Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction includes a number of methods to help individuals move from active use to being free, clean and sober. When you are thinking about ways to get the most out of rehab and recovery, talk therapy should be included on the list. Individual and group therapy can offer you different benefits as part of your rehab experience, and each one is an integral part of the healing process.
Individual therapy allows you to sit down one-on-one with an addiction counselor and take a close look at yourself, as well as your relationships with your family and friends. Many people with substance abuse issues tend to use their drug of choice to avoid unpleasant or uncomfortable feelings, and find that when they dig down to the underlying reasons for their addiction that the desire to avoid emotional pain is a factor.
While no one wants to experience emotional pain, working with a therapist becomes a safe place to deal with the underlying issues that drove you to start drinking or using drugs in the first place. Addressing these issues is the path to healing, and the therapist can provide tools and support to help you do this in a controlled manner so that you are challenged and strengthened, but not overwhelmed by the process.
In group therapy, you are in a room with other individuals who are going through similar issues and struggles. It’s an opportunity for you to see for yourself that you are not alone.
In sharing your story with fellow group members and in listening to theirs, you develop a closeness and bonding that you don’t necessarily have with other people in your life. Everyone in the room understands exactly what it is like to have a substance abuse issue and the circumstances that brought you to treatment. They also “get” all of the feelings you are experiencing as someone who is starting on the path to sobriety. The group can support its members throughout this process.
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At The Dunes East Hampton, we offer personalized treatment plans that can include individual and group therapy, holistic treatments, innovative therapies, mental health care, aftercare and much more, which all work together to help our clients reach their goals for addiction recovery.
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