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:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
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.
Ohio Addiction Recovery Center also embraces holistic therapies such as equine therapy in order to help addicts heal in mind, body and spirit. By working with specially-trained horses through a guided set of activities, clients will develop and enhance their verbal and non-verbal communication, and they will learn to develop their problem solving skills, develop a sense of leadership and stimulate new ways of creative thinking. Additionally, their Ohio equine therapy programs will help you nurture and further develop the building of relationship skills and trust. As a result, you gain a great sense confidence and responsibility.
Another popular holistic therapy option is their Ohio adventure therapy programs. Adventure therapy is an extremely therapeutic intervention that utilizes the backdrop of Mother Nature as a means for clients to experience adventure and to explore the world around them. Adventure addiction therapy teaches basic survival skills along with strong team building and effective communication skills with the ultimate goal of promoting emotional and spiritual growth as well as self-discovery. The adventure therapy program at Ohio Addiction Recovery Center allows clients to reconnect with their environment and allows them to address their addiction issues.
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.
While the primary focus on addiction treatment in the addict him or herself, the reality is that addiction is a family disease. The action and behaviors of the addict while under the influence of drugs and alcohol often has severe impacts on the family unit. Their Ohio family therapy program brings the whole family in safe, respectful and empowering atmosphere in order to work through the individual issues of each family member. An experienced therapist will help the addict and their family create healthy interpersonal communication skills that will foster a nurturing and positive environment once treatment is completed.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.
Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.
An important skill that is taught in their Ohio outpatient treatment center are the life and coping skills needed to function daily basis while still keeping recovery at the forefront. Clients will learn how to create a healthy daily schedule, money management, and budgeting and building effective interpersonal skills as well as receive employment coaching and other important life skills. The structure of their Ohio day treatment program allows for an environment where clients can actively practice and hone these skills at home once they leave treatment for the day.
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.
Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients' physical, social, and emotional well-being.