Counselor talking to woman in treatment about the types of therapy they will use.The fact you are struggling with an addiction is something you need to take seriously before it’s too late. It would be nice if things just kind of worked their way out, but addictions are powerful beasts. As it stands, treatment and therapy remain the only viable solution for an addiction to any substance. The good news is there are multiple types of therapy available, each one designed for a specific purpose.

The Importance of Therapy

Before there can be a meaningful discussion about the types of therapy that are used in the addiction treatment industry, it might be beneficial for you to understand why therapy is so important. It’s difficult to know exactly where you are going if you don’t know where you have been.

Therapy is the process of breaking down issues and problems into smaller components that are easier to understand. By gaining some level of understanding, counselors can help patients develop the life skills and tools necessary to recognize triggers and prevent them from being ignited. This is how patients learn to fight against relapses with an eye on staying directly on the road to recovery. This is what we do at Beaches Recovery.

Types of Therapy

When we speak of types of therapy, we are not talking about how treatment is administered. We are talking about the modality or approach that is being used to understand a person’s issues and pains. To begin with, most types of therapy are considered evidence-based therapy. That means they were developed through trials and observations that brought about evidence of certain factors that affect one’s behavior.

While there may be many sub-categories of therapy options, there are three primary forms of evidence-based therapy:

  • Motivational therapy – This type of therapy is directed at patients who are having difficulty finding the motivation to stop abusing substances. The goal is to find something in them that matters more than drugs and alcohol and direct them toward that.
  • Cognitive behavior therapy – This option centers on teaching patients to recognize the triggers that cause their bad behavior and giving them ways to deal with those triggers.
  • Reinforcement therapy – This method focuses on setting interim abstinence goals and then rewarding good behavior with extra activities or benefits.
    Under the guise of these psychotherapy modalities, patients are placed in treatment programs that give therapists and counselors the patient access they need to get to the root issues of addiction.

Treatment Programs at Beaches Recovery

Beaches Recovery is strategically situated in the rehab mecca of Jacksonville, Florida. Our facility is manned by professional counselors and clinicians who have devoted their lives to helping patients recover from insidious addiction diseases.

In order to administer the types of therapy we prefer in our facility, our patients are placed in specifically designed treatment programs. The available options include:

  • Dual diagnosis treatment for addiction related psychological issues
  • Extensive outpatient treatment
  • Residential family treatment
  • Extended residential inpatient care
  • Aftercare programs that include placement in transitional and sober living environments

When needed, we can also refer our patients to a reputable detox center. That may be necessary to help them break the hold drugs and alcohol have on their minds and bodies.

With a better understanding of the therapy process, we hope you will come to understand the importance of admitting you are ill. Reach out for help. If you can find the will to call Beaches Recovery at 866-605-0532, we stand prepared to use our training and commitment to get you the help you need so you can find your way back to a normal way of living.