Drug Rehab Therapies
“Therapy” is a wide-ranging (and often misunderstood) term.
The broad realm of therapy can include a variety of activities, interactions and experiences – all of which are designed to help people who are struggling with a number of issues (including, but hardly limited to, physical challenges, mental health concerns, relationship issues, emotional disorders, and problematic behaviors).
For adults, teenagers and adolescents who are struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction, several therapeutic approaches have proved quite effective in helping these individuals regain control over their lives. Within the context of a residential treatment facility or outpatient recovery program, participating in individual, group and family therapy can significantly enhance a person’s ability to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety.
From traditional talk therapy to more innovative and experiential approaches such as art therapy or recreation therapy, the therapeutic spectrum offers myriad opportunities for individuals in crisis. When offered by experienced professionals in the context of n individualized comprehensive course of treatment, therapy can truly be both life-changing and life-affirming.
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Art therapy employs creative and expressive activities such as painting, drawing and sculpting to encourage clients to explore the challenges and issues they are struggling to overcome.
Behavioral therapy focuses on helping clients replace unwanted or unhealthy behaviors with more productive and acceptable responses.
Three distinct types of cognitive therapies all focus on addressing the thoughts and feelings that lead to problematic behaviors.
Existential therapy helps clients develop a greater appreciation for their freedom to make decisions and accept responsibility.
Family/marital therapy allows all affected individuals to identify and address issues that are precluding the continued maintenance of healthy relationships.
Gestalt therapy focuses client attention on the present, and helps them to develop more effective mechanisms for coping with the stresses and pressures of daily life.
Based upon a belief that people are inherently good, humanistic therapy helps clients to develop self-appreciation while continuing along a path of self-improvement.
Recreation therapy can address issues related to participants’ physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being, while introducing them to productive drug-free activities.
Postmodern therapists collaborate with their clients to deconstruct the fundamental principles that govern our lives in order to arrive at beneficial truths.
Also referred to as “Freudian analysis” this type of therapy has been credited with helping clients to see how they are unconsciously undermining their potential for continued healthy development.