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When you’re trying to choose the right addiction treatment center, you need to find one that provides a wide range of modalities within the facility. Each person who suffers from the disease of addiction has their own specific path that took him or her toward drugs or alcohol. So each person deserves to be treated with an individual program. Addiction treatment modalities are meant to serve people with different backgrounds and substance abuse experiences. These modalities also have the benefit of offering different suggestions that may help continuing sobriety after treatment. Before choosing a treatment center, ensure the one you’re choosing has options for individualized treatment.
There are different risk factors associated with the disease of addiction. No one knows for sure which risk factor will lead to alcohol or drug addiction or which modality may ease that addiction. One of the leading risk factors of addiction is trauma. Trauma can be experienced at a very young age or later in life. Those who are children of parents who were or currently are addicted to drugs or alcohol are much more likely to become addicted. Those who have suffered from physical, sexual or emotional abuse are also at a higher risk. There are also those who have suffered trauma in the form of abuse, death or violent experiences.
A quality treatment facility will offer different addiction treatment modalities for those who suffer from trauma. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the leading forms of treatment that specifically helps people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR is conducted by discussing the past while also stimulating different parts of the brain through bilateral eye movements, tones and taps.
It’s also important that the facility you chose have gender-specific groups. Men and women suffer from different types of trauma and react to it different ways. Gender-specific groups make it more comfortable to discuss issues and addiction recovery without the distraction of the opposite sex.
There are many different ways for a person to express themselves other than speech. Expressing feelings during art therapy for drug and alcohol addiction can be important in treatment. In order to heal, a person needs to get the negative thoughts and memories out of their head that are fueling their addiction. While talk therapy is very beneficial, sometimes a person isn’t able to fully express themselves while speaking to someone else. Art therapy is a great way for a person to release their anger, sadness, loneliness or memories that have been contributing to their addiction. Art therapy takes many different forms as well. Some forms of art therapy include:
Many people who struggle with addiction also deal with anger issues. Anger can fuel addiction in many different ways. One of the common reasons for continued drinking as well as relapse is because they’re mad at a person, place or situation. Drinking or using drugs only solves the problem temporarily, but the overall problem is still there. Others also stay in their addiction because they constantly hurt the people who care about them because they can’t control their temper. Learning how to deal with anger in a new, healthy way is one of the best ways to maintain sobriety.
Beaches Recovery provides clients with a wide range of addiction treatment services. EMDR, art therapy and anger management are just a few of the options for well-rounded treatment. We also specialize in dual diagnosis treatment and different types of experiential therapy. If you want to begin on the path towards recovery with a treatment program that gives you options, call us today at 866-605-0532.