Recovery programs are useful for treating drug and alcohol use disorders. A number of recovery programs are available through rehab centers, from models based on medication treatment through to those emphasizing behavioral therapy and 12-step approaches.
Recovery programs are designed to support patients following initial intervention and detox, with people given the skills and support they need to make real lifestyle changes. To enter a program or find one for someone you love, dial 815-531-1829 to contact Alcohol Treatment Centers Joliet.
A number of recovery programs have proved to be effective for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Different models of recovery approach the subject in very different ways, with individual patients likely to benefit from some approaches more than others.
Common recovery models are based on a range of behavioral therapies, including family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational incentives and motivational interviewing. A number of different treatment therapies are available depending on the model in question, including art therapy, music therapy, moral reconation therapy and general spirituality.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment modality designed to treat a wide range of mental health and substance abuse disorders. CBT teaches patients to deal with destructive thinking and negative thought patterns by recognizing the internal and external influences that shape thinking and behavior.
By understanding how cognition affects wellbeing, patients are taught how to regulate emotions and avoid harmful behavior. CBT is highly useful in the context of drug rehabilitation, with this problem-focused and goal-directed approach available as both individual and group therapy.
Motivational interviewing (MI) is another behavioral therapy modality used in drug treatment. MI refers to a counseling approach first developed by clinical psychologists Professor William R Miller and Professor Stephen Rollnick in the treatment of alcoholics.
It has since been expanded to deal with the full range of substance abuse disorders, where it teaches patients to recognize and accept problems with a view to changing unhealthy behavior. MI is a non-judgmental, non-adversarial and non-confrontational approach to drug treatment, involving collaboration instead of confrontation, evocation instead of education, autonomy rather than authority, and exploration instead of explanation.
While a number of individual techniques are used in MI, the overall philosophy utilizes four general processes to achieve its goals: engaging clients to talk about issues, focusing the conversation to specific habits and patterns, evoking motivation in order to change behavior, and planning practical steps to achieve changes. Along with individual counseling, MI can also take place in highly interactive group sessions that attempt to engage and evoke broad perspectives and motivate people into action.
A range of substance abuse treatment therapies are used within the different modalities of behavioral therapy, including traditional 12-step approaches and innovative new strategies. Conventional counseling models such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are available alongside new approaches like art and music therapy.
Patients are able to access a greater variety of services than ever before. Drug and alcohol treatment centers may specialize in a few particular approaches, with out-patient programs and group counseling also available once people leave a rehab facility.
SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) recovery teaches addicts how to develop the practical life skills necessary to stay clean and make healthy lifestyle choices. Generally held in open group sessions, SMART recovery is an international non-profit organization that uses a range of secular and scientific approaches based on non-confrontational, motivational, behavioral and cognitive methods.
SMART recovery is a good alternative for people who do not gel with the spiritual elements of traditional 12-step programs.
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