Addiction was not part of your plan. Prescription medications and recreational drug use alike can contribute to drug and alcohol dependency. But there is hope. By combining multiple addiction treatment therapies, you can get your life back. Therapy is a vital component of any high-quality addiction treatment program. Without the help of behavioral and complementary therapies, your chances of a full recovery are much smaller. Addiction is fueled by habit and psychological factors, so you will need guidance to develop new, healthier ways of thinking and behaving. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a popular therapy modality used in many addictions treatment programs since it addresses the distorted thought patterns that make it challenging to maintain sobriety.
At Georgia Addiction Treatment Center, we incorporate our wide array of addiction therapy programs into your customized treatment plan. In doing so, we provide a unique combination of evidence-based treatment and a holistic approach to recovery. The former focuses on treating the addiction by providing you with the tools you need to overcome withdrawal, cravings, and triggers. The latter heals your mind and body as a whole to ensure that your recovery is a success. For comprehensive addiction treatment, call us today at 855.952.3546.
Addiction Therapies Offered at Georgia Addiction Treatment Center
Addiction therapy programs are delivered in different settings to offer support as needed. This includes individual therapy programs that provide one-on-one counseling as well as group and family therapy programs that provide peer support for recovery as well as support for you and your loved ones. For the most thorough treatment experience, it is recommended to take advantage of individual and group therapies as each provides different benefits.
Some of the individual addiction counseling that may be part of your treatment plan include:
- Trauma-focused therapy – You will identify the degree to which trauma has underpinned and fueled your addiction. Your custom-designed treatment plan will address past trauma so that you can be sure it will not threaten your long-term recovery or result in relapse.
- Motivational interviewing – This is a cognitive-behavioral form of addiction therapy that allows you to determine the steps you must take to make long-term positive changes in your life. In this type of treatment, you respond to questions posed by your therapist. By answering honestly and analyzing your responses, the two of you will identify your strengths and what motivates you on your recovery journey.
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – MAT combines two different addiction treatment therapies. If your addiction is particularly severe, you receive small doses of specific medications to help you rid your body of the substances as comfortably as possible. At the same time, a range of other treatments is used to identify the root cause of your addiction and treat it accordingly.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – In CBT, you talk through your problems with your therapist and develop strategies to help you develop healthy coping skills. This helps prepare you for the triggers and pressures you will encounter as you reintegrate into society. CBT sessions are always one-on-one and focused on setting goals and planning strategies for life after addiction therapy.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – DBT also relies on a cognitive-behavioral approach, but it focuses on helping you cope with stress so you can regulate your emotions and respond in a healthy way. DBT also helps you learn to improve or repair relationships that have been affected by your addiction.
Through addiction therapy, many of our clients are able to find the healing that they need.
Group Therapies for Addiction
Social therapy activities are a great way to bond with others in similar situations, share your experiences, practice patience, and support one other’s recovery journeys. Some of the group therapy programs you may find at Georgia Addiction Treatment Center include:
This can consist of local visits, planned social activities, and hobbies to support your psychological and physical health. Activities like sports, dance, yoga, tai chi, arts and crafts projects, and structured community outings are therapeutic tools. Recreational therapy allows for authentic social interaction while learning, developing skills, reducing stress, and exercising, all of which can support your long-term recovery.
This type of addiction therapy program aims to help you better express yourself. Artistic ability is not a requirement; making visual art, dancing, writing, performing in dramas, and making music enables you to address addiction’s emotional issues. Artistic expression also allows you to get in touch with your feelings and express yourself better by giving you a creative outlet.
Recovery cannot happen alone. Sharing your experiences with others is a crucial component of addiction therapy programs. Group addiction therapy allows you to develop a strong support network while building successful coping strategies and mastering the skills that will aid your long-term recovery.
Addiction has a long history of straining family relations. In a family therapy program, all members of your family work with therapists to mend these broken relationships, develop healthy boundaries, and build workable strategies for strengthening the family unit as you move forward.
Using Therapy to Treat Co-Occurring Disorders
Many people battling addiction often also suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health concerns that fuel their addiction. Dual diagnosis treatment includes therapy for these mental health conditions.
Learn More About Our Addiction Treatment Therapies
You never planned on becoming addicted. But at some point, your recreational use of drugs and alcohol became a substance abuse problem. But there is hope. By combining multiple addiction treatment therapies, the experienced staff at Georgia Addiction Treatment Center is waiting to design a course of treatment just for you. We offer a range of substance use treatment options, such as:
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction treatment
- Meth addiction treatment
- Opioid addiction treatment
Take the first steps on your journey of recovery. Reach out to us online today or call us at 855.952.3546.