Evidence-Based Therapies for Substance Abuse

Addiction is complex and can have physical, mental, and social causes and consequences. Several therapy techniques or evidence-based practices can help treat the mental and social factors of addiction. But an effective rehab must treat every part of your addiction. That’s why we also use holistic methods to heal the physical damage of addiction and make therapy more effective. 

Evidence-Based Rehab:

Evidence-based practices are therapeutic techniques designed to treat the underlying causes of substance use and prevent relapse. These practices occur in our individual therapy, group therapy, education about drugs and addiction, life skills counseling, and physical modalities like ESM or EP

Motivational Therapy / Motivational Interviewing (MI): 

MI is a way to remove doubts about your potential to recover. It uses open-ended questions to help you to set goals, pursue those goals, and build their motivation to change. 

Supportive Expressive Therapy (SET):

As the name suggests, SET has two parts. The first part uses supportive techniques to help you feel comfortable in therapy. Once there is trust between you and the therapist, SET uses expressive techniques to discover the core emotional and social issues behind your substance use. 

Cognitive Behavioral Relapse Prevention (CBT-RP):

CBT-RP helps you discover the role that drugs play in your life by looking at the kind of thoughts, emotions, and situations that led to substance use in the past. You’ll then learn ways to help cope with these things without resorting to drugs or alcohol. 

Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA):

CRA helps you find events, hobbies, or jobs as a way to socially connect with your community. Over time the goal is to make meaningful bonds, feel a greater sense of daily purpose, and fill the time you once had for substances. 

Network Therapy (NT): 

NT teaches your friends, family, or loved ones how to best support your treatment plan. This includes helping you practice coping skills or whatever it takes to make your treatment a networked effort.  

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT): 

CRAFT makes family members part of the treatment process for CRA. A therapist will teach them how to help you connect to sober activities, fight cravings, and deal with relapse as quickly as possible. 

Family Therapy: 

In Family Therapy, therapists teach your family how to make changes that will help your recovery. These can be behaviors, dynamics, or family member’s attitudes towards the patient’s abstinence. 

Holistic Approach:

The holistic approach we use at Tree House Recovery is a way to strengthen the whole person. We use exercise, nutrition, social activities, leadership practice, and meditation to help you look, feel, and be stronger than you ever have. These are all action-based therapies that you can do every day so that you don’t want or need substances.  

Physical Fitness: Exercise helps relieve stress, increase positive emotions, and helps reduce the symptoms of PAWS after detox. 

Mental Fitness: Mindful exercises like meditation help you get better at staying calm under pressure, and making healthy productive choices. Our patients learn how to live in the present rather than worrying about the past or stressing about what might happen in the future. 

Social Fitness: Having a strong social network helps happiness and sobriety. In addition to the interpersonal skills patients learn, 91% of them keep in touch with their teammates after treatment and support each other’s recoveries. 

Life Strength: Jobs and other responsibilities give people a reason to get out of bed and to stay sober for something they’re looking forward to. That’s why our program includes resume building, interview skills, and leadership training. 

Get Started Today:

Tree House Recovery is an all men’s rehab facility whose mission is to teach people skills they can take home and use to stay sober, happy, and strong. To get started or learn more, call 855-202-2138.