Clinical Treatment: Part of Our Two-Fold Approach to Rehabilitation
Reflections Recovery Center in Prescott, Arizona takes a dual approach to helping our male clients recover from drug and alcohol addictions. On the more evidence-based, traditional side is clinical treatment. And on the more experimental, yet highly rewarding side is holistic therapy.
Yes, many treatment centers offer both clinical and holistic treatment. But what we think separates ours from most others is the fact our clinical treatment is offered at a separate, yet nearby facility from where our clients sleep and eat. We believe this well-furnished offsite location helps take away distractions as clients interact with our counselors in group and individual settings.
Reflections Recovery Center has gone to great lengths to find some of the best and brightest licensed clinical addiction specialists from around the country. With a great clinical team on board, we’re able to offer our clients a wide range of cutting-edge, evidence-based clinical therapies.
Clinical Therapies in Prescott, Arizona
As we mentioned, our clinical treatment takes place in an offsite facility from where our clients reside as part of our men’s only inpatient addiction treatment program. This outpatient facility is a large, modern office space that features several rooms for one-on-one counseling as well as meeting and conference rooms for group sessions of various sizes.
Our licensed clinical addiction specialists offer several of the most advanced clinical therapies in the industry. A few examples are as follows.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented version of psychotherapy that takes place over a short amount of time. Whereas other forms of therapy, such as psychoanalysis, can take years, CBT often wraps up in less than 20 sessions. This method of clinical treatment has risen to great popularity in our industry in recent years.
In CBT sessions, our therapists seek to learn what clients want out of life, and thus help them achieve those goals. CBT is a structured process that often obligates the therapist to teach specific techniques or concepts during an individual session. Also, CBT sessions usually send the client off with some homework to complete.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) teaches the client mindfulness techniques and concepts. It also helps the client learn how to regulate emotions, tolerate pain (not change it) in stressful situations, and maintain healthier relationships with others. DBT is particularly effective with addressing the mental health issues that often accompany drug or alcohol addiction.
Psychoeducation involves precise education about the mental health condition that plagues an individual client. In psychoeducational sessions, our counselor teaches the client about the causes and symptoms of his addiction, as well as specific treatment concepts.
Psychoeducation also includes assisting the client toward self-help, so that he can learn to manage symptoms and situations on his own. This form of therapy also calls for a great deal of family involvement, so access to and communication with the client’s family is imperative.
It’s common for people to turn to substance abuse when they lack direction or inspiration. So when it comes to breaking that addiction, motivational interviewing is highly effective. Like cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing (also known as “MI”) is goal-oriented.
MI helps the client explore and address ambivalence in his life. The process also helps the client discover his own interest in making a major life change, and then develop a plan for accomplishing that goal.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) addresses trauma and changes the way the brain processes information. A successful EMDR sessions will strip the images, sounds and feelings associated with a past traumatic event. The client will still maintain the memory, but it will be less upsetting going forward.
Traumatic events push many people toward the use and abuse of substances, so taking away the sting of those memories will give the individual a brighter outlook in the treatment and post-treatment phases.
Since trauma is such a big deal in the realm of addiction, we offer trauma-informed care (TIC), which educates our clients – in group and individual settings – about how negative experiences impact mental health. TIC helps clients recognize their own trauma-related symptoms and understand the role trauma has played in their lives.
Clients will be able to better process past and future traumatic events after receiving trauma-informed care. Those who can effectively deal with trauma will have a higher chance of not turning to harmful substances to alleviate symptoms down the road.