When it comes to substance use disorder or mental illness, the evidence is clear: Treatment works. With the right treatment, an individual can recover from either of these illnesses and ultimately lead a happy and healthy life. However, while treatment works, not every treatment works for everyone. For treatment to truly be effective, it must be customized and personalized to your needs. Furthermore, treatment must be comprehensive, offer follow-up options, and be highly personalized whenever possible.

What Types of Treatment Exist? 

The variety of treatments for substance use disorders can sometimes seem overwhelming. Fortunately, with expert advice, you can ensure that you receive treatment that fits your needs and specifically addresses any problems you have experienced.

Broadly speaking, treatment for substance use disorders is divided into the following categories:


Treatment can’t begin until drugs or alcohol are no longer in a person’s system. This process can be uncomfortable, even painful, and may require medical and pharmacological supervision. Look for a Delray alcohol detox center or a drug detox center to help manage your withdrawals.

Medication-assisted treatment

In some cases, an individual may benefit from medication. When properly prescribed, medication can help reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms that may come with ending substance use. However, this process must be supervised. Plus, it typically works best with a comprehensive talk therapy treatment plan.

Individual therapy

Several types of talk therapy can help a person recovering from a substance use disorder, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and more. Different therapists have different types of therapy skills and may use different methods based on your needs.

Group therapy

Group therapy can help people with a substance use disorder by talking and sharing with others dealing with similar challenges. When led by a trained professional, group therapy sessions can allow individuals to learn from each other, empathize, and work together to identify better coping mechanisms. 

Alternative treatment programs

In some cases, certain alternative treatment modalities — including recreational therapy or a wellness program — can serve as an excellent complement to more traditional therapy programs. 

As you can see, a vast array of treatment programs are available for anyone looking for help. It takes expert guidance to ensure a personalized, effective treatment plan. 

What Experts Should Be on Your Treatment Team?

Basically, a personalized treatment plan involves skilled professionals capable of planning and carrying out a treatment plan for you. The following individuals should be present on any treatment team:

  • Psychologists, psychiatrists, or other trained clinicians: These individuals are responsible for creating the treatment plan and working with you or a loved one to ensure you get the treatment you need.
  • Medical professionals, including doctors, physician assistants, and/or nurses: These are the people responsible for prescribing medication, monitoring its dispersal, and providing any other necessary medical guidance or advice. In some cases, people with a substance use disorder also have other medical problems, and it’s critical to your recovery and overall well-being that you protect your health. 
  • Peer advocates: These individuals are well into recovery from a substance use disorder and have undergone a certification program. They work with individuals in the early stages of recovery to support and enhance their success.
  • Support staff: Administrative professionals and interns are responsible for much of a treatment center’s direct, day-to-day operations.

Your treatment team works together as a comprehensive unit to ensure your treatment plan is properly carried out and that you have everything you need to begin your recovery journey. 

What About Customized Options?

While a personalized treatment plan is vital to recovery, in some cases, an individual’s treatment can become even more specific. At Transformations Treatment Center, we offer programs for many groups, including:

  • Specific partial hospitalization programs for individuals over 30 and under 30.
  • Faith-based programs for individuals who believe such a program will benefit them. In these instances, faith leaders with specific substance use training are a critical part of any program design. At Transformations Treatment Center, we offer programs for people of the Christian and Jewish faiths.
  • Specific veteran and first responder programs: Veterans and first responders have high rates of substance use disorders and specific needs. In addition, cultural barriers within each of these groups often lead to stigma, making it harder to seek treatment without outside assistance. With these needs in mind, we offer programs designed for veterans and first responders.

Find the Treatment Specialists You Need

If you’re looking for treatment for yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to check out the treatment programs we offer at Transformation Treatment Center. We offer a highly experienced team of experts who understand your challenges, and we are ready to help you recover. Our philosophy is simple: Our treatment teams include the best, most experienced professionals available to ensure our ability to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Ready to learn more? Contact us through our website or call us today at (800) 270-4315.