Therapy For Substance Abuse In Chattanooga
The Ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle said that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ when referring to human perception. This precept applies to our program as well. Each mode of therapy is vitally important, but it is the synergy produced when they work in concert that delivers the most value.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a mainstay in the addiction and mental health treatment arena. The core focus of CBT is to help the individual recognize thinking patterns and behaviors which work against their best interests. These unhelpful ways of thinking are systematically replaced with healthy, empowering patterns. CBT is proven effective in depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction and more.
Trauma Recovery / EMDR Therapy
Untreated, unresolved trauma presents a difficult obstacle to personal growth. Many patients who have attended treatment before but were denied the opportunity to address their trauma find that relapse is often one of the consequences. Riverwalk Recovery treats trauma with evidence-based therapies like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment that delivers real results.
Mindfulness meditation is another proven evidence-based modality we apply at Riverwalk Recovery. It is an excellent complement to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in that it enhances awareness. Heightened awareness helps patients more easily identify destructive thought patterns and behaviors. By becoming aware of harmful thinking, they can isolate these patterns and supplant them with healthier, more productive ways of thinking and behaving. Mindfulness meditation is also proven to enhance calm, create openness and approachability and reduce anxiety and negative self-talk.
Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy
Twelve-step facilitation therapy introduces clients to the benefits of fellowship and structure in the traditional self-help programs. Twelve step programs are considered evidence-based treatment. Peer-reviewed research has demonstrated time and again, that participation in twelve-step program leads to more positive outcomes for patients living with substance use disorders and contributes to long-term sobriety.
Yoga, the Sanskit word for “union” refers to the ancient ayurvedic exercises and practices known as asanas. Yoga is designed to promote union between body and mind. It has been scientifically proven to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, improve physical health and muscle tone and even strengthen the immune system. It is an incredibly valuable tool for overall wellness and one that can be especially beneficial for people in recovery who are invariably in search of their center.
Disorder Eating Treatment
Riverwalk Recovery can help you change your relationship with food and eating. Learning to overcome body image issues and low self-esteem are critical parts of successful eating disorder recovery. We have therapists on staff who specialize in every aspect of the care you will require. We also have a nutritionist available to help you learn to prepare healthy meals for yourself during your stay and long after you graduate our program.
At Riverwalk Recovery, we see the family unit as an essential part of the recovery process. Families are damaged when one or more members are caught up in the throes of addiction. Involving the family in counseling not only helps to begin to heal those wounds, it also helps both the patient and the family communicate with one another after treatment is completed so healing can continue. Many family members also find their interest in their own personal growth is sparked in the process, which is a wonderful fringe benefit.
One-on-one or individual therapy is a vital part of the recovery process. It is here that some of the deepest truths and greatest breakthroughs occur. Producing insights and “ah ha” moments is an important part of the process. While progress is happening continually, the breakthroughs that often occur in individual therapy can serve as important milestones that encourage patients to keep pushing forward.
Therapy in small groups is extremely helpful to the recovery process in a number of ways. One of the most important is that it helps to break down the sense of isolation that so many people living with a substance use disorder or mental illness grapple with. Understanding the experiences and pain of others helps to develop empathy and compassion. It also helps people feel ‘seen’ and understood and demonstrates the effectiveness of teamwork and fellowship in recovery.
At Riverwalk Recovery, we believe that every patient deserves to develop a full knowledge of their condition. While knowledge alone is not enough to power your recovery, it is extremely helpful in improving self-esteem and self-advocacy. Understanding your condition and what works to help you recovery and why these things work can only help you sustain momentum. It also helps reduce the sense of shame.
Learning about how to create the conditions in your life that will perpetuate your recovery is a vital piece of the puzzle. When you understand wellness and how to achieve it, it becomes valuable to you. You will seek more of it and you will work to protect your newfound peace and health. Understanding how to increase wellness in your life is beneficial to absolutely anyone, but people in early recovery perhaps more than most. Everything from physical fitness, exercise, nutrition and self-care falls within the spectrum of wellness education.
Music Therapy consists of the use of music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Music therapy is an evidence-based modality with scientifically validated efficacy. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.
Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.
Learn More About Our Chattanooga Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Programs
If you or someone you love is living with a substance use disorder, disordered eating or mental illness that is impacting quality of life, we can help. Our combined decades of experience can help you facilitate the insight you need to make real change in your life and to sustain personal growth.
Recovery is possible. We have seen miracles here. All that is required is a bit of willingness and determination to make your start. You don’t have to have all the answers. No one does. But if you are willing to try and you have the capacity to be honest, then recovery can be yours. You don’t have to live with the consequences of compulsive behavior any longer. You do not have to continue to try and numb your feelings and escape your fears through the use of substances.
The most important thing to know, is that you are not alone. You do not have to be isolated if you do not want to be. The truth is that if you can summon just enough courage to make that phone call, you can set the wheels in motion. Just that tiny bit of momentum is all it takes to start to turn your life in a whole different direction. You could be looking back at this day a year from now and scarcely believe how much progress you have made. This is our hope for you.
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We work with most major insurance carriers and offer a range of options to fit your lifestyle and financial means