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Learn about the benefits of one-on-one therapy in rehab with Hathaway Recovery

Many people think that addiction recovery is about detoxing. Proper, total recovery from addiction to alcohol or drugs can be lengthy and require many steps and therapies. Many types of counseling can be used to aid individuals in their recovery. One of the most important parts of holistic addiction treatment is individual therapy.

Addiction Recovery: Why Individual Therapy Is Important

The detoxing process is only part of recovery from substance abuse. The individual’s mental and emotional recovery requires therapy. Many people use drugs and alcohol to cope with emotional distress or self-medicate. Many unique emotions and thoughts must be unpacked after the substance is removed from a person’s body. Therapy can help you put the pieces back together and allow you to live a happy, fulfilling life.

Relapse prevention is possible by continuing therapy. Relapse can be triggered by many factors, including psychological or social issues. Many of these triggers can be addressed with individual therapy, such as:

  • Situational stressors. Stress can come from relationships, work, family, or other life circumstances. This can lead to the desire to self-medicate. Therapy can help you find constructive ways to deal with stress.
  • Environmental factors. Recalling situations in which someone used to drink or take drugs can lead to old thoughts and behavior. This could include returning to the same area, restaurant, bar, or any other location that is associated with addictive behavior. But, again, therapy can help you find ways to cope with these situations.
  • Social cues. Keeping friends from using drugs or drinking can be difficult, especially if the behavior continues. You may feel pressured to get involved again. The therapy helps the patient to understand these feelings and to find ways to deal with complex social situations.

Substance Abuse Recovery: Individual or Group Therapy

Peer support can be provided for those in recovery. Clients will feel more connected with others and less alone through group therapy. While group therapy is vital in any addiction recovery process, we believe it is not the only way to be successful.

A personalized approach is what is needed for recovery. Hathway recovery offers individual and group counseling to provide the best possible treatment plan. Each client receives individualized therapy that is tailored to their needs. We provide the best possible results for our clients by providing personalized care.

What happens in Individual Therapy for Addiction Recovery Recovery?

A patient will see a therapist one-on-one during any therapy session. The same therapist may see the patient for longer, sometimes even months or years. The patient and the therapist can establish a relationship and understand each other so that the client feels more at ease with the therapist.

Individual therapy allows the client and therapist to concentrate on their unique emotions, thoughts, and past. As a result, clients can access the root cause of their problems much faster than in group therapy. Therapists and clients can also work together to find individual solutions.

Individual sessions can also address issues and feelings clients may not feel comfortable sharing with others in a group setting. Clients are also able to get more information with one-on-1 therapy.

Individual sessions may include psychoanalysis or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). However, there are many different therapies that can be used. Psychoanalysis focuses on the individual’s personality and addresses their personal defenses, fears, and feelings. The therapist will ask them questions to encourage clients to openly explore their emotions and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment. Then, they work together to understand the problem and find positive solutions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy teaches clients to recognize the moods and thoughts that arise during cravings for drugs or alcohol. This therapy also helps clients identify patterns and social situations that could lead to relapses. CBT therapists treat each client individually to help them avoid destructive thoughts and behaviors.

This type of therapy helps clients recognize troublesome thoughts and situations and avoid them and teaches them how to replace those negative thoughts with more constructive and healthier ones. As a result, clients who have positive, more beneficial thoughts and situations can resist temptations and stay clean.

CBT is a proven method to help people overcome difficult emotions and thoughts. CBT-trained therapists can give their patients powerful tools to fight addiction for a lifetime.

Individualized Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Recovery

Combining multiple therapies in addiction recovery is critical for the best treatment. Positive relationships and peer support are essential in recovery. Group therapy promotes positive relationships. Clients can also learn from and trust other clients and practice social skills in a safe environment.

Individual therapies address the root cause of a person’s problems. They help them to deal with their emotions and thoughts. Each person is treated individually, and treatment is tailored to their needs. Each person’s story of addiction and recovery is unique and may require different treatment approaches. A customized treatment plan will give the client the best chance for a full recovery.

Continuing individual therapy after addiction treatment

Addiction to drugs and alcohol can be a long-term battle with many challenges. Although detoxing is essential, it’s important to plan for ongoing therapies. Although everyone’s recovery journey is unique, each person must follow a maintenance therapy plan.

Anyone who has completed their addiction treatment may find that therapy can slow down. This could mean that they have fewer appointments or can use other therapies. However, these therapies are essential for clients and allow for adjustments and assessments that will be most effective.

Individual Therapy at Hathaway Recovery

Hathway Recovery’s compassionate and experienced team of therapists and other care providers offer comprehensive and caring care for every patient we treat. Our team understands that every patient is different, so we can tailor our approach to suit each individual.

For substance abuse recovery, there are no one-size fits all treatment plan. We treat each client individually and provide high-quality, customized care tailored to their specific needs and goals. Our patients are given the best chance of living a healthy and sober life with this level of individual care.


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