Drug and substance today has its causes. To find a perfect treatment for the affected patients, the rehab centers have to match the problem with its source. Treatment for addicts is both physical and psychological. A good rehab must be able to match successfully the patient and treatment mechanism. To determine the effectiveness of a rehab center patient-treatment matching there must use considerations such as,
- Type of drug used.
The treatment for marijuana is very different to that one of a heroin addict. A rehab center cannot use the same type of treatment for both patients.
- History of drug use
Some patients have complex drug use history. While some have an addiction problem to one drug, others use multiple drugs and fining the perfect treatment strategy is important.
- Patient environment
To avoid problems such as relapses a good rehab must try to understand the environment the patient is in. Whether it is possible to release the patient back to the same environment without the risk of a relapse is an important consideration. With regards to patient-treatment matching mechanisms, counseling relies heavily on this.
- Existing medical conditions
Drug and substance abuse victims have other existing conditions such as HIV/AIDS and mental illness. You have to match the patient?s treatment with consideration to this factor and decide which medical assistance they need without affecting their treatment procedure.
- Treatment method
While matching the patient to their procedure you have to understand whether the patient is an inpatient or an outpatient. Outpatients have less close supervision while inpatients supervision is close and more intense. To decide the mode of treatment you have to look at factors like the level of illness and the effectiveness of any particular plan.
- Available staff competence
Before a rehab center comes up with patient treatment program they have to match it with the staff members available and their competence. If there are levels of the treatment a rehab center cannot accomplish due to the staff members available it is not advisable to leave your patient there.
Treatment programs sometimes vary with the gender. For the female gender a rehabilitation center must come up with a treatment program that has in consideration such as ovulation and cases of pregnancy.
These are just some of the considerations a good rehab center must have before decides to match a particular patient to a particular program or mode of treatment. There are others many more such as Age, chemical allergies for those requiring detoxification and many more.
Matching a patient to their right mode of treatment can very good since it reduces the length of the treatment period and ends up giving back to society a better productive person.