Group therapy. Attending regular group therapy sessions helps recovering addicts to find fellowship, reduce feelings of isolation and promote positive thinking. Group therapy sessions are safe, non-judgmental environments where you can express your feelings and share stories. As a group, you’ll learn about various topics including how to effectively manage stress, identifying personal triggers and basic life skills such as money management.
Family therapy. Addiction affects everyone, especially your immediate family. Beachway offers family therapy to help improve family dynamics, heal trauma and identify relationship triggers and emotional issues. Having a strong support network at home greatly helps you achieve long-term sobriety.
One-on-one counseling. Some people may wish for a more private setting to discuss uncomfortable topics. During individual sessions, a counselor can delve deeper into the root causes of your addiction and provide techniques to help cope and manage stress.
Gender-specific groups. Studies show that men and women have differing needs and concerns when it comes to addiction treatment. Some women may feel more comfortable working with a counselor of the same gender. Gender-specific groups help target the unique needs that men and women face when recovering from substance abuse.
EMDR. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that helps people heal from emotional distress and symptoms from prior traumatic life experiences. This is done in eight phases, one of which studies the eye movements of the patient when recalling a targeted memory. This type of therapy is proven to be highly effective. The HMO Kaiser Permanente, found that 100% of single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims with PTSD were no longer diagnosed with the condition after only six 50-minute sessions.