Addiction Recovery Programs Bayonne Drug Rehab

Addiction treatment doesn't end once detox is over. Long after the symptoms of withdrawal from a substance have subsided, emotional cravings can plague recovering addicts. Bayonne addiction recovery programs are designed to teach recovering addicts the tools they need to withstand these cravings that may occur years down the road without warning. Some types of recovery programs may not work for everyone, but the most important thing is to choose addiction recovery programs that will work for you. Bayonne Drug Rehab can help you find and assess a variety of programs to choose the one which works best for you. Call (201) 620-9157 now. The caring addiction counselors will get you started on your road to recovery today.

Types of Addiction Recovery Programs

Most rehab facilities will offer two types of addiction recovery programs - behavioral therapy and substance abuse therapy. Behavioral therapies are designed to teach patients how their thoughts affect their actions, and that changing their thoughts will enable them to change their patterns of behavior. Substance abuse therapy is often focused on the social aspect of substance abuse, teaching patients to use the support from their family and friends to stay clean and sober.

Behavioral Therapy

There are several types of behavioral therapies. Some of the most common, and most effective, include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy. CBT is often used for many different types of mental disorders, but it is effective against addiction because most addictions are largely psychological. Patients in CBT will learn to identify and understand the thought processes that lead them to use, and how those ingrained thought patterns ultimately hurt the people around them. Then they will begin to confront those thoughts and change them, which can empower them to live addiction-free.
  • Motivational Interviewing. While CBT has been in use for decades, motivational interviewing is relatively new. However, it is gaining popularity for its use of open-ended questions that prompt the patient to think about their own thoughts and beliefs. Without asking the patient to actually do anything, motivational interviewing can motivate an addict to want to quit on his own.

Substance Abuse Therapy

The list of available substance abuse therapies is long. However, they tend to fall into three general categories:

  • Group Therapy. The most popular form of group therapy is the 12 Step program, used by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). It uses twelve steps that must be completed in order to help addicts admit that they have a problem, accept help for their problem, make amends where their problem has caused injury in the past, and work to become a better person. This recovery program also gives each addict a sponsor to help them on their road to sobriety, so every recovering addict will have someone to talk to or help them out in times of need.
  • Activity-based Therapy. Every activity-based therapy uses a hobby or activity to help recovering addicts heal, de-stress, and learn new coping mechanisms for the stressors in their lives. Equine-based therapy is one of the most effective of these. Working with horses can help a recovering addict learn to appreciate life outside of the addiction. It can also teach a sense of respect for these large and majestic creatures, which can encourage addicts to have a greater sense of respect for both those around them and themselves. Art therapy, music therapy, and yoga therapy are other popular types of activity-based therapies.
  • Family Therapy. Family therapy is best for young addicts who still live with their parents, and for adults who are consistently in contact with their families. It treats the addiction of one family member by teaching the entire family how to help and support the addict. Often, family problems can exacerbate an addiction, and may even be part of the cause of the addiction in the first place. Without the stressors caused by a critical, stand-offish, or overbearing family, remaining sober is much easier.

Every addict requires their own specific treatment plan in order to fully recover. Some patients, for example, may not respond well to the one-on-one treatment in CBT, but may open up in the more relaxed setting of group therapy or an activity-based therapy. It may take a few tries to find the recovery programs that work best, but there is a therapy out there that will work for every kind of person. When you or a loved one is ready to break through the walls of isolation of addiction, Bayonne Drug Treatment Centers can open the door to a community who is ready to support and guide you on the path to recovery from drug addiction. (201) 620-9157

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