Therapy

Counseling Programs to Treat Substance Abuse

12-step programs are support groups that help people with substance abuse disorders to achieve and maintain abstinence. Participants share experiences and encourage each other.
By helping the patient gain awareness of negative or inaccurate thinking, a therapist helps him or her cope with emotional challenges, stressful situations and mental health disorders.
Giving up an addiction is like losing a friend or a way of coping with life. Grief therapy allows the recovering addict to process the feelings of loss and sadness in a healthy way.
Led by a professional, a small group of people dealing with addiction works on problem-solving skills while learning how to interact in new ways and openly express thoughts and feelings.
In one-on-one sessions, a recovering addict focuses on stopping substance abuse, sticking to the recovery plan, learning coping skills and preparing to live a healthy, sober life.
This type of therapy helps recovering addicts for whom trauma, such as sexual abuse, violence, grief, or physical and mental abuse, played a role in the development of their addiction.

Continuing the Journey to Sobriety

Detox is just the first step on the road to recovery. Alcohol and drug rehabilitation therapy programs help substance abusers understand and change their behaviors, so they can stop using drugs, remain drug-free and resume a productive role at work, home and in society at large. The goal is to give patients the skills they need to live happy, healthy and substance-free.

Why Is Therapy Important?

After detox, the physical dependence may be gone, but the social and psychological factors that led the patient to substance abuse remain. To lessen the risk of relapse, we use various therapy methods to teach our patients to deal with the stresses, environmental temptations and social networks that can rekindle the urge to use drugs or misuse alcohol.

Why So Many Therapy Options?

While patients are required to attend certain therapy sessions, they can choose other programs as well. At Buena Vista Recovery, we understand that not every type of therapy suits every type of person. We offer a range of treatment approaches for alcohol and drug dependence, so we can individualize a program based on the various issues you are dealing with and your unique personality.