At Denver Recovery Center, we pride ourselves on our diverse therapy services for addiction treatment. We know that each of our clients is unique, meaning some therapies are better suited for some individuals than others. We are happy to provide our clients with highly individualized treatment plans to suit their needs and promote holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit.
Our various therapies cover a wide range of approaches and offer fresh perspectives in addiction treatment. Addiction therapy services are not always cut-and-dry, and our care reflects the unique backgrounds of our clients.
At our facility, the diverse nature of our programming ensures each client receives high-quality, individualized treatment that supports lasting recovery.
There’s a very good chance that you’ve heard of a 12-step program. The 12-step approach to treatment has been around for a long time and has been incorporated into standardized treatment in many modern addiction treatment programs.
The basic idea behind the 12-step program involves, as you might guess, 12 unique steps! In this kind of program, a client progresses through 12 different steps that can be described as guiding principles. Each individual works through the steps with the assistance of a sponsor, usually someone who’s been through the program before and is familiar with the 12 steps.
The 12-step program is also noted for including a spiritual component. In general, this type of program is focused around acceptance of an existing challenge such as drug or alcohol misuse, making a decision to actively change, and making amends to others.
Although the 12-step program was originally designed to treat alcohol misuse, swapping out “alcohol misuse” with drug misuse is possible, allowing this kind of program to adapt to a client’s needs.
The basic 12 steps are as follows:
Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3: We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Them.
Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7: We humbly asked Them to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8: We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10: We continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
Step 11: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Them, praying only for knowledge of Their will for us and the power to carry that out.
Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affair
Alternatives To 12-Step Programs
Although 12-step programs are well-known and widely employed in many treatment programs, we like to offer alternatives to the standard 12-step therapy. We know that 12-step programs, although wildly successful for some people, are not the best fit for everybody.
At Denver Recovery Center, our top priority is matching our clients with treatment and therapy plans that they feel confident and comfortable engaging with. No single approach to treatment is effective for every individual. What we want to focus on is providing quality care that acknowledges our clients’ differences and customizes their care.
In order to effectively provide for our clients, we offer 12-step alternatives that include options such as holistic, life skills, outdoor, and recreational therapies. Alternative therapies have also proven effective at creating lasting recovery outcomes.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
All clients in our treatment program will be able to experience the detailed and intentional care that comes from dual diagnosis treatment.
What exactly is dual diagnosis?
Dual diagnosis treatment acknowledges and specifically treats co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Many individuals struggling with substance use can also find themselves dealing with a mental illness at the same time. It’s also possible for the reverse to be true: someone dealing with a mental illness such as anxiety finds themselves struggling with substance use after trying to self-medicate with alcohol, for example.
The co-occurring nature of these conditions has not always been recognized or made a priority in addiction treatment programs. However, nowadays, as we continue to learn more about addiction and substance use, we see the great benefits of integrating addiction treatment and mental health care into the same program.
We offer dual diagnosis treatment to all our clients in order to care for each person as a whole individual. Settling for more standardized, traditional addiction treatment programs is not good enough for our clients, not to mention these programs are not always supportive enough to treat both addiction and mental illness.
Our comprehensive dual diagnosis program is built upon our complex and thorough understanding of what it takes to effectively treat our clients. It’s clear that dual diagnosis treatment sets our clients up for better long-term outcomes. Throughout our dual diagnosis treatment, clients can expect to experience a variety of creative interventions and therapies.
Individual professional counseling is a very common part of addiction treatment. Individual counseling can be used to describe any kind of therapy where there is a one-on-one interaction between a licensed counselor and a client. We use individual counseling in a way that aims to make our clients feel comfortable and have a space of their own to open up to our counselors. This way, clients have some space away from other program participants and are the individual focus of their sessions.
During these sessions, our counselors will have an opportunity to help clients work through the deeper reasons and roots of substance use. It’s commonly believed that some people who struggle with substance use simply aren’t strong enough to quit or don’t want it badly enough. The truth is, addiction is a lot more complex than this.
We understand there are a variety of potential underlying causes of addiction such as troubled relationships, stress, anxiety, traumatic events, and more. For some people, substance use begins as a way to self-medicate for some troubles. Individual counseling is an effective way to explore beyond surface-level appearances of a client’s journey and history with substance use.
Alongside individual counseling, group therapy is also extremely common in addiction treatment. Here at Denver Recovery Center, we use the power of shared goals to better support our clients and provide them with a treatment experience that will help them reach and maintain their recovery goals.
The idea of group therapy can be daunting to some people. This is perfectly natural. After all, airing your dirty laundry to complete strangers probably doesn’t seem like something most people would get excited about. However, there are numerous benefits to group therapy.
One of the greatest benefits of group therapy is showing our clients they aren’t alone in their struggles. Many clients can feel isolated and shunned from social groups, family, and friends, as a result of continued substance use. In group therapy, you get to see there are other people just like you who understand the loneliness and the struggle.
In addition, none of our clients is ever forced to speak. Our group therapy leaders will strive to never pressure you into feeling as though you should say something when you would rather listen. Of course, we invite our clients to participate and share their own experiences if they like, but clients are also welcome to just start out by listening to others.
There are a variety of benefits that clients can expect from group therapy:
- Shared goals
- Build support systems
- Increased accountability
- Keeping an open mind to new techniques
- Multiple perspectives
Family therapy is a combination of different therapeutic techniques that involve both the client and their closest family members and friends. Substance use not only harms the client but relationships with those close to them as well. It’s not uncommon to see clients with strained, broken, or unhealthy relationships with family and close friends. Although repairing tense relationships won’t happen overnight, with programs like family therapy, healthier boundaries can begin to form, allowing healing to take its course.
