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Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment & Rehab in VT

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In all aspects of life, proven results give you confidence and peace of mind. Addiction treatment should be no different. You want to make sure the treatment plan you choose has a track record of being both effective and efficient. Sana at Stowe offers evidence-based treatment modalities in New England that have been proven effective in helping individuals achieve long and successful recovery.

What Is Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment?

When treatment is labeled as “evidence-based,” it means research, concrete facts, and tangible results back the treatment. In order for a treatment to be deemed “evidence-based,” it must meet certain criteria. The research describing its evidence must be published or recognized by an accredited organization.

Therefore, this evidence-based care is not experimental but based on best practices that have been tested and proven effective. Additionally, the individuals administering treatment must be qualified and able to successfully understand and provide treatment. Given the success rate, those with substance use disorders can be sure evidence-based therapies and treatment modalities will help them on the road to recovery.

How Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Works

Evidence-based rehabilitation combines clinical expertise and high-quality treatment to meet a patient’s needs and goals. Some people worry that because the treatment is evidence-based, patients will not be viewed individually. However, our facility is aware that no treatment is one-size-fits-all. An important aspect of evidence-based treatment is an emphasis on patient care. These therapies and methods incorporate all of the critical aspects of addiction treatment so that clients can have an effective and thorough recovery process.

We build evidence-based care plans based on the unique needs of each individual who comes to seek treatment. Our process involves:

  1. Research: We review the research available about the best methods for treating particular types of addictions to see what will work best for your situation.
  2. Clinician expertise: Our medical professionals pull from their training and experience in providing addiction recovery services to decide on the best course of treatment.
  3. Patient needs: We take into account the values, culture, experiences, and preferences of every individual to create a plan they feel comfortable with.
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Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy

Evidence-based treatment comes in different forms, one of these being pharmacotherapy. This treatment type facilitates healing through monitored doses of specific medications. Also known as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), it may be used during detox and throughout addiction treatment to manage withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse. These medications are meant to reduce cravings, ease discomfort, and even make substances undesirable.

Examples of these medications prescribed at Sana include:

  • Buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone)
  • Naltrexone (RevVia and Vivitrol)
  • Acamprosate (Campral)
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse)
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Evidence-Based Behavioral Therapies

Certain evidence-based therapies are used during addiction treatment to improve a client’s overall well-being. These treatments identify and address the underlying causes of addiction. Additionally, some practices improve coping strategies while teaching mindfulness. Each of these services is unique and has its own set of benefits.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This type of therapy identifies and dives deep into unhealthy thinking patterns. By understanding and examining the way individuals view themselves, others, and the world around them, CBT helps people replace negative thoughts and habits with positive ones to improve overall mental health.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

This therapy focuses on behavioral change, problem-solving, mindfulness, and emotional regulation. The skills developed in DBT merge concepts of acceptance and change to improve how an individual processes past and current situations. This treatment method focuses on five essential functions:

  • Enhancing life skills like interpersonal relations and tolerating distress.
  • Generalizing learned skills to an individual’s natural environment.
  • Discovering causes of behaviors and developing effective changes.
  • Working with a team of experts rather than one individual.
  • Providing a structured environment that reinforces progress.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is an action-oriented approach built on traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sessions aim to improve psychological flexibility and help individuals move towards values-based behaviors. Individuals are encouraged to stop avoiding, denying, or struggling with their emotions and, instead, accept that their feelings are appropriate responses to difficult situations and do not have to hold them back from positive change.

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

In order for individuals to move forward after trauma, they must feel safe. By integrating TIC into everything our staff does at Sana, we create an environment of trustworthiness, transparency, empowerment, and collaboration. Our trauma-informed care approach includes guiding principles like:

  • Safety
  • Trustworthiness and transparency
  • Peer support
  • Collaboration and mutuality
  • Empowerment and choice
  • Cultural, historical, and gender issues

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

When clients doubt their ability to complete treatment, it can jeopardize their recovery. MET helps individuals resolve their ambivalence and strengthen their motivation. Additionally, we discuss coping strategies and goals to set a foundation for healthy change. Rather than guiding individuals through treatment step-by-step, this therapy method aims to mobilize people to seek their own recovery.

Validated Stress-Reduction and Resiliency Building Techniques

Coping mechanisms are an essential part of recovery. This approach uses progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and diaphragmatic breathing to help individuals reduce worries and encourage adaptability in response to unpleasant changes.

Twelve-Step Facilitation

A social network of like-minded individuals is vital to a successful recovery. Twelve-step facilitation gets individuals involved in a community that takes an abstinence-based approach to recovery. This method cultivates a sense of fellowship, connection, and understanding between those trying to maintain sobriety. Active involvement within a community of individuals with similar struggles can help people accept their condition and move toward change.

Benefits of Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment

Evidence-based treatment has many benefits. The most obvious benefit is getting you on the path to recovery. These treatments aim to give you the best shot to reach your specific goals.

Additionally, it is important to note that not all evidence-based treatments are the same, so you have options when deciding which approach will work best for you. By starting from an evidence-based framework, Sana’s skilled clinicians can critically assess an individual client’s circumstances and employ the best existing therapies to address those specific circumstances.

Another benefit of evidence-based practices is that our clinicians rely on research-driven techniques with proven successes. They use a robust evidence framework while bringing their own expertise and knowledge of each individual to determine what will work best in each situation. Through these therapies, individuals receive safe and consistent treatment at Sana at Stowe.

The many evidence-based therapy modalities available give each person something that suits their needs. Programs adapt to suit any substance use disorder and co-occurring trauma or mental health disorders.

Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment in New England

The time for recovery is now. With many evidence-based treatment options available, you can rest assured that your treatment plan will help you achieve sobriety and long-term recovery. At Sana at Stowe in New England, our caring and compassionate treatment team remains dedicated to you and your healing throughout your entire treatment process. Our evidence-based treatment center provides private, personalized treatment in a serene, luxurious environment, giving you the space to heal.

It’s time to take the first step towards a life of health and happiness. Call us or visit our contact form today to get started.

2023 National Patient Safety Goals

Sana at Stowe has achieved accreditation and received

a Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission®.

This accreditation award verifies that Sana meets the most rigorous quality and patient safety standards of care, and shows a dedication to excellence across the full continuum of care. Learn more.

In-network with BlueCross BlueShield and OPTUM

Sana at Stowe is in-network with BlueCross BlueShield and OPTUM
and also accepts most out-of-network insurances, and accepts all private insurance. We provide financial assistance to help with the cost of treatment.