Kinds of Therapy in Addiction Rehab

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

There are many misconceptions about the way rehab is conducted, especially when it’s in regard to the different treatments offered at rehab centers. For the most part, these misconceptions come from the way rehab is shown to be in TV and movies. Whenever rehab plays a role in a movie or show, they almost always show group therapy as the only thing that happens in the rehab center. While the multitude of people who attend group therapy means more interactions to put on film, rehab uses a lot more tools than just talking to a group of people. .

 

Rehab Therapies

Addiction therapies in rehab at our Pompano Beach facility come in a variety of forms and have varying goals. And, though it’s not necessarily the complete list of therapies that you might encounter during rehab, especially since rehab is so fluid to ensure each patient’s addiction therapy needs are fully met. Some of the most common forms of addiction therapy you may encounter in rehab in Pompano Beach include the following:

 

Individual Therapy

In rehab, patients will spend a significant amount of time with a therapist to participate in individual therapy sessions. Still, within individual therapy, there are a few different types of therapy used to reach various goals. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy is used to help patients better understand and control their thoughts and actions, and motivational enhancement therapy is used to get patients to believe therapy sessions are worth the time invested and that they’re effective.

 

Group Therapy

Although the introduction on this page might sound critical of group therapy, it is not. In fact, group therapy plays a huge role in rehab. Patients get to know each other and hear others’ experiences about their addiction and more. Likewise, when a patient discusses his or her own stories, it is usually very therapeutic.

 

Family Therapy

Family therapy is used by rehab centers to help treat relationship issues between the patient and the rest of their family. The issues focused on a generally those that arose during or because of the patient’s addiction.

 

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Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.

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