Addiction treatment therapy is a critical component of successful addiction recovery, and in most rehab programs, it starts as soon as the detox process is complete. Addiction treatment therapy is used in both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs and takes place in both individual and group settings. If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance abuse and addiction, Drug Treatment Centers Syosset can help. Call us today at 631-729-7250 and find out more about the recovery programs we offer.
There are four major categories of addiction treatment therapy:
• Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps to increase self-awareness by teaching patients how to identify self-destructive thoughts and behaviors and replace them with healthier ones. It also helps patients learn to identify and avoid triggers and effectively cope with stress and cravings.
• Family therapy works to restore relationships damaged by addiction. Patients and their significant others or other family members learn to communicate honestly and effectively to promote a functional, healthy environment at home.
• Motivational interviewing is a method of helping patients identify intrinsic (internal) motivations for wanting to recover from an addiction, and it is highly useful for resolving any ambivalence toward recovery.
• Motivational incentives help increase extrinsic (external) motivation for staying sober by rewarding abstinence, the meeting of personal goals, and attendance at meetings with such perks as vouchers or cash.
Scores of addiction therapies exist to help promote successful addiction recovery and include these popular, research-based therapies:
• 12-Step programs are very helpful for those in recovery, providing peer and sponsor support and helping facilitate the development of healthy relationships with other non-users.
• Group meetings allow people in all stages of recovery to get support from and offer it to their peers.
• Individual counseling helps the patient address specific issues unique to his or her addiction, identify and cope with triggers, cravings, and signs of impending relapse, and replace harmful thoughts and behaviors with healthy ones.
• Smart Recovery is a popular alternative to 12-Step programs and is based on four critical points: building and maintaining motivation; coping with cravings; managing feelings, thoughts, and behaviors; and living a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
• Yoga promotes relaxation to reduce stress, increases physical and mental strength, balance, and flexibility, and helps promote mental and physical awareness.
• Biofeedback is a stress management tool that teaches patients how to control involuntary body processes like blood pressure, breathing rate, and muscle tension to help alleviate stress and benefit from and draw on the psychological confidence that results.
• Art therapy provides those in recovery with opportunities to use their creativity to foster better self-expression and improve on ways to communicate emotions and experiences.
• Moral reconation therapy helps to foster moral development in those who are resistant or ambivalent to recovery, moving them from a hedonistic reasoning level to a higher level of moral reasoning.
• Gender-based therapy includes therapy groups for men only, women only, or homosexuals only. These groups provide a safe and effective place to discuss gender- and sexual orientation-specific issues in addiction and recovery.
Based on scientific research about what makes addiction treatment successful, the Principles of Effective Treatment are embraced by the staff at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers Syosset. There are 13 Principles, which include the acknowledgment that:
• Addiction is a complex disease that affects brain function and behavior, but it’s a treatable disease.
• No single treatment is appropriate for every person.
• Effective treatment addresses the individual’s multiple needs in addition to the physical aspects of addiction.
• Individual and group counseling are the most common and effective methods for drug abuse treatment.
• An individual’s treatment plan must be monitored continually to meet changing and emerging needs.
• Many of those with an addiction also have an underlying or co-existing mental health disorder that also requires treatment.
• Treatment needn’t be voluntary in order to be effective.
You don’t have to struggle alone, call Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Syosset today at 631-729-7250 and start living a new, healthier life.