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Addiction Therapy

One of the primary parts of the drug treatment programs at All About Recovery is therapy. Clients spend the majority of their day in various kinds of therapy, both group and individual, intended to bring light to issues and figure out how to process things in the future, once treatment is over. At All About Recovery, our goal is to get people enrolled in the programs to recognize their consequential behaviors and thought patterns that have led them to drugs and alcohol in the past. By creating this recognition, our hope is that our clients will pay attention to them in the future and prevent relapse by being conscious of their decision-making. Kicking drug addiction is no easy task and not something a person can do on their own. With our combined therapy and counseling tactics, our experienced staff guides the client through their own thought processes and behavior patterns.

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Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Approach

One of the defining characteristics of addiction is repetitive behaviors that cause harm to an individual, whether physical or psychological. To stop the behaviors of addiction, the patterns of addiction must be identified and confronted. This is where Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, comes to play in addiction treatment. DBT uses approaches that are proven to help treat these harmful behavioral patterns in patients that are seeking recovery from addiction. Throughout therapy, patients are invited to develop coping skills so that the emotions that were numbed throughout drug or alcohol abuse can be managed once treatment concludes. DBT focuses on acceptance; of the self, change throughout recovery, and emotions that are unwanted.

Developing a sense of acceptance is vital throughout recovery so that individuals can live a life of well-being and success, free from the hold of drug or alcohol addiction. There are four main concepts taught in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy including:

This aspect of therapy is extremely useful for patients in recovery. Mindfulness is an idea adopted by ancient Buddhist beliefs that revolve around the acceptance of the present moment. Being present and mindful allows those in addiction treatment and recovery to deal with each moment as it comes, rather than feeling sorrowful about the past or worrisome of the future. This keeps perspective in check as the changes that recovery brings can seem overwhelming.
This aspect of DBT focuses on the importance of setting personal boundaries in relationships both new and old in addiction recovery. This helps to reduce misunderstandings for those in recovery so that they can maintain healthy relationships.
For those who have developed an addiction to drugs or alcohol, substance abuse was a way to not have to feel negative emotions in life. Stress, anxiety, and other consequential feelings that individuals in early recovery experience can lead to relapse if they are not prepared to experience them completely. DBT helps those in recovery learn how to determine, manage, and even experience both negative and positive emotions throughout recovery without triggering a relapse.
Individuals who become clean from drugs or alcohol have can say they have defeated addiction, but it is not to say that the battle is over. Life is a roller coaster filled with ups and downs, and it is important for recovered individuals to be prepared for the low parts in life without reverting back to old addictive behaviors. The distress tolerance aspect of DBT helps individuals in addiction treatment learn how to cope with distress and crisis once treatment concludes so that they are prepared to resist relapse.

Dual Diagnosis Therapy

In addition to addiction therapy, there are many times that mood disorders come to light when a person is in treatment. Around 40% of the patients that seek help through alcohol and drug treatment programs have a concurrent mental illness. When a person is afflicted with both drug or alcohol addiction and mental illness, it is deemed a dual diagnosis of addiction and mental health. Anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders are some examples of these kinds of mental disorders. Fortunately, a combined treatment that includes individualized therapy aims to treat addiction and mental health issues simultaneously. Our goal is to bring mental illnesses to the surface and treat them so that patients aren’t compelled to self-medicate in the future. A managed mood disorder can take away a lot of the inclination to get high or drunk. Additionally, if a mental illness is not treated, individuals are more likely to revert back to old addictive behaviors due to the unmanageable emotions that stem from mood disorders.

Therapy is a central part of our program at All About Recovery, and one that we believe can get an addict through detox, rehab, and into long-term recovery. Our team utilizes the approaches to therapy that we know are successful in helping our patients achieve long lasting and successful recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

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Individual Therapy

At All About Recovery we treat each person as a unique case, and our individual therapy is a core part of our treatment.

Group Therapy

Group Therapy is offered to give our clients a chance to explore their thoughts and feelings about addiction in a group of their peers.

Family Therapy

All About Recovery provides family therapy as part of our treatment model to benefit the addict along with their loved ones.


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