Grace Land Recovery Offers Many Forms of Therapy to Aid in Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
Almost 21 million Americans suffer from at least one type of chemical dependency. Yet, fewer than 10% of those Americans ever receive addiction treatment. The statistics surrounding the topic of chemical dependency in the United States are flooring. To increase the number of addicts that receive addiction treatment, it’s important to emphasize the value of addiction therapy. After all, it is one of the most effective and necessary components of rehab.
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Education is Everything
People are often afraid of what they don’t understand. Thus, because many people don’t understand addiction and addiction treatment, people create negative stigmas around it. For example, many people think that people that suffer from addiction are dangerous and negligent.
Thus, many people that suffer from addiction don’t feel comfortable seeking out treatment out of fear that others may find out. This is because of the negative stigma that surrounds addiction. That’s why educating people on addiction and addiction treatment is so important. It can help remove the stigma that’s often associated with addiction.
It’s also important to educate people on how addiction therapy can positively impact an addict’s life. This is because the main part of addiction treatment is addiction therapy. To educate people on addiction therapy, one must first inform people on what addiction therapy is. One must then educate people on the different forms of addiction therapy.
What Is Addiction Therapy?
Addiction therapy is talk therapy that helps people overcome their substance addictions. Addiction therapy does this by providing those in recovery from addiction with the tools and support that they need to achieve and maintain sobriety.
With that said, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to addiction therapy. This is because there are various different types of addiction therapy. There are, however, some types of therapies that are more effective in treating substance abuse than others. As a result, some forms of addiction therapy are used more often than others.
Group therapy sessions are therapy sessions that occur between a therapist and a group of recovering addicts. Group therapy is included in almost every addiction treatment program. The reason behind incorporating substance abuse group therapy into addiction treatment is to provide each rehab patient with support from other recovering addicts. Substance abuse group therapy also helps rehab patients gain different perspectives about their journeys with addiction. Getting such different perspectives can help rehab patients discover new things about themselves that they can then carry on over into individual therapy. Substance abuse group therapy is particularly beneficial for rehab patients because it shows them that they are not alone in their journeys to recovery. This is because substance abuse group therapy connects rehab patients together, thus causing them to form some type of community. Oftentimes, members of a group therapy will even become life-long friends.
Individual mental health counseling is counseling that occurs one-on-one between a therapist and a patient. Everyone in addiction treatment receives individual counseling at one point or another. The type of individual counseling that a person receives during addiction treatment depends on that person’s individual needs. Individual mental health counseling sessions provide several benefits to all of its patients though. One such benefit is privacy. Because individual counseling is confidential, individual counseling patients can feel comfortable being open and honest with their therapists. This is especially true since the only person that is listening to your issues while in individual counseling is your therapist. Another benefit to attending individual mental health counseling is the amount of time that you get to focus on your own needs. This is because individual mental health counseling is solely focused on counseling the patient. Thus, the entire therapy session during individual mental health counseling is individualized to cater to each particular patient’s needs. Individual mental health counseling sessions also lend themselves to helping patients set and achieve goals for themselves. This is the benefit of individual mental health counseling that makes it so effective.
Trauma therapy makes a point to care for the patient beyond their addiction while in treatment and after. Contact Grace Land Recovery Center to learn how to overcome trauma therapy.
Family is often the people that most impact our lives as humans. Unfortunately, when a person suffers from addiction, it usually strains the relationships that that person has with his or her close family members and friends. To help resolve the issues that addiction has caused to a recovering addict’s family relationships, many addiction treatment centers provide family therapy services. This kind of talk therapy occurs between a therapist and a family. The purpose of family therapy during addiction treatment is to, once again, resolve issues that are within a family due to addiction. Family therapy during addiction treatment also aims to educate the family members of a recovering addict on addiction. That way they can better recognize the ways that they have negatively contributed to their loved one’s addictive nature and fix it. Educating family members of a recovering addict on addiction will also help them better understand their loved one in recovery and his or her addiction recovery journey. By better understanding their loved one’s journey with addiction, the family members of a recovering addict may even join the recovering addict’s support group.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a psychological form of therapy that aims to help rehab patients change their negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors into positive ones. CBT has proven itself to be a highly effective form of addiction therapy. In fact, it’s probably the most popular type of addiction therapy. This type of therapy targets the perceptions of recovering addicts and challenges those perceptions. CBT does this all while teaching those in recovery to change their relative behavioral responses and identify inaccuracies in the ways that they are perceiving the environmental factors to their addictions. CBT allows for a deeper, more meaningful understanding of one’s behavior. Thus, it is highly effective in helping recovering addicts achieve and maintain sobriety.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a comparatively new type of psychotherapy. This form of psychotherapy helps treat individuals who have experienced severe traumas in their lives. It does this by redirecting the patients’ focus to a swaying pen or finger while making them think about their past traumas. Eventually, an EMDR therapist will make people stop thinking about their past traumas and instead think about something positive. The EMDR therapist will do this all while still making individuals follow a pen or finger with their eyes. The result is the minimization of the effect that one’s past trauma has on a person. Many people start abusing substances to cope with past mental illness and trauma. If a person chronically abuses substances, that person will likely develop a full-fledged substance addiction. Thus, trauma has a direct correlation with addiction. This also means that EMDR is an effective form of drug abuse therapy. This is because EMDR helps treat the root cause of many addictions, trauma.