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Clients who have an opportunity to direct their own care often have better outcomes. The care team develops a deeper connection with them and often has a better idea of the client's expectations for recovery. According to the International Journal of Person-Centered Medicine, "A clinician’s effectiveness in treatment depends substantially on his or her attitude toward — and understanding of — the patient as a person endowed with self-awareness and the will to direct his or her own future."
Samarpan Recovery, one of the top rehabilitation centres in India, allows client directed care when appropriate to ensure a positive client experience.
Client directed care in addiction treatment allows clients to engineer their own recovery by actively engaging in therapy and providing input into their care plan. The care team conducts comprehensive assessments and screenings for each new client. After determining what factors may affect treatment, the care team then guides the client through choosing effective forms of treatment to meet their needs.
Some factors that may influence long-term recovery include:
Cultural, religious, or personal beliefs and traditions
Family dynamics and family history of substance misuse
Any co-occurring disorders or underlying issues
The need for accommodations
The severity of symptoms and any complications
Screening clients gives the care team more context and offers clients an opportunity to communicate their needs and goals. Some clients may also undergo additional testing, especially in cases where they may need prescription medication. The results will help the clinical team provide clients with the information they need to direct treatment during rehabilitation and continuing care.
Martin Peters, Director of Residential Services at Samarpan Recovery, has said, “As part of our client-centered and individual treatment approach, we work with the client in a collaborative manner, which means that we identify the major issues that are affecting the client, and then develop treatment plans for each individual issue. This means that we need to actively listen to the client and facilitate a process that the client feels part of and can buy into it. It's also important for us as therapists to meet the client where they are at so that we can help them get to where they want to be.”
Clients often feel more comfortable if the care team does the following:
Provides detailed information about the available treatment options
Facilitates family engagement without allowing the family to take control of the treatment process
Offers various treatment methods that align with the client's personal, cultural, and spiritual beliefs
Martin Peters continued by saying, “Clients who are involved in the treatment planning process, are far more likely to engage in a positive manner, as opposed to the therapist prescribing a form of treatment that they may not buy into. There have been huge shifts in the way that treatment has been delivered in the past 25 years, where therapists are qualified people, with a specialty in addiction, but have a variety of evidence-based approaches that they can introduce into the treatment process. As a client progresses through their journey at Samarpan, [their] treatment plans will be reviewed and updated, as well as getting the client to take responsibility for developing their own recovery plan.”
Client directed care means clients often have better transitions between the various levels of care. Autonomy requires open lines of communication between the client and the care team. According to StatPearls Publishing, "Proper communication allows patients to be more knowledgeable about their prognosis and to be more proactive in seeking assistance."
Obi Unaka, Deputy Director of Residential Services at Samarpan Recovery, has said, “In enabling clients to guide their own treatment, we offer the opportunity for them to take responsibility for themselves. At Samarpan, the focal therapist collaboratively devises the client's treatment plan with the client taking the lead.” In addition to providing a stable foundation for future growth, the collaboration also shows clients that their voice matters.
Some of the long-term benefits of allowing client directed care include the following:
Increased self-confidence, self-efficacy, and self-esteem
Greater engagement in treatment
Reduced risk of relapse during continuing care
More confidence in their ability to overcome challenges during recovery
Clients experience less stress when they improve their skills and resolve issues using the tools learned in therapy. The best addiction recovery programs challenge clients to think about their situation from alternative perspectives. Being able to objectively problem-solve and make plans for their recovery can inspire positive long-term change.
Self-accountability and increased self-awareness are essential skills for clients in recovery. The ability to recognize potential triggers and utilize healthy coping techniques can reduce the risk of relapse.
Clients are less likely to backslide if they feel confident about their ability to cope with everyday stressors. Client directed care does the following:
Strengthens the bond between the client and the care team
Ensures treatments plans meet the unique needs of each client
Encourages clients to embrace personalized treatment
The top rehab centres for addiction recovery all feature personalized care that treats underlying issues alongside substance use disorder (SUD). Individuals in recovery can rely on clinicians to guide them through the recovery process. Clients communicate daily with the care team during rehabilitation to ensure continued progress. Clients in recovery can rely on their care team to guide them through the process. Samarpan Recovery provides the best addiction recovery programs and encourages client directed care.
Some clients go through multiple programs trying to get the help they need. Instead of healing, these individuals may struggle to feel heard. Clients recovering from substance misuse and co-occurring mental health issues benefit from having more autonomy and control over their treatment plans. Samarpan Recovery offers rehabilitation services in Mumbai, where we use a personalized approach to ensure clients get the care and support they need to heal. We use a holistic approach to care, addressing all issues and factors that may impact treatment and long-term recovery. To learn more about our programs and how we can help you or a loved one, call us today at +91 81809 19090.
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