This therapy aims to improve communication, reduce stress and conflict, and address certain issues that may exist between all members of a person’s family. This type of therapy often involves so many different individuals because substance use can also affect many people beyond the client. It’s important to acknowledge the impact that substance use can have on family and friends in order to improve overall communication and help create more positive, healthy relationships.
The goals of family therapy include:
- Helping the family members understand what the client is going through
- Encouraging the loved one with a sense of a united and supportive front
- Improving the communication between all family members
- Identifying and addressing possible factors that contributed to their loved one’s substance use
- Providing guidance for family members about supporting a loved one in recovery
- Allowing all members of the family to have a safe place to discuss a variety of sensitive issues
At Denver Recovery Center, we know that our clients are more than just an addiction. Our clients are unique individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances, and each individual has a relationship with substance use that is a little different from everyone else’s.
We believe that quality addiction treatment ought to go beyond surface-level treatment. That’s why we promote holistic therapy, an addiction treatment that aims for recovery by healing mind, body, and spirit. But a person is so much more than their addiction, and their addiction is so much more than too much alcohol or drug use. We are constantly on the lookout for new ways to weave holistic elements throughout our clients’ experiences during treatment.
Taking a holistic approach to addiction treatment means taking all parts of the person into account. We focus on areas such as these in treatment:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Life skills
By balancing these elements, we aim to help build our clients a well-rounded and stable foundation for their recovery.
Our clients engage in a variety of physical and mindfulness activities that include:
- Creative expression
- Life skills training
- Nutritional education
Life Skills Training
Life skills are any kind of skill that we use to go through our day. These skills can encompass a variety of areas including physical, emotional, financial, and social skills. Many skills are learned while growing up and through real-world experiences. Every individual has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to life skills.
People who have struggled with addiction for a while sometimes did not have the opportunities to experience real-world scenarios where they could practice and develop important life skills. Instead of challenging themselves to seek out experiences, difficulties in their personal life, mental illness, and other factors can result in someone turning to substance use instead. In this way, substance use is an escape from the challenges in the real world. This can lead to stunted growth in skills such as effective communication, money management, and emotional regulation.
A life skills training program helps people struggling with addiction learn more effective and healthy behaviors. As they go through addiction treatment, they participate in group and individual therapy sessions to develop and practice life skills. These skills become part of their daily habits and can act as a catalyst for positive change.
Our clients learn a variety of skills including:
- Coping with difficult emotions
- Dealing with stress
- Managing anger
- Interpersonal skills
- Vocational skills
- Academic skills
- Time management
- Money management
- Cooking and nutritional education
- Awareness of physical health
- Recreation therapy
As it turns out, your parents were right! Fresh air and sunshine are truly very good for you.
Here at Denver Recovery Center, we harness the power of the outdoors by allowing our clients the opportunity to appreciate the peaceful atmosphere that being outdoors brings. Being out in nature can bring calm to stressed people and leave just about anybody feeling refreshed and energized.
Wilderness treatment programs are quickly being recognized in the addiction treatment space as being highly effective for those individuals working toward recovery. Wilderness therapy is a blanket term for several types of outdoor rehab programs such as camping, fishing, and hiking. These are led by qualified professionals to ensure you have an experience like no other.
Wilderness and outdoor therapy programs can benefit clients who already love being outside as much as those who have little experience with nature. In fact, you don’t have to be the “outdoorsy” type to reap the benefits of wilderness therapy. Our trained professionals will meet you at your comfort level for each experience. You can spend a little time in a scenic setting and just learn to appreciate being there at first. As you become more comfortable, you can try new activities to help with your recovery.
The main goal of this type of therapy is to provide you with experiences that will enrich your treatment. These programs combine psychotherapy, skill-building, and development of an appreciation for the world outside of the self-destructive cycles of addiction.
Recreational therapy involves the use of specific, activity-based interventions to assist an individual in the healing process. Furthermore, recreational therapy interventions can include a wide array of possibilities. Some examples include music therapy, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, theater, and many other activities. Recreational therapy can offer many unique benefits for those going through addiction treatment.
Recreational therapy has many advantages for clients, including:
- Growth in independence
- Social and motor skills improvement
- Lower incidences of depression and anxiety
Your Journey With Denver Recovery Center
No matter where you are in your journey toward recovery, Denver Recovery Center is here for you. With a wide range of therapies and perspectives to offer in our addiction treatment program, we’re ready to help you work toward recovery and experience healing in mind, body, and spirit. Make one simple phone call to (833) 201-4938 today and experience the difference of holistic addiction treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does individual therapy in addiction entail?
Individual therapy provides an opportunity for clients to work one-on-one with a licensed counselor. This private counseling session allows clients to open up about their struggles with addiction and talk in greater depth about potential underlying causes and life circumstances that may have contributed to continued substance use.
Throughout these sessions, the counselor can lead the client through reflective exercises to identify challenges and hurdles to recovery. Counselors can also assist clients in changing negative thought patterns and behaviors over time.
How does addiction therapy work?
There are a variety of therapies, approaches, and perspectives in addiction therapy. At Denver Recovery Center, we use a wide range of practices including dual diagnosis treatment and holistic practices. Dual diagnosis treatment is addiction treatment that integrates mental health care in order to address both co-occurring mental health illness and substance use. We also bring a holistic perspective to treatment that lends itself to the care and healing of mind, body, and spirit. We encourage our clients to participate in activities such as outdoor/wilderness therapy and creative, recreational expression.
What type of therapy is best for addiction?
Not every therapy is best suited for every client. When you choose to come to Denver Recovery Center for treatment, our professional counselors will listen to your unique background and situation before creating a treatment plan that includes the appropriate effective treatments for you.