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Addiction Therapy

 

 

Our clients benefit from a full addiction treatment program which includes; individual counseling, dependency and addiction education, co-dependency resolution, family outreach program, life skills training courses, anger management groups, pain management education, and relapse prevention training.

Depending on what best suits the client we offer either ACT therapy or a 12 Step approach – here is a brief resume:

ACT has proven beneficial in the drug treatment context. ACT is considered to be an evidence-based approach to treatment, which means that there are research studies to support the use of ACT in drug rehab programs.

ACT commonly employs six core principles to help clients develop psychological flexibility:

Cognitive defusion: Learning methods to reduce the tendency to reify thoughts, images, emotions, and memories.

Acceptance: Allowing thoughts to come and go without struggling with them.

Contact with the present moment: Awareness of the here and now, experienced with openness, interest, and receptiveness.

The Observing Self: Accessing a transcendent sense of self, a continuity of consciousness which is unchanging.

Values: Discovering what is most important to oneself.

Committed action: Setting goals according to values and carrying them out responsibly.

 

 

A Twelve-Step Approach uses a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous  a method of recovery from alcoholism,the process involves the following:admitting that one cannot control one’s alcoholism, addiction or compulsion; recognizing a higher power that can give strength; examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);making amends for these errors; learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior; helping others who suffer from the same alcoholism, addictions or compulsions.