Addiction Therapies in Cincinnati
Helping Clients Heal from Alcohol & Drug Addiction
Recovery from addiction involves so much more than just ceasing to use drugs or alcohol. That’s why as part of our various addiction treatment programs, including medication-assisted treatment, Cedar Oaks Wellness Center offers therapy programs to our clients. Taking a holistic approach to recovery means we don’t just focus on treating your addiction – we treat both the mind and body to contribute to your overall wellness. Evidence has shown that clients recovering from drug or alcohol treatment greatly benefit from therapy, which can lower the risk of relapse. Our team in Cincinnati recognizes that every person is different and has different needs, which is why on our 120-acre campus you can select the therapy options that work for you, from family therapy to group therapy and more. Our addiction professionals are ready to help you work towards the future that you deserve.
Why Do People Recovering from Addiction Need Therapy?
Many people associate addiction with physical symptoms like weight loss or weight gain, tremors, and slowed breathing, but the reality is that addiction to alcohol and drugs involves more than just physical dependence. Drugs create chemical changes in the brain and as a result, it takes time for the brain to get back to its “normal” functions when a person stops using. Long-term addiction leads to behavioral changes and increases the possibility of relapse, even when the person has gone through a treatment program. This is why addiction is categorized as a chronic disease.
Even when your body has been rid of alcohol or drugs, you may still crave drugs or feel tempted to use again, especially when you encounter triggers in your everyday life. Some of these common triggers that can lead to relapse include:
- Environmental cues, such as visiting a place where you used to get high
- Stress and other emotions like depression, anxiety, and frustration
- Difficult life events like losing your job or going through a breakup
When you stop using drugs but haven’t done the work to address the root of your addiction or develop healthier habits, it’s extremely likely that you will fall back into addiction. Therapy can help you look inward, repair broken relationships, and process any trauma you have that may have contributed to your addiction.
Additionally, many people have what is known as a dual diagnosis, which means they suffer from both addiction and a mental health disorder. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over 45 percent of Americans struggle with a dual diagnosis, and those who suffer from mental health addictions like depression or bipolar disorder are twice as likely to develop a substance use disorder. Therapy plays an essential role in treating people living with mental illness.
Recovery is more than just ridding your body of toxins. Our Cincinnati addiction therapies give clients opportunities to heal and learn healthy habits. Call us to learn more at (513) 780-5201.
Therapy, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy, is widely used to treat addiction today by helping people identify negative thoughts and access the painful memories that drive them to engage in self-destructive behaviors like drinking or using drugs. It also works to show people how their behaviors aren’t rational, and provides them with healthier methods of coping.
Behavioral therapies also help clients:
- Continue the treatment process, including using medication
- Modify the behaviors and attitudes related to drug use
- Learn effective communication skills
- Dismiss the beliefs and insecurities that lead to substance abuse
- Address triggers and learn coping skills
- Group Therapy: It can be extremely beneficial to be surrounded by other people who have been through the same experiences as you and can validate your feelings. In group therapy, you can feel supported and less alone in your recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), people with addictions are more likely to remain sober and committed to their recovery when they’re treated with others in groups.
- Family Therapy: Your family may be your biggest support system right now, and it’s important that they’re informed on addiction and your recovery process so they can learn how to better help you. Additionally, family therapy can begin the healing process for relationships that were damaged or broken during your addiction. Family members can learn healthy habits so they don’t enable addiction or other self-destructive behaviors.
- EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR therapy, is evidence-based psychotherapy treatment that works to help people recover from trauma and other experiences that may have fueled their addiction or dual diagnosis. Many people with addiction struggle with issues like panic disorders, anxiety, PTSD, and depression – this therapy treats them all.
- SMART Recovery: SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, and is a valuable support group for people recovering from alcoholism and other addictions. These meetings recognize relapses as mistakes and not failures, and focuses on setting achievable goals for members.
Unsure which therapy is right for you? When you join us, we can ask you questions to learn more about your history and recovery goals, then make a recommendation. At our facility, your well-being comes first.