Benefits of Therapy in Substance Misuse Treatment

The thought of going to treatment may feel a little intimidating. Struggling with substance misuse isn’t easy, let alone being vulnerable enough to admit when help is needed. But treatment can save lives. A big part of that treatment are the different forms of therapy that are applied. And with treatment that is the right fit tailored to each individual’s needs, many people have the potential to reach long-term sobriety.

Sunrise House Treatment Center is an American Addiction Center’s (AAC) facility. AAC is a leader in addiction treatment with facilities across the country. Located in Lafayette Township, New Jersey—less than 40 miles from Newark—Sunrise House serves as one of AAC’s Northeastern facilities. This treatment center offers medical detox, residential treatment, and aftercare planning.

Patients have the opportunity to experience nutritionally balanced meals, a fitness center, mindfulness spaces, and excursions (contingent on the individual treatment program).

Therapy Methods and Their Benefits

Sunrise House provides patients with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), individual therapy, group therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and reflections, and 12-step programs. Each individual is given a treatment program inclusive of therapies that are a fit for their particular needs.

Individual therapy consists of weekly hour-long counseling sessions. Individuals are assigned a counselor when they first begin treatment and will have this counselor for the duration of their program.

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps individuals to alter thoughts and beliefs that may be harmful. It’s also used to develop new coping skills in order to maintain long-term sobriety.

Group therapy is taken with a patient-centric approach. This allows Sunrise House to offer a variety of specialized groups to fit the different needs of different patients.

This includes:

  • Co-occurring disorder groups. For example, this may be individuals battling an alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) with a mental condition such as anxiety or depression. This includes other co-occurring disorders as well.
  • Gender-specific groups. This allows those who identify as males or females to have therapy that focuses on the needs that are specific to each gender.
  • LGBTQ+ groups. These groups allow individuals who are part of the LGBTQ+ community to have therapy centered around their needs based on the obstacles they face, as well as their life experience as an individual who battles substance misuse.

Music therapy. Individuals get the choice to participate in music therapy once a week. It’s a great form of communication and is complimentary to other forms of therapy.

Mindfulness/reflections provides individuals with the opportunity to reflect on their treatment for that day and to compartmentalize an area that they found particularly valuable.

Sunrise House hosts daily Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meetings for those looking for local chapters to join or for those currently enrolled at the facility. AA is considered a 12-step program, which is one of the oldest forms of methods for fighting addiction.

Sunrise House Treatment Center provides an opportunity for individuals battling substance misuse to get the treatment that is tailored to their specific needs, utilizing different forms of therapies along the way.

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