Addiction Treatment Options

12-Step, Talk Therapy, or Medication?

The most common treatment options are:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment

  • Psychotherapy (Individual or Group)

  • Self-help programs such as 12-Step Programs

Addiction treatment options vary based on the patients' preferences and the severity of the addiction. Options range from Intensive Inpatient or Residential Treatment to participation in self-help groups such AA or NA.  Quitting "cold turkey" is rarely advised. Abruptly quitting some substances such as alcohol or benzodiazepines after prolonged use can be life threatening and thus require medical detox.  The patients most likely to reach full-recovery are the ones who combine multiple methods.  For example, receiving suboxone to quell cravings while working with a therapist to learn new coping skills. 

The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any health condition and is not a replacement for treatment by a healthcare provider.  If your questions haven't been answered, contact Family and Youth Therapy, PLLC directly.

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