There are a variety of modalities used in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating addiction, multiple treatment therapies can be helpful during rehab and in recovery. Addiction treatment therapies generally focus on helping clients get to the point of sobriety, and then work at preventing relapse. Psychotherapy, self-help programs, twelve-step programs, recreational therapy, and case management strategies may be used.
Most treatment centers use more than one type of therapy to treat addiction. Group and individual counseling are the most common forms of therapy. Our addiction treatment philosophy explains our wraparound model, a form of therapy where the client’s entire family is included in therapy. We also us many collateral sources to work with the client, such as sober livings, former treating therapists and psychiatrists, and interventionists. Westside Treatment assigns a family coordinator to all clients in order to help get family members involved in the recovery process and form a tighter network of support.
Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Therapies
An evidence-based therapy is a modality that has been subjected to research and clinical trials and has been clinically proven to be effective in reducing symptoms and improving clients’ quality of life.
Every approach to addiction treatment is focused on addressing various aspects of addiction as well as the consequences to families, and society. At times medical interventions may be used, along with behavioral therapies, in order to address addiction and the difficulties clients face as a result of their addictions. When clinically indicated, medications are prescribed based on the addiction in question as well as the level of severity of addictive behaviors a client is coping with overcoming. Behavioral therapies work to teach clients essential life skills and help clients learn to cope with stress in order to remain sober.
Some evidenced based behavioral therapies include family therapy, motivational interviewing, community reinforcement, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, and cognitive behavioral therapy. For many patients with addiction the key to gaining sobriety and preventing relapse is to find a passion for purposeful living. Motivational interviewing is one such approach that strives to help patients discard their ambivalence toward treatment and halt their drug or alcohol abuse. Westside Treatment is particularly focused on these patients who have failed to successfully beat their addictions in the past.
Alternative Addiction Treatment Therapies
Aside from some of the more common addiction treatment therapies, there are also a variety of alternative therapies used by many treatment centers, including Westside Treatment. Some of the therapies aren’t strictly evidence-based, however, studies increasingly show that experimental treatments have a definite effect on preventing relapse and reducing cravings.
Westside Treatment employs a number of alternative addiction treatment therapies. Our program is meant to be both fun and practical so that clients can learn that there is more to life than fighting addiction. We ask clients what they want to do with their life in order to ignite the spark to find purpose and fulfillment in their lives.
The first step in addressing addiction is to acknowledge the problem and then seek help. To help clients find their individual path to recovery, Westside Treatment ensures that our programs are personalized to meet the needs of each individual client, whatever those needs may be. There’s no reason for anyone to try to cope with addiction alone; give us a call today at 866-978-9232.