They know that family members are frequently worried, confused, weary, and may feel both hopeless and left out. Studies indicate family participation significantly improves sustained recovery outcomes, so they offer family group and education at regular intervals. Their focus on family is designed to give residents and family members an honest look at the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction and explore how having these dependencies in their life affected them personally.
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
CBT is a cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses of changing distorted thinking. A lot of their clients have negative thinking and self-hatred, which has become a habit. In treatment, they are trying to change negative behavioral patterns, which a lot of times start with the thinking. They teach their clients how their mind is powerful and how they do not only need to change their behaviors, but also thinking after many years of substance abuse. CBT is evidence based treatment method for substance abuse clients. It is among the most effective ways to heal from addiction. CBT is a cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses of changing distorted thinking.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
DBT is dialectical behavioral therapy that teaches their clients to balance their life. A lot of times, addicts have extreme thinking and DBT teaches, while accepting the extremes, to find a more balanced solution in life. DBT teaches mindfulness, a technique to help clients live their lives fuller and more aware. DBT teaches distress tolerance, effective relationship skills and emotion regulation. Using drug and alcohol is a maladaptive coping skills, so while in treatment, clients need to learn new healthy coping skills. DBT teaches coping skills and healthy approaches to lives challenges.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:
EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist’s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.
The staff at Maple Mountain Recovery in Mapleton, UT work towards providing trauma-informed care, and are experts in treating trauma. Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
Eating Disorder Treatment:
Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and dysfunctional eating patterns. Many psychologists and other mental health professionals consider eating disorders to be food addictions, meaning food is being used in an addictive way (similar to drug or alcohol addiction). Certain substance abuse treatment programs will have treatment for eating disorders as one of the services offered. An eating disorder may also present as a co-occuring disorder or dual diagnosis alongside drug and alcohol addiction.
Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.
Equine therapy, aka equine-assisted therapy (EAT), is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions and activities with horses. It does not necessarily involve riding horses, but all activities related to horses, such as feeding, grooming, haltering and leading them. A mental health professional frequently oversees the activities (often in conjunction with a horse professional), and helps patients process their thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns during and/or after the interaction.
Sound therapy (aka sound healing or vibrational medicine) uses sonic vibrations to stimulate healing at the cellular level. Vibrations, either from the human voice or resonant objects like tuning forks, gongs, or Tibetan bowls, affect cellular resonance in the body, which can help heal the impact of anxiety, depression, trauma, and more.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy:
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a way of getting nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking. It uses products that supply low doses of nicotine to help people stop smoking. The goal of therapy is to cut down on cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.