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Addiction Therapy

Addiction treatment can refer to many different practices and programs created by recovery centers that focus on evidence-based therapies for drug and alcohol addiction. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to addiction, and that’s why at Laguna Shores Recovery, we are motivated to meet your recovery goals and needs along the path to recovery. We offer individualized treatment plans for each client, including different activities, group meetings, and therapy approaches. 

Addiction Therapy at Laguna Shores Recovery 

Deciding to seek help for your addiction is a critical first step; let us guide you through recovery. We will provide support, resources, and various techniques you can use in recovery to rebuild your life. All our certified staff members are in recovery, so they understand first-hand how challenging the disease of addiction can be. Our staff members pride themselves on empathy and strive to ensure clients receive the highest quality care during treatment. 

Laguna Shores Recovery offers medicated detox treatment to those who are eligible, residential inpatient treatment, and alumni services to ensure those in our care get the most out of their stay. Our team recognized that being away from home and loved ones is a huge commitment that can leave anyone feeling anxious, intimidated, or uncomfortable. We’re committed to meeting your needs during your stay so that treatment is as effective and comfortable as possible. 

You can find out more about various forms of therapy at Laguna Shores Recovery here

Building a Community in Group Therapy

Isolation and lack of motivation are side effects of addiction that cause an individual to lose or damage meaningful social ties and relationships. In recovery, clients can begin to repair those relationships through accountability, education, and therapy.

Residents must complete eight hours of clinical work per day. Clinical work includes participation in a 12-Step program in order to support sobriety. Playing an active role in a team working toward the same goal is key to lasting recovery. 

In group therapy, one or more therapists will lead meetings with conversations on substance abuse or mental health disorders. The therapist will then determine if the group needs a topic to speak on or open the floor for participants to speak freely.

Process groups provide a unique opportunity for our clients to enhance their level of self-awareness and actively improve their interpersonal skills. By receiving additional perspective and support from peers, our clients benefit from a safe environment to express themselves through new behaviors.

Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

Along with group therapy, residents will also receive one-on-one therapy to tackle the more personal aspects of addiction. Evidence continues to prove that psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is effective in treating addiction and co-occurring disorders. A core component of our program confronts the thoughts and behaviors associated with addiction. 

Psychotherapy refers to a broad spectrum of treatment methods and exercises for treating alcohol and drug addiction. Laguna Shores incorporates these methods into its treatment to form a safe and trusting environment filled with upward momentum and motivation toward a healthier lifestyle. 

Forms of Psychotherapy at Laguna Shores

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular and effective forms of treatment for those with substance abuse disorder. At Laguna Shores, our professionals utilize CBT to help clients apply logic and reason to their lives by evaluating how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other. This form of therapy effectively treats co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance use disorders. 

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a form of CBT that focuses on mindfulness and gaining control over patterns of behavior. This form of therapy is effective for individuals who have a difficult time reacting to emotions and acting on impulse. It helps with accepting change and responding to conflict and is helpful for those who have borderline personality disorder or experienced sexual trauma. 

You can learn more about dialectical behavioral therapy here

Existential Therapy 

This form of therapy revolves around themes of freedom and responsibility in recovery. Many who suffer from addiction will experience feelings of loneliness and meaninglessness. The more we learn about taking responsibility for the decisions we make, the freer we feel.

We firmly believe that the skills learned in psychotherapy will improve your ability to enjoy life-long addiction recovery.

Experiential Therapy

We recognize the importance of having fun in recovery. With experiential therapy, our clients get opportunities to push boundaries and open horizons to new ways of life in recovery. 

We offer a variety of field trips and unique experiences to keep clients busy and upbeat, such as:

  • Museum field trips
  • Float tanks
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Exploring downtown Los Angeles
  • Professional sports games
  • Aerial skills classes
  • Ropes courses
  • Ziplining
  • Yoga
  • Equine therapy
  • Beach trips

By making sobriety enjoyable, you can take your experience home to integrate it into your life. 

Tools for Recovery

Through life skills groups, our clients will learn practical techniques for stress-free living after treatment. These workshops teach vocational skills, housekeeping, nutrition, budgeting, and family communication, all of which are chosen by the individuals. 

Addiction therapies are the most utilized and essential practices in recovery next to medicated detox treatment. At Laguna Shores Recovery, we offer many forms of therapy and individualized treatment programs that help clients get the most out of their stay. Call us today at (866) 229-9923 to explore the many treatment options and therapeutic activities available.