As such, addiction consists of a chronic and recurrent disease characterized by compulsive cravings for psychoactive substances. Examples could be cocaine, cannabis, alcohol, heroin or pills.
On the other hand, people can also have addictive behaviors, such as those cases that are related to new technologies, such as addiction to cell phones or video games or gambling, i.e. compulsive gambling.
How does addiction affect?
Addiction is a problem that mainly affects the brain, affecting its functioning, either by the consumption of substances or by a specific behavior. Although the brain is not the only organ that suffers damage, the short-, medium- and long-term consequences of being addicted have repercussions throughout the body.
On the other hand, it should be noted that the disease affects not only the person who suffers from it, but also the entire family and the patient’s inner circle. To overcome addiction, or even more importantly, to learn to live with it, it is necessary that the patient is willing to change his or her way of life and the support and guidance of a team of specialists, which should be composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists….
The Triora model
At the Triora Group, addiction is understood as a bio-psycho-social disease, since it involves psychological, chemical-biological, emotional and social factors. Thus, each treatment is individualized, according to the needs of each patient.
In a first contact, both clinical and therapeutic objectives are established, which must be subsequently met during the process. It is worth mentioning that addiction is a complex disease, so the treatment must go through several phases.
Triora Clinics have a multidisciplinary team of professionals who are highly specialized. This team is made up of doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, health assistants, nurses… All of them have a proven track record of more than a decade in the phases of detoxification, detoxification and rehabilitation of patients.
Both the care and control of the patients are permanent and individual, and include daily therapies, 24-hour health care and support work with the families. Treatment will vary according to each case, and may be on an outpatient or inpatient basis. It should also be noted that the clinics are located far from urban centers, in natural environments that ensure privacy and reserve.
In addition, the Triora Group is characterized by its innovative holistic and integral approach, which addresses the fundamental and basic supports of the patient’s wellbeing, both mentally and physically.
The important thing is that those affected know that there are alternatives and solutions to change bad habits, and it is ideal to act from the beginning, when the first signs and symptoms appear.
In this initial phase, the role of the patient’s immediate environment and family is essential, so that they can notice possible changes in behavior that indicate the onset of an addiction, of which the affected person may not be aware.
Recovery takes time and involves several phases. These include pharmacological treatment at the beginning, an approach to the patient’s behavior together with the family, so that both parties can realize and/or understand that it is a disease.
The Triora model is a personalized and integral program of recovery with programs that can have a minimum duration of four weeks, with methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and treatment focused on working on the body, the brain and values.
Thus, Triora’s program is accompanied by individual and group therapies. Depending on the needs of each patient, the treatment can be carried out without the need for admission.
With its model, Triora helps patients develop a greater awareness of their situation, something that helps them understand and improve it, learning patterns of behavior and recognizing possible risk factors for relapse.