Addiction is a complex condition that affects people physically and mentally. If you or a loved one are considering an addiction treatment center, finding one that focuses on improving the mind and body is vitally important.
Today, we’re going to discuss a key part of our treatment program – individual therapy – to explain why it is critical for recovering addicts. Make sure to check back next week to learn about the benefits of group therapy.
Individual Therapy is an Essential Piece of Addiction Recovery
Did you know that people with mental health conditions such as depression are more likely to have high blood pressure or heart disease? Or that exercise can reduce the impact of anxiety?
You see, your mind and body work together and impact each other significantly. Recovering addicts often experience low self-esteem, guilt, depression, and anxiety. Addicts become dependent on a substance to cope with their emotions. Even if you or a loved one have tried to take control of your addiction in the past, this tendency makes it more likely that a relapse will occur.
This is why individual therapy is so important to recovery. It can help you or a loved learn to use healthy, sustainable coping skills to deal with an addiction.
5 Benefits of Individual Therapy for Addiction
There are many benefits to incorporating individual therapy into a drug treatment program. Individual therapy can help:
- Change your thought patterns so you can free yourself from anxiety, depression, and self-criticism
- Address your addictive behaviors and get guidance to prevent those behaviors from happening
- Hold yourself accountable for your actions, which helps prevent addictive behavior
- Improve the quality of your relationships with others, which improves your support system after treatment
- Develop a set schedule with goals, which focuses your mind on healthier things
In other words, individual therapy gives you or a loved one the tools you need to overcome addiction and stay clean after the treatment program has been completed.
Individual Therapy at The Raleigh House
The Raleigh House has a team of knowledgeable master’s level clinical professionals who will create a custom therapy treatment plan for you or your loved one.
Typically, recovering addicts will have 2-3 individual therapy sessions per week. This helps the person learn how to share personal matters in a safe and confidential environment. Because we have a high staff-to-client ratio, you or a loved one can also benefit from informal individual therapy sessions.
Contact The Raleigh House Today
If you’d like to learn more about how The Raleigh House can help you or a loved one recover from a drug addiction, call us today at 720-891-4657.
And as a reminder, stay tuned for next week’s blog post about the benefits of group therapy!