12-Step Addiction Recovery Support Groups
The 12 steps originated around 100 years ago when Alcoholics Anonymous was founded. It’s emerged as one of the leading addiction treatment methods and is widely applied to recovery from various destructive behaviors. As you might have guessed, there are 12 steps to follow and internalize. These steps help you understand yourself and the world a little better and empower you to gain the necessary mental strength to see recovery through to the maintenance stage.
Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorders
Motivational interviewing is a technique widely deployed by addiction counselors to help individuals strengthen their commitment to recovery. For many people, drugs and alcohol act as coping mechanisms for difficult emotions or to mask trauma. This is one of the reasons it can be so difficult to find the motivation to stop using drugs or alcohol. MI helps you gain clarity and find meaning in the recovery process, as well as helps you develop a strong ambition to get sober.
Person-Centered Individual Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Use Disorders
The person-centered approach eliminates the hierarchy in a patient-therapist relationship, so you don’t feel like you’re speaking to an authority figure. It aims to boost the self-esteem of the client and reduce unhelpful feelings such as misplaced guilt, defensiveness, shame and insecurity. The therapist offers unconditional positive regard and unflinching support to the client, helping to facilitate self-actualization and self-belief.
Family Therapy to Treat Addiction
Family therapy is crucial for many people, especially if you share a household with others. Most members of the public aren’t experts in behavioral and mental health, and it’s important that your loved ones understand what you’re going through so they can respond in a manner that’s constructive to you and themselves.
What’s more, addiction can lead to major issues with communication and boundary-setting, and a counselor can help you work through these issues to strengthen your support network.
One of the core components of addiction is self-deception. While many people who aren’t addicted to substances see the health risks as obvious, people who are in the throes of the disease are usually oblivious. Psychoeducation can help you overcome the cognitive dissonance that often comes with addiction and give purpose and meaning to your recovery process.
Experiential therapy is vital for the recovery process. While group sessions and individual counseling underpin recovery, it’s important you’re not overwhelmed by the process. Sober experiences help you reconnect with your peer group and rediscover the magic of nature and adventure.
Transform Your Life at Alta Loma
Alta Loma Transformational Services is a male-focused rehabilitation center for your mind, body and spirit. From day one we will work with you to find a therapy that will benefit your road to recovery – let it be from substance abuse or a mental illness. We have multiple facilities, which address specific needs and steps in the recovery process.
The road to recovery from addiction starts with you – it starts with calling us today!