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Therapy is one of the biggest components of any addiction treatment program. Many facilities offer a variety of modalities to help individuals through their own unique experiences. When seeking out a quality substance abuse treatment program, you should be aware of the different types of therapy modalities offered, as well as how they work, to help you find success and lasting sobriety.

The Value of Behavioral Therapies in Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), behavioral therapies are the most commonly used treatment approach for treating problematic alcohol and drug use. These therapies can include individual, family, or group counseling, with each one varying in focus.

Behavioral therapy approaches in substance abuse treatment can have a wide range of benefits. NIDA’s Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide notes that behavioral therapy approaches help increase treatment engagement in clients, provide incentives for them to remain abstinent, and increase their life skills to handle stressful circumstances that may trigger drug cravings.

Continuing, these types of therapies help patients modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug use. They tend to be the most effective when they are used alongside other forms of treatment, such as medication. Patients can receive therapy treatment in many different settings with various approaches, allowing the individual to find the right form of therapy that best suits their unique needs.

Treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Texas

At Lighthouse Recovery Texas, our outpatient addiction treatment programs offer various therapy modalities to help you build the strong foundation needed for a successful recovery. Addiction is a disease that affects different people in different ways, so a variety of therapy options are available to treat this disease in the most comprehensive way possible. 

Effective therapy is available at every level of outpatient programming, but the timing and intensity of therapy will look a bit different throughout each level of treatment. Our programs are also customizable to the needs of each individual as well as their family.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Lighthouse’s PHP in Dallas, TX is usually the first step in your outpatient treatment journey. The PHP is perfect for those who have just completed an inpatient detox or require the most intensive level of care. 

The PHP consists of the most amount of time devoted to therapy, with 30 hours per week of group therapy programming, plus time for individualized and family therapy, as well as psychiatric support.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Dallas IOP at Lighthouse is usually the next step down after successful completion of the PHP, or for those who need a less intensive level of outpatient addiction treatment.

The IOP offers the same effective therapy modalities as the PHP, but with less time devoted each week to programming. The IOP will give you the tools necessary to help strengthen your sense of independence and prepare you to re-enter daily life.

Different Types of Therapy Modalities Offered at Lighthouse

No matter which outpatient program you enroll in, there will be a strong mix of various therapy modalities to help you achieve lasting success and sobriety. 

Group Therapy

According to the 2020 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, 93% of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities provided group counseling. This huge percentage reflects the fact that group therapy is extremely beneficial across multiple settings for SUD.

At Lighthouse Recovery Texas, group therapy is utilized across all outpatient treatment tracks in small groups of no more than eight people. Small groups will allow your voice to truly be heard, find support in the community, and allow for stronger accountability.

The amount of time spent in group therapy depends on which treatment program you are enrolled in, and night groups are even available for those who have other responsibilities during the day.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a necessary component of any addiction treatment program. During individual therapy, you will find some of the greatest progress during your treatment journey, as you discuss your personal struggles and unique goals.

All outpatient programs at Lighthouse include one hour of individual therapy each week with a masters-level, licensed clinician. These sessions are where you will continue to design your unique treatment path as you move along the road to long-term recovery.

Psychiatric Care

Psychiatric care is another essential component for many people struggling with SUD, especially for those with a dual diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and SUDs. Medication might also be necessary for some clients in treatment, and a highly-trained psychiatrist will help assess whether or not that will be beneficial for you.

At Lighthouse, our in-house psychiatrist is there to help you with these needs. One hour each week will be devoted to psychiatric care. Even before enrolling, everyone will receive a free psychiatric assessment.

Family Therapy

Last but not least, family therapy is a huge part of any treatment program at Lighthouse. Family-based approaches are often necessary to heal the whole family as you move through your treatment journey.

At Lighthouse, you will have the opportunity to sit down with a clinician and your family to address important matters like establishing boundaries, identifying triggers, strained relationships, and more. 

Substance abuse often affects the entire family, so this type of therapy is extremely beneficial in order to heal relationships, understand treatment, and create a lasting dynamic of support and success.

Therapy is one of the most important components of any substance abuse treatment program. Behavioral therapy approaches in substance abuse treatment have a wide range of benefits, and can be used in a variety of ways throughout treatment. At Lighthouse Recovery Texas, we utilize a variety of therapy modalities that are customized and tailored to each unique individual. Group therapy is a huge component of our outpatient treatment programs, and we specialize in small groups of no more than eight people. Small group sizes will allow your voice to truly be heard through strengthened community, transparency, support, and accountability. Lighthouse’s outpatient programs also offer individual therapy each week to address your unique needs and goals, along with psychiatric care for medication-assisted treatment and co-occurring disorders. Family therapy is another huge component of Lighthouse’s treatment programs, allowing the family to heal together. Call us today at (214) 396-0259.