What an Effective Addiction Treatment Program Should Offer

You’ve made the decision to overcome your addiction, and you deserve a program that focuses on your whole being. One that believes that everyone deserves to lead a happy, healthy life, despite what’s happened in the past. Not one that simply manages your addiction or substitutes one drug for another.

An effective drug or alcohol addiction treatment program combines evidence-based treatment options that focus on mind, body, and soul while working to heal the whole person from within. It works to ensure that addiction no longer has a place in your life and gives you the confidence, skills, and tools to make positive choices in every area. As you evaluate the many options, consider the following elements.

A Comprehensive Holistic Program

The best treatment programs are holistic, focusing on bringing healing to your mind, body, and soul. Look for a long-term program that allows you to move forward at the pace that is right for you, instead of trying to get you in and out in 30 days. The best ones include detox, physical healing, emotional healing, and aftercare.

You’ll also want a program that incorporates life skills, coping strategies, and positive communication skills. These tools can set you up for a healthy productive life and will help you deal with situations after treatment.

Finally, you’ll need to face and overcome the core issues that are causing you to retreat and escape into your substance of choice. You can’t do this by dwelling on your problems, but rather by discovering and developing strength, self-respect, and self-esteem. Group sessions don’t have to be sad and boring; they can be lively, empowering, and enlightening.

Customized to Your Needs

A true partner is by your side every step of the way and provides fully customized plan suited to your individual needs. They realize that success isn’t about the number of days you complete in the program, but rather the results you achieve. If you need more time in the program, you can stay until you feel comfortable returning home as a drug-free, changed individual

Natural Therapies

There are a variety of therapies that can be effective in treating addiction in a drug-free way. Finding a plan that offers you access to holistic natural therapy is a great way to not only heal, but also to discover new hobbies and habits to take into your daily life. Natural therapies that you to look for include:

  • A Comprehensive Holistic Program at Elevate RehabMindfulness
  • Yoga
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Meditation
  • Nutrition Education
  • Natural Supplements & Body Rejuvenation
  • Art & Music Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Physical Fitness
  • Adventure & Experiential Therapy

Spiritual Respect

You should also feel comfortable spiritually. While your chosen faith may be important to your recovery, you should never feel pressured into a specific faith or worldview. Your right to choose and practice your own faith – or no faith – should always be respected.

At Elevate, our non-12-step program provides a powerful alternative for those looking for a highly effective treatment program without the religious component. 

Comprehensive Aftercare

Aftercare is one of the most important elements of any program. While many people think that choosing treatment is the most difficult part of recovery, the truth is that continuing to make great choices outside of the treatment environment can be even harder. You need a program that offers a clear post-treatment plan, one-on-one support after graduation, referrals to appropriate support groups in your area, and a variety of tools and goal-setting services to keep you focused.

A significant focus on aftercare gives you the best chance at success. However, it’s important to realize that recovery is a long-term process and that setbacks happen. Make sure that the program you select will be around for you if you need a refresher course.

At Elevate we offer a six-month guarantee. If you relapse within six months of graduation, you can come back to the center for up to 30 days as long as a bed is available.


Intervention helps bridge the gap between addiction and treatment. It is a one to two-day process that can help your loved one recognize the need for healing. Find a treatment center that takes a family-centered approach to intervention. The family has some accountability in the process, and a strong support system will strengthen the chances of success.

If you’re interested in an addiction treatment program that meets all these requirements, we’d love for you to explore Elevate. We have a proven success track record of 20+ years and have helped thousands of individuals recover from addiction and build lives based on self-respect. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions about our program, insurance questions, and availability.

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