Therapies used in addiction treatment depend on the health and substance abuse patterns of the addict or alcoholic. Addiction counsellors will generally organise the individual or group therapy sessions depending on your ScoreCard results. There are also a vast array of holistic therapies. Indeed, within the WhyAddicted model, we only want you to go to Rehab ONCE. Once should be enough, and we are keen to try anything and everything to make you better.
Here are some of the therapy methods that are used. Some are more common than others.
Biofeedback is a drug-free therapy that teaches people to understand the automatic processes of the human body. In a biofeedback session, a therapist uses electronic sensors on the skin to monitor brain activity.
Reviewing the brain wave patterns, a therapist will recommend a range of psychological techniques to help overcome addiction
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) helps people in recovery discover problematic issues in thinking and behaviour that may contribute to a relapse. This form of treatment is also very useful in treating co-occurring conditions; for example, bipolar disorder.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), helps treat severe mental disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is useful when for people struggling with mental health and addiction issues. This therapy improves self-esteem, provides stress-management strategies and drives individuals in recovery to acknowledge and remove triggers.
Experiential therapy employs non-academic based treatment methods to help recovering addicts overcome suppressed feelings and emotions that may have played a hand in their addiction. Common types of this therapy include equine therapy, outdoor recreational therapies like climbing and exercise, find out here now.
Holistic healing concentrates focus on the alcoholic/addicts well-being and treats the physical effects of withdrawal. Holistic treatments include yoga, acupuncture, art therapy and meditation (guided).
Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) is a technique that encourages the addict or alcoholic to dislodge negative thinking and behaviours. This type of therapy is commonly used to treat people in recovery from substance abuse.
Psychodynamic therapy drives individuals to examine their feelings to reveal how their subconscious processes relate to their addiction. Once an individual gets in touch with their feelings, and understands them, they are better equipped to recognise emotions that might trigger using thoughts.
Within the WhyAddicted therapy model, we can identify the specific drivers behind your addiction. This assessment underpins all of the treatment processes above, because we are able to target the very parts of your subconscious that require attention.