If you need substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, it may be hard to know where to start or what to look for. Googling “drug addiction treatment” gets you dozens and dozens of results. It is overwhelming. Lighthouse Recovery Texas is a top, nationally recognized treatment program located in Dallas, Texas. There you will receive a custom-built treatment program with a wide range of evidence-based therapy modalities to help you work through your trauma.
Drug Addiction Treatment Programs
Going through a drug addiction treatment program that does not meet your needs can be damaging. At Lighthouse Recovery, you can receive the appropriate level of care you need, with other levels available for you when you are ready to move on.
The five different programs offered are:
- Extended care
- Sober living
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Recovery coaching
During treatment, you participate in individual therapy, group therapy, life skills training groups, and other supportive services. Each level is designed to help you in your recovery and keep you accountable for different lengths of time. This looks like:
- Extended care – six-twelve months stay and programming
- PHP – four weeks of programming, six hours per day, five days a week
- IOP – three months, for three hours a day, three days a week
- Sober living – three months minimum commitment, but the average is around five months
- Recovery coaches – for an average of six-twelve months working with a Coach
Therapies Used in Drug Addiction Treatment
The most crucial aspect to look out for is the therapies offered at the drug addiction treatment you attend. This may be the hardest part, so here is a brief description of all the therapies used to treat SUD. Your personal therapist will help you with one or more of the therapies below.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Cbt)
With disorders such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where a person suffers from intrusive or distorted thoughts, one of the top therapies used to help is CBT. Through CBT, a person engages in talk therapy with a professional therapist. By talking through thoughts, you are able to work together to reset your thoughts. Ultimately, CBT helps a person “learn how to cope with difficult situations by challenging irrational thoughts and changing behaviors” (National Institutes of Health).
By working through distorted or inaccurate thoughts, you can change unhealthy behaviors. Emotions can lead to behaviors, so learning to manage thoughts and emotions can help with behaviors that feel out of control, such as substance use.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Dbt)
When someone uses substances as a way to punish or harm themselves, therapy can help reduce that self-destructive behavior. DBT specifically can help control intense emotions when someone is living with a mood disorder. Through mindfulness, acceptance of the current situation, acceptance of current emotions, and development of interpersonal skills, DBT teaches you how to regulate your emotions and tolerate distress.
Genetics and the family environment you grow up in have a big influence over who you become as an adult, how you manage difficult situations, and how you feel and express your emotions and thoughts. When you have adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), they have lasting traumatic effects. ACEs are experiences such as:
- Growing up in poverty
- Having parents with little understanding of child development
- Constant substance use in the home
- Exposure to substances as a child
If a person is affected by ACEs, their SUD may have developed due to the trauma. With family therapy, a person meets with their family as well as a professional. An open and honest conversation is facilitated by the therapist for constructive. By exploring how each person feels, you can come to understand your family members and grow through the past.
Motivational Interviewing Therapy (MIT)
Through this form of therapy, a person works together with a therapist to identify their personal motivation for change. Each person gets to decide what their reason to get up in the morning is, what their reason is to live and thrive. When you have a mental disorder, it can be hard to remember your motivation for being, let alone for wanting change in your life. With MIT or motivational enhancement therapy (MET), you strengthen those reasons that motivate you to get things done or go after your goals.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (Emdr)
EMDR is a newer type of talk therapy that works to help you change the way you think about traumatic events and memories. By processing memories, you are able to manage the feelings and thoughts that go along with them. Not all research agrees, but another component of EMDR is repeated movement or sounds. By focusing on back-and-forth movement or repeated sounds, a person calls to mind a traumatic memory that has been affecting them. You focus on the memory “until shifts occur in the way that you experience that memory and more information from the past is processed” (US Department of Veteran’s Affairs). Someone with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can especially find relief in EMDR.
Do you live in the Dallas area and have been looking for help with a substance use disorder (SUD)? Finding the right support can be difficult, and it takes time. You must have a place that meets your unique needs, as well as provides stability and accountability. At Lighthouse Recovery Texas, you can find all of that, as well as a sober environment with peers who understand living with addiction. Reach our top-of-the-class staff at (214) 396-0259 to discuss the programs available. Addiction is a disease you can live and thrive through. Our facility is nationally recognized as one of the most effective aftercare treatment programs. Let us help and support you in your recovery.