How Do You Update Antiquated Substance Abuse Programs?
Substance abuse is a difficult problem to address and can require many different types of treatment programs, depending on the individual’s need and progress in recovery. Given the current, often complex, needs of people with substance dependence, there are certain areas in which the program should be prepared to offer help, support and treatment. Updating a substance recovery program involves understanding current treatment issues and modalities, which will serve to better help people with these problems. Implement cognitive-behavioral interventions by training and supervising treatment staff in motivational interviewing. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a proven treatment modality. Older substance abuse treatment programs have been based on open psychotherapy groups and 12-Step models, which have proven to be less effective. Cognitive-behavioral interventions are short-term and time-limited methods that help people understand the triggers, behaviors, cognitions and consequences of use