The best way to recover from drug addiction is by using 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 those in addiction recovery.
How Individual Therapy Works
Individual therapy involves just two people: the patient and the therapist. While the exact duration and frequency of individual therapy can change, sessions often last for one hour. Our treatment center offers them once per week, depending on how often you may need it. We understand that comprehensive addiction therapy services can have an incredibly positive impact on the recovery journey. This is why we provide individual therapy among other therapeutic approaches.
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 the shame that society associates with drug or alcohol addiction, the difficulty of recovery withdrawal, or struggles with relapse.
Above all, 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. Patients know that their therapists 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.
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Privacy Encourages Honesty and Sharing
Individual therapy enables an individual to achieve a more personal connection than group therapy. Individual therapy is also private. As a result, this 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 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 are having suicidal thoughts with their peers. Revealing this to a therapist is much easier. In individual therapy, there is a safe space and understanding of privacy.
Encourage Better Communication Skills
One of the skills that individuals have to improve in recovery is the ability to communicate effectively. In large group settings, some individuals may feel overwhelmed. As a result, 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 their patients share information. Additionally, patients have to think critically and be specific about their responses. This form of therapy also allows the patient to feel heard and understood by someone. This is not always easy to do while in recovery.
Deeper Than General Group Therapy
Group therapy is a wonderful way to feel connected to peers and to discuss general topics. For more in-depth conversations and exploration, individual therapy is ideal.
In a one-on-one setting, patients can bring up specific issues that might only apply to them. Parenting, relapse prevention techniques or mental health can all be the focus of therapy sessions in this more private setting.
Why Choose Crestview Recovery?
At Crestview Recovery, there is 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 and dual diagnosis treatment. Therapy options you can choose so you can get started on mental health disorder treatment involve:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy: This type of therapy requires you to look deeper into the cycle of emotions, thoughts, and actions. In CBT, 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. Moreover, 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.
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Prescription Painkiller Addiction
Regardless of what your addiction is or how long you have suffered from it, the drug and alcohol rehab recovery staff at Crestview Recovery want to help you. At our facility in Portland, Oregon, you can take the first steps toward recovery so you can achieve the life you deserve.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.