3 Factors Required for Individualized Treatment
As humans, there is always more than meets the eye. If you’re currently in recovery (or seeking to be) from an addiction, consider the fact that despite your addiction, you have a past, present, and future. You’ve had hopes and dreams, thoughts, upsetting events, goals achieved, and factors that have influenced you throughout your life. As a person, you have a unique genetic makeup – you have a specific medical history, substance use history, and so much more that separates you from the rest. Individualized treatment is crucial for success in recovery because it takes into consideration the very factors that have led up to who you are.
Whether you’re currently on the hunt for a reputable treatment center or you’re currently in one, it’s important to consider the factors that make up “individualized treatment”. How do you know if a treatment center makes this a top priority, versus one that doesn’t? By understanding the contributing factors, you can make the most appropriate and informed decision for your well-being in recovery. A 2015 review written by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and published in the journal Behavioral Science identified three key areas to individualized treatment:
- Physical Health – symptoms you’ve been experiencing, how long they’ve lasted, how they started, and more
- Mental Health – your emotional reactivity to stressful events, behaviors that could shed light on mental illness, your overall cognitive functioning (such as decision making, organizing, task delegating, and more)
- Social Health – the relationships you’ve had and currently had in your life and how these factor into your current circumstances
It’s important to note that your healthcare team will not be able to know absolutely everything about you. However, by focusing on key physical, mental, and social aspects that have really had an impact on you over the years, they can gain a clear idea of what type of treatment you’ll need. From there, it’s important that regular monitoring is involved so that your healthcare team can assess whether minor alterations or complete changes in your daily regime need to be made.
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