Addiction is a severe problem that can profoundly impact every person's life. While there are many different approaches to treating addiction, individual and group therapy are two of the most commonly used methods.
The goal of therapy is to help you experience a sense of well-being and the freedom to live life again. Sometimes people need a combination of treatments to create a recovery program that works for them. Each of our professionals has a wide range of experience in various therapeutic approaches. Our goal is for you to recover as completely and quickly as possible.
Individual therapy for substance use and alcohol use disorders provides a unique chance to explore your feelings and the variables contributing to your addictive behaviors during recovery. We utilize it as an adjunct to group therapy because it allows you to talk with a qualified and licensed mental health professional about subjects you might not feel comfortable discussing in front of a group or want to discuss in greater depth.
Trauma, abuse, failed relationships, and the judicial system is all contributing variables that may be difficult to discuss openly regarding alcohol and drug use disorders. For confidential and nonjudgmental discussions of personal difficulties, one-on-one therapy sessions are ideal. It creates a sense of security, acceptance, and a unique environment for your rehabilitation process.
In contrast to typical outpatient treatments, you will receive three sessions of individual counseling each week while in our inpatient rehab. Intake examinations are the first step in the treatment process, and we'll quickly set up an appointment for your first session with a primary therapist.
Professionals in substance abuse treatment have access to a wide range of therapeutic approaches and treatment modalities that they may utilize to help their patients recover from their addictions. For treating drug and alcohol addictions at Wish Recovery, our therapists employ therapeutic approaches like hypnotherapy, strength-based therapy, EDMR, trauma-based therapy, and more.
A substance abuse treatment program uses a group therapy approach to help those in recovery feel a sense of community. When you're in group therapy alongside another person, you'll be working with a mental health professional simultaneously. Participants will open up about their addictions and how they cope in a group setting. Sharing their recovery goals will also be encouraged.
Group therapy is a great way to get feedback from others and receive support when trying to achieve your goals. People in groups may also have similar stories and backgrounds. This can help you feel a connection with others who are in recovery. Groups are meant to be an open spaces free from judgment, shame, and discouragement.
Everyone's journey is different, and people come into groups at various stages of recovery. Still, hearing what others struggle with and what they conquer fosters empathy and hope. Although everyone comes to rehab for different addictions, you'll see through group sessions that everyone shares at least one goal and reason for being there: they want to improve themselves and their lives.
There is more to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction than just the physical process of detoxification. A person in recovery can also benefit from behavioral treatments that address their emotional and mental needs. Many people use alcohol or drugs to cope with stressful emotions and circumstances. After separating a person from alcohol or drugs they’ve relied on for so long, it becomes necessary to tackle various thoughts and feelings.
Therapy helps you process thought distortions and other difficulties that prevent you from leading a functional and balanced life. Talking through your struggles with one of our caring and experienced therapists can help you identify patterns in your thought process that cause stress, anxiety, and other negative feelings.
Perhaps, the most significant benefit of therapy for addiction is becoming aware of triggers (i.e., environmental, social, internal) and learning how to avoid or respond differently to them. Therapy can help you learn to avoid situations that may trigger you or help you to react differently to them.
In group therapy, you may hear about other people's triggers, which may be some you have or may differ. You may be able to offer advice from your experience, or you can learn some new ways to handle your own, which is why both group and individual therapy are essential to your recovery. Substance abuse is a behavior that follows a precipitating event, circumstance, or trigger that prompts you to respond with drugs and alcohol. Therapy brings awareness to those moments so you can break the chain and change your behavior.
Although we try to make your stay at Wish Recovery as comfortable as possible, recovering from alcohol or substance use disorder isn't easy. Therapy can stir intense emotions, but our experienced therapists will help you through the process. You’ll regain the confidence to rebuild your life and relationships through individual and group therapy sessions. You’ll walk away with something you can use to handle life more effectively each time.
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