All facilities—whether patients live on-site or at home—have some similar techniques in how the material is presented. Therapeutic growth generally comes from group and individual sessions, but what do the sessions cover?
- 12-Step Facilitation are the outpatient facilities like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The 12 steps are designed to slowly but firmly establish abstinence in the individual’s lifestyle.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps people with coping practices and teaches them to steer away from their behavior around stimuli. Because of its approach of helping people identify previous risks, many methods use CBT as a building block towards future programs.
- Contingency Management (CM) encourages abstinence by providing material prizes to participants. Notably, CM records the highest number of returning participants and few relapsing individuals.
- Motivational Interviewing encourages patients to lean into their productive results from therapy. A therapist tracks the progress of individuals, gradually putting the onus of improvement in the hands of the individual.
- The Matrix Model seeks to instill trust and belief within oneself through therapy and reward through good behavior. It amalgamates a number of different therapeutic methods.
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) has patients talk through their issues with substance abuse. In this process, patients are expected to discover the internal reasoning as to where their problems initially originated.
Many addiction therapy programs also include medicinal support. Depending on the formerly abused drug, centers can offer medications to combat the symptoms of withdrawal as well as to combat a desire to re-indulge. Some, like naltrexone (used for alcohol and opioid addiction), reduce the individual’s mental inclination to continue to drink, while others, like disulfiram, cause a physical disinclination for drinking.
At Windward Way Recovery, our residential inpatient addiction treatment center is unlike any other. It is here where our patients are given the tools to truly transform their lives. Call us today to speak with an addiction specialist.