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Why Personalized Addiction Treatment Matters

At Vista Taos, we do things differently – your plan to recovery is designed specifically for you. Research shows that a variety of factors affect the success of your sobriety, meaning there’s no “one size fits all” treatment plan. Just as every individual is unique, so is their addiction. Everything from the problems present at intake to genetic predispositions can shape your recovery journey. Vista Taos believes it’s important to address each person’s unique concerns and history with a customized treatment plan.

A few of these impactful individual differences include:

  • Type of substance abused (alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, club drugs, etc.)
  • Genetic predispositions and risk factors
  • Family history
  • Level of support / home environment
  • Personal background (trauma, for example)
  • History of addiction (duration, whether you’ve been in treatment before)
  • Co-occurring mental illnesses

Who Needs Individualized Addiction Treatment?


Above are just some of the considerations that Vista Taos takes into account when building your individual treatment plan. For example, those with long-term drug and alcohol use may need to detox under medical supervision before any other treatment takes place. This allows you to safely manage withdrawal symptoms with the help of a medical professional and is especially recommended for those who have recently overdosed or who have begun experiencing bouts of unexplained flu-like symptoms. Without medical supervision, the effects of withdrawal can be dangerous and even life-threatening, which is why it’s vital for those who need it to enroll in a program that makes the process as safe and comfortable as possible.

Dual Diagnosis

Another case where custom care is extremely necessary is in the instance of co-occurring mental illness. Often, those experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other mental health concerns turn to alcohol and drugs to self-medicate. If only one of these issues is addressed, the other can take over, resulting in a vicious cycle of mental illness and substance abuse. At Vista Taos, we believe it’s incredibly important to treat the whole patient, which means that our plans for dual diagnosis patients are comprehensive and designed to ensure lasting recovery.

Support After Treatment

For those needing support to transition from primary care to the “real world,” Vista Taos offers our Casa Feliz Extended Care Program. This flexible program is built around how much time you feel is helpful. It consists of multiple therapeutic offerings (individual, group, and family therapy), 12-step meetings, and a safe, structured living environment. These pillars of support allow you to take part in Vista Taos’s vibrant recovery community while getting your footing at work or school, increasing the likelihood of a successful recovery and holding you accountable while reencountering old triggers.

The Vista Taos Difference

Our belief is that addiction treatment isn’t one size fits all – you’ll see the best, most lasting results by working a plan that’s unique to your needs. Our highly-trained staff are experts in creating a unique recovery process that’s perfect for you. With over 25 years of providing treatment, Vista Taos has built a program that can deliver the change, freedom, hope, and healing you need to make a lasting recovery. If you or a loved one need treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our compassionate admissions staff is standing by 24/7 to answer your questions.

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