A core element in quality outpatient addiction treatment is psychological counseling or therapy with a trained, licensed psychotherapist. The purpose of the individual therapy sessions is to help the client identify deep hurts, traumas, or emotional pain that may have contributed to the development of the addiction. The therapist will decide which form of therapy would best benefit the client once the central issues or insights are revealed. Some of the evidence-based therapies for treating substance use disorders include:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Instead of a long-term slog through psychoanalysis, CBT offers a type of behavioral therapy that is short-term and focused. It aims to change negative thinking and behavior patterns that contribute to unhealthy behaviors and replace them with new constructive and healthy responses. CBT is the most widely used mode of therapy for treating substance use disorders.
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
DBT is within the CBT spectrum and helps treat compulsive patterns of self-harming behaviors by both accepting life as it is and understanding that change is essential for survival. Gaining self acceptance while aiming for positive change includes mindfulness techniques, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and improving interpersonal relations.
Motivation enhancement therapy (MET)
MET is a short-term therapy model that helps clients understand they need to invest energy and effort into a treatment program, that they need to cultivate a motivation to change, and they need to move past any feelings that might be barriers to treatment. MET is designed to internally motivate positive changes.
Contingency management therapy (CM)
In the classic sense of behavioral operant conditioning, CM establishes rewards and incentives to motivate behavioral change toward the desired behaviors that lead to recovery. The basis of CM is the idea that behavior that is rewarded becomes reinforced, and more likely to occur in the future.
The individual therapy sessions at Honey Recovery Centeroutpatient treatment program provide an opportunity to come face-to-face with the core issues behind a client’s self-destructive behaviors, and to make constructive life changes, in behaviors and choices, that will assist them in recovery.
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