Detox, which is the first step in treatment, keeps patients physically safe and as comfortable as possible during withdrawal.
Counselling and therapy treats the mental aspects. Depending on the severity of the disease, detox can remove cravings and withdrawal symptoms in one to three weeks.
However, most people require months or years of continuous counseling to recover from the mental side effects.
The main purpose of counseling and therapy for addiction is to address the underlying causes of the disease to prevent them from causing relapse. Although detox is a vital component of treatment because it helps patients handle withdrawal and ease cravings, it does nothing to address the factors that led to substance use. The goal of counselling and therapy during rehab program is to prepare individuals in recovery for life after rehabilitation treatment, but many patients require continued therapy for many months or years after rehab.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, which help people recognize and change ways of thinking that have association with substance related disorder.During CBT, patients learn to recognize and modify risky behavior by using a variety of skills. They learn the underlying causes of problematic behavior so they can fix the problems at their source. They’re able to recognize cravings or triggers and develop strategies for handling those situations.
Motivational incentives that encourage abstinence through positive reinforcement. The therapies help patients find internal motivation to begin or continue treatment.
Art therapy let patients express themselves by drawing, painting, sculpting or creating art journals during art therapy. Art therapy decreases denial, treatment avoidance and shame. It is used to facilitate group discussions and motivate change.
Horticultural therapy involves gardening and other plant-based activities led by a trained therapist. Horticultural therapy, also referred to as garden therapy and therapeutic gardening, enhance critical thinking, improve attention span, decrease stress, reduce anxiety and improve social integration. Effective substance abuse treatment requires patients to address all underlying causes of addiction.