After your loved one successfully completes the detoxification process, she will be prepared to begin the therapy that will help her remain drug- or alcohol-free for the rest of her life. The rehab center that you choose for your loved one will have several types of Florida drug treatment programs. The types of therapy include cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectic behavior therapy, family systems therapy, family therapy, individual therapy and group therapy.
If your loved one is diagnosed with a mental health disorder, the condition will be treated at the same time. To ensure that your loved one is as comfortable as possible, you may wish to find a Florida drug rehab treatment program that caters to one particular population. If so, he or she is welcome to enter into one of the following:
- Men’s drug rehab
- Women’s drug rehab
- Teens’ drug rehab
- Pet-friendly drug rehab
- Faith-based drug rehab
- LGBTQ-friendly drug rehab
Types of Therapies
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy has worked extremely well in drug rehab centers. It is a psychotherapy that seeks to modify dysfunctional behaviors, emotions and thoughts. The focus will not necessarily be on what occurred in your loved one’s childhood, but it will place attention on solutions to the patient’s current problems. Emphasis will be on the patient’s thoughts and how he or she can change the way he or she thinks. Important in this type of therapy is the need for patients to learn to refrain from engaging in destructive behaviors that lead him or her to drugs or alcohol.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: This is another therapy that has been found to be very good for patients addicted to drugs or alcohol. It will provide your loved one with the skills needed to cope with painful emotions without resorting to taking drugs or drinking alcohol. Professionals will split this therapy into four parts. First, your loved one will learn to accept what is going on in the present moment. Second, your loved one will learn how to tolerate negative emotions without seeking an escape from them. Third, your loved one will learn new ways to alter intense emotions that lead her toward drugs or alcohol. Fourth, your loved one will learn to communicate with you and others in a way that strengthens her relationships and maintains her self respect.
Family Systems Therapy: Many people begin taking drugs or drinking alcohol because of unresolved issues within their families. Family systems therapy brings family members together to help each person understand how the others’ actions affect every member of the family. It has been known to be very helpful when there is a member of the family addicted to substances.
Family Therapy: This form of psychotherapy examines the behaviors of every member of the family and how each member is affected by the behaviors individually and as a unit. This type of therapy can include individual therapy as well as therapy for the entire family. Other family members are seen as instrumental in helping the person addicted to drugs or alcohol remain sober. You and your loved one will set goals during this therapy and work toward an end result. This therapy is usually a short-term therapy that gives you and your loved one a chance to realize 12 different goals. If your therapist believes that more time is needed, you will be able to expand it.
Individual and Group Therapies
Individual Therapy: Your loved one will attend individual therapy sessions with her therapist in a one-on-one setting. This form of therapy gives your loved one a chance to bring up all of his or her issues without the input of others. This will be the time when your loved one will be able to address specific issues and find solutions for them. The focus may be on the dynamics in your loved one’s relationships inside and outside of your family.
Group Therapy: Group therapy is another type of therapy that your loved one will be required to attend in a rehab center. This therapy is different because your loved one will not be in a group of people that he or she knows; the members of the group will be strangers he or she has never met before. The therapist will observe the dynamics that present themselves and encourage group members to discuss other members’ behaviors. As the behaviors are acknowledged, your loved one will learn to correct negative behaviors with the help of the group.
It is never too late to get your loved one into a drug rehab program, so contact us at 772-934-6580 today.