-lasting recovery.

Patient-Focused Level System: Achieving Small Goals in Rehab

A Better Today Recovery Services utilizes a patient driven privilege system that enhances the whole treatment experience with rewards based on progress in treatment. ABTRS understands that many people who go to treatment may not go willingly, may not want to listen because they do not think they have a problem, or only attending treatment due to a court order.

This initial negative perspective hinders progress and causes the person to struggle with the healing process. Instead of throwing our hands up and chalking them up as a lost cause; we motivate them, give them incentives that encourage growth, and give them goals, real tangible goals, that they can set for themselves and achieve if they improve their attitude.

We give them the opportunity to earn rewards by meeting certain requirements. These requirements are no secret, upon enrolling in our treatment program they are given a treatment plan binder that explains exactly what they have to do to receive these rewards based on their treatment plan. ABTRS can not force a patient to care but what we can do is lead by example and show them we inherently care about their progress and their happiness.

As you can see, A Better Today Recovery Services is not claiming that we have reinvented individualized treatment. Actually listening to patient’s feedback and constantly improving our approach accordingly, is just one of the ways ABTRS raises the bar for drug and alcohol treatment higher than most treatment centers.

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Health & Wellness Benefits During Treatment: Nutrition and Exercise

Struggling with a drug and/or alcohol addiction is rough on the body. For some people, their drug abuse has robbed them of their desire to eat and have three square meals a day. After years of abuse, their drug of choice can become the main focus of their life causing an unhealthy diet and nutrition deficiencies. People who abuse prescription opiates tend to skip meals to maintain a high and are often nauseous after using.

Those who struggle with alcoholism will also refrain from eating to ensure they achieve a certain level of intoxication. A balanced nutrition and eating regularly is what usually is affected the most when people begin to abuse drugs regularly. Many people lose weight due to the toxins they put in their body, causing unhealthy weight loss and muscle deterioration. Drug and alcohol abuse at a young age has been known to stunt growth and interfere with adolescent development.

Knowing that addiction is a disease that affects hormone regulation makes strength training and yoga an important part of substance abuse treatment. Physical activities like going to the gym, jogging, yoga, cross fitness, or weight lifting is used to help regulate proper hormone regulation. Engaging in physical activity during drug & alcohol treatment helps kick start the brain into healthy regulation. Ultimately, promoting good mood and positive routine for a better lifestyle upon graduation.

A Better Today Recovery Service’s treatment center focuses on healing the whole person; developing a healthy diet on your journey through recovery is part of that healing process. Educating our patients about the importance of a healthy diet while in recovery is part of our approach to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Aftercare, Sobering Living, and ABTRS Alumni: Graduating Rehab with Confidence & Direction

This can be an extremely stressful transition but also the most rewarding. Staying sober in rehab should be considered an accomplishment with a long lasting reward; your life back. A Better Today Recovery Services offers our aid in finding reputable sober living houses, offering an alumni program, and hosting evening IOP services. We want to see you succeed and our staff is more than happy to drive you to survey sober living or transitional houses.

ABTRS believes it is important to have confidence in yourself and your ability to refrain from abusing drugs and alcohol. For our patients, we encourage a goal driven lifestyle filled with a steady job that will provide financial security, making amends to those that were hurt by your addiction, exploring 12 step meetings, and service commitments that keep you involved in the sober community.Transitional living offers a safe place to start your life until you are ready to venture to where you belong. Transitional living reinforces the teachings in treatment, providing structure while planning the rest of their life with freedom to come and go.

A Better Today Recovery Services also provides alumni events for those who have built strong bonds at ABTRS’s rehab and wish to stay in contact. From BBQ Picnics to camping near waterfalls, the ABTRS alumni program provides our patients with a sense of community within the sober community. We encourage participants and look forward to seeing our graduate’s smiling faces.

A Better Today Recovery Services is Here for You Even After You Graduate Treatment

Saving Lives, Healing Families

Knowing Your Treatment Options from Reliable Sources Matter When Making Life-Changing Decisions

No one likes to be misled with fake news when they are researching drug and alcohol treatments. Their concern is usually focused on saving their loved one’s life from addiction, not on determining whether they can trust their source. Which is why ABTRS believes in the importance of using reputable sources when educating our patients and their families. ABTRS wants to empower you with the knowledge to make good decisions with your addicted loved one’s future in mind. So, we have provided the sources that we used to educate people below.

NIDA. (2018, January 17). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition). Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition on 2019, February 18

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2005. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 42.) 6 Traditional Settings and Models. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64182/

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 34. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12- 3952. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1999.

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