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The Different Treatment Options for Addiction

Addiction is a serious disease that affects thousands of people every year. It can have devastating effects on individuals and their families – but it’s never without hope! There are so many things one can become addicted to, but the good news is that there are addiction treatment options no matter what you’re struggling with.

Treating addiction can be a complicated process, and it becomes more difficult the more severe the addiction is. The earlier someone can get into treatment the better – but it’s still never too late.

Whether you’re struggling with addiction yourself or you’re worried about someone you love, it’s important to understand what addiction therapies are available. Read on to learn more about treatment options for addiction and discover what might be best for you.

Therapy for Addiction

Most treatment plans include some form of therapy for addiction. There are many different types of therapy available and the ones you receive will depend on several factors, such as:

  • The type of addiction you’re struggling with – drugs, alcohol, behaviour, etc.
  • The severity of your addiction and how long you’ve been addicted.
  • Your personality and what methods work best for you.

There are two main kinds of therapy you’ll receive, both with different advantages – private therapy and group therapy. Often, the most successful programs include some of each. At Lily Recovery, you’ll have private and group sessions each week that complement each other nicely and help you progress faster.

Private Therapy

At Lily Recovery, our highly trained and educated professionals are well-versed in multiple forms of therapy. Some are more common than others but each one has it’s place. Some of the therapies we offer to all clients include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy. This is among the most common forms of therapy for those struggling with addiction. This therapy involves delving into the reasons and thought patterns behind your behavour, and what underlying triggers and conditions may have led to the abuse of substances.
  • Solution-Focused therapy. This helps you focus on the present and finding solutions, rather than dwelling on the past.
  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy. This helps you learn to accept things with grace and move forward in a healthy and productive way.
  • Trauma-informed therapy. This is a special form of therapy that pays attention to any traumas and triggers you may struggle with. Your counselor will conduct therapy sessions that avoid causing undue stress or triggers.

Group Therapy

In addition to individual, and private therapy, we offer plenty of group sessions to help you gain an even better perspective. While it may be intimidating at first, group therapy offers many amazing benefits:

  • You’ll feel less alone as you see others around you struggling with similar things. It’s also a great way to build a sense of community that can grow and learn together.
  • You’ll hear the stories and successes of others which can give you a boost of hope and motivation to continue your own recovery journey.
  • You can gain new perspectives and additional tools and coping mechanisms as you learn about the experiences of others.
  • You’ll gain confidence in your own treatment as you see it in action, working for and helping others.

you’ll gain confidence in your own treatment

Support Groups for Addiction

Support groups are another great way to supplement your healing and recovery process. Similar to group therapy, support groups help you feel less alone and can help you build helpful and productive friendships and connections. Other benefits include:

  • It offers a place for emotional support and compassion, whereas you may be met with stigma and judgment from the rest of the world.
  • It helps you maintain momentum.
  • It can help improve your self-esteem and feelings of self-worth.
  • It can help put things in perspective and prevent overthinking.
  • It’s a safe place to be vulnerable, speak freely, make mistakes, and express emotion.
  • Acting as a support for others can give you a sense of purpose.
  • It keeps you accountable as you work together as a group toward recovery and healing.

There are various types of support groups – some may offer actual therapy sessions and some may be more casual. Regardless, it’s the perfect way to supplement any other therapy you’re getting.

Medication for Addiction

Lastly, you may also want or need medication as a way to help you recover from addiction.

One important way that medication is used for addiction is during the detox phase. Detoxing from any substance will be unpleasant. Depending on the substance you’re coming off, however, it can be downright dangerous.

This is why it’s best to detox in a safe, controlled environment with access to medical assistance if necessary. At Lily Recovery, we do everything we can to help you manage detoxing and withdrawal symptoms.

Various medications can be given to help with more serious symptoms such as:

  • Severe aches and/or pain throughout the body.
  • Loss of balance or equilibrium.
  • Extreme nausea.
  • Seizures
  • Excessive sweating.
  • Feelings and symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Medications can also be used to manage cravings. Especially when going through withdrawal, cravings can be among the hardest things to manage. It can become so intense that you feel like you’re at a complete loss and have no control. This is where many people falter and lose progress.

Many medications can help you manage the physical symptoms of strong cravings. This helps you keep your resolve and stay on track. You may also be given medications to help manage symptoms of mental illness such as depression, anxiety, extreme stress, or even things like hallucinations.

For many, medication for addiction is a lesser-known form of therapy, but it’s safe, effective, and can often help you reach the finish line.

medication for addiction

Find the Best Treatment For You

With all the forms of therapy available, there’s a path to recovery for anyone. Regardless of age, station in life, or the severity of your addiction, we can help you. Lily Recovery offers all of the above forms of addiction therapy and more.

Here, you’ll find a thorough and comprehensive program open to all women of all circumstances. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We can walk you through our treatment options and see if our program is right for you!