5 Effective Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment TherapiesFebruary 22, 2016 Addiction Treatment
When you are looking for an addiction rehabilitation center, it is important to understand what the program offers in terms of drug and alcohol addiction treatment therapies. Since every case of substance abuse varies there is no one treatment modality that will be effective for everyone. What their drug of choice is, how severe their addiction is, and whether they suffer from any co-occurring mental health disorders should all be taken into account when tailoring a program specific to the addicts needs. Here at The Discovery House, we utilize only the most effective treatment therapies in our customized treatment plans.
Let’s take a look at these proven drug and alcohol addiction treatment therapies and how they fit into our treatment plans at The Discovery House.
Addiction is a chronic disease, and relapse is an ongoing risk. Relapse prevention is a form of therapy that helps patients identify the situations and behaviors that could lead them back to substance use. Clients develop strategies to handle these triggers and resist the temptation to use again.
Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is based on the concept that a person’s behavior is strongly influenced by their thought patterns. By replacing destructive thought patterns with more realistic, healthier ones, patients can change the way they react. CBT is a proactive approach that expects clients to play an active role in their therapy. The sessions can be conducted on an individual or group basis.
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
For many patients with a substance addiction, a lack of motivation to change is the biggest obstacle to their recovery. Motivational interviewing is utilized by The Discovery House addiction counselors to help patients resolve their ambivalence toward treatment. While other treatment approaches focus on changing the patient’s behavior, the goal of motivational interviewing is to inspire a desire to change.
Many individuals with a substance addiction also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or experience lingering effects from a past trauma. Trauma-informed counseling at The Discovery House helps patients develop coping skills to help them heal from their traumatic experiences. This counseling approach also teaches patients behavioral techniques to help them manage their trauma symptoms and prevent a relapse.
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
Rational emotive behavioral therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on currently held attitudes, painful emotions and maladaptive behaviors that can be disruptive or self-defeating. This method of treatment by The Discovery House involves an REBT practitioner who personalizes a set of techniques for helping individuals examine their own thoughts, beliefs and actions and replace those that are self-defeating with more life-enhancing alternatives.
It’s important for a rehab center to utilize multiple approaches in their treatment strategies. If you or someone you love could benefit from addiction treatment, call us today at (855) 203-7930 for more information about our services. Each client at The Discovery House receives customized care to end their dependence on prescription drugs, heroin and other opiates and/or alcohol in order to live a clean and sober life.
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