Medication-assisted treatment works well for many suffering from substance abuse issues. Besides utilizing medication, though, Chapel Hill offers several programs that work in conjunction to best help patients. Each program provides different skills and mechanisms that help our clients maintain and sustain sobriety. Addiction is a multifaceted disease and typically cannot be “cured” with one type of treatment.
Whether MAT is not for you, or you would like to better your chances of recovery by combining MAT with other programs, we offer several proven therapies.
Individual therapy is a significant part of substance abuse treatment. It involves a licensed therapist and a patient in a completely secure and confidential environment. Individual therapy allows patients to discuss their behavior, emotions, and challenges in a one-on-one setting. In recovery, it is essential that individuals understand their addiction and how it alters their lives and others’ lives.
Therapists work with their patients to expose triggers and trauma that feeds into their addiction. Individual therapy is a great tool that teaches people how to address their behavior in a healthy and meaningful way.
The combination of medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse and individual therapy keeps patients in a healthy state of mind, pushing them toward recovery. Therapists also utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to create a foundation of good mental health.
Group therapy is another pillar of treatment that offers unique benefits in treatment. It generally involves a group of two or more individuals and a trained therapist. Group sessions are therapist-led and allow participants to take turns expressing their struggles, trauma, experiences, and emotions.
Each form of therapy offers calculated benefits. In group therapy, participants use their developing social skills and coping mechanisms to interact with their peers in a real-world situation. Group therapy effectively offers participants diversity of thought, support and encouragement, and differing perspectives between individuals.
Individual and group therapy forms are not mutually exclusive. At Chapel Hill Detox, we strive to provide programs that give our clients the best opportunity to make a successful recovery. We offer several programs that function together so clients can maintain the benefits of each therapeutic process.
Many individuals in treatment find that their substance abuse is an effort to cope with other mental health conditions. Mental health disorders that coexist with addiction are commonly called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnoses.
Many patients that join a medication-assisted treatment program for substance abuse struggle with a severe addiction. Slightly less than half of Americans that struggle with addiction have co-occurring mental health disorders. Chapel Hill Detox offers specific programs that treat each diagnosis simultaneously. Research shows that when co-occurring disorders are treated together, dual diagnosis patients have a better chance of a successful recovery.
Common mental health issues treated alongside addiction include:
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
Many individuals in MAT programs prefer alternative forms of treatment. Holistic therapy programs offer natural treatments that focus on the body and mind. Holistic treatment focuses on the root causes of conditions like addiction, depression, anxiety, and more. Many report turning to holistic therapies if traditional medicine has not worked for them.
Traditional methods of treatment focus on symptoms and proven medical therapies. Holistic practitioners believe all people can heal and recover. Instead of just treating symptoms, holistic therapy aims to dig at the source of issues. Some popular forms of holistic treatments include:
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