How Psychotherapy Works in Addiction Treatment

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Understanding yourself is a process that can end up taking an entire lifetime to complete. However, for those whose lives are endangered due to chemical dependence, it becomes a priority to get to an understanding with the causes and complications behind the addict. Psychotherapy has long been used to get a better understanding of people, and it is also useful in the treatment of people addicted to drugs.

 

Mental Connection

There is a strong mental connection between an addict and their chemical. While they’ve gotten to a point where they’re seeking help, it is important to remember that whatever kind of life they’ve lived, they’ve at some point turned to drugs. After detox has completed, despite being free of the chemical in their body, they will still have a strong connection to the chemical in their life, and that can’t be purged so easily. It is possible for psychotherapy to touch that connection and make real change.

 

Root of the Issue

People don’t set out to get addicted to drugs right from the beginning. Maybe it’s for fun, maybe it’s to fit in, maybe it’s to deal with either physical or emotional pain. Each person is different. That’s why psychotherapy is so useful for dealing with the aftermath of addiction. It can help these people identify what went so wrong, ways to deal with temptation, and what to be more conscious of going forward.

 

Meaningful Help

Broward County drug rehab options and other options in South Florida are luckily very good, and someone living in this or a closeby county has plenty of rehab and post-rehab healing options. Not only is there plenty of help available for those who need immediate detox care, but there is also great ongoing care, such as psychotherapy, available to those who want to continue their healing.

 

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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.