Substance abuse does not pull punches. It creates chaos with a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. At New Objectives, multi-level addiction therapy provides recovery solutions to treat each aspect of substance abuse. Using the 12-Step program outlined in the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book as a foundation, our evidence-based drug addiction treatment plan also includes individual and group therapy, cognitive and dialectic behavioral therapy, recreation therapy and various additional therapies. Each client who enters New Objectives Treatment Center works with our professional and experienced staff to create a recovery plan to suit individual needs. When addiction therapy restores physical health, improves negative thinking and relieves emotional stress, chances of successful recovery without relapse improve.
Addiction Therapy Includes Group Processes
While individual counseling and therapy provide one-on-one help in a private environment, group discussions are important in addiction therapy, as well. Process group therapy brings together individuals who all have experienced the depths of addiction and want to find a pathway to recovery. With process group therapy, clients have an opportunity to share their experiences and feelings. They give and receive feedback for the benefit of everyone in the group. Process group therapy also helps clients improve communication skills by providing a forum for interacting with one another. Alcoholism and drug addiction create a breakdown in family and social communication, so groups set the framework for healthy relationships in sobriety. All groups agree to confidentiality, but gender-specific groups provide another level of security and trust. Gender-specific groups allow men and women a chance to discuss gender-specific issues, such as sexuality and body image, with an added degree of comfort. Therapists working with the group processes are trained to lead meaningful discussions that will encourage open sharing in a safe environment.
Varied Approaches in Drug Addiction Treatment Lead to Sustained Recovery
New Objectives uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients discover the underlying issues that lead to substance abuse. Drug addiction treatment is incomplete if it ends with detox and does not address the addict’s thinking and emotions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps clients to make a conscious connection between their thoughts, feelings and behavior. By helping clients to recognize their negative and self-destructive thinking, therapists then can teach ways to respond differently. Cognitive behavioral therapy opens up possibilities for managing stress and lessening conflict. It teaches mindfulness, a recovery tool that helps clients refocus their thinking in new directions, which results in new behaviors. By learning mindful thinking practices, clients learn to observe themselves closely. They discover how to make choices that will result in beneficial consequences. Repeated practice of mindful thinking helps prevent relapse.
Multi-level Addiction Therapy
Recreational therapy is another way to treat the whole person. This method allows clients to choose activities that suit their needs and personalities. Choices include backpacking, as well as less strenuous activities, such as nature hikes. Because each client works with the professional staff in developing an evidence-based addiction therapy plan, they may choose among several different alternative therapies. These include nutritional education, yoga, expressive therapies, and chiropractic treatment.