Each person is unique. As addiction is a disease that will impact each person individually, treatment protocols should reflect this individuality as well. What works for one person may not be as effective for the next, and this is true with medications. Drugs can interact differently in people based on many things, including: Sex/gender Biological factors, such as metabolism Age Diet Presence of co-occurring disorders (mental and/or medical conditions) Genetic considerations Environmental aspects, such as high levels of stress due to a chaotic home life Polysubstance use or abuse It is important to consider each person as an individual during assessments and when designing a medication and treatment regimen. Addiction Labs of America offers specific testing to determine exactly what type of addiction treatment medications will be most effective, all the way down to the molecular level. By determining exactly how a person’s DNA, genetics, and biological makeup work, comprehensive testing can help to discover what types of medications will be the most beneficial. Knowing what makes each person tick on the biological level can then help treatment providers to customize care plans and pharmacological methods. Dosage can be individualized, and each person can better receive the highest level of precise care and attention. Gender and DNA both can impact the effectiveness of medications. By gaining a better understanding of what makes each person an individual, treatment can be specialized with beneficial results.