Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Centers

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Centers

When it comes to entering an addiction treatment center it is important to look for an addiction treatment program that offers evidence-based addiction treatment services. In Texas, there are many different types of alcohol or drug treatment programs that focus on providing evidence-based addiction treatment services.

One specific addiction treatment center is a program called Summer Sky Treatment Center®. Summer Sky regularly measures its treatment services to ensure that individuals are offered addiction treatment services that are aligned with Evidence-Based Best Practices.

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment is backed by scientific research and has been demonstrated to be effective for treating people with an addiction to substances. When it comes to treating a person with a substance use disorder it’s important that an addiction treatment center offers as many different evidence-based best practices as possible because not all people respond to every single evidence-based best practice.

Addiction treatment centers must match a person’s needs to the correct therapy that will help the individual get the best results possible. For this reason, addiction treatment centers that offer multiple evidence-based services will increase the likelihood that the individual receiving addiction treatment services will be matched with the correct therapy to help them solve their addiction problems.

What is Evidence-Based Treatment?

Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) is a science-based practice that is supported by empirically supported clinical practices and interventions utilized by addiction treatment centers to help people with a substance use disorder. We live in a changing world and addiction treatment centers must provide addiction treatment services that support people during treatment and after treatment with validated therapies that are known to be effective at treating people with a substance use disorder.

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatments are grouped into two different categories that addiction treatment centers utilize to provide evidence-based treatment services.

  • Pharmacotherapies
  • Behavioral Therapies
  • Adolescent Behavioral Therapies

What are some of the most common Pharmacotherapies used in addiction treatment centers?

For the most part, addiction treatment centers that offer a medical detox program utilize different pharmacotherapies during medical detox and after medical detox in an inpatient treatment program setting. Since these therapies are designed to either minimize cravings or to help people not return to specific addictions they are only prescribed by medical doctors as a tool to help someone with a substance use disorder.

It must be noted that not everyone who enters treatment will be a candidate for pharmacotherapies, however, there will be a diagnosis and discussion that will take place with the individual during medical detox to identify if they can benefit from the use of pharmacotherapies.

Common Pharmacotherapies

  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone®)
  • Naltrexone (Vivitrol®)
  • Acamprosate (Campral®)
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse®)

All Pharmacotherapies are more effective when medical, psychological, individual counseling, group counseling, and addiction treatment are combined with behavioral treatments. Research has demonstrated better outcomes are provided from these therapies when used as a tool during addiction treatment services.

Common Behavioral Therapies in Addiction Treatment

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy
  • The Matrix Model (Addiction Treatment Curriculum)
  • Family Behavior Therapy (FBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Motivational Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Rational Emotive Therapy (RET)
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • Drug counseling (individual and group)

The list above is not exhaustive, and new treatments are continually under development. The list is provided with consideration that most addiction treatment programs will use common evidence-based treatment practices. It does not include alternative therapies that many addiction treatment centers also include in their addiction treatment programs.

Behavioral Therapies

Behavioral Therapies are available for individuals in drug treatment to treat their substance use disorders. During the assessment and diagnosis phase of treatment, an addiction treatment center will determine which evidence-based practice is appropriate for the individual in their care. To discover which behavioral therapy is best for a person during treatment the addiction treatment provider will help a person develop a treatment plan that will guide them through the treatment process.

The treatment plan will be individualized to the needs of the person who is in treatment. During the treatment planning phase of treatment, the individual and primary counselor will determine which evidence-based addiction treatment therapies will be utilized during treatment and recovery. The treatment plan is like a road map to help keep an individual moving in the right direction during treatment.

Summer Sky Addiction Treatment Programs

Summer Sky is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for substance use disorder treatment services. In addition to being licensed our substance use disorder treatment programs are accredited by The Joint Commission. This helps to ensure the public that we are providing Evidence-Based Best Practices in our treatment programs. Summer Sky offers multiple levels of addiction treatment services.

Summer Sky Treatment Programs

Choosing an Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Program

When choosing a treatment provider for substance use disorder treatment it is important to consider if the treatment provider utilizes evidence-based addiction treatment best practices. Treatment centers that offer Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Services are more effective in providing successful outcomes after treatment is completed. It is also important to realize that substance use disorders are chronic conditions and there may need to be multiple treatment interventions throughout the treatment process. The more time a person can participate in treatment the better the results have been for most people needing addiction treatment services.

Do you need help today?

Summer Sky has been providing state-of-the-art addiction treatment services for over 37 years in the State of Texas. Our alcohol rehab and drug rehab programs are continually enhancing their treatment programs as more research becomes available to treat people with addiction problems. When a person attends treatment at Summer Sky, they can rest assured that they will be receiving the most advanced addiction treatment available. To contact our admissions department to schedule an admission into one of the addiction programs you can contact us 24 hours a day 7-days a week at 1-888-857-8857.

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