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Client Centered Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug RehabWhen people think of going to drug and alcohol rehab, they often equate it with a jail sentence: people telling you what to do and what not to do. No freedom. No choices.

It may have been that way in the past, but The Canyon does things differently. Drug addiction treatment here is client-directed, which means you are a partner alongside our Master’s level staff. Partners make decisions. That’s right – you can actually customize your drug rehab treatment with the staff to create an addiction treatment plan that meets your needs rather than having someone tell you what your needs are and how to fix them.

How Does Client Centered Treatment Work in Drug Rehab?

In client-centered substance abuse treatment, you can help decided things about your drug addiction treatment plan including:

  1. The pace at which you progress
  2. The length of your stay
  3. The goals of your program

Alongside our professional staff, you determine exactly what you want to get out of your stay with us at The Canyon. Every week, you and your personal therapist will evaluate your drug addiction treatment and decide whether or not you are reaching your goals, falling short or surpassing them and adjust your treatment plan accordingly. The partnering is really important here – your goals are your roadmap through treatment.

As you progress through drug and alcohol rehab here at The Canyon, you will grow and change. It makes sense that your drug treatment plan will grow and change with you. As the owner of this plan, your input is tremendously valuable. Of course, skilled empathic substance abuse therapists will be right there with you throughout the process. They will give you professional insight and recommendations to help you set a clear path for recovery.

The Benefits of the Client Centered Approach to Drug Addiction Treatment

“Client directed” means you own it. Treatment isn’t being done to you, but rather you are fully participating in the direction as well as the implementation of your drug addiction treatment. Nobody likes being told what to do. We’re human beings with our own minds, not robots. When you take initiative, you increase your chances of a successful drug rehab treatment.

The Canyon’s parent company has an article about the Foundation’s Model of Addiction Treatment. Client directed therapy is described as part of the whole drug addiction treatment approach, especially where co-occurring disorders like depression and other psychological disorders are present alongside substance abuse.

Have you ever been a part of client-directed therapy? How have you benefited long-term from the empowerment of client directed therapy?

Wendy Lee Nentwig

By Wendy Lee Nentwig
Guest Contributor


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