Addiction Therapy Types


Addiction Therapy Types

In addition to our workbook series, we offer several addiction therapies and services that are consistent with research-based practices and are integral to our clinical programs.

Individual Therapy

Depending on client needs, length of treatment, and level of care, sessions with the primary therapist may be initially scheduled once or twice per week. It is during these sessions that the treatment plan is developed with input from the client and multidisciplinary staff.

Family Therapy

These sessions may include participation from anyone significant in the client’s life such as a spouse, significant other, parent, sibling, etc. With the client’s permission, these sessions may occur in person or through the use of HIPAA-compliant technology for online or telephone sessions.

Group Therapy

Group therapy consists of therapeutic groups led by a licensed clinical professional and provides clients the opportunity to explore issues and process their recoveries in a safe, peer-supported atmosphere.

Recovery-Oriented Challenge Therapy

Offered at select facilities, this type of addiction therapy has an experiential component and is centered on an activity in which a clinical professional can actively engage with clients. Examples include: group challenges, outdoor activities, ropes courses, equine therapy, games or other skill-building healing activities. Designed to help clients identify strengths and skills, build social support, and address basic recovery issues, these groups assist with the development of self-care, boundaries, accountability, and trust.

Expressive Therapies in Recovery

Offered at select facilities, this form of group therapy provides clients opportunities to express their creativity and process how their expressions relate to recovery. Examples include music and art therapies.

Trauma Therapies

We realize that many clients self-medicate with substances to repress traumatic experiences. The cessation of substance use may incite a high level of intensity of emotions and traumatic symptoms. This is why, at select facilities, we offer:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Seeking Safety Sessions
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • And more

Medical and Psychiatric Sessions

Research by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) shows that comprehensive, integrated care significantly increases long-term recovery and quality of life success rates. Therefore, medical and psychiatric assessments and follow-ups are offered throughout the treatment stay.

Psycho-educational and Didactic Groups

Primarily based on our curriculum Embracing Change: Recovery for Life and other evidenced-based materials, these groups consist of interactive instruction and group discussion. Examples of topics include:

  • Substance Conditions
  • The Physiological Effects of Substances
  • Co-occurring Conditions
  • Medication
  • Relapse Prevention and Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptom
  • Cross Addictions and Relapse Prevention
  • CBT and Breathing Retraining
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Asking for Help
  • Drug Refusal Skills
  • Social Pressures & Unhealthy Behaviors
  • Incorporating Culture in Recovery
  • Family Roles
  • Codependency
  • Boundaries
  • Coping Strategies: Skill Building for Recovery
  • Nutrition/Wellness & Impact on Recovery
  • Life Skills Education: Functioning Clean & Sober

12-Step Work

12-Step meetings and group work are offered several times per week depending on client needs, preferences and level of care. These meetings help strengthen peer support and promote the continued practice of working a recovery program. In addition to these meetings, clients may participate in groups focused on the principles of 12-Step and/or peer support groups.

Last Updated on September 5, 2019
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