Behavioral therapy for addiction is a great way to deal with the emotional demands of drug abuse. This therapy can take place with a counselor or in a group. Behavioral therapy concentrates on identifying and dealing with the feelings and situations that prompted drug abuse. Various techniques employed during these counseling sessions help manage stress that may trigger a relapse. Thought processes that may have altered or led to addictive behaviors are modified through behavioral therapy.
Some of the most common behavioral therapies include:
Choosing a therapy for addiction is not that hard. Approaches that avoid confrontation and focus on empathy generally work best. However, it might take more than motivational support to convince someone that he or she needs to change these addictive behaviors. Other therapeutic approaches are also available at these recovery treatment centers which may include holistic therapies such as nutritional guidance, exercise, yoga, massage therapy, art therapy, auricular acupuncture, chiropractic care, and biofeedback.
Cognitive behavioral therapy offers many benefits when combined with substance abuse treatment. Discover which programs may be beneficial to assist you at 815-531-1829.