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Addiction Treatment Therapies
Helping You Heal on All Levels
Addiction treatment is usually comprised of two fundamental elements: detoxification and rehab. The rehab process offers group and individual counseling to address the behavioral aspects of chemical dependency; but it also offers numerous specialized therapies based on each patient’s care needs. Addiction treatment therapies have evolved considerably over the past few decades. As the disease of addiction is more deeply explored, clinical research has yielded a variety of new therapies that can be helpful throughout the recovery process. Whether these programs are traditional or more innovative, they can have a tremendous impact on patients’ treatment and long-term sobriety.
Types of Addiction Treatment Therapies
As addiction care has become more and more advanced, several new varieties of therapies have become integral parts of the treatment process. An increasing number of treatment facilities are blending traditional, evidence-based care with newer therapies to give patients a well-rounded treatment experience. Some of the more traditional therapies offered in addiction treatment may include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- One-on-One Counseling
These practices have proven effective in helping address the psychological aspects of substance abuse (root causes, triggers, trauma, etc.). There are several other types of therapy that can help patients, both in treatment and long-term recovery, such as:
- Spiritual Therapy – Christian, Jewish or Muslim-Centered programs; Non-Denominational Groups; Scripture Recitation; Etc.
- Creative Therapy – Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Creative Writing, Etc.
- Holistic Therapy (Integrated Wellness) – Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Etc.
- Fitness Therapy – Exercise, Nutritional Counseling, Chiropractic Care, Etc.
- Lifestyle Therapies – Family Therapy, Family of Origin, Life Skills Development, Etc.
The reality of addiction is that it impacts every part of patients’ lives, from their physical and emotional health to their relationships with their families to their careers and quality of life. Over time, these specialized therapies have evolved to address the very real fallout of addiction and the challenges patients face both in treatment and in long-term recovery.
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The Importance of Specialized Therapies
When a patient leaves treatment, they often face an extraordinary amount of logistical challenges; it’s almost as though they’re starting a new life. These drastic changes can overwhelm anyone, particularly someone who may still be emotionally vulnerable. The more customized and targeted a patient’s rehab program is, the more equipped they will be to face the challenges particular to them in a post-treatment environment. This is why rehab should be tailored to each patient’s care needs rather than following a cookie-cutter formula that may not work for everyone. When patients are faced with unexpected challenges in the early parts of their sobriety, they are significantly more vulnerable to relapse. These specialized therapies help address as many issues as possible so they can thrive in recovery.
How Do I Know What Kind of Therapies I Need?
Your rehab program and therapy regimen should be designed by your treatment professional. This should be done immediately following an assessment of your physical health, your substance abuse history and the areas of your life that have been impacted by substance abuse. This evaluation will better inform your care provider of the help you need going forward. After the assessment, they will determine your care needs and act accordingly. It’s important to remember that not all treatment facilities offer every type of therapy; however, your treatment professional will determine which of your facility’s therapy programs best suit your clinical needs.
After treatment, patients often continue their specialized therapy in a setting closer to them. It’s common for patients to unlock strengths and confidence they never knew they had in these therapies, and to take their new interests with them well after they’ve completed their program.
Start Healing Today
No matter what kind of therapy you need, it’s critical that you start the treatment process immediately. Long Island Addiction Resources is ready to help you find a program with the therapies you need to start overcoming substance abuse. We will assess your care needs and pair you with a treatment facility that is best equipped to treat your chemical dependency or co-occurring disorder. Call us today at 855-213-4447 to start exploring your options and to start fighting back against drugs and alcohol.