Choosing the right program is sometimes difficult. At Chapel Hill Detox, we offer different technical therapies that cover a wide range of circumstances. Our approach is based on creating long-term, supportive relationships with our therapists and clients. To best break away from addiction, we treat mental health and addiction together. Here are some of the therapies we offer to help bring sustained recovery to our clients.
Individual therapy utilizes a basic form of the therapeutic process called talk therapy. This mode of therapy allows patients to discuss their behavior, challenges, and emotions with their therapist. This one-on-one form of therapy gives patients a secure environment where they can feel safe to open up.
Individual therapy helps people understand addiction. Therapists guide patients to see the effects that substances have on their lives and the people surrounding them. Addiction therapist’s primary goal is to help expose their patient’s triggers. Once patients understand their addiction triggers, they may begin healthily addressing their behavior.
How Does Individual Therapy Work?
A significant goal of individual therapy is to build behavioral and emotional well-being in patients. Therapists look to cater to each patient’s journey and work to:
- Motivate them to make positive changes in their lives
- Make improvements on their thought processes, with a goal of a successful and long-lasting recovery
- Be there to guide and support them during and after their treatment
Group therapy is a versatile tool in therapy that involves a trained therapist and two or more individuals. The therapist leads the session and lets participants take turns opening up about their experiences, goals, struggles, and emotions.
One of the main factors of group therapy is interpersonal growth. During individual therapy, people generally look to build healthy habits and coping skills. In group therapy, they can utilize their new skills in a real-world social environment. One-on-one therapy is very useful in treatment, but patients acquire the skills they need for a successful recovery when combined with group therapy.
What Should I Expect From Group Therapy?
Group therapy allows people from different walks of life, but in similar situations, to relate and support each other. When joining group therapy, one can expect:
- A completely safe and confidential environment. Each participant in group therapy is there to maintain sobriety. Group therapy members honor each person’s confidentiality.
- Both closed and open sessions. Some of our clients join closed sessions that consist of the same people each group meeting. Others prefer open sessions that allow people to join whenever.
- Expertly led sessions. At Chapel Hill Detox, each of our therapists is licensed and experienced. Some group sessions involve one or even two therapists.
Family therapy is similar to group and individual therapy, as it’s also a form of psychotherapy. Sessions involve the person in treatment and their family members. For example, in individual therapy, the main focus is on the patient’s emotions, behaviors and thoughts. Family therapy lets each family member express their experiences and feelings to both the therapist and their struggling loved one. The general purpose of family therapy is to help repair any damage that addiction and substance use may have caused the family.
Basic Benefits of Family Therapy:
- Families learn to set healthy boundaries that will be supportive during their loved one’s treatment.
- Families are reminded to take care of themselves as well as their struggling loved one. Self-care is sometimes challenging to maintain when dealing with the struggles of another individual.
- Families learn to rebuild trust during the long recovery process. Family therapy is based on communication and honesty.
- Families will be treated as a whole. The therapist works to strip unhealthy behaviors and patterns that contribute to addiction and substance use.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a proven form of therapy that helps with many issues like anxiety, depression, and alcohol and drug use. CBT is based on halting bad behavioral and cognitive habits. In CBT, therapists help their patients evaluate thought and behavior patterns. Then they work together to develop strategies to improve the patient’s mental health. Some of these strategies may include:
- Learn to reframe and shift thinking to a better sense of reality
- Learn to use problem-solving skills to cope with harsh and uncomfortable situations
- Build self-confidence in the patient’s abilities
- Develop a better understanding of how behaviors and emotions may create issues
Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is similar to CBT but offers a few other aspects. Instead of trying to change negative thoughts and behaviors, in DBT, patients work to accept them. Dialectical behavior therapy is useful in circumstances where patients have complex conditions to treat. DBT was put to use to help with the limitations of CBT.
DBT brings many concepts together to help patients build essential skills, such as:
- Interpersonal effectiveness
- Distress tolerance
- Emotional regulation