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Evidence-Based Practice

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evidence-based practice at workThere are many different treatment facilities throughout the country, but some are better than others. It’s important to understand what the difference between treatment facilities is so you can make the best decision possible. Sometimes you only have one chance to get clean and sober, so going to the best facility is crucial. You can narrow down which treatment center you’re going to by understanding what evidence-based practice is and how it can help you.

What Is an Evidence-Based Practice?

There are some facilities out there who say that their program works the best, and this can have a wide range of practices. While religious, outdoor, and disciplinary programs may work for some people, there’s no scientific backing. A treatment center that offers an evidence-based practice for treatment is using methods that work. Evidence-based means that medical schools and scientific journals agree that specific practices work when treating addiction.

Some of the most popular evidence-based methods include:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

The other big benefit of going to a treatment facility that offers evidence-based treatment is the Affordable Care Act. The ACA is a law that makes it, so all insurance providers must have coverage for addiction treatment. Since insurance companies are the ones paying for treatment, they get to decide which facilities they work with. Insurance companies only want to work with treatment centers that offer evidence-based treatment methods. This is because those who go to these programs have the highest chance of success.

How Does an Evidence-Based Practice Work?

When you go to treatment, the first part of the process is to get a full mental and physical assessment. It’s important to know what you’re struggling with, what your physical dependency is like as well as your psychological dependency. From here, the treatment center can help to map out the right course of action and best treatment methods for you. You’ll then begin working with a therapist so you get the personalized attention you need to help you on the road to recovery.

Licensed addiction professionals have the education for helping you integrate evidence-based practice into your life. Many of these practices involve rewiring the reward centers of your brain, which makes addiction recovery easier. During active addiction, you have trained your brain to seek drugs or alcohol as a solution to internal and external triggers. Therapy helps you identify the errors in your thinking and learn to switch toxic behaviors with healthier ones. You’ll soon find that your cravings to drink or use begin to diminish as you continue to use these tools and move towards a more prosperous life.

Group Therapy Helps

Aside from the evidence-based practice methods that are used, you’ll also begin getting involved in group therapy. This is extremely beneficial because active addiction can make you feel lost and alone as though nobody understands. In treatment, you’ll have the support of your peers who will help lift you up on the days when your recovery is the most difficult. With all of you working on yourselves, you’ll be there to remind each other of the skills you have that can benefit your recovery.

If you’re looking for the best teen rehab center for yourself or your child, Zelus Recovery is here for you. We’re an addiction treatment program that specializes in helping young people regain control of their lives. Some of the programs we offer here include the following as well as more:

  • Inpatient rehab
  • Outpatient rehab
  • Dual diagnosis treatment

Do you have an interest in an evidence-based practice for your treatment? Then reach out and learn about Zelus Recovery today at 208.518.0797.