There are many facets to addiction treatment. In many cases, the addiction sufferer has to submit to a detox program. At the end of treatment, a lot of people then seek additional support in the form of aftercare programs like sober living. In between, the addiction sufferer has to deal with the core aspects of their addiction. While group therapy has an important place in the treatment process, nothing supplants the importance of an individual therapy program.
What the Client Gets From an Individual Therapy Program
It’s not surprising individual counseling sits at the core of the addiction treatment process. There are several things each person in rehab has to address if they want a realistic chance of recovery. The two primary things clients should be targeting in an individual therapy program is the reality about their addiction as well as how to deal with it going forward.
In the end, what the client gets from therapy is an opportunity to reclaim their life. They also get a chance to mend fences and return to a normal way of living. Ultimately, they get a unique opportunity for a level of self-realization non-addicts rarely get.
The Focus of Individual Therapy for Addiction
Of course, as we mentioned above, each client needs to use individual counseling as a way to clear the way to recovery. The first step involves learning the truth about their addiction.
Introspection is not an easy thing to do. It’s even harder to do in the presence of a counselor as part of an individual therapy program. Just the same, going through the process of introspection is critical to the recovery process.
While some experts claim the causes of addiction are unimportant, we have to respectfully disagree. How does anyone treat an illness if they don’t have a proper diagnosis? They don’t, and relapse then becomes imminent. The client needs to know the truth about the root causes of their addiction. To get there, they must also be transparent with their thoughts and feeling. Anything less than that could lead to failure in the form of one relapse after another.
There’s another reason individual therapy for addiction requires a proper diagnosis. At some point, the client is going to graduate from their individual therapy program and then have to return to their life. For a lasting recovery, they better leave rehab with the appropriate coping skills to handle life on life’s terms. Knowing the direct causes allows the client to target the right coping skills. That’s the secret to a real recovery.
Fighting the Good Fight with Sunflower Wellness Retreat
As part of the last line of defense, Sunflower Wellness Retreat is ready to battle drug and alcohol addictions. Our menu of treatment options includes:
- Outpatient treatment
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Inpatient treatment – primary care
- Inpatient treatment – extended care of more than 90 days
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Partial hospitalization with outpatient follow-ups
- Holistic detox
Using this menu as the basis for developing custom treatment plans, we can give each client what they need. This is a major benefit in an addiction treatment environment where treating addiction is more difficult than ever. We know our clients deserve the best care possible, and we intend to provide that level of care.
Drug and alcohol addictions are insidious diseases. If you are living with an addiction, your health and welfare are at risk. Our counselors and clinicians here at Sunflower Wellness Retreat can help with individual therapy programs and other services. However, you have to reach out for that help. When you do, we will get right to work helping you find the road to recovery. Believe it or not, a much better life awaits you on the other side of a simple phone call. Please give us a phone call at 855.730.8825 and let us help restore your life back to normal.