Therapy is an incredibly helpful tool in overcoming addiction, as it can work with the treatment being received and boost recovery long into the future.
This provides help during the process of treatment and beyond. Various types of therapy, including individual and group therapy, assist in your recovery and set you on the path to sobriety.
The best way to help those with substance dependencies is to have individualized care, because each person’s struggle is unique. The more a person is able to understand their own history and current relationship with their addiction, the better equipped they are to break the cycles of substance use that can otherwise feel hard or even impossible to escape.
After admitting the problem and seeking help, the next big step of the journey in treatment is the physical separation from the substance. It’s a journey that requires greater mental and emotional support to understand and shift the psychological impacts of addiction.
Group and Individual Therapy
Every person’s journey toward recovery requires different approaches. Our intensive outpatient programs employ both group and individual therapy, allowing each individual the kind of therapy they need for their journey to recovery.
The best therapy for those struggling with addiction focuses on all aspects of the substance dependency: physical, physiological, emotional, social, and more. Treating the underlying cause that is leading to dependence on substances is the most effective way to long-term recovery.
Group therapy works well for those struggling with substance use who feel alone in their struggles, and the peer support is an incredible benefit. Group therapy, usually made up of 5-15 people, is different from a support group; in group therapy, the small group of people who meet will remain consistent, allowing greater opportunities to form trust and be emotionally open as the group members get to know one another. The group sessions are led by a professional whose goal is to help those there recover and understand themselves and each other.
Not everyone can find their help for substance use in a group setting, however. Some underlying issues surrounding substance use are more personal or more specific, and need one-on-one therapy sessions to better understand them. Individual therapy is not always discussion oriented. Often, it’s a type of individual therapy that works through cognitive angles to better assist someone with their recovery.