Avalon Malibu Planting The Seeds Of Change
Drug abuse and addiction rehab treatment requires planting new seeds of change and learning fresh ways of doing things that incorporate positive actions to take root. Motivational incentives taught at therapeutic communities such as Avalon Malibu are highly structured programs in which patients remain in residence for a set period of time.
Avalon Malibu treatment programs are a key agent of change to influence patient attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors associated with drug and alcohol abuse and all addictions.
Complexities of Addiction
Addiction is a multifaceted disease characterized by strong and often irrepressible cravings. Drug or alcohol exposure on brain functioning, repeatedly, leads to addiction. Proper treatment is a restructuring of brain functioning in order to replace the use of drug and alcohol compulsion and addiction with new behaviors. Dual diagnosis patients may be struggling with mental illness issues and addiction simultaneously.
Many addicts suffer with productive functioning at home, at work, and within the family due to extended use of drugs and or alcohol. Over a period of time a person’s ability to choose not to take drugs or alcohol is compromised, and negative habits have been firmly developed. Compulsion has set in with devastating results that can severely affect an individual’s quality of life.
What Makes Treatment Successful
Drug addiction and alcoholism treatment is by no means simple. Successful treatment programs typically integrate many components, each directed to a particular aspect of the illness and its consequences.
Addiction treatment must help the individual stop using alcohol or drugs, maintain a free from addiction lifestyle, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work, and in society. Because addiction is typically a chronic disease, people cannot simply stop using drugs or alcohol for a few days and be cured.
Addiction affects multiple brain circuits, including those involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and self control over behavior. Each individual will require a plan of treatment that is conformed directly to their individual needs. Avalon Malibu recognizes that each person is an inimitable individual with many needs. Planting the seeds of change requires effective treatment that concentrates on the entire individual, not just his or her addiction.
A range of care that includes a customized treatment course of therapy may at first include medications which are an important element of treatment for many patients. Easing withdrawal symptoms can be essential in the beginning of treatment. Residential treatment often begins with detoxification.
When medications are combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies, the transition of change is more comfortable and smooth; hence the patient is better equipped and ready to begin new processes of learning and behaviors.
Our Commitment To Patients
Avalon Malibu’s main treatment objectives include, improving retention in patient treatment, reducing psychiatric crisis and symptoms, improving coping skills and reducing drug-related behaviors such as unemployment, homelessness, family discourse, and self-harmful behaviors.
We are committed to the well being of each patient and our successful treatment programs are equipped to strengthen health-promoting behaviors. We are here to plant the seeds of change, that they take root and bring a new beginning of increase in health and wellness and successful life skills.