What Are The Pathways To Recovery?

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What Are The Pathways To Recovery?

There are so many different ways that you can work toward recovery from substance use disorders. Check out the many different ways below, according to the Recovery Research Institute:

Clinical pathways: recovery processes aided by the services of a healthcare provider, clinician, or other credentialed professional

    • Levels of clinical addiction care
      • Outpatient services
      • Intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization
      • Clinically managed low to high-intensity residential services
      • Medically managed intensive inpatient services
  • Pharmacology — medication-assisted treatment
  • Medications are used to reduce withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the likelihood of relapse
  • Holistic-based recovery services
  • Considers the whole being: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Acceptance, mindfulness, and personal values
  • Community reinforcement approach (CRA/A-CRA)
  • For those who are reluctant to enter treatment
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Changes the way the patient thinks
  • Contingency management (CM)
  • Motivational incentives
  • Relapse prevention (RP/MBRP)
  • Intended to prevent relapse through the intervention
  • Motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement therapies (MI/MET)
  • Counseling to resolve feelings about substance use
  • 12-Step facilitation (TSF)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous and other similar programs
  • Behavioral couples therapy
  • Useful for partners
  • Family therapy
  • Useful for families

Non-clinical pathways: recovery processes that do not involve a trained clinician, but are often community-based and utilize peer support

  • Recovery residences
    • Sober homes and halfway houses
    • Supports recovery by providing substance-free environments to help transition
  • Recovery community centers
    • Useful for support away from other programs
  • Peer-based recovery support
    • Mutual help and self-help
    • Free and peer-led to help build relationships
  • Education-based recovery services
    • Useful for those without much experience
    • Focuses on all wellbeing: social, emotional, spiritual, and physical
  • Employment-based recovery services
    • Help find jobs for those recovering
  • Faith-based recovery support
    • Helps generate religion in recovery

Pinnacle Recovery is here for you. We have so many different programs that can be helpful to you, including many of the above. Call us today for more information about these programs at 1-866-301-0573. Our trained and experienced staff can’t wait to hear from you! Call today!

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