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Published on November 10, 2021

Considering Your Options for Addiction Treatment

By Stephanie McLeese-Griffin, LIMHP, LADC, LPC

Treatment is Not One Size Fits All

When searching for a treatment provider, it is important to find treatments that are individualized and use evidence-based practices. Even when two people are receiving addiction treatment for the same drug, each person has a different experience. For instance, every person has different life experiences and genetics. These differences play a role in determining treatment based on each person's needs and preferences.

Evidence-Based Treatment Works

Evidence-based practices are key component of high-quality substance use treatment. These practices ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.

Types of Evidence-Based Practices

Individualized drug use treatment leads to better outcomes. Here are a few evidence-based addiction treatments used at the Bryan Independence Center:

• Motivational Interviewing (MI). This counseling approach helps a person find the motivation to make positive behavior change. It can lead to higher involvement in treatment, reduced alcohol and drug use, and improved quality of life.
• Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Helps individuals experiencing opioid or alcohol disorders sustain recovery and prevent overdose.
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Helps an individual identify how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors impact their drug use. They then learn how to change these to help reach and maintain sobriety.

Bryan Medical Center offers a full range of behavioral health services. This allows us to provide integrated treatment, so we can help those with mental health and substance use issues at the same time and in the same place.

Where to Begin and How We Can Help

If you or a loved one are experiencing substance use issues, take our free, confidential online assessment. This screening will provide direction on what to do next.
Bryan provides a wide range of services for substance use, including:
• Assessment
• Detox
• Outpatient therapy
• Intensive outpatient therapy
• Partial care
• Short-term residential treatment for anyone ages 15 and up

Learn more about our services at bryanhealth.org/behavioral-health. Or talk to someone at Bryan Behavioral Health Services by calling 402-481-5981.

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