Individual Counseling sessions:
Through one-on-one conversations with an AODA certified Counselor, this approach focuses on the patient's current life and relationships within the family, social, and work environments. The goal is to identify and resolve problems with insight, as well as build on strengths.
Group Therapy Sessions:
This form of therapy involves groups of usually 8 people who have similar problems and who meet regularly with a therapist. The therapist uses the emotional interactions of the group's members to help them get relief from distress and possibly modify their behavior.
Substance Abuse Services
Recovery from drug addiction requires effective treatment, followed by management of the problem over time. Drug addiction is a serious problem that can be treated and managed throughout its course. Effective drug abuse treatment engages participants in a therapeutic process, retains them in treatment for an appropriate length of time, and helps them learn to maintain abstinence.
Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug abuse. To be effective, treatment must address the individual’s alcohol/drug abuse and any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems. It is also important that treatment be appropriate to the individual’s age, gender, ethnicity, and culture.
Behavioral therapies vary in their focus and may involve addressing a patient’s motivation to change, providing incentives for abstinence, building skills to resist drug use, replacing drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding activities, improving problem-solving skills, and facilitating better interpersonal relationships. Also, participation in group therapy and other peer support programs during and following treatment can help maintain abstinence.
Cognitive Therapy :
This method aims to identify and correct distorted thinking patterns that can lead to feelings and behaviors that may be troublesome, self-defeating, or even self-destructive. The goal is to replace such thinking with a more balanced view that, in turn leads to more fulfilling and productive behavior.
Together, a combination of these two therapies, helps people change negative thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors so they can manage symptoms and enjoy more productive, less stressful lives.
Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Treatment Services
Serenity Recovery Clinic
Our Substance Abuse Professionals use a variety of approaches to give people the tools to deal with ingrained, troublesome patterns of behavior and to help them manage symptoms of addiction. We will work with you to design a treatment plan that will be most effective for you. This sometimes involves a single method, or it may involve elements of several different methods of evidence-based therapies.
Including Individual and Group Counseling Sessions.