Experiencing addiction can be one of the most challenging and confusing personal journeys one endures. While many people who don’t suffer from addiction feel that the addict is somehow responsible for their affliction, the vast majority of people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction do so for reasons that are not within their control. That’s why addiction rehab is such an important resource for those suffering with addiction. Without the help of a rehab center and a team of addiction therapists, one might never be able to reach long-term sobriety.
Not only does a drug and alcohol rehab provide a safe place for managing withdrawal symptoms, but the best rehab centers are able to provide an excellent one-on-one therapy experience for their clients. At Lumiere Healing Centers of Ohio, we’re dedicated to offering our clients the very best addiction therapists that the Ohio area has to offer. Our therapist-to-client ratio is low as to maintain the integrity of the relationships forged during the rehab process. Each client is given access to their therapist throughout their stay, building on their history and goals, session after session.
In addition to our therapy team, Lumiere Healing Centers is one of the best alcohol rehab centers in Ohio has established a variety of therapy programs and tracks for the recovery-focused individual. These tracks include proven methods to help tap into the subconscious mind, navigating to a place of healing that would be nearly impossible to reach on one’s own. Since addiction manifest differently in every individual, these various addiction therapy tracks are available to those who will benefit the most from them, or for those who qualify to meet the criteria that they are developed for.
Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
One of the most mainstream forms of therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is used to initiate and expand upon a dialogue between the client and the therapist. The goal is to lay solid groundwork to begin etching away at what is causing a person’s addiction. It is the most widely used form of addiction therapy. In some cases, this may be the first time the addict has addressed their addiction, or the underlying symptoms of it.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is typically used as the first form of therapy for anyone suffering from addiction as individual sessions have the potential to do the most good in a relatively short amount of time. The therapist leading the dialogue can quickly direct the conversation, helping open up new pathways of thinking and understanding for the individual. Later session focus on coping mechanisms and identifying emotional reactions so they may be diffused or redirected in a progressive way, helping to prevent relapse.
Trauma Therapy Track
Traumatic experiences that are unique or ongoing actually change the way our brain functions, and have had a tendency to precipitate addiction. An experience, upbringing, relationship or event that one is unable to overcome qualifies as traumatic. The experience of the trauma itself may cause you to think and feel differently about the world you live in, and especially about yourself. Self-medicating with drugs or alcohol can feel like a solution for many without the proper education or understanding about the benefits of Trauma Therapy for addiction.
When trauma is experienced, the natural response is suppression, however, the medical community has determined that the best way to overcome trauma is to be able to process it. Trauma therapy, therefore, seeks to skillfully, safely and successfully guide the affected individual through the healing process. This includes: facing the event, shifting focus to the present, dealing with triggering moments, reclaiming personal power and gaining coping skills to prevent regression.
At Lumiere Healing Centers of Ohio, we always recommend Conflict Resolution Therapy for our clients who are dealing with chronic addiction because the addiction, and symptoms of it, have often caused many negative relationships with loved ones. Even without the presence of addiction, we all deal with conflict among family, friends and loved ones. Successful and effective communication is key to utilizing Conflict Resolution to improve and repair relationships. It is an especially important tool for the addict as conflict and arguments can easily trigger relapse.
Conflict Resolution Therapy helps teach, among other things, that conflict is natural, that all perspectives are relevant, that there may be no “right” or “wrong” viewpoint, that we all seek control, respect and fairness and that we each have the ability to improve relationships, starting with our own actions. While we cannot change the actions of others, our actions and reactions are our own. Learning successful conflict resolution strategies can help the recovering addict lay a path for sustained mental health, even when those around them remain the same.
Stress Management Therapy
Stress is something mostly all of us can relate to. Stress can also be a catalyst for drug use, alcoholism and addiction. At Lumiere Healing Centers of Ohio, our Stress Management team works to extinguish a clients level of stress through techniques like deep breathing, yoga, meditation, sleep coordination, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness training.
Stress management in addiction therapy is a crucial component of the continuum of care for the client as the symptoms of stress will always be apparent in one’s life. Therefore, the goal of Stress Management Therapy is to be able to identify personal stressors, including when it is mounting, and then employ realistic techniques to diffuse it. This is especially critical in the early stages of recovery, when relapse is at its greatest potential, and stress levels can be particularly unpredictable.
Working one-on-one with the client, our Stress Therapist will help them identify which techniques will fit their lifestyle best, and which are most helpful for them individually. Having stress-relief options in your personal recovery toolkit is necessary to sustain a lifetime of sobriety, outside the confines of a formal addiction treatment center.
While it might not seem transformational at first, music therapy is an excellent addiction therapy tool to help tap into the emotional core of the addict, helping them express their feelings. Many times, especially with relation to trauma, people suppress memories or experiences that were too hard to deal with in their life, which have led to their addiction. Our Music Therapists role is to help safely navigate to those feelings, unearth them to the surface, and effectively work with the client to move through them with the goal of being able to accept and move on from the trauma. As trauma can often precipitate addiction, music therapy is an amazing tool to employ to help discover, or speak about, those hidden emotional experiences.
The therapist’s role is to help guide the client while using the most relevant music therapy modality for the client. For someone who struggles with words, song writing can be a very powerful tool. For those who have a lot of anger, drum beating is a physical and emotional way to express deep-seeded anxiety. Creating a therapy playlist can provide an individual with an “outlet” to rely on when experiencing difficult stages of recovery, such as withdrawal, craving or triggering situations. As meditation is a major tool for positive emotional health and long-term recovery, adopting a musical meditation (such as Tibetan singing bowls) will help the addict satisfy the desire for an effective, ongoing meditation practice.
For more about our therapy tracks, our levels of care, or to inquire about admission to Lumiere Healing Centers of Ohio, please call 513-854-2197.
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