Just as you might expect, therapy is a huge part of recovery from addiction. There are multiple types of therapy that occur during treatment, all of which are under the umbrella of psychotherapy and are usually offered at both detox and rehab centers.
What Is Psychotherapy?
The approach of therapy to help mental health and mood disorders is unique because it uses psychological strategies instead of medication. In other words, psychotherapy facilitates talking things out and thinking critically about your own thoughts, emotions, actions, and habits.
Conversely, there is medical treatment for mood disorders. For example, if someone takes a drug for depression, this would be a medical solution to their mood disorder of depression. Medical treatment has its place and sometimes medicine and psychotherapy are used together to address addiction issues. At The Right Place Detox, we use medicinal strategies to help patients detox and psychotherapy for dealing with core issues of addiction.
Benefits of Therapy
Between therapy and medicinal treatment for mental health issues, the preferred method of treatment is therapy. It has numerous benefits, not least of which is that patients don’t have to worry about the side effects of medication.
Furthermore, therapy has been found to be highly successful helping people change their bad habits for good. Continuous, weekly or monthly sessions should continue even after detox and treatment.
Psychotherapy helps patients understand their addictions. And it helps them set coping mechanisms in place that will deter relapse. Overall, it enables patients to view themselves as capable and to see their possibilities in life more positively and with a keener, more understanding and compassionate sense of themselves.
Dealing With Issues of Addiction in Therapy
If you’re struggling with an addiction, you will encounter a psychologist in your treatment at your chosen addiction recovery center. One-on-one with your psychologist, you will engage in therapy.
How often you see your psychologists will vary depending on the program track that you’re on. But on average, you may see your psychologist for therapy once a week, twice a week, or up to multiple times a day.
During these “sessions,” you can discuss anything you like with your psychologist. Naturally, what you discuss and what questions your psychologist prompts you with will be related to your addiction. You’ll dig into how your issues affect your life in various ways.
The goal is to get to the bottom of why you seek the use of drugs or alcohol to deal with problems in your life, difficult emotions or uncomfortable feelings. There are always reasons behind addiction. During psychotherapy, you discover these reasons and unravel them. You can do better next time and avoid relapse with the tools taught in psychotherapy.
To begin therapy, you should go through detox first. Both of these steps will be integral to your success at rehab.
Recovery at The Right Place Detox
At The Right Place Detox, we offer both a closely monitored medicinal-based detoxification program and a full range of therapy services for our patients.
Some of our main services include:
- Medical detox to minimize and eliminate withdrawal symptoms
- Fully individualized treatment plans
- Scheduled group therapy sessions
- 12 step program education meetings, if desired
- Art and play therapy
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Therapy in its various forms can help anyone see themselves more clearly. It’s an excellent method to change ingrained habits and make better choices about health and well-being.
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area you have a quality detox facility right in your backyard. If you live anywhere else in the US you have the chance to fly into the Fort Lauderdale airport and start your detox at The Right Place. Interested in learning more about the therapy and detox programs that we offer at The Right Place? Contact us right now for help. You can reclaim your life from addiction. There are numerous options available to individuals of all ages, and backgrounds Call us today at (866) 313-8817 for more information.