At our Ayurva drug and alcohol addiction treatment clinics and residential rehabiliation centres in Lancashire and Bulgaria we provide a variety of different therapuetic approaches to help you recover from your addiction, be it alcoholism, drugs or gambling addiction. All of our addiction treatment interventions are evidence based ensuring you have the best possibible outcome in your recovery from addiction. Some of these approaches are listed below. They are:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
What is CBT?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach, a talking therapy, that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure.
It is a way of talking about:
§ how you think about yourself, the world and other people
§ how what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.
CBT can help you to change how you think ('Cognitive') and what you do ('Behaviour'). These changes can help you to feel better. Unlike some of the other talking treatments, it focuses on the 'here and now' problems and difficulties. Instead of focusing on the causes of your distress or symptoms in the past, it looks for ways to improve your state of mind now.
How does it work?
CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you. These parts are:
§ A Situation - a problem, event or difficult situation
From this can follow:
§ Physical feelings
Each of these areas can affect the others. How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it. There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about them.
How effective is CBT?
§ It is one of the most effective treatments for conditions where anxiety pr depression the main problem.
§ It is the most effective psychological treatment for moderate and severe depression.
§ It is as effective as antidepressants for many types of depression.
§ It is one of the most effective treatments for addiction or alcohol abuse.
Twelve Step Treatment
Twelve Step programs are well known for use in recovery from addictive or dysfunctional behaviours. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) in the 1930s. The 12 Step approach has since grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing with not only alcoholism, but also drug abuse and various other addictive or dysfunctional behaviours.
The individual steps when followed make up a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioural problems.
The 12 Steps
· Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable
· Step 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity
· Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God
· Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
· Step 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs
· Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
· Step 7 - Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings
· Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all
· Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
· Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
· Step 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out
· Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs
Client Centred Therapy for Addiction
What is Client Centered Therapy?
Addictions such as alcoholism and eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia are treated with medical and psychological therapies so that healing is long-term and comprehensive. One effective therapy used to fight eating disorders in eating disorder residential programs and depression in depression treatment facilities is called client centered therapy.
Client-centered, or person-centered, therapy was established by Carl Rogers in 1940 as an alternative to the existing orientations that relied on guidance or interpretation. Through this non-directive approach to therapy a therapist is able to relay back to the patient what they have expressed so that the patient can identify the changes they would like to make in life. Rogers provided evidence that this process of client self-discovery and actualization occurred in response to the therapist supplying a consistent empathic understanding of the client’s experience, based on the attitude of acceptance and respect. This self-discovery has proven to be especially beneficial to those in eating disorder treatment clinics, trauma recovery, treatment for alcoholism and cocaine rehab.
This was later refined into Rogers defining the therapeutic qualities of “empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard”. These qualities have become the basis of today’s therapeutic approaches. Client-Centered Therapy is centered upon the expansion of self-awareness, the enhancement of self-esteem, and greater self-reliance. Some of the positive outcomes for clients include a greater sense of freedom, spontaneity, and openness.
Client-Centered Therapy has proven to be particularly useful when treating dual diagnosis or low self-esteem in depression treatment facilities, addictions in drug and alcohol rehab centers, and disorders in eating disorder treatment clinics. By allowing the individual to connect with his/her inner-self, one is better equipped to transcend the limitations of addictions and other compulsions.
Benefits of Client Centered Therapy
Benefits of client centered therapy include:
· Greater ability to trust oneself
· Decrease in anxiety and feelings of panic
· Healthier relationships
· Open to new ideas and experiences
· Depression recovery
· Increased self-esteem
· Ability to express personal feelings and opinions
· Lessened guilt over past mistakes
· Decreased feelings of stress
· Overall healthy sense of change
Some of the other interventions we use within our addiction residential rehabiliation centres are:
If you would like to find out more about the different approaches we use in therapy please telephone us on 0845 467 0612 or email us
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