What Is Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction?

Evidence-based addiction treatment simply means treatment that is supported by scientific evidence and has been peer-reviewed and documented for effectiveness. Scientific research is a reliable source for determining what works. That’s why evidence-based addiction treatment methods are effective for helping individuals struggling with substance use disorders overcome their drug and alcohol use and promote a life of recovery. It ensures clients are receiving the most effective care possible.

Pavillon offers addiction treatment methods that are proven and backed by scientific evidence, so our patients and their families can feel confident knowing they’re receiving high-quality, effective treatment.

What qualities do evidence-based treatment methods have?

Evidence-based addiction treatment methods should have the following qualities:

  • It has been researched, scientifically studied and published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • It has provided the desired outcome(s) consistently.
  • It has been standardized and is easily repeatable.
  • It has been studied in more than one environment and has resulted in consistent and effective results.
  • Its success rates are measureable.

What are some examples of evidence-based addiction programs at Pavillon?

Examples of evidence-based treatment for addiction include:

  • 12-Step Facilitation (TSF)
    This therapy includes a series of group and individual therapy sessions to help the person understand and move through the developmental milestones of early recovery.
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
    MI helps a person move through stages of change, and harness the helpful power of their personal goals more specifically.
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    CBT is a type of therapy that helps people identify thoughts, emotions and behaviors that lead to problems, and then develop more helpful ones.
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)
    RPT is a type of therapy that focuses on identifying and managing factors associated with drinking or using like cues, triggers, and high-risk situations, as well as the early process of relapse before a person returns to use.

Though no treatment program can completely guarantee all patients will remain sober after addiction treatment, Pavillon uses practices for substance use disorders that are based on current research findings and clinically-proven practices for therapy.

To learn more about Pavillon or how to begin your journey toward recovery, please call 828-469-0581. We are ready to help you live the life you deserve.