For anyone who has taken part in a rehabilitation program or has known someone who enrolled in one of these treatment plans, you can fully understand that the entire procedure can get a bit (for lack of a better word) “boring” sometimes. After all, the day can start with medication, wrap-up with counseling and more medication, and finish with a final dose of drugs and more supervision. Even the caregivers may think this is boring sometimes. However, did you know that this boring daily work can actually save the lives of addicts? In fact, research has recently confirmed that doing mundane daily tasks can help drug addicts stay on track and complete successful rehabilitations. So, how is this possible? Let’s take a closer look and find out some more information.
Elementary, My Dear Canada
According to Dr. Julio Montaner (BC Center for Excellence), a large number of people believe this idea of hardcore patient observation is a revolutionary concept, when (in reality) it is extremely simple and very common. Based on past programs that sought to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDs in Canada, this program (sponsored by the Vancouver Coastal Health group) comprises a rigorous program in which patients are constantly reminded to take their medication, and healthcare practitioners closely monitor the patients in case of an overdoses. Although this might seem more like a parent-child relationship to some, this strict system is actually working.
A BOOST against Opioid Addiction
Covering the assessment of 1,100 patients across Vancouver, the Best Practices in Oral Opioid AgoniSt Therapy (BOOST) not only seeks to engage patient but also diagnoses the severity of their conditions. In fact, based on current reviews, 30% to 40% of patients who had not received extra engagement continued with their 3-month treatment plans. However, under the more rigorous guidelines, an estimated 79% of patients stuck to their rehab programs. As Guy Felicella (a former addict), if you treat patients like actual humans, they have a much better chance of healing. In that light, this program could prove to be immensely beneficial to a province that experiences 120 drug overdoses (all stemming from illegal substances) on a monthly basis.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse and Alcoholism
Drug addiction and alcoholism are difficult to overcome and can damage your social life and personal life in a severe manner. If you, a friend, or a loved one is suffering from drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or addiction of any sort, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the pain of withdrawal and detox and help you complete a successful and fulfilling rehabilitation. While the road to recovery might not be an easy path, we promise to help you every step of the way.
Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe. If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can kick your drug or alcohol problems to the curb.