There are a number of people who are addicted to various debilitating vices like drugs and alcohol. With the help of number of organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous and treatment plans, a large of number of addicted people manage to get clean and stay clean.
Treatments which are outdated are increasing failed patient’s numbers
However many people do end up failing these programs and treatments. Even though they go to such treatments multiple times and spend thousands of dollars they end up failing.
According to New York Times, “of the 23.5 million teenagers and adults addicted to alcohol or drugs, only about 1 in 10 gets treatment, which too often fails to keep them drug-free”. This is because a number of times these treatment programs, are still based in antiquated methods. They ignore some of the new approaches, developed through scientific studies which have proved to be more effective. These have helped people in achieving and maintaining addiction free life. What is ironic is, most people will spent triple the amount of time in selecting a new car than when selecting a treatment for addiction.
What should you look for when signing up for a treatment program?
Before you sign up for any one specific treatment program, experts encourage clients should do their research properly. Always get the requirement for treatment independently assessed. You should also get it analyzed independently if the proposed treatment is required or not. All this should be done with a doctor separate from the program.
Always check the educational qualifications and degree details to ensure that the person you speak to is actually qualified to conduct the program. Just because a treatment is called well by others, it’s not necessary it will be good for you too. Ask for your treatment plan and you should be seeing your counselor at least 3 times a week.
One of the well-known science based treatment plans is the Scrambler Therapy. This uses well researched and science based techniques as treatment for de-addiction
Scrambler Therapy – Prevents desentizing over time oft therapy that
This therapy has a two week treatment period, containing 10 treatment sessions. Each session runs for 45 minutes, with the initial patient encounter being the exception at 1 hour. This session will include the following:
A licensed doctor will conduct a medical exam to confirm the nature of the disease. They will then confirm if the therapy will be of use in removing this illness.
- The entire process of scrambler therapy will then be explained to you in detail
- An introduction to Scrambler therapy process
- A development and outline of the patient’s treatment regimen
The painless application of Scrambler Therapy is by means of disposal surface electrodes applied to the skin area corresponding to the pain area(s) involved. When using this technology, the patient does not become desensitized to treatments over extended cycles.
Finally always remember that if you do suffer a relapse or you fail in your treatment, it’s not the end. It is only a sign you need to get back on the wagon and start a.s.a.p. Speak to your sponsor, therapist, and get back on track immediately. Once you are back in control, and then look back at the reasons why it got triggered off.
This article is authored by Suzie Hart. She is a medical student and a freelance writer. She shares her interest for science and medicine through her articles. She is currently doing a research piece on a pain relief treatment called Scrambler Therapy and says it is a very impressive study.