Why Treatment Does Not Work For Many Clients
Drug addiction is a complex disease of the brain and quitting usually takes more
than good intentions or strong will power. The initial decision to take drugs is
voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that
challenge an addicted person's self-control and interfere with their ability to resist
strong urges to take drugs or drink alcohol. These brain changes can be persistent,
which is why drug addiction is often considered a "relapsing" disease. While
treatment professionals boast "treatment works" the question is what is exactly
working? The general public would believe that treatment programs "working" would be an indication that people with substance use disorders learn how to live a sober lifestyle. In other words, the people who go to get treatment can achieve a sober lifestyle.
What Some Research is Showing
Research suggests that 95% of treatment programs only offer the twelve step approach to recovery as aftercare for program graduates. While the client has successfully completed one program, they can never complete a 12 step program since its touted as a way of life without a completion. The problem is that 12 step programs imply a "lifelong process" towards getting better. The treatment industry advertises empty promises of "recovery" while steering clients into 12 step programs. These treatment programs make a great deal of money from the insurance industry and loved ones. The client leaves the treatment program with anxiety and fear about maintaining a lifetime of sobriety.
This research helped provide the philosophy behind the Ace Recovery for Men program. Addiction is a chronic relapsing condition and emotional and financial efforts are being exhausted. Thus, we have made any ongoing treatment efforts more accessible and affordable. In addition, we offer Rational Living behavior therapy (CBT) instead of just 12 step work which may only have benefits for a smaller group of program participants.
Rational living therapy groups prepare men for a sober lifestyle without the entanglements of the 12 step philosophies. When they leave our program their new way of thinking enables them to live a sober lifestyle by choice. Call us now at 1-866-709-6988 to get more from a treatment provider at a reasonable cost!
"I have been able to truly start learning who I am, what I have to offer, and what my true purpose is in life...."
- EDDIE A.
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