Alcohol and Drug Rehab Center Counseling and Therapy

A component of our complete alcohol and drug treatment program

St Louis rehab center addiction counselingAddiction Counseling: In our St. Louis alcohol treatment program we use individual, family, and group addiction counseling to give knowledge about what is occurring, give the client insight into their particular situation, teach coping skills for future stressors and triggers, and provide social support for long-term recovery.

  • Knowledge
  • Insight
  • Coping skills
  • Social support

Our addiction counseling uses the most effective techniques available including: cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapeutic techniques. We provide individual addiction counseling to help the patient with their treatment and recovery by providing knowledge and insight into their addiction better preparing them to maintain sobriety. Family counseling is for loved ones affected by the disease of alcohol and drug addiction and provides them with their own help, as well as, insight into how they can better assist the patient in recovery. Group counseling provides social support and psycho-education for individual’s dealing with similar struggles and is led by one of our addiction counselors all at our St. Louis alcohol treatment program.

Motivational Interviewing for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative form of therapy between counselors and clients, which elicits motivation for change. It focuses on the individual’s perception of their issues and assesses desired change in order to create appropriate conditions for change in the therapeutic process. Motivational Interviewing (MI) explores the individual’s ideal-self and dissonance that may occur when behaviors and thoughts do not match their personal goals and beliefs. MI is a person-centered approach in which therapeutic relationships and empathy are at its core and progress is recognized and addressed throughout. Motivational Interviewing uses past anecdotes and experiences to help formulate present and future goals.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a brief therapy that explores the relationship between cognitions, or thoughts, and behaviors in the present and future. This technique is used in addiction treatment as well as with co-occurring disorders to challenge automatic and irrational thoughts and beliefs that can sometimes lead to self-destructive or negative behavior. CBT encourages clients to identify intrusive thought patterns, challenge those thoughts by redirecting them to positive and rational thoughts, thus giving one a chance to adjust their behaviors. CBT uses journaling, charts and other homework techniques to help clients achieve their goals and increase their feelings of self-control.

Solution Focused Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Solution Focused Therapy is a present and future oriented technique that encourages a client to express their future desires and vision for their life, followed by a thorough exploration of steps to achieve those goals. This collaborative therapy technique teaches clients to focus on their future and moving forward while using their experiences as a resource to affirm past successes or to examine where change may be necessary to attain a more desired goal for the future. SFT helps clients learn to identify problems, process different solutions and use those solutions to create a positive outcome.

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