What Is Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment In Utah
The way that we think about treating addiction has changed dramatically in the past 75 years. When the idea of treating alcoholics and addicts first came about near the beginning of the last century, the chosen method for detox was to strap the alcoholic or addict to a bed so that they would not hurt themselves during the withdrawal process. If they were then lucky they would be sent to a sanitarium for a period of time where they would be allowed to “dry out.” Their stay at the sanitarium would consist of some form of therapy, although psychological and behavioral therapies were in their infancy, so their application in these settings was limited. After this was done the individual was then sent back to their loved ones, with little to no change actually having occurred, and in time many would relapse back into their addictive behaviors.
This method of treatment left a lot to be desired and many times alcoholics and addicts were looked at as hopeless cases because, except in a rare few cases, they were unable to remain abstinent for anything resembling a moderate amount of time. This usually meant that after a few treatment stays, those afflicted with the disease of addiction were either relegated to spend the rest of their days locked in an asylum of some sort, or they were left to blot out the rest of their existence dealing day in and day out with their addiction.
Luckily, those days are gone and our understanding of how addiction works, and how it can best be combated have improved dramatically. The pool of knowledge on both the medical and psychology front, regarding addiction, is immense and because of this, programs like Pinnacle Recovery’s Utah Addiction Treatment program exists.
Our Utah Addiction Treatment program offers the latest therapeutic modalities concerning addiction so that we can offer all of our clients a personalized approach to recovery that works for them. We understand that every addict and alcohol is different, so therefore what they will need in order to finally overcome their addictions will differ as well.
Some people attending our Utah Addiction Treatment program will need more of a focus on childhood trauma, while others will need to participate in our dual diagnosis program. Some will respond better to holistic treatments, while others will do much better with traditional therapies. Our goal is to give all of our clients the best possible chance at recovery, and we believe that by having a diverse list of programming we can offer just that, as well as offering care for the many ways that addiction may express itself in the individuals attending our Utah Addiction Treatment Program.