At Sprout Health New Jersey, we know that becoming aware of one’s thoughts and feelings can be the first step toward recovery.
For numerous mental disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy is now the favored choice of treatment. It is based on the premise that responses are closely tied to mental disorders. As such, therapies are mainly provided to address how a person’s thoughts can affect their behavior, and how behavior affects the ultimate outcome of any given situation. Depression and anxiety are often two mental disorders that clinicians can analyze and respond to by using therapy techniques. Cognition and behavior are closely tied together with respect to CBT.
The Need for Behavioral Changes
More specialists are recognizing the need for their patients to change the relationship they have with problems in their lives. First, a full behavioral assessment is performed of the addicted individual. Once behavioral patterns are identified, they can be analyzed as being normal or not. The elements to consider normalcy include frequency, intensity, and duration.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
This is currently the most popular therapy model to assist those with mental disorders. Unlike some other models, it prompts individuals to focus on solutions to their problems. Assisting therapists work to keep their client’s mind centered on the problem and finding the solution. Many times, patients discover they have a solution close at hand, but did not know how to apply it to their problem. Solution focused brief therapy tends to make patients aware of thinking tools that can help them immediately in the present.
Brief Strategic Family Therapy
This strategy takes into consideration the fact that families are a closed unit, but fully functional, or dysfunctional. Any problem affecting one family member has an effect on every other family member. Such is the case with anyone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. When we can discover the family dynamic that may be contributing to addiction, we can take steps to offer treatment and a solution.
Thoughts and behaviors are critically important in helping determine how families interact. If adults or children feel they cannot express themselves, there will be a problem. On the other hand, there are problems with families that allow too much freedom of personal expression. It is possible for parents to overlook the fact that their children are developing habits free of any restraint. Qualified, clinical therapists look to find a healthy balance between the two extremes. The goal is to help families find practical solutions through a variety of interventions and methods.
This therapy allows clinicians to get to know their patient and offer treatments based on that person’s readiness to address problems in their life. To be addressed, events first have to be understood. We can help prepare a patient to address a traumatic event through techniques that allow them to approach their zones of discomfort. We use techniques that may include breathing and art therapy etc. The whole idea is to relax the patient’s mind. Once the mind is relaxed, it is much easier to delve deep to examine traumatic events.
Clinicians work with patients on an individual basis, and at their own pace. Patients learn to identify and examine their own feelings. Focus is placed on replacing negative thinking patterns with positive thinking ones. Negative beliefs about oneself have to change, and the patient has to start believing positive things about their life and existence.
Gaining a deep insight into their condition helps patients to move toward sobriety. Group settings allow for topics to be introduced that individuals can work through. They can share their feelings with others. Managing stress, and the method to identify and reduce symptoms is covered in sessions. Group sessions allow facilitators to spread the attention around the room. Individuals can learn what others are doing, and have done, to move past the stages of addition.
Staying sober is critical for any person going, or having gone, through detox. The educating, training, advice and tools that anyone receives during rehab can be used to remain sober for life. It is not always an easy battle because the elements that caused a person to become addicted in the first place are always in play. They learn to identify and avoid all the triggers that can take a person back into relapse.
Help Managing Finances
Drug and alcohol abuse can destroy a person’s ability to properly manage their finances. Getting one’s finances back on track can be a day-to-day endeavor. Of course, it can make things challenging when a person has lost their job or temporarily lost their ability to earn income.
New Attitudes Toward Nutrition
Drug and alcohol addiction can deplete the body of needed nutrients. The main element of rehab treatment is to get the individual back on the path to eating healthy. Sometimes, addicted individuals, lose all desire to eat because their drugs and alcohol consumption provide the pleasure stimulants that eating may have provided at one time.
At Sprout Health New Jersey, we know that becoming aware of one’s thoughts and feelings can be the first step toward recovery. Healing can start with the mind. Patients learn to recognize how and why addiction occurs, and then they can take the steps to follow rehab therapies to the letter. At Sprout Health New Jersey, our qualified staff members care about your treatment and successful rehab. We maintain the best equipment and the most-proven solutions to help our clients to get, and remain, sober. If you or a loved one is suffering from what seems to be an intolerable addiction, therapeutic programs can offer the solutions to gain sobriety.