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Psychotherapy for Addiction

If you or a loved one are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you’ve probably been thinking of treatment options that can help with long-term recovery. The best treatment options should also address mental health conditions that may be co-occurring with your addiction. Psychotherapists will provide the tools needed to handle emotional or mental health disorders without substance use.  

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Although detox is essential to remove the physical dependency of drugs and alcohol, the most important aspect of addiction treatment that can decrease the chance of relapse is seeing a psychotherapist for dual diagnosis treatment. 

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Differences Between Psychotherapists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists 

Although all three can provide therapy to those struggling with their mental health and substance abuse, there are a few differences among them. It’s important to note that psychotherapy is the umbrella term for any professional who is trained to treat people for their emotional problems, which is one aspect of dual diagnosis 

Our Psychotherapist Treatment Plans

Here are a few examples of treatment options that a psychotherapist will offer to you or a loved one, and other options that are available: 

  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies: You will learn healthy ways of coping with stress, depression, and/or anxiety. You can also understand your mental health diagnosis more clearly and be able to identify harmful thoughts that can cause addiction. 
  • Medication: Depending on the mental health diagnosis, they may prescribe a medication for depression, anxiety, etc. Taking medication has allowed others who suffer from these mental illnesses an easier time navigating their daily lives. 
  • Family Therapy: When a loved one struggles with substance abuse, it can disrupt family relations. Family therapy is a great option to help family and loved ones understand a diagnosis, and they can learn how to communicate and help their loved one after treatment is finished. 
  • Group Therapy: Having a loved one talk to others who are in a similar situation can help them feel less isolated and alone. Although the thought of sharing your personal story of addiction and mental illness may seem intimidating, it could also provide you with more support. 

How Can Psychotherapy Help?  

Psychotherapy provides patients the tools they need to cope with mental health or emotional issues they are facing. Using psychotherapy for addiction treatment helps our patients find long term recovery by addressing stress, anxiety, depression, and other co-occurring mental health disorders. Addressing these problems during psychotherapy allows a person to understand their thoughts, actions, and feelings that led to drug or alcohol abuse. Understanding their past can help Archstone’s patients stay on the path to recovery.  

Archstone Behavioral Health, located in Lantana, Florida is here to help those struggling with mental illness and addiction. We’ve been providing high-quality rehabilitation services to those across the country for nearly 20 years. A full continuum of care, from detox to outpatient, with psychotherapy treatment for dual diagnoses is offered at our Palm Beach facility. We’ll be there for you every step of the way during your recovery journey. 

If you or a loved one are currently struggling with adiction, call Archstone Behavioral Health at (561) 264-4961 to get help today. 

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