Addiction Treatment Therapy: What Are My Options?

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Addiction Treatment That Fits Your Needs

Addiction is not easy to overcome, but with the right help, you can reach your goal of recovery. At Executive Recovery Center, we offer several addiction treatment options to help you recover from alcoholism or drug addiction. We will work with you to find the addiction treatment that best fits your needs and gives you the best opportunity of a long lasting recovery These evidence based treatments may make the difference for you or a loved one. Don’t go it alone. Get help from a certified addiction counselor.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a therapy in which a patient and therapist work actively together to overcome mental illnesses and addictions. It explores the thoughts and feelings of the patients and looks at how these can lead to self destructive behaviors, such as alcoholism and drug addictions. It addresses negative thinking and harmful thought patterns – these are sometimes the main factor in addictions. By using written exercises and keeping records, patients can understand their negative thinking which can empower them to incorporate more positive thought processes into their lives. The more positive behaviors and thoughts that are introduced, the faster a person can enter recovery.

CBT can be provided in group sessions or as individual therapy. Because of its proactive nature, ‘homework’ may be assigned to the patient so that the patient can work on issues and coping methods outside of the therapy sessions. It is generally a short term treatment with 30, 45 and 90 day treatment plans available. CBT is an evidenced based treatment that has been proven effective for different types of disorders including addiction.

Psycho Educational Therapy

Psychoeducation is another type of therapy that is an evidence based treatment, offering support to those looking to overcome addiction. The goal of the treatment is to help people better understand the conditions that contribute to their addiction to help them cope. The idea is that once they understand these conditions, they are more likely to view them as treatable.

Psychoeducation may include a therapist explaining to the patient how their health condition could impact their function. They may prescribe medication as treatment. They will also work with the patient’s relatives to provide support and education. This is great in showing loved ones how they can help in the substance abusers recovery.

Psychoeducation can be provided in group or individual sessions. It can also be available over the phone or on the internet. Psychoeducation is usually given in 2 to 8 week sessions, although you may be prescribed medication as treatment for an indefinite amount of time. Studies show that psychoeducation decreases relapse rates as well as the length of time patient’s stay in a treatment facility.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, was rooted in CBT, but with many modifications. It is based on changing the behaviors that lead to addiction while offering an understanding of the behaviors for the individuals. DBT focuses on how people interact with others in social situations. It looks at how some people might react to a certain situation with a higher emotional level than others, and what they can do to deal with these situations in a healthier way.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy works best when used as part of a personalized addiction treatment plan. Clients learn to manage their illness. They go on to live a clean and sober life. DBT helps patients get to the root of their addiction. It is effective in the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Our therapists have been trained by the founder of DBT, Dr. Marsha Linehan. We implement the program just as she intended. The results are impressive.

Unlike the other treatments, DBT is recommended as both individual and group therapy. In DBT, there are weekly sessions. The group therapies teach patients about interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, reality acceptance, mindfulness skills, and emotional regulation. The group therapies offer a safe and supportive environment for substance abusers to explore recovery together. DBT is an evidence based treatment that is effective in reducing substance abuse.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR is an eight phased therapy treatment, which identifies and addresses experiences that may have overwhelmed a patient. These overwhelming situations can cause coping mechanisms that include drug and alcohol abuse. The goal of this addiction treatment program is to go through the client’s history to identify troubling memories that could lead to negative thinking. The patient must explore these traumas until the memory is no longer disturbing, and the patient believes he or she is no longer to blame for the event. The result is that the patient knows they are safe.

EMDR is a one-on-one treatment with a therapist that is said to be effective in a single, one hour session. It is an evidence based treatment proven in relapse prevention and recovery enhancement.

Recovery Help Now

Overcoming addiction is a hard road, but luckily there are a lot of effective options available for those who are struggling. The answer is out there for you. If you are seeking recovery for yourself or a loved one, don’t wait, call now. You don’t have to go it alone.

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