Effective Addiction Treatment

Updated: Jan 17

What Makes An Effective Addiction Treatment Program?



Specialist researchers studying addiction are increasingly advocating a more science-based treatment agenda. The myriad of evidence and research suggests this approach should form the basis of 21st Century drug and alcohol addiction treatments.


A ground-breaking report published in 2012 by the National Centre on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University concluded that “the vast majority of people in need of addiction treatment do not receive anything that approximates evidence-based care.”

The report added, “Only a small fraction of individuals receives interventions or treatment consistent with scientific knowledge about what works.”


Sources quoted in the highly acclaimed book “Inside Rehab,” by Anne M. Fletcher, a science writer whose previous books include “Sober for Good.” state: “There are exceptions, but of the many thousands of treatment programs out there, most use exactly the same kind of treatment you would have received in 1950, not modern scientific approaches,”

Specialist researchers studying addiction are increasingly advocating a more science-based treatment agenda. The myriad of evidence and research suggests this approach should form the basis of 21st Century drug and alcohol addiction treatments.


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Distilling the research findings, expert analysis and experiences of thousands of recovering "addicts" including reflections on our own personal recovery journeys, here at My Recovery Space we advocate that treatment must be individualised; one recovery model does not fit all.

We are not recommending one treatment pathway over another, we are simply recognising the need to provide a choice between drug and alcohol addiction treatments.


For some, sharing with a group might be valuable and fundamentally validating, but for many, group therapy and meetings can be overwhelming and completely inappropriate.

Regardless of the benefits or drawbacks, most experts agree that all people with substance misuse issues should have highly personalised attention from a recovery specialist. After all, the root causes of addiction are varied and are often linked to past trauma, self-medication, masking another mental illness, genetics, etc.

The point being, each client has very specific needs!

The NHS estimates that just under one in 10 (8.7%) men in the UK and one in 20 (3.3%) UK women show signs of alcohol dependence – that’s just under 8 million adults.

Being dependent on alcohol or drugs means your organs have started to show signs of withdrawal or stress whenever your substance or drug of choice is removed from the body. You may also have reached a point where you feel you’re not able to function without it and whose use has become an important, or often the most important, factor in your life.


At My Recovery Space we will work with you to tailor your unique, individualised treatment programme designed to tackle the short, medium and long term recovery challenges using the latest evidence-based methods.


We know from our own experience, that there is no such thing as a short term fix, but we will give you the best possible chance of beating any addiction.


Looking for help with addiction?


If you need help with a drug addiction, alcohol problem or gambling issue then our specialist addiction counselling service can help. We are in recovery ourselves so understand what you are going through. Book a consultation and start your journey to recovery today!

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