Northbound has built up of 12 philosophical steps. Its mission driven and its methodological are very effective in treating drug addiction and its dependency. Drug addiction treatment is basically intended to help the addicted people to overcome the addiction and its usage. The addiction rehab center are of different setting, different forms as per different people, the time span for treatment differ too. Drug addiction is basically chronic disorder which has the occasional relapse; a short-term or one-time treatment is not enough and needs more time to recover.
Types Of Treatment
The addiction treatment is classified into so many methods as per the types or modalities. Treatment approaches individually diversified programs and many programs today do not fit all.
- Usually, the first step in the treatment is detoxification. It is otherwise known as medically managed withdrawal. Detoxification is basically a process in which the body clears the drug by itself. Detoxification that is withdrawal from alcohol causes a lot of after effects problems which are fatal too. It can cause dangerous psychological problems and behavioural problems, i.e., the person gets aggressive and angry. Thus, intoxication alone is not enough as it does not have a lasting effect and thus followed by meditation, and administered by a physician, by doing so the after effects of alcohol could be withdrawn by some extent.
- Drug treatment includes behavioural therapy and counselling, meditation and combination of both. A specific treatment of a person differs depending on the type of drugs used, and everyone needs. Behavioural therapies are often been successful in helping with the treatment; it helps the person to get motivated towards the treatment, helps in withdrawal in drug craving. It also teaches the personal to avoid drugs and prevent relapse, and if relapse occurs, how to deal with the same. Behavioural therapies also help in improving parental skills, relationship and family communications.
- Northbound also has this group therapy which is a popular tool for growth and change. It works effectively with addictive individuals wherein, the clients learn from each other, benefit from multiple perceptive, learns that they are not alone and there are much more like them, support each other and acquires interpersonal skills which would help them in day today life
- They have this LINKS program which helps in recovering faith in Christianity and god.
- The clients benefit from gender-specific and this holistic approach for treating the diseases.