The best way to recover from a drug addiction is through a comprehensive treatment approach. One of the most popular and effective methods of treatment is individual therapy. Take a closer look at why one-on-one therapy works and how it can be beneficial to patients in rehab.

patient talking to therapist in individual therapy

How Individual Therapy Works

Individual therapy involves just two people: the patient and the therapist. While the exact duration and frequency can change, sessions are often one hour long and offered once per week.

This type of one-on-one therapy works by addressing the specific problems a person might have. In the world of addiction treatment, common problems might be shame associated with drug or alcohol addiction, the difficulty of withdrawal or struggles with relapse.

One-on-one therapy works by allowing patients to have a safe space where they can share information without judgment. Therapists have a unique position where patients trust them with sensitive information because they know that they won’t pass judgment or cause problems in relationships or careers in the future. This support, guidance, and advice are critical during recovery from addiction.

9.9 million people misused opioid pain relievers in 2018.

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Privacy Encourages Honesty and Sharing

therapist holding patient's hand

Individual therapy allows for a more personal connection than group therapy. It’s also private, which encourages patients to be more open and honest about their feelings and experiences. This is vital, and it can be a big factor in how well patients recover.

For example, not all patients would feel comfortable sharing their past trauma with a large group. However, a history of trauma might be a key piece of information to help individuals recover from addiction. Similarly, patients might not want to share that they’re having suicidal thoughts with their peers. Revealing that to a therapist is much easier since there’s a safe space and understanding of privacy.

Both group and individual sessions are supposed to be private and anonymous, but not all patients trust their peers completely. Therapists and other medical professionals, however, have a commitment not to share personal details in any circumstances.

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Encourages Better Communication Skills

In recovery from addiction, one of the skills that individuals have to improve is the ability to communicate effectively. In large group settings, some individuals feel overwhelmed. They may struggle to feel heard or to speak out.

In one-on-one therapy sessions, patients are able to greatly improve their communication skills. Therapists ask specific questions that help to generate longer answers from patients. Patients have to think critically and be specific about their responses. This form of therapy also allows them to feel heard and understood by someone, which isn’t always easy to do while in recovery.

Deeper Than General Group Therapy

Why Choose Crestview Recovery?

At Crestview Recovery, there’s nothing we take more seriously than your recovery. We know that many different people struggle with a variety of addictions. None of them are precisely the same. Therefore, we strive to work with you to create a treatment plan that will address your addiction and treat your needs. To do this, we offer several types of therapy, including individual therapy. Therapy options you can choose from can involve:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: This therapy requires you to look deeper into the cycle of emotions, thoughts, and actions. We will help you to address negative cycles and replace them with healthy ones. 
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy: During this therapy, you will work with a group to see how your negative emotions, thoughts, and actions influence your social interactions. From there, you can work on building and repairing healthy relationships. 
  • Yoga therapy: Yoga therapy is an excellent option to treat your body, mind, and soul. You will learn how to address stress, treat physical pain, and integrate your body and soul.
  • Mindfulness meditation therapy: This therapy, in combination with cognitive-behavioral therapy, is an excellent option to teach you to control your thoughts. This control, in turn, keeps your thoughts from controlling you. 

Tackle addiction with a comprehensive approach to recovery that includes one-on-one therapy. We treat many types of addiction, including:

Oxycodone addiction

Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Methadone Addiction

Opiate Addiction

Morphine addiction

Regardless of what your addiction is, or how long you’ve had it, the professionals at Crestview Recovery want to help you. At our facility in Portland, Oregon, you can take the first steps toward the life you deserve.

It’s time to stop living your life in the shadow of addiction. Call 866.262.0531 now to learn more and to plan for your own fresh start.