Use of therapy and counseling is an integral part of any recovery program. They are provided in both inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. Common therapies offered at SLO Recovery Centers include:
It is a one-on-one treatment approach which involves only the patient and his therapist. The goal of individual therapy is to help patient recognize his weak points. The therapist helps him to figure out what made him resort to the drug and how to effectively avoid his triggers. It also helps with relapse prevention.
In a group therapy, a number of counselors and patients are involved. The patient gets to talk to the therapists as well as his peers going through the same pain. In a group therapy, the patients discuss a number of topics such as:
- Coping mechanisms
- Stress management
- Maintaining healthy relationships
- Anger management
- Relapse prevention
In this type, the patient is made to discuss his problems with his family or spouse. It greatly helps to bridge the emotional distance. It also helps to make the family understand the condition of the addict in a better way.