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Substance use disorder, also known as addiction, is listed as a chronic mental health disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

The Mayo Clinic explains that addiction is a “disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication.” If left untreated, addiction can cause severe short and long-term physiological effects. There is a plethora of different kinds of substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment programs available. Every individual is unique and will have distinct wants and needs when it comes to his or her recovery process. Addiction, while clinically recognized as a mental disorder, still carries a social stigma, which is why there are certain private substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment programs available. 

Discretion and Treatment

Private drug treatment programs are keenly aware of the fact that privacy and discretion are important considerations when entering a drug or alcohol rehab. One of the key benefits of selecting a discreet drug rehab program is privacy. All relationships between one’s clinical team remain confidential, and any communication or treatment agreed upon between client and staff will remain strictly private. A private drug rehab program will offer the same therapeutic services while providing a greater level of discretion to its participants. Some of the therapeutic modalities that are frequently used in treatment plans for individuals struggling with substance abuse and/ or addiction could include any combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), expressive arts therapies, narrative therapy, relational therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), group therapy and more. Private drug rehab programs have also been known to encourage its participants to implement healthy lifestyle choices such as engaging in regular exercise, maintaining a nutritious diet, getting ample nightly sleep, and additional self-care practices. While in a private drug rehab program an individual will develop an aftercare plan with his or her clinical support team. With discretion and privacy in mind, one’s aftercare plan can serve as a resource providing an individual with subsequent guidance and suggestions to assist in one’s continued sobriety and relapse prevention.

Further Information and Support

Navigating the challenges that arise from living with mental illness, struggling with substance abuse, and/ or addiction can not only be all-consuming but are often impossible to effectively handle without proper support. If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one regarding mental illness, substance abuse, and/ or addiction we recommend reaching out for help as soon as possible. Bear in mind that you do not have to be on this journey alone. At {Upwell Advisors}, we offer unique, customized concierge therapeutic services to provide our clients with unparalleled support throughout every step of the recovery process. 

Feel free to reach to contact us anytime via email at sean@upwelladvisors.com. We look forward to supporting you on your journey.

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