When undergoing addiction treatment, your doctor will likely provide a number of different ways you can go about treatment. Often times they will offer holistic therapies and treatment. But they will typically suggest going with evidence-based practices. Utilizing evidence-based treatment for addiction is an approach that is gaining popularity. Evidence-Based Practice, also known as EBP, utilizes scientific evidence, expert opinions, and clinical expertise paired with client perspectives to offer high-quality care that is designed for the unique needs and desires of the individual being served.
Treatment providers have access to the EBP Substance Abuse database. It’s a resource designed to answer questions for treatment providers about which treatment options are science-based and would be the best match for the patient. In order to be included in the database, treatment must have proven efficacy and be peer-reviewed. When you think about buying a car, the first thing you think to do is research. You don’t want to rely on the validity of the marketing information from a car manufacturer. You don’t want to rely on your best friend’s opinion. In addition, you want data from third parties who give unbiased information about the car you’re looking at based on research. You want to know the safety ratings, the gas mileage, and the true cost of ownership. You use the massive amount of information available on the internet to make informed choices. The EBP Substance Abuse database gives you fact-based information regarding substance abuse treatment.
Benefits of Evidence-Based Practice
The primary benefit to evidence-based practice is that it’s based in research that is reproducible and has been scientifically validated. Despite the benefits of using the EBP, it’s not currently common for the treatment of substance abuse disorders. Since the database does not adhere to one path of treatment, evidence-based practices may diverge from the current practices of some treatment centers. Treatment centers without professional ethics find differing methodology difficult to implement. Training may be an obstacle. Philosophical differences may also be a hindrance.
These challenges can stop organizations from implementing new treatment practices, preferring to stick to the old way of doing things. Conversely, in legitimate treatment centers, every modality they offer has been tested. They have taken the time to research and implement scientifically validated treatment approaches.
Types of Evidence-Based Practices
There are a number of evidence-based treatments that are available for those looking to make an important chang in their lives. Oceanfront Recovery offers many o them to our patients to help ensure a successful recovery. Some of these therapies we offer include:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on identifying and correction negative thoughts and behaviors by increasing their self-control and developing better and more effective coping strategies
- 12-Step Treatment: Many people think of the 12-step as just Alcoholics Anonymous. There are other uses for the 12-step method beyond alcohol addiction treatment. 12-step can be for a number of different types of addiction.
- Family Therapy Programs: Family therapy focuses on more than just the person with an addiction. Family therapy addresses problems outside of just the addiction that affects the whole family. This can be mental health issues or family conflict.
Oceanfront Recovery Can Help You Beat Addiction
Oceanfront Recovery, a men’s residential addiction treatment program, offers evidence-based treatments and a creative curriculum of care to provide a life-changing experience for good. In addition to evidence-based therapy programs mentioned, we also offer a number of other programs to help you or a loved one overcome addiction. Some of these programs include:
- EMDR Therapy Program
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
- Heroin Addiction Treatment Center
- Meth Addiction Treatment Center
Addiction does not have to be a part of your life forever. Call us today at (877) 279-1777 for information about how we can help you on your road to recovery.