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Benefits of Individual Therapy for Opioid Abuse
Those who are struggling with opioid addictions face more challenges than just their physical dependency on a given drug or drugs. The causes for addictions are not solely rooted in the act of consuming a drug; rather, there are a number of additional emotional factors that add to the development of an addiction. Therefore, we feel it is beneficial for individual therapy to be included into a patient’s treatment plan.
Individual therapy, which is a form of treatment that includes working with a counselor in a private setting on a regular basis, is beneficial for those who are looking to recover from addictions to substances like prescription pain medications or heroin. These benefits can include the following:
- Recognizing trauma or turmoil from the past that has added to the substance abuse
- Developing new perspectives related to the obvious and hidden causes of substance abuse development
- Establishing healthy coping skills to help deal with stress or upsetting feelings
- Working through setbacks and successes throughout treatment
- Creating strategies that help individuals avoid and/or cope with challenging situations where drug use might be tempting
- Making personal goals for the future and the present
Being able to understand one’s own emotions, feelings, behaviors, and reasons behind specific life decisions can help prepare one for a future that supports good health and freedom from drug use. Individual therapy is an excellent space for this type of work, as it allows an individual to begin feeling supported by his or her counselor.
In addition to the many benefits listed above, individuals who have obtained individual therapy are also likely to experience the following as well:
- Increased sense of self-awareness
- Reduced stress
- Increased self-confidence
- Improved self-esteem
Each of these benefits can help build a solid foundation on which an individual can continually move towards a successful recovery that no longer includes substance abuse.
Building a Foundation for Opioid Abuse Recovery
At Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, we believe that individual therapy is an imperative element in treating those who are striving to overcome addictions to substances like heroin or prescription painkillers. By allowing individuals to work through their recovery within the guidelines of a therapeutic relationship with a counselor, they can heal emotionally and stick to the recommendations provided to them throughout medication assisted treatment. Our dedicated and skilled counselors work with patients to ensure that they are progressing in their treatment and can address any concerns should they arise.
With individual therapy is included into the treatment we supply, we, at Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, can offer care that helps individuals regain control over their lives and develop the skills needed to be healthy and happy. If you or your loved one needs the help of a comprehensive treatment center, please contact us today.