Individuals who are battling an addiction often have more to overcome and work through than just their dependence upon a given substance or substances. The causes for addiction are not simply rooted in the physical act of consuming or injecting a drug; rather, there are several emotional factors that can contribute to the development of an addiction on the whole. For this reason, it is beneficial for individual therapy to be incorporated into the treatment that a person receives for an addiction.
Individual therapy, a treatment method that involves meeting with a counselor on a one-to-one basis, poses many benefits for an individual working on his or her recovery from an addiction to drugs like heroin, morphine, or prescription medications. These benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Identifying past trauma or other turmoil that may have contributed to the abuse of substances
- Forming new perspectives relating to the obvious and possible underlying causes of substance abuse/addiction
- Developing new, healthy skills for coping with stress or negative feelings
- Processing setbacks and/or triumphs during the course of treatment
- Formulating strategies for avoiding or coping with compromising situations in which drug use may be tempting
- Establishing personal goals for the present and future
Being able to understand one’s own feelings, emotions, behaviors, and reasons behind other life choices that have occurred can ultimately help an individual prepare for a future that is both healthy and drug-free when addiction is a factor in a person’s life. Individual therapy is a great venue for this type of discussion and allows a person to feel a profound sense of support when engaged in a therapeutic relationship with a counselor.
In addition to the previously mentioned benefits, those who receive individual therapy will likely experience the following as the therapeutic process is navigated:
- Increased self-confidence
- Improved self-esteem
- Reduced stress
- Increased sense of self-awareness
These benefits can serve as a solid foundation for helping a person move in a positive trajectory towards a truly recovered life that does not include the cumbersome restraints of addiction.
At Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we believe that individual therapy is a key component to treating individuals who are working to overcome an addiction to heroin, morphine, and prescription medications. Allowing men and women to process their recovery within the confines of a therapeutic relationship with a counselor will not only help them on an emotional level, but can ensure that these individuals are adhering to the recommendations made regarding their medication assisted treatment. Our compassionate and experienced counselors can check in with clients to see how they are progressing in their treatment and address any concerns that should arise while receiving care at one of our centers.
With the inclusion of individual therapy in the treatment we offer, we at Indiana Comprehensive Treatment Centers are supplying care that can help men and women alike regain control over their lives and learn the skills needed to live a life that is bright and healthy. If you or your loved one is in need of the comprehensive treatment we have available, feel free to contact us. We are here to help.