Addiction Treatment Therapies at Recovery First

One of the main ways you’ll work on improving yourself during your time in treatment is through therapy. We offer a number of different therapies for addiction. You’ll work with your therapist to determine which approaches will work best for you, including the use of both individual and group therapy formats.

group participating in therapy session at recovery first treatment center

Therapy is central to your recovery. Participating in both individual and group therapy will allow you to work on your issues on a personal and a community level to increase your chances of full recovery.

Types of Addiction Therapy

The specific therapies in which you’ll engage will depend on several factors, such as where you are in your treatment, your unique needs, and which program you are attending. During treatment at our inpatient rehab near Miami, you may be able to participate in many of the following therapies:

  • Process group therapy – Talk about your daily struggles and receive encouragement from therapist and your peers.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy – Learn to identify and change negative thinking patterns, as well as behaviors, to live a healthier, happier life.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy – Learn several new skills and how to integrate them into the real world, as well as how to increase your motivation and accept things you cannot change.
  • Pain management therapy – Learn ways to better manage your pain, which is especially relevant during the detox process.
  • Motivational interviewing – Find what matters most in your life so you can start working toward future goals.
  • Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) – Process traumatic events and other adverse experiences that may be contributing to your tendencies to use substances.
  • Medications for addiction treatment – Specific medications help to reduce your cravings as well as prevent you from getting high if you have a relapse. You’ll also receive counseling.
  • Anger management therapy – These sessions help you learn to better control your emotions so anger doesn’t become a trigger for substance abuse.
  • Spirituality and faithbased therapy – Incorporate your spiritual beliefs when working toward your recovery.
  • Grief and loss therapy – Learn to process your grief over the loss of a loved one.
  • Guilt and shame therapy – Tackle the guilt you feel about bad choices you’ve made and let go of shame.

Complementary Therapies

In addition to this core set of therapies, you can also enjoy holistic therapies to invigorate your recovery, depending on when you are in treatment and which program you’re in. During your time at Recovery First, you may be able to participate in some or all of the following:

  • Recreational therapy – Learn ways to have fun without the use of drugs or alcohol. Recreational therapies may include mindfulness walks, group activities, and more.
  • Art therapy – Express your emotions through artistic endeavors under the direction of a community artist.
  • Music therapy – Explore how to guide your recovery through the healing power of music.
  • Meditation/mindfulness therapy – Get better in tune with your sense of self through group activities such as yoga or reflection sessions.
  • Spirituality group therapy – Learn to tie your recovery to your higher power.
  • Writing and recovery – Work with a writing expert to jot down your thoughts and experiences.
  • Family therapy – This weekend-long program affords your family a chance to talk with you and your therapist and begin working on healing your relationships.

Which Therapy Is Right for Me?

The clinical team at Recovery First will create a personalized treatment program tailored to your individual needs. Each type of therapy addresses specific contributors of substance use disorders. Many of the therapies utilized at Recovery First can be grouped into either individualized therapy or group therapy.

  • Individualized Therapy – During individualized therapy, clinicians work with you to develop coping skills to help you abstain from drug or alcohol use in the short- and long-term.1 Individualized therapy also addresses other areas in your life that are negatively affected by substance misuse, such as family relationships and employment status.
  • Group Therapy – Peer discussion groups provide social reinforcement to promote sobriety.1 At Recovery First in Florida, patients develop a strong support network that continues beyond their initial treatment.

What Are Addiction Treatment Medications?

The FDA has approved certain medications specifically for the treatment of alcohol addiction and opioid use disorder. Addiction treatment medications are often used in combination with behavioral therapy, as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Research shows that combining medication with therapy can effectively curb cravings and reduce the risk of relapse.2,3

FDA-approved medications for addiction include the following:

  • Medications for alcohol misuse and addiction: acamprosate, disulfiram (Antabuse), and naltrexone (Vivitrol, Revia)
  • Medications for opioid use disorder: buprenorphine (Subutex), naltrexone (Vivitrol, Revia), buprenorphine and naloxone (Suboxone)

Are Treatment Medications Right for Me?

Our Florida addiction treatment center evaluates the needs of each patient to determine if treatment medications will be beneficial to them. Medications are considered an evidence-based treatment method that can lead to improved patient outcomes.3

Addiction Recovery Groups

Finally, we also encourage our patients to participate in recovery groups and other meetings. These may include:

  • 12-step programs – Group meetings that encourage you to work through the 12 steps of recovery and connect with a higher power, as defined by you.
  • SMART Recovery – A secular recovery group that focuses on four pillars of recovery— motivation, learning how to not act on urges to use, learning how to manage life’s problems, and living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Refuge Recovery – A Buddhist-inspired recovery group that takes a Zen approach toward wellness by encouraging spirituality.
  • H&I meetings – Part of the Narcotics Anonymous (NA) program, these meetings are intended specifically for people who don’t have access to community NA programs.
  • Alumni speakers group – Alumni of our programs return several times a week to talk about their recovery.

Therapy and Addiction Treatment in Florida

If you or a loved one needs help for addiction, there is hope. Recovery First offers several types of addiction treatment designed to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Our caring staff and admissions navigators are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about treatment options, rehab admissions, insurance coverage for rehab, or other ways to pay for rehab.

Let us help you begin the path to recovery today.

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