Recovery from drug and alcohol abuse can be a difficult process. For many people, it is filled with anxiety and the fear of the unknown. At Banyan Chicago, we understand that while substance abuse is a chemical dependence on drugs and alcohol, it usually has psychological ties that reinforce this behavior. In order to find lasting success, these psychological issues need to be addressed and their ties severed. Using several unique forms of addiction therapy services, our Chicago addiction treatment center can help patients truly heal from substance abuse and build a strong foundation for lasting sobriety. 


Our Different Types of Therapy for Drug Addiction in Chicago 

Substance abuse is a complex disease and recovery is different for everyone, we offer our patients a large mix of comprehensive behavioral therapies for drug abuse to ensure that everyone’s needs are met. These unique rehab programs include proven treatment programming as well as nontraditional addiction therapy services. Each program is led by a highly skilled clinical professional who is certified in their particular area of work. Our staff will also create a treatment plan for each individual patient that is tailored to their needs for the best results. Together, we effectively drive the recovery process. 


Individual Psychotherapy Sessions 

While our Chicago IOP (intensive outpatient program) helps people abstain from drugs and alcohol, it is also designed to help people analyze the root causes of their substance abuse problems. Psychotherapy or talk therapy is an effective means of promoting self-discovery and reflection to help patients get a better understanding of their addiction and themselves. Throughout treatment, patients will work one-on-one with their assigned therapist. The therapist may use several drug addiction counseling techniques, such as dialectical behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy, to encourage the patient to look at their addiction from different angles and to promote comprehensive healing.  

These also serve as spaces for people to safely revisit past traumatic experiences. While our minds will have processes in place to protect us from the negative feelings that unpleasant memories can produce, that does not mean we aren’t still unconsciously factoring them into our lives. Our therapists seek to connect those dots in a relaxed and supportive environment so that each patient can once and for all move forward with a new sense of empowerment and self-understanding. 


Group Therapy for Substance Abuse 

Along with working individually, patients will also participate in various substance abuse group therapy meetings, including the 12 Steps and Illinois SMART recovery programs. Group therapy helps build a community among the patients and provides them with peer support through their treatment. More specifically, SMART recovery meetings place a large emphasis on building a member’s personal agency and self-awareness and believe in fostering sustainable habits of self-control. This is typically done through an open discussion format that encourages each participant to play a part in building a community of support. 


Dual Diagnosis Programming 

When someone suffers from both a mental health and substance abuse disorder simultaneously, it is known as a co-occurring disorder. If the mental illness is left untreated, the patient will never find lasting sobriety. Patients who are found to have both problems will be placed in our dual diagnosis treatment program so they can participate in both substance abuse and mental health therapies at the same time. 

Common examples of co-occurring disorders include addiction and: 

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Depression 
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
  • Bipolar Disorder 
  • Anxiety 

It is especially important for a patient in this program to have their treatment tailored to their unique situation. It may be difficult to decipher what disorder caused the other, considering consistent substance abuse can result in the development of varying mental illnesses. At the same time, it is entirely likely that someone with a recurring disorder will resort to drugs or alcohol to manage their symptoms. Regardless, everyone deserves a facility that will take a comprehensive approach to their situation, with the sincere intention to help that patient become the best possible version of themselves.  


Art Therapy Programs 

While rehab is typically an environment for serious self-reflection and internal work, that doesn’t mean patients shouldn’t be engaged and enriched throughout the process. This is why Banyan offers Chicago art therapy options that can bring a little extra color to your recovery journey. These creative therapies are important to help patients have an additional method to express the difficult thoughts and emotions that they may struggle to share verbally. We hope that this will serve as an effective additional option for patients to try and connect with their internal emotions. 


Family Therapy for Addiction 

Addiction is often described as a family disease because the loved ones of the addict typically get dragged along for the ride. While patients are starting to heal by participating in drug addiction therapies during treatment, their families are likely coming to terms with their own thoughts and feelings surrounding the situation. We offer options for family therapy sessions in Chicago with both the recovering addict and their loved ones.  

Our specialized therapists will provide a safe space for all involved to share how the addiction in question has affected them, as well as confront whatever negative events they may still need to come to terms with. We understand the importance of giving everyone a voice and believe that no one should be forced to suffer in silence or solitude. 


Recovery Is Possible at Our Illinois Addiction Treatment Center 

We hope that each patient that walks through our doors understands that we will do everything in our power to give you the most out of our facility. Recovery is an ongoing process, but the skills learned through these addiction therapy services can continue to be applied to life even after treatment concludes. Don’t hesitate to get the enrichment that you deserve. 

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, help and a lifetime of sobriety could be one call away. Contact Banyan Chicago to learn more about how our team of professionals can give you a new chance at life. 


Related Reading: 

Alcohol and Relationships 

Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders 

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At Banyan Chicago our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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