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The Role of Individual Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Although addiction recovery focuses largely on detoxing the body from addictive substances, there are many other elements of recovery that are just as important as the detox process.

Addiction is multi-faceted and is most often a result of mental and emotional issues which are left unaddressed for too long.

Therefore, successful addiction recovery depends on a recovery programme which focuses on the mental well-being of individuals receiving addiction treatment.

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Drug Rehabilitation and Individual Therapy and Why it’s Necessary

People often turn to alcohol and substance abuse to deal with otherwise unbearable issues in their lives. Addiction can be considered a symptom of pain that exists on a deeper level than just the surface.

Therefore, fully addressing the issues that drive an individual to self-medicate with harmful substances plays a fundamental role in their recovery.

In addition, the detox process can be extremely challenging and will bring to the surface many layers of unaddressed issues that need to be processed in a safe space with the support from a mental health professional.

Individual therapy helps an individual navigate their feelings, pain, and emotions safely so that together with their therapist, they can work towards finding the root cause of their problems.

Therapists create an environment in which an individual can talk about things they have never said out loud before, without the fear of being judged or ridiculed. This is often not possible for people who have difficult relationships with their loved ones, resulting in lost connections and feelings of isolation.

The important thing to remember is that every single addiction story is unique and understanding an individual’s history is crucial to understanding their addiction and how to overcome it in the best possible way for that individual. Therefore, individual therapy in addiction recovery is extremely important.

Step Away – Rehabilitation Centre South Africa

At Step Away, individual therapy forms part of our recovery programs and involves one on one sessions between our therapists and clients.

During these sessions, various types of therapy is used to address different issues which ultimately contributes to the recovery of the client.

We pride ourselves in offering the highest level of patient care and confidentiality, in a safe space which is free of judgment or prejudice. For more information, please contact us.

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