The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) recently reported that almost 10% of Americans suffer addiction to alcohol or drugs. These substances change how your brain functions on a daily basis. You quickly struggle with addiction and need the chemicals cleared from your system to start true recovery. This process sometimes includes medication management.

About Medication Management

doctor discussing medication management with patientMedication management is a weaning process in some detox programs to help you end substance abuse in your life. This process works well for people addicted to opioids, benzodiazepines or alcohol. In a licensed and accredited detox program, you start medication management instead of suffering potentially life-threatening withdrawal. Through medication management, you suffer fewer symptoms and effects that quitting cold turkey causes.

Because of managed medications, you feel better and start recovery on a positive note. Of course, medication management is only one step in your treatment. You need a full array of therapies, education, support, and services in order to gain true recovery. Medication alone does not bring you the better life you seek.

In this sense, management of medication helps you get into your recovery program. You stay the course with greater potential for success since you suffer less ill effects of withdrawal. This process opens doors to your better life. You only need to walk through that door and into quality rehab treatment.

What You Need from Rehab for Healthy Recovery

Once in rehab, you start healthy recovery. Through your PHP or IOP program you enjoy some freedom of your regular daily life, but do so while going through therapies, treatments, and educational sessions. In therapy, you learn about yourself, why you started abusing drugs or alcohol and how to stay clean for the rest of your life.

Your therapy takes place through individual, group and family sessions. Each type of therapy brings its own benefits. When you combine therapy with medication management, you can give yourself the best chance at lasting recovery.

In the individual, one-on-one setting with a therapist, you focus on your individual needs and things you must work on in your life.

Group therapy provides instant peer support and helps you understand others’ journeys through addiction. You see yourself through their behaviors, experiences, and testimonies, just like they see themselves in you. In this way, group therapy holds a mirror up to you, so you see yourself clearly for the first time since you started abusing substances.

Additional Therapy Options

Group therapy also teaches you coping skills and communication skills. You learn about addiction, your co-occurring conditions of dual diagnosis and how to manage daily life. You gain new life skills, relearning how to function as a responsible adult on a day-to-day basis. Together, all of this learning helps you form a foundation for a better life.

In family therapy, you spend time focusing on family problems with the people you love most. Together, you work on communication, common goals and recovering from past struggles. Family therapy helps you all put codependency and enabling behind you. Everyone learns how to live better together and work through common problems.

As you see, rehab treatment is far more than just ending your addiction. Instead, this important time in your life helps you create the life you truly want. In only days after starting rehab, you start seeing a better life unfold in front of you. To gain this life, you simply must get the addiction treatment you need.

Steps to Recovery for Medication Management

Your best life begins at Steps to Recovery in Levittown, PA. Steps to Recovery offers Pennsylvania addiction recovery services through two-phased programs built on the 12 steps. In these phases and stages, you learn everything you need for a more productive, fulfilling and happier life.

Steps to Recovery drug addiction rehab programs include:

  • PHP
  • IOP
  • 12-step program participation
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Life skills and coping skills education
  • Family programs and family therapy

Whether you need medication management or other means for starting on the right life path after addiction, you get the help you need with one call to Steps to Recovery. Call Steps to Recovery now at 866-488-8684.