Individual & Family Therapy For Substance Abuse Issues

Tackling addiction requires multiple approaches — of these, therapy aims to identify and work through dependencies from the root. Each patient’s experiences and background are different, and we strive to provide individualized drug rehabilitation for those seeking help at Lake Substance Abuse Solutions. Our clinic offers medication-assisted treatment, as well as multiple different types of therapy with the ultimate goal of fostering successful addiction recovery for every patient. The aim of therapy is to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with addiction to help patients better achieve their goal of long-term recovery.

What Is Therapy?

Therapy, sometimes called psychotherapy or counseling, is a process of working with a therapist, whether it be in an individual or group setting. At our drug rehabilitation center, patients’ sessions with therapists are kept strictly confidential and conducted in a safe and caring environment. The most common form of therapy is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which looks at the connection among patients’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and focuses on the driving force of the addiction.

At Lake Substance Abuse Solutions, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care when it comes to addiction therapy and recovery. Each patient is given individualized attention to best determine the right solution for their dependencies. Take the first step in overcoming your addiction — contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Types Of Therapy

Every person is unique and, as such, each patient has different circumstances and goals. At Lake Substance Abuse Solutions, we understand the need for multiple therapy options — there’s no black-and-white solution to complex dependencies, such as addiction. Our clinic offers individual, family, and group therapy, so every patient can receive the support and care they need. Contact us today to learn more about our addiction treatments.

Individual Therapy

As the name suggests, individual therapy is a joint process between the therapist and the patient seeking therapy. This one-on-one relationship help fosters a sense of trust and confidence between the patient and therapist, aiding in recovery from addiction. During the initial sessions, the therapist gathers information and the patient decides if that specific therapist is right for their needs. Many therapists encourage patients in treatment to do most of the talking. At first, it may be hard to discuss past experiences or current concerns, and sessions may conjure up intense emotions. However, therapists can help patients build confidence and become more comfortable as sessions progress.

Family Therapy

Addiction doesn’t just affect patients — it also impacts their family members and friends. Family therapy can be useful in dealing with the impact of substance use on those in close relationships with the patient, and it often assists by helping significant others better understand and learn coping skills to bring them closer together. While individual therapy for addiction can be short or long-term, family therapy is often only short-term. This type of therapy allows families to explore roles, behavior patterns, and rules to identify certain issues that may have contributed to the patient’s addiction.

Group Therapy

For patients not ready for individual therapy, group therapy attempts to give patients a comfortable place where they can process issues related to their substance use with other patients with similar issues. Patients gain insight and offer suggestions and support to each other in a small group setting comprising roughly 5–15 individuals. Some patients may find it beneficial to attend individual or private therapy sessions in addition to group therapy sessions. Group therapy provides patients with a built-in, diverse support network — addiction recovery takes a village.

How Long Does Therapy Last?

The number of sessions depends on a few different factors such as the severity of a patient’s addiction, type of therapy they need, and the results of a mental health assessment by physicians. Individual therapy can last as few as five sessions or several years depending on a patient’s personal goals for therapy and unique needs. Family and group therapy is typically short term — approximately 12 sessions.  However, how often patients meet a therapist and length of sessions depends on the family situation and therapist recommendation.

What Type Of Therapy Is The Right Choice For Me?

With different therapy options, patients trying to choose the right type of therapy for them can be a bit daunting. Dr. Shelton and the team carefully go over patients’ medical records and inquire about their desires for treatment, as well as the type of addiction from which the patient suffers. For example, if the patient has an opioid dependence, suboxone treatment in Franklin, KY, along with individual or group therapy may be recommended. Finding the right type of therapy and a therapist they’re comfortable with is essential for a patient’s successful addiction recovery.