One of the most important components of an effective recovery program is drug addiction therapy. Therapy is so much more than simply discussing problems – it is a healing process that enables you to understand the causes behind your addiction and push past the parts of your life that are holding you back from sobriety. Combining drug addiction therapy with peer support and holistic care can help you develop a strong foundation for your recovery.
At Arise Treatment Center, we facilitate a variety of individualized behavioral therapies and psychotherapies so you can overcome your addiction.
Drug Addiction Therapy Modalities Used During Rehab
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex disease that affects the way you think, feel, and react. It can have negative effects on every aspect of your life and it can also affect your life path in the future.
A key component of successful addiction recovery is to uncover, treat, and overcome the root cause of your addiction. When you are able to heal from the underlying issues that encourage your drug use, you have the opportunity to adjust your behaviors, change your thought processes, and develop healthy coping skills.
There are many types of drug addiction therapy that help you address the root cause of your addiction and develop healthier coping mechanisms. Some of the most popular include:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Identify and modify negative thought processes or inaccurate perceptions of yourself and the world around you.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – A type of CBT that helps you target and modify harmful behaviors by improving your life skills.
- Contingency Management (CM) – Reinforces positive behavioral changes (i.e. a negative drug test) by giving you tangible rewards such as a monetary incentive.
- Motivational Interviewing (MI) – A therapy that feels more like an interview where your therapist helps you identify your intrinsic motivations for staying sober.
- 12-Step Facilitation – Introduces you to the idea of 12-Step participation and teaches you about the importance of therapeutic communities in addiction recovery.
While these behavioral therapies or psychotherapies rely on your active participation, other holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation, exercise, and nutrition are also incorporated into treatment to deliver a whole-person approach.
Drug Addiction Therapy Formats
Each of the therapies mentioned above can be applied in a variety of therapeutic settings. The four most commonly used therapy formats in drug addiction treatment include:
Individual Substance Abuse Counseling
One-on-one therapy sessions between you and your primary therapist are usually held once or twice a week. This therapy gives you the opportunity to discuss any private or concerning matters with your counselor. It also allows your therapist to monitor your progress in treatment so he or she can modify your treatment plan accordingly.
Group Addiction Therapy
The majority of your time in rehab will be spent in group counseling sessions. Both small and large groups can be beneficial. Group therapy gives you and other patients the opportunity to share similar experiences, build connections to alleviate loneliness and isolation and work together to develop healthy coping and communication skills.
Group drug addiction therapy may address a variety of topics, including:
- Substance abuse patterns
- Coping skills
- Mental health
- Past experiences
- Feelings and how feelings influence actions
- Relapse prevention
- Life in recovery
- Healthy communication
Group therapy is extremely powerful in addiction treatment because it shows you that you are not alone in your struggles. It can also be inspiring to watch others recover, further encouraging you to reach your goals.
Marital and Couples Therapy
Marital/couples therapy is designed to help spouses and romantic partners work through their difficulties and heal from the far-reaching effects of addiction. This therapy can help both you and your loved one develop better communication, understand each other’s needs, and improve your relationship. When you have the support of your partner in recovery, you may be more likely to stay sober or stick to your treatment plan.
Addiction is often referred to as a family disease because it affects everyone close to the addicted individual. Family therapy gives you an opportunity to heal the relationships within your family, restore mutual trust, and solve issues in the family unit. This therapy can also help educate your family about the disease of addiction and how they can best support you in your recovery.
Get The Individually-Tailored Drug Addiction Therapy You Deserve
At Arise Treatment Center, each therapy you participate in will be custom-tailored to meet your individual needs. By receiving highly-focused care, you can uncover the root causes of your addiction, develop healthy coping skills, and move forward with a sober life.
If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use disorder, drug addiction therapy can help. Call now to speak with one of our admissions specialists to learn more about our treatment programs.