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Drug Treatment Therapies

There are many different types of drug treatment therapies for people suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism.  This is partially because different addiction treatment therapies work for different people, and partially because many drug rehab centers claim to be something they are not and offer therapies that do nothing to address addiction or alcoholism.  In fact, misinformation or misunderstanding about what types of drug addiction treatment programs are available and how they work can often lead an addict or alcoholic to make poor decisions when it comes to getting treatment.  Therefore, educating oneself on the types of therapies available at a Florida drug rehab center or drug treatment center anywhere in the country is essential to getting the right help when you need it.  The following are some of the most effective types of drug treatment therapies:

*Individual therapy.  This usually consists of one-on-one sessions with a trusted and highly qualified addiction treatment specialist – usually a psychiatrist.  These sessions will allow a person to explore their thought and behavior patterns to indentify both weaknesses and strong points.  This is done partly in an effort to understand the triggers and causes of the drug abuse or alcoholism, but also to address serious issues that may be contributing factors such as a bipolar disorder diagnosis or a discovery of some other condition.  Aptly named, this type of therapy focuses on the individual not by forcefully extracting information, but by allowing the person to feel comfortable and empowered enough to search within themselves for their own answers.

*Group therapy.  Group therapy actually lays the foundations for a support network that can be used to buoy recovery efforts after an addiction or alcohol treatment program such as a residential inpatient program, a partial hospitalization program or an intensive outpatient program.  Group therapy helps other recovering addicts to share stories and best practices about how they got clean, and more importantly- how they stay clean.  This type of therapy helps to create a sense of fellowship and a feeling that “I’m not alone in this . . .”

*Family Therapy.  This type of therapy seeks to involve the people who are close to us.  Often, these people are triggers of our drug abuse or alcoholism, or they enabled us to use.  In either case as addicts we know how much we hurt the ones we love, so including them in the therapy process is critical to creating an environment of healing and acceptance.

These are the most fundamental drug addiction treatment therapies.  Any good Florida drug rehab center should offer these types of therapies as their principle offerings.  Other, less traditional therapies such as surf therapy, equine therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic or other similar therapies may feel great, but they don’t really address drug addiction and alcoholism.  Traditional drug treatment therapies like those described above provide the best opportunity to achieve lasting success in recovery.

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