The best treatment programs give a screening and in-depth assessment by a qualified professional versed in addiction and mental health. They will develop an individual treatment plan tailored to address your specific needs. The most effective treatment programs combine medicine to help wean you off of drugs or alcohol, and then use therapy and other tools to learn how to live your life without drugs and alcohol. Once you have completed one of these programs, you may want to join a support group to help you maintain your life without drugs or alcohol. Don’t be discouraged if the first program you investigate is not a good fit—keep exploring other options.