ADDICTION COUNSELLING AND THERAPY
Individual Addiction Therapy
During treatment at Addiction Recovery Network, you (or your loved one) will have many individual therapy sessions. These one-on-one meetings with your primary therapist take place in a safe, respectful, healing atmosphere designed to guide you toward healthy lifestyle changes. Our therapists use tested and proven therapeutic practices to address your unique needs, life circumstances and aim to provide the very best in addiction counselling.
During sessions, clients and their therapists seek to identify and heal the root causes of drug and alcohol addiction–which often stem from issues unrelated to the drug problem itself. Therapy also simultaneously addresses co-occurring disorders or addiction interactions, because Addiction Recovery Network believes that the key to permanent recovery is whole-person healing. As clients progress through addiction therapy, they examine negative feelings, explore the histories of substance abuse, and learn to adopt new patterns of behavior.
Clients also complete assignments independently. Assignments complement therapy work and provide opportunities for clients to reflect. Addiction therapists are always available to answer questions that arise from lectures or reading materials.
Parallel to individual therapists, through case consultation and treatment plan updates, a client’s multi-disciplinary team continually manages problems related to addiction and addresses potential relapse triggers, utilizing evidence-based treatment practices to ensure treatment goals are being met and progress is being made by the patient
During rehabilitation, patients have the opportunity to participate in individual therapeutic counselling sessions, group counselling, family counselling and specialty treatment groups. While our clients may share the disease of addiction, their varied co-occurring disorders, backgrounds, cultures, family dynamics and belief systems necessitate personalized behavioral health and substance addiction counseling. For this reason, each patient receives individual therapy that focuses on his or her unique needs. Addiction Recovery Network’s multi-disciplinary treatment team of qualified addiction therapists and specialists considers each patient’s background and special conditions when developing and recommending addiction counselling treatment plans.
All group therapy is run by highly credentialed addiction counseling specialists who infuse the recovery process with positive learning opportunities. Through various types of counseling, each patient identifies and explores personal issues in a safe, respectful, and understanding environment. This structure helps patients build strong foundations for lasting change and recovery.
Group Addiction Therapy
At Addiction Recovery Network, we’ve found that people recover best in a community of others who share common experiences. For this reason, the majority of our addiction treatment programs are gender and age-specific. This results in groups of men, women, boys, or girls who are at roughly the same place in their lives, giving them shared experiences upon which they form close bonds.
Why is group addiction therapy an important part of treatment?
Group counseling for alcohol and drug addiction presents valuable opportunities to learn from peers. At Addiction Recovery Network, groups of men, women, boys, and girls who share many life circumstances form close bonds as they rehabilitate from drug and alcohol problems.
During group therapy, patients discuss their experiences, problem-solve, lend support and empathy, and encourage one another on the path to recovery. Helping each other in this way fosters growth and healing for all. In fact, many patients find that advice from a peer—someone who’s been there—is much more meaningful than advice from anyone else.
Also, going through therapy provides important perspectives. Examining addiction in a group setting lends fresh perspectives and helps clients understand their drug and alcohol problems in new ways. Most notably, group addiction therapy sessions help clients recognize and own the ways in which substance abuse has affected their lives and the lives of those around them. Sessions also allow clients to prepare for possible blocks to recovery, identify signs of relapse, and develop coping techniques to help them through treatment and ongoing recovery.
Perhaps the most fundamentally important element of group addiction therapy is the sense of community it fosters: It helps clients understand that, no matter how difficult the road to recovery might be, they aren’t traveling it alone.
Group Counseling for Behavioral Health
In addition to group addiction therapy, Addiction Recovery Network provides many specialty treatment groups that focus on topics like anger management, body image and eating disorders, grief and loss, trauma, and much more.