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“I had no direction in my life whatsoever when I came here… Now I want to go back to school to become an addiction therapist, so that I can be part of other people’s recovery and a positive force in their life like the staff at Beaches was for me.”
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Experiential therapy has been used for decades in addiction treatment. In fact, this type of therapy was first used in a healthcare setting in the Victorian era. Experiential therapies can help people create change in their own lives through self-awareness of problems preventing those changes. The person being treated can then take the right steps to make the changes they need.
Experiential therapy uses activities to help people understand themselves better. The activities trigger emotional and behavioral responses. Patients witness their own responses and develop this understanding.
Many people who abuse drugs or alcohol do so because of uncomfortable or distressing feelings, emotions and behaviors. These are the underlying causes of their addiction, rooted in memories, mental illnesses like depression, or past trauma. Patients stifle other feelings because they are embarrassing, shameful or frightening.
Talk therapy challenges patients to work through many of their struggles. Some challenging feelings and issues are confusing to people trying to recover from substance abuse. These problems become more clear when experienced during activities.
Experiential therapies include a wide variety of activities. The common thread between these methods is that they all immerse the person in actions that spark recognition of their own reactions, responses, and emotions. Some therapy activities recreate past events or situations. Others are creative pursuits like art or music that help patients better express themselves.
Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida provides a range of experiential therapies. These include:
The best thing about engaging in experiential therapies is that you get to enjoy a fun activity while learning about yourself and your addiction. You also gain potential lifetime hobbies to engage in after rehab. Through these activities in your community, you can connect with others who share a healthy mindset while continuing to help yourself and grow in sobriety.
As stated before, U.S. therapists have used experiential therapies for over a century.
Other facts of experiential therapy revealed by a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism-funded study include:
Another study conducted by Oslo University in Oslo, Norway indicates that equine therapy helps young adults remain in treatment longer. With equine therapy participation, over 56 percent of patients complete their rehab program, according to this research. That compares to only 14 percent who complete programs without equine therapy. Equine therapy patients in this study also stayed in treatment twice as long as patients not experiencing equine therapy.
If you or someone you love are ready to end addiction and want to include experiential therapy in your treatment plan, Beaches Recovery has the programs for you. With nine experiential therapies including art, music and equine, you can gain lasting recovery at Beaches. Call Beaches Recovery now at 866.605.0532 for more information and to start a better life in recovery today.
Beaches Recovery is closely monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Beaches Recovery keeps a safe environment and can now screen for Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure our community is safe. All intakes are screened for COVID-19 and patients are being supervised by medical staff around the clock.
In conjunction with our existing infection control policies, Beaches Recovery and Tides Edge Recovery are closely monitoring CDC updates on the impact of the coronavirus as they are released. We would like to take the time to inform you of our facility’s preventative measures we have put in place at both of our facilities. Our goal is to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.
1.All staff has received infection control and prevention training.
2. Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidelines have been provided.
3. Patient care supplies such as disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers are being monitored and utilized. Hand-outs have been provided detailing general principles such as hand washing, covering your nose and mouth when coughing, and refraining from touching your eyes and/or face.
4. Screening protocols have been enhanced such as a review of travel history, and current health status in an effort to reduce those with flu like symptoms from admitting to our facilities.
5. Visitation policies will continue to be reviewed at least twice a week.
6. We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.
In summary, the safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19 and keep everyone save and healthy.