In an evidence-based therapy program, we use treatment approaches and addiction therapies that have a history of helping people struggling with addiction overcome their dependency. You may ask, “But shouldn’t every therapy program at an addiction recovery center be an evidence-based therapy program?” The answer is, simply put, “yes.” But there is often confusion surrounding what constitutes an evidence-based therapy program. Some addiction treatment programs, for instance, claim that evidence-based therapy programs work best alongside other more holistic addiction therapies. Others consider these holistic approaches like yoga and nutritional counseling examples of an evidence-based therapy program. If you are looking for addiction treatment, it is useful to understand what an evidence-based therapy program is. And Lakeview Health’s evidence-based therapy program in Jacksonville, FL, is a great place to start.
The simplest definition of an evidence-based therapy program is that it is an approach that historically has had observably positive effects. When previous users of a program have had successful outcomes, we refer to that program’s success as “evidence-based.” One often-cited example — among many — is 12-step programs. 12-step programs do not operate on a clinical basis, running trials performed in a lab. But there is strong statistical evidence that 12-step programs work. An evidence-based therapy program should:
By exploring some examples of evidence-based therapy programs, you can better understand your options as regards your own treatment for addiction. And if you are seeking addiction help for a loved one, it is especially important that you know the range of available programs.
As articles in more than one peer-edited medical journal have pointed out, we tend to confuse the terms “evidence-based” and “research-based.” At Lakeview Health, we are dedicated to the idea if a program is going to work, it must be evidence-based. And that idea is the foundational principle of our evidence-based therapy program in Jacksonville, FL. Some example of the kinds of evidence-based approaches we use include:
These are only a few examples of approaches that we utilize in our evidence-based therapy program in Jacksonville, FL.
At Lakeview, we offer multiple levels of care, including medically supervised detoxification, a residential addiction treatment plan, outpatient care, and a comprehensive aftercare program. We also offer numerous levels and varieties of counseling and a reintegration program aimed at helping individuals who are moving on from addiction successfully.
Take the first step by reaching out to Lakeview Health. Contact us using our secure online form today, or call us at 904 677 5010. Moving on from addiction is never easy. But with support, you can take your life back.
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