Clinical Therapies for Addiction
Clinical Therapies for Addiction is essential for addiction recovery. ASAP Rehab offers a full spectrum of holistic Clinical Therapies for addiction that allows clients to explore relapse triggers, reduce anxiety & depression, increase health & wellness, develop self-awareness, improve self-esteem, rebuild healthy relationships, and solidify personal transformation for a strong foundation for lasting recovery.
Overcoming addiction involves more than just detoxification from harmful substances. For many people seeking to overcome their drug addictions or other destructive behaviors, Clinical Therapies for addiction is an essential part of addiction treatment. Several different addiction Clinical Therapies are available and the right treatment plan is the one that is tailored to the person’s individual needs.
Clinical Therapies for Addiction Types
Some addiction Clinical Therapies types include individual and group therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and family therapy.
- Individual Therapy – Our therapists work with our clients in individual talk therapy (psychotherapy). Individual addiction therapy allows the client to build therapeutic alliance to explore moods, thoughts, behaviors and feelings in order to build healthy coping skills to overcome challenging situations without the use of drugs, alcohol or other self-sabotaging behaviors.
- Group Therapy – Many clients who come into treatment have isolated themselves from healthy friends and family. Group therapy is essential in addiction treatment to build strong recovery community connection, self-awareness and accountability. Groups also instill hope, and often provide support and encouragement to one another outside the group setting.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking. It challenges these thought patterns and reframes them so the client can view difficult situations more clearly and respond rather than react in an effective way. CBT is used in our program to treat clients with depression, mental health, PTSD, anxiety disorder and addiction.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), provides our clients with the skills to cope with stress, control emotions and improve relationships with others. The initial focus is stabilization, safety & crisis intervention – when clients report feeling like they are at an all-time low point in their lives. Often this can include suicidal thoughts, self-harm, or addiction. Emotional regulation and traumas can be explored with DBT. Then goals for stability & happiness are put in place and finally the client can work toward spiritual fulfillment and maintaining an ongoing capacity for happiness and success.
- Psycho-Education and Relapse Prevention – In psycho-educational groups, clients learn about addiction and related mental health concerns. Our client need to understand what is going on with them – in the mind, body, relationally, spiritually, and functionally. Like receiving education on any illness psycho-education provides the client information about what is going on with them. KNOWING what your trigger are, knowing the impact of your behavior, KNOWING the detachment it has caused from yourself & goals/dreams, and KNOWING the impact on health & wellness in a non-threatening format can greatly decrease the risk of relapse. Relapse Prevention – Relapse is part of psycho-education. Developing a relapse prevention plan throughout treatment – EVEN IF THE CLIENT IS stable provides education about relapse planning throughout life in recovery. Every client is different, each client learns to identify specific high-risk situations and skills for coping with them, how to increase their self-care, eliminate denial regarding the effects of alcohol and drugs, restructure their perceptions of the relapse process, and developing a plan for what to do to avoid addiction relapse.
- Experiential Therapies – Experiential therapies can include art therapy, music therapy, mediation, adventure therapy, and others. These therapies provide different processes using various mediums to explore blocks in thinking, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that limit the client in fully living the life they want. Processing outcomes from these therapies brings the modality full circle for the client as it integrates the “experience” as a core shift in being.
- Spiritual Development – Spirituality can mean something different to everyone. To some it is found in a religious practice, for others it is self-defined, some may deny being spiritual. Our programs encourage each individual to explore their own spiritual connection and allowing that connection to take form in deepening a religious belief or practice or self-defined beliefs or finding and cultivating a connection within deepens meaning and purpose. We have found that spiritual development a life-changing and ongoing process that supports addiction recovery.
- Character Building & Life Skills – When our clients come into treatment they have compromised themselves in many ways – job loss, legal problems, broken relationships, and personal moral erosion. Many believe they aren’t worth more than what has happened or that they have done while in their addictions. Character building challenges and repairs these beliefs – it allows each client to find their true self. Our team works with each client to build life skills where there are deficiencies. Each client is different and their living needs are different. Character building and life skills building prepare the client to live the life they were meant to live.
- Comprehensive Family Support – Family support helps the client and family members improve communication, resolve conflicts and mutual support for the client’s/family’s recovery. Addiction is a family disease, it is important for other members of the family to receive treatment so that they can deal with specific issues relating to the family member’s substance abuse, mental illness or other problems. Family therapy may include all or only some family members. The specific addiction treatment plan depends on family needs.
- Health and Nutritional Education & Physical Fitness/Gym – Physical health is an important part of mental health. Improving sleep, mood, affect, and how we feel in our bodies adds benefit to addiction recovery. Most clients are malnourished at admittance from drug or alcohol addiction. Restoring physical health through nutrition is essential. ASAP Rehab clients learn to make healthy food choices – foods that are high in nutrients that can help rebuild damaged tissues and organs, improve functioning of the nervous and gastrointestinal systems and reduce cravings for alcohol and drugs. Food also affects our moods, so getting enough folic acid and B vitamins is essential to improving mood. Our nutritional counseling provides information to support our client’s wellbeing.
- Alumni Program and Recovery Events – ASAP Rehabs has developed and encourages clients to connect with Alumni and Alumni platforms to build a recovery support network. Within this network clients have access post discharge to Alumni gathering, events & meetings.