Sometimes the biggest challenge to treating a substance abuse issue is accepting that professional therapy is the best approach to overcoming such an obstacle rather than tackle it alone. The next biggest challenge is finding the best substance abuse treatment that fits your needs. After all, each case often requires a tailored plan for treatment that:
- Takes into account your unique situation
- Incorporates your disorder and life requirements to determine a course of treatment that positions you for long-term, successful recovery
The health care professionals at New Era Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in New Haven will not only provide you with the tools to recover from substance abuse, we’ll also show you how to improve your quality of life while also providing the tools to make long-term sobriety a reality.
Individual and Family Therapy
Often, Substance Abuse Therapy can be quite successful through processes like individual and family therapy sessions and both are primary options at our facility in New Haven.
For the individual recovering from substance abuse, individual therapy can not only lay the groundwork for stopping the abuse but also prevent relapses. This is achieved through identifying the reasons behind substance abuse by participating in one-on-one sessions with one of our counselors. In these sessions, you’ll also learn to use therapeutic techniques to identify potential triggers that can lead to relapses and apply substitutions for addictive routines and behavior.
No successful recovery is complete without a reliable support network. Families are often the most affected by substance abuse and are usually relied on to help in the recovery process. Family therapy is a critical tool in ensuring the family understands the process of recovery for the individual in treatment and provides them with information on how they can aid and successfully support the process as a whole.
It cannot be denied that with Substance Abuse Therapy often comes the identification of co-occurring disorders which require treatment themselves, especially if those disorders helped pave the way for self-medicating and eventual substance abuse. Our team is more than capable of helping you not only overcome the negative impacts of substance abuse on your quality of life but also treat other disorders that may be affecting your mental health through additional counseling.
In addition to individual and family therapy, those receiving treatment are also encouraged to participate in group therapy sessions. These sessions tend to focus on specific areas that will contribute to your recovery but also help in the building of your expanding support network. These types of specific sessions can be extremely useful for individuals receiving treatment for co-occurring disorders that can benefit from multiple layers of help.
Group sessions include topics like:
- Early Recovery Skills
- 12-Step Recovery Program Facilitation
- Anger Management
- Social Support
- Relapse Prevention
Participating in every group session may not be the appropriate path for your individual recovery plan. However, the group environment always provides an avenue for discussion and education on each individual’s own recovery story and how their experience can help others.
Intensive Outpatient Counseling
For individuals with a long history of substance abuse, previous treatment , or substance abuse relapses, our Intensive Outpatient Program provides more focused and frequent therapy sessions and attention than weekly outpatient therapy programs offer.
Our program in New Haven consists of daily, 3-hour sessions that focus on educational information, peer interaction, and supportive care. The group consists of no more than 12 participants and meets 3 times a week for 12-16 weeks. Each participant will work with either Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Certified Addiction Counselors, or Counselors who have received advanced degrees.
Lastly, participants will also have access to larger group therapy sessions as noted above.
Psychiatric and Medicated Assisted Treatment
For some individuals who have suffered from substance abuse for a long time, individual, group, and intensive outpatient treatment may not be enough to fully break the shackles of addiction. In these cases, we have the ability to also provide psychiatric and medicated assisted treatment to help your body recover from the harmful impact the substance has had on your health by providing a pathway that minimizes the impact of withdrawals, minimizes cravings, and helps prevent relapse.
If you’ve become physically dependent on a drug, you’ll experience not only physical and mental withdrawals upon cessation, you’ll also likely experience various periods of intense cravings, appetite changes, insomnia, fatigue, or any combination of these. Our psychiatric and medicated assisted treatment has proven very helpful in not only reducing the harmful effects of such recovery symptoms, but also helps reduce the potential for relapse while allowing the sober mind to heal and endure.
The first part of your recovery process is within reach. Feel free to contact us for help with any questions you may have.