Those who are struggling with an addiction to opioids tend to have more to conquer than just a dependence to a specific substance or substances. Addiction is not just caused by the act of consuming a substance. Rather, there are numerous emotional issues that serve as the reasons behind addiction development. Therefore, a therapeutic intervention such as individual therapy can be extremely beneficial for a patient looking to achieve recovery.
Benefits of Individual Therapy for Opioid Abuse
When someone is struggling with an addiction to opioids, they must receive treatment for both the emotional and physical components of their addictive behaviors in order to achieve lasting recovery. Many people become addicted to opioids after using these powerful substances as a way to escape. For