Behavioral Therapies for Addiction & Mental Health Treatment
Behavioral therapies are a form of treatment that involve engaging clients in activities, conversations, and exercises that are designed to help them modify their thoughts and behaviors in order to cope more effectively with their addiction and achieve long-term recovery. These therapies can be administered in individual, group, and family settings, and are considered the most effective form of treatment for substance use disorders, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Effective Treatment. Through behavioral therapies, clients learn techniques for managing cravings and triggers, coping with negative emotions, communicating more effectively with others, and developing healthier relationships. These skills can be applied to various areas of life, including work, school, home, and social life.
Types of Behavioral Therapies We Use
At Diamond Recovery Center, we currently use multiple different types of behavioral therapies within our addiction treatment programs to help clients find and change self-destructive behaviors related to their addiction. We use a number of evidence-based behavior therapies in all aspects of addiction treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Seeking Safety, and Contingency Management.
Through these therapies, our clients learn how to recognize and manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in order to make better decisions and create healthier lifestyles. We also provide family counseling, which helps build stronger relationships and communication between family members, allowing them to offer support and understanding towards their loved ones.
At Diamond Recovery Centers, our treatment groups are designed to help clients explore and identify underlying causes of their substance abuse, as well as learn how to build healthy relationships with their peers. We use the Core Emotional Addiction (CEA) Model to help our clients develop and enhance their emotional sobriety, which can lead to sustained recovery and thriving lives. The CEA Model allows our clients to examine their own emotions and behaviors in order to make better decisions and create healthier lifestyles. We also provide family counseling sessions which help build stronger relationships between family members and offers support for their loved one.
Diamond Recovery Centers, also provides a truly holistic approach to treatment that includes a variety of complementary therapies used in conjunction with traditional behavior therapies. These therapies, such as art and music therapy, help clients synthesize experiences in different ways, as well as reduce stress. In addition, mindfulness meditation helps individuals focus on the present moment and work through difficult emotions without judgment or criticism. We also offer yoga classes and nutritional counseling, which contribute to an overall healthier lifestyle.
There is no single pathway to recovery. At Diamond Recovery Centers, we understand that everyone’s personal journey to recovery is different and we strive to create an individualized program that works best for each of our clients. If you’re ready to begin working through the issues that led to addiction or chronic abuse of drugs or alcohol, choosing a high-quality, holistic-based treatment program is essential for increasing your chances of enjoying long-term success in recovery. Our evidence-based behavioral therapies allow for personalized treatment plans to be developed for each client, allowing them to develop the strength and tools necessary for lasting recovery.