Your alcohol abuse problem did not happen over night. It took time for a physical and psychological dependency to occur and it will take time for you to recover from it. Alcohol abuse therapy can help you through the mental and emotional aspects of your addiction. You will be able to work through your alcohol abuse problem before it gets to a point of causing destruction throughout your life, even death.
Starting Your Treatment
When entering into an alcohol abuse treatment facility the therapy that you receive will be tailored to your individual needs. Various therapy sessions throughout your stay will help to aid you in the recovery process, healing both mentally and emotionally, overcoming the psychological dependency you have developed for alcohol.
Some require more one-on-one therapy than others, on average you will receive weekly sessions. The one-on-one therapy sessions will help you to get to the underlying cause of your addiction and work through it. The one-on-one time you have will allow the therapist to put all of their focus on you, helping you through all areas of your addiction and helping you to create the tools that you will need to maintain your sobriety when returning home.
A large portion of the therapy you receive during your treatment will be within a group, this allows you to face your alcohol abuse problem and develop ways to maintain your sobriety with the help of others within the group, you too will be helping those in the group with their recovery at this time. This uses the helping method in treatment; by helping others in their recovery you are in return helping yourself.
Family therapy will invite your friends and family into the facility to be a part of your treatment. They will be able to share their concerns, their personal feelings due to your alcohol abuse problem and given the opportunity to mend their relationship with you. Your friends and family are important in your recovery, they will act as a vital support system when returning home.
Behavioral Modification Therapy
A main problem with alcohol abuse is the behaviors and routines that are associated with alcohol use. Many who do not work to change these behaviors and routines will find themselves stuck and possibly ending up relapsing. Behavioral modification therapy will help you to identify these behaviors and routines that are associated with alcohol abuse and to change them to ones the promote healthy choices.
Cognitive Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that will help you in identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. Having awareness of these aspects to your addiction are important to successfully recover and prevent relapse. This form of alcohol abuse treatment will hep you to develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.