Evidence Based Treatment for Addiction

Substance abuse treatment program in Greenfield, IN with proven success

Beginning your journey toward recovery can be daunting, but at Hickory House Recovery, we are always ready to accompany you every step along the way. Our dedicated team is committed to guiding you along your own personalized path to healing and growth.

By employing evidence-based therapeutic approaches to addiction treatment, we give you the skills and motivation needed to achieve your recovery goals and maintain ongoing recovery success.

Evidence Based Treatment for Addiction

What is evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders?

Evidence-based treatment for substance abuse disorders involves the use of therapeutic methods and strategies that are backed by years of extensive research and clinical trials.

These treatment methods are considered the gold standard in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Evidence-based treatment and interventions offer individuals grappling with substance dependence the opportunity for comprehensive support specifically tailored to your individual needs. By integrating proven methodologies and personalized care, these treatments foster the development of coping skills, motivation for change, and a supportive environment conducive to long-term recovery.

Examples of commonly used evidence-based treatment

There are multiple evidence-based treatment approaches that can be used to successfully treat substance dependance disorders. Treatment, however, is not one-size-fits-all, so if one approach turns out not the most effective treatment for you, there are other methods, or a combination of methods, to reach your recovery goals. Our highly skilled and compassionate therapists work with you individually to develop the best evidence-based treatment program for you. Some examples of evidence-based treatment include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapeutic treatment designed to guide you in changing your behaviors and thoughts to improve your mental health. CBT is a unique approach in that it is focused on the present, rather than exploring and analyzing your past experiences. CBT is an effective evidence-based treatment for substance abuse and addiction, as well as many other mental health conditions. In fact, CBT has been rated as the most effective treatment approach for patients with drug and alcohol abuse disorders.
  • Family therapy is another evidence-based approach that has become effective for treating substance and addiction disorders. Family therapy involves the participation of family members in your treatment sessions to address family dynamics, communication patterns, and support systems. It can help improve family functioning and provide a supportive environment for your recovery. Another benefit of family therapy is that it can strengthen and help rebuild any broken relationships you may have as a result of substance use.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an effective evidence-based method of treating substance use disorders, as it combines behavioral therapy with FDA-approved medications. It is considered to be a “harm-reduction” approach to treatment. There is no one-size-fits-all medication that is prescribed – your treatment plan will be uniquely tailored to your needs, with the help of our skilled therapists. The medications used in medication assisted treatment for this purpose are intended to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. While taking these medications, you will have an easier time abstaining from alcohol or drugs. An added benefit of using MAT as part of your treatment plan is that it generally helps improve your overall mental and physical health.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based form of CBT treatment that is focused on behavior skill development. During DBT sessions, you will be taught skills that are applied “in the moment” to manage your emotions, resolve conflicts, handle stress, and improve relationships.
  • Group or individual counseling is another evidence-based form of treatment that has proven effective in helping individuals overcome their challenges with substance use disorders. During your individual counseling sessions, you will work one-on-one with one of our licensed counselors. Group counseling is effective in helping those with drug or alcohol addiction see that they are not alone. There are others in the same situation, recovering from addiction, who will each share their own experiences. We have found our group counseling program for substance use disorders proven beneficial, since it will decrease your feelings of isolation and loneliness.

What does evidence-based treatment for substance abuse address?

Evidence-based treatment, when used to treat substance use disorders, typically addresses multiple facets of addiction, aiming to provide comprehensive support for individuals struggling with substance misuse. Here are some key areas where evidence-based treatment is used when it comes to addiction treatment:

  • Detoxification: Medically supervised detoxification programs are often used to help individuals safely manage withdrawal symptoms as they abstain from drugs or alcohol. Withdrawals can be dangerous, and when it comes to alcohol—even deadly. For this reason, it is crucial for anyone detoxing from a substance to have medical supervision as they complete the process. When you’re in a detox program at Hickory House Recovery, you are under the watchful, skilled eye of our professionals who keep you safe and comfortable.
  • Psychosocial aspects: Evidence-based treatment can be a great tool for helping improve any psychological and social factors contributing to your substance use disorder.
  • Comorbidity with mental health conditions: It is common for individuals with substance abuse disorders to also have other mental health conditions. Evidence-based integrated treatment approaches address both substance abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions simultaneously to improve overall outcomes.

  • Relapse prevention: Evidence-based treatment equips you with relapse prevention strategies to maintain sobriety and prevent the recurrence of substance use. Our team will help you identify triggers, develop coping skills, build social support networks, and create personalized relapse prevention plans to help you maintain your sobriety.

How does evidence-based treatment help an addict overcome substance dependency?

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Evidence-based treatment is reliable and backed by solid scientific evidence, which boosts the potential for positive outcomes when it comes to addiction recovery. In an area where trends and fads can cloud judgment, relying on evidence-based methods gives our medical providers and treatment teams the ability to make informed decisions about the most appropriate and beneficial interventions for you.

At Hickory House Recovery, our commitment to evidence-based treatment fosters a culture of continuous improvement. By embracing ongoing evaluation and data collection, we are constantly learning from the latest research, fine-tuning best practices, and ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality of care possible.

The benefits of evidence-based treatment throughout recovery

The process of recovering from substance use dependency is often a long journey. In most cases, it is not a linear process, and it requires dedication, time, perseverance, and unwavering commitment. Evidence-based treatment fosters the cultivation of healthy coping mechanisms, the creation of healthy support system networks, and most importantly, helps you develop the strength and confidence to overcome the challenges you may face throughout your sobriety journey.

Our evidence-based treatment methods focus on your individual needs. We create a treatment plan tailored to address your unique circumstances and challenges. This allows for an increased likelihood of a successful outcome and recovery. We know no two individuals are the same, so our medical professionals use evidence-based treatment methods specifically designed for you.

Effective evidence-based treatment for addiction at Hickory House Recovery in Indiana

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At Hickory House Recovery in Greenfield, Indiana, we focus on providing evidence-based individualized treatment services to best meet your needs. Our Clinical Director, Scott Wilson, has more than 40 years experience helping people just like you break free from addiction.

To learn more about how we can help you get started on your path to recovery, make a confidential call to us at 1-800-604-2117 or contact us online today.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, call now, we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Licenses, Accreditations & Memberships


Hickory House Recovery has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care and is one of the highest levels of achievement a treatment center can receive.