Treatment Elements

If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, or you have a loved one who is, you will need an effective rehab program. But with a wide variety of programs available in the market, you might feel confused as to which treatment plan produces long-term results.

There Should Be No Confusion

You should not be confused; there are certain elements that a drug rehab center must have for its treatment program to be really effective. It’s the only way it can ensure positive results for the long term.

Such elements are the hallmark of Merito House, a well-established drug and alcohol rehab center for men. We’ve helped hundreds of men addicted to drugs and alcohol and have enabled them to stay sober even after they have completed their rehab programs.

The Right Mix Is Important

A rehab program can only be successful if it has the right mix of things. There are many factors that can cause drug addiction in the first place. Therefore, if you focus the treatment on only one aspect of the problem, you are bound to fail. Since most types of addictions are the result of many co-occurring problems, you need to address all the issues involved, preferably in a simultaneous manner to ensure long lasting results.

This is what Merito House is offering you, or your loved one – a well-rounded approach to drug and alcohol addiction, without leaving any stones unturned, thereby ensuring positive results for all the effort you will put into the program.

Three General Treatment Approaches

Merito House uses three general treatment approaches to ensure that you will succeed in your efforts to recover your physical and mental balance. These are detox, individual and group therapy, and continuing care. All of these three combined or alone, are highly efficient in treating drug and alcohol addiction for the long term.

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This is the initial and subsequent evaluations of your physical and mental conditions. With these evaluations, our physicians and therapists will be able to determine the status of your current mental and physical health and prescribe the appropriate mode of interventions to treat your condition.

Detox and Therapy

Following the carefully supervised detox process, we begin therapy in earnest. This includes several forms of sessions that will be designed and initiated by our physicians and therapists so that you will be able to address and combat the root causes of your addiction and/or mental health disorder. Your therapies will be customized to your condition and your needs.

Continuing Care

Aftercare is essential to maintaining sobriety – after your treatment, the real world awaits with all its temptations. Merito’s alumni, 12-step, and continuing care programs give you the tools to fight relapses and keep on the right path.

Psychological Testing

Drugs are a highly potent element that can damage your brain. And to treat the damages, you may be asked to undergo four types of tests that will assess your psyche. These tests include a clinical interview, an evaluation of your intellectual functioning, a personality assessment, and a behavioral assessment.

Psychiatric Evaluations

During rehabilitation, you may be asked to undergo psychiatric evaluations for the purpose of arriving at a diagnosis. The evaluations will include the gathering of information about your biographical and social backgrounds. It may be a multi-disciplinary process involving social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, and nurses.

Brain Wellness

The status of your brain health will also be assessed. This is in regards to your current capability to learn, remember, plan, maintain clarity, be active, and to concentrate. As you abuse drugs and alcohol, the wellness of your brain will be affected.

Cognitive Testing

Cognitive Testing is a type of psychometric evaluations for the purpose of determining your general intelligence. It may include different types of IQ tests, and tests on verbal, numerical, spatial, abstract, and mechanical reasoning. This therapy will help you get the message clear and be able to respond to other people’s message properly.

Cognitive Retraining

Cognitive Retraining is a strategy designed to recover your mental skills such as remembering, reasoning, paying attention, understanding, planning and organizing. Your abilities in this area may be adversely affected by your addiction and this form of therapy can effectively bring back your mind’s function.

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Pharmacogenetic Testing type of testing will help your doctors prescribe the right medication to fight your drug addiction based on your gene type. Different people react to different types of drugs and this test will be used by your medical provider to determine the right drug therapy that will help you recover successfully.

Toxicology Testing

Toxicology Testing is a test which will show if you are indeed an abuser of drugs or alcohol. Toxicology tests are also used in sports to determine if an athlete is using a performance enhancing drug, the practice of which is banned.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most widely used form of psychological intervention where the therapist will guide you in overcoming your mental disorders. It is popular because it is evidence-based. It will teach you how to develop your personal coping strategies such as your attitudes, beliefs, and thoughts.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy is focused on the solutions and their implementations, and not just merely thinking and talking about it. As such, the therapy is brief and straight to the point with the aim of bringing relief from your addiction as quickly as possible.

Brief Strategic Family Therapy

Brief Strategic Family Therapy is a family-based therapy with the aim of treating your behavioral problems through your family’s help. It is also used in dealing with the problem of drug and alcohol addiction, although it is originally designed for treating problematic behaviors of children and adolescents.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy acronym stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of integrative psychotherapy that is proven effective in treating trauma. This type of therapy has already helped millions of people who are suffering from psychological stress.

Psychoeducational Group

Psychoeducational Group is a type of group therapy that is designed to help patients understand their psychological disorders and teach them about effective coping strategies. This will teach them not to resort to drugs the next he faces tough situations. It is largely based on CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy is a type of psychological intervention designed to help family members resolve their conflicts and improve communications. Most of the time, there are conflicts that happen inside the home, which every member of the family does not know how to resolve. This is where family experts come in.

Outdoor Therapy

Outdoor Therapy, also called Wilderness therapy, is an adventure-based therapy designed to guide you towards self-respect and self-reliance. It requires the patient to go out, get in touch with nature, engage in more physical activities, and occupy the mind with things can make him forget the power of drugs. The open spaces outdoors will also help in relieving your psychological stresses.

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation are forms of physical and mental exercises for self-retrospection. These two also requires you to concentrate on your breath, your body, and mind. Daily practice of these activities can bring relief to a person as well as help him cope properly with tribulations in life.


Neurofeedback is a computer-aided method of assessment where you can see and hear specific parameters of your brain activity through a computer screen and a loudspeaker. It is designed to help you regulate your brain activity.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of talk therapy involving one or more therapists and a group of patients. It can be a stand-alone therapy and can also be integrated with a more comprehensive program that includes medication and individual therapy.

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