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When undertaking the work of treating addiction, it is wise and good practice to take a broad and open minded approach. Addiction or substance dependency knows no bounds of who or whom it can affect. A very complex area of human life, the effective treatment of addictive behavior is sensitive to many areas of consideration and needs to be closely focused on the very fine details of a persons life to be understood and treated effectively. Attention to detail and a broad understanding of addictive theory is crucial in providing adequate treatment and support to individuals who are ready to take responsibility for change in their lives.
Approaches to the treatment and understanding of addictive behavior have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Addiction is now less frequently understood as a disease, but is more commonly being understood and generally accepted to have a multitude of contributing factors. In terms of treatment, it therefore stands that an effective approach should reflect this.
Addiction and substance dependency are not solely personal conditions, they are also contributed to by social environments, personal history, trauma, cultural norms and learned behavior. Addiction can also be seen as a malady of the spirit, where drugs or alcohol are utilised as methods of trying to escape from reality, from the pressures of life, or from events which have left their toll on someone.
It is crucially important in the treatment of substance misuse to provide consistency in care. Sadly, people with issues with drugs and alcohol are often treated with suspicion or as less worthy than others. This can happen in statutory services as well as within families and the public domain. The misunderstanding of the personal aspect of addictive behavior is a significant problem and often gets in the way of effective treatment. Judgements occur frequently, even within the care systems established to deal with this specialist field. Often clients report this and it constitutes a significant percentage of private referrals. One of the main problems is a ‘one size fits all’ approach, which may work for some as people are herded toward a satisfactory outcome, but excludes many where a deeper understanding of their isssues is needed.
Statutory services often take a broad brush approach and struggle with professional people within their client group. Similarly working people often find being part of a public service to be rather humiliating, or demeaning. Staff can misconstrue this as resistance and become stern, which goes to enhance the clients experience of alienation more, often leading them to leave.
This inefficiency of the high street drug market is due to the business model they work under. It is a numbers game focused on lower socio economic groups where poorly trained and lowly paid staff attempt to coerce herds of clients toward sobriety with games of incentives and the concerns of having to meet quarterly targets.
Many people fail in such systems as they are singular and inflexible in their approach. This creates a bi product of rejected individuals who either fend for themselves as they always have and discover their cynicism was justified, or if economics allows, discover alternative more suitable treatments which don’t dehumanise people do exist and go on to work within those.