Is there a Drug Addiction cure?
While there is no cure for substance abuse, it can be successfully treated and managed for the rest of one’s life. Addiction, like diabetes and hypertension, is a chronic illness. A good rehab program teaches patients how to manage their disease’s symptoms, first in the structure and support of a treatment facility, then in their own homes, where they are in command of their sobriety. For example, a person may begin treatment in an inpatient facility and then graduate to a less intensive outpatient program as their recovery progresses. As the individual’s recovery abilities improve and the danger of relapse decreases, the level and frequency of clinical services can be reduced until, perhaps, only participation in a support group is required.
What is the Aayushmana Model, and how does it work?
Aayushmana Foundation’s first doctors established the comprehensive approach to addiction recovery most commonly replicated in the world today, known originally as the Minnesota Model, at a tranquil lakeside retreat in rural Center City, Minnesota, beginning in 1949. Our counselors viewed addiction as a sickness from the beginning. Treatment in our early days was offered with an enduring respect for the individual patient, combining a medical model of care with emerging Twelve Step principles and practices—this at a time when addiction wasn’t recognized as a disease and alcoholics were deemed weak-willed if not immoral.
Our groundbreaking medical paradigm (or illness model) of treatment has evolved through time, incorporating the most recent biological, behavioral, genetic, and other scientific findings in order to treat chronic disease holistically—mind, body, and spirit. Our protocols now incorporate science-based assessments, medication-assisted treatment, and evidence-based practices, all of which are administered with the same patient-centered attention and compassion that Aayushmana Foundation has been known for since the beginning.