Mental health refers to a person’s psychological well-being. The goal of mental health therapy is to restore psychological balance in individuals with mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Drug addiction refers to a substance use disorder or a chronic disease in which a person is unable to control their use of substances like alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription medications. The goal of substance use treatment modalities is to help an individual with addiction overcome their physical dependence on drugs as well as any underlying mental illness they may be struggling with. Because mental illness and addiction often go hand-in-hand, our drug rehab in Sebring, FL, offers unique addiction therapy programs that address both.
Psychotherapy for Substance Abuse
Many therapy programs exist that address both drug addiction and mental health problems simultaneously. However, these options differ depending on the type of substance use disorder the person has. No addiction therapy programs are one-size-fits-all.
Substance abuse is often a response to underlying mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and issues related to trauma. Many people turn to drugs or alcohol to self-cope with these struggles but eventually find themselves in two different kinds of battles. Our Sebring drug rehab offers various types of addiction therapy programs, including drug and alcohol counseling, individual therapy, group therapy, behavioral therapies, psychotherapy, and more.
Everyone’s struggles with addiction are different, some alternative drug treatment programs might work better for some than others - it’s all about finding the ones that fit. The overall goal of any addiction therapy program is to help people understand their struggles, whether those involve mental illness, addiction, or both.
With that said, below are the unique addiction therapy programs offered at Banyan Sebring.
Individual therapy for addiction is conducted in a private setting, during which patients discuss their struggles and what they’d like to accomplish in treatment with one of our licensed therapists. Therapists may use different therapy techniques to help patients work through their problems and develop strong skills for life after rehab.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, helps people discover and change unhealthy thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors.
Individual addiction therapy also addresses:
- Stress management skills
- Understanding why certain behaviors and thoughts may contribute to their substance use
- Emotional support during difficult times
Unlike individual therapy, addiction group therapy involves two or more people who were previously unfamiliar with each other. These individuals are usually struggling with the same substance use disorders.
Group therapy offers a safe, judgment-free space that allows for open communication between people who share similar struggles. Additionally, techniques that people learn in group therapy can be practiced in a social setting.
Group therapy for addiction:
- Helps people with substance use disorders process their thoughts, feelings, and actions
- Allows people in the recovery community to learn from and support each other
- Helps detect when situations may predispose an individual to relapse or use substances
- Facilitates an environment of support and acceptance among people in similar situations
Unlike individual and group therapy, family therapy for addiction includes a person and their family members, guardians, or close friends along with a licensed therapist. The goal of family therapy in addiction treatment is to treat the family as a whole, educating everyone on the struggles of addiction recovery and encouraging each person to contribute to clients’ recovery.
Family therapy helps families of addicts:
- Help loved ones who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse realize that their behaviors have an impact on their loved ones
- Educates the addict’s family on substance abuse so the latter may better understand why recovery can be difficult
- Improve strained relationships and the general family dynamic
- Offer proper support to the family member who struggles with addiction
Couples addiction therapy involves repairing a strained relationship between a client and their life partner. In the case of couples counseling in addiction treatment, a person with a substance use disorder may seek to repair their relationship with a spouse that has been broken by their drug use.
Couples therapy helps participants:
- Identify and address specific problems in their relationships
- Work together to address these problems
- Improve distressed relationships
- Come up with ways to prevent relapse and maintain recovery together
With online addiction therapy, clients receiving treatment at our Sebring, FL drug rehab can receive therapy over the internet or by phone. Banyan Treatment Centers offers telehealth services for those who are struggling with addiction and mental illness. Reach out to us to find out whether this avenue of care would be right for you or a loved one.
Behavioral therapy programs, developed in the 1960s, viewed mood disorders like depression as cognitive disorders that could be clinically treated with a combination of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive components. Behavioral therapy programs usually address automatic thoughts, distortions in thinking, and underlying beliefs to help clients overcome mental illness.
Since their development, behavioral therapy is now also used to address the psychological aspects of addiction. Our facility offers behavioral therapy programs like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT).
Motivational interviewing (MI) for addiction is a type of cognitive therapy that stems from cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s a type of communication style initiated between a licensed therapist and a client who has a substance use disorder. The therapist will talk with or interview the clients to show empathy but still inspire change in the person’s negative behaviors.
The goals of motivational interviewing include:
- Helping clients deal with feelings of resistance or ambivalence (uncertainty) about their behaviors
- Employing reflective listening in a non-judgmental manner
- Fostering a supportive and collaborative environment for both the client and therapist
Alternative and Holistic Therapies
In addition to behavioral and cognitive therapies, our addiction therapy programs also include holistic addiction treatment. Holistic therapies are also referred to as alternative therapies and involve taking into consideration all aspects of an individual’s health, including their spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Some forms of holistic therapy offered at our Highlands County drug rehab include:
- Nutritional counseling
- Dance therapy
- Art therapy
- Canine therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Sports activities
- Community involvement
How to Get Started
At Banyan Sebring, our staff employs various addiction therapy programs to treat substance use disorders. If you or someone you care about struggles with drug or alcohol abuse, reach out to us to speak with one of our representatives and find out what levels of care and therapy programs would best suit your needs.
Not all programs are available at all locations. Please contact the location for availability.