Addiction recovery isn’t just about recovering your physical health but also about recovering your mental health. Not only can drug abuse lead to physical changes in the brain and body, but it can also contribute to emotional and mental changes, as well. Additionally, many substance use disorders begin with the use of drugs and alcohol to self-medicate either a mental illness or some form of emotional distress. When a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, they eventually begin to rely on these substances on an emotional level in addition to a physical level. In order to combat the mental aspect of addiction recovery, Clearbrook Pennsylvania offers a variety of drug therapy programs to assist our patients.
Drug Therapy and Special Programs at Clearbrook PA
12- Step Program
The first of our special programs and therapies is the 12 Step Program, which was initially created by Alcoholics Anonymous to help patients receiving alcohol treatment in their recovery. Since 1938, the 12 Step method has evolved and expanded to treat individuals with all kinds of substance use disorders. Like most other 12 Step Programs, ours follows the principles outlined by the original program to help patients develop self-awareness, accountability, and motivation during recovery. The underlying spiritual tone of the 12 Steps also guides patients in their spiritual growth, which is just as important in recovery as their mental and physical health.
Among our special programs and therapies is art therapy for drug addiction. Our art therapy activities for recovering addicts utilize art for communication and self-evaluation during patients’ recoveries. As previously mentioned, substance use disorders often have underlying mental and emotional causes that can be difficult to cope with alone. Like our other drug addiction therapy programs, our art therapy allows patients to express thoughts and emotions that are otherwise too difficult to put into words.
Healing from addiction is a multi-step process that requires more than just physical treatment. One of our comprehensive therapies that tackles the underlying contributing factors of substance abuse is addiction counseling. Patients in our addiction counseling program will work with one of our trained and licensed counselors to address any behaviors, thoughts, or actions that have contributed to their habit in the past and make their recovery difficult. Patients in addiction counseling will have individual therapy sessions with their counselors during which they can discuss their struggles and proactive ways of maintaining their sobriety once they’ve left our inpatient rehab in Pennsylvania.
Biofeedback is another one of the addiction therapy models we utilize to assist patients in their addiction recovery. Biofeedback is a form of therapy meant to help patients gain more control over physiological functions, such as heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure, in times of distress or anxiety. Biofeedback can be used to help treat and prevent conditions like migraines, headaches, and high blood pressure. Ultimately, the goal of biofeedback is to promote relaxation. Patients at our Clearbrook rehab in PA may receive biofeedback therapy if they experience anxiety or stress during treatment. With the use of a tool called a serenity bed, patients can lay back and listen to positive affirmations, sound therapy, and more to promote relaxation.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a therapeutic technique that’s commonly used to address the emotional motivating factors of addiction. Also called talk therapy, the goal of our CBT program at Clearbrook Pennsylvania is to encourage patients to talk about their problems to help them frame their thoughts differently. If the individual realizes that negative thoughts are hindering their recovery, CBT can help them use logic and reason to be in control of their thoughts. Our trained specialists also utilize this addiction therapy model to help patients who are in denial realize the severity of their problem and their need for treatment.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Next on our list of special programs and therapies for addiction is dialectical behavior therapy, or dialectical behavioral therapy. DBT is a form of psychological treatment focused on helping patients change their behavior patterns, as opposed to trying to think or talk through their issues. This type of drug therapy program helps people who have developed patterns of intense emotional reactions and impulsive or self-destructive behaviors, such as drug or alcohol abuse. With the help of our DBT program, patients can learn how to regulate their emotions, be mindful, and learn how to accept pain and react responsibly.
Corporate Recovery Program
Another one of our successful addiction programs is our corporate recovery program. This is a unique treatment method that helps employers get their employees the help they need to get sober. When a boss or employer realizes that one of their team members is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, they can play an active role in the individual’s recovery by admitting them into our rehab for employees. As an employer, you may not want to remove the employee from your company, but you also don’t want them to struggle with addiction or potentially influence your other employees to do the same. Our drug treatment for employees offers the care they need to get sober and return to work.
LGBTQ+ Addiction Treatment
In addition to the stigma associated with addiction, individuals of the LGBTQ+ community also suffer additional forms of prejudice that can make it difficult for them to reach out for help. Due to the many obstacles individuals in this community face, they’re more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. Because addiction doesn’t discriminate, we wanted to offer an LGBTQ+ addiction treatment that offers community members the privacy, treatment, and support they require to overcome addiction.
Veterans in Recovery
Our special programs and therapies also include our Veterans in Recovery Program. This program offers drug addiction treatment for veterans, including treatment methods like medical detox, substance-specific treatment, and therapy. We understand that servicemen and women experience trauma and other challenges in deployment that can contribute to substance abuse. That’s why we offer a specialized treatment program just for them.
Not only do we offer support to individuals currently receiving treatment at our facility, but also to those who have completed their rehab programs and are working on their sobriety on their own. We understand that no matter how much we prepare our patients for sober living outside of rehab, the transition can be awkward and stressful. They may fear making certain changes or doubt their abilities to stay sober on their own. To avoid relapse and to help alumni who want or require extra support after rehab, we offer an alumni program.
Contact us today for more information about our therapy programs or drug and alcohol treatment.
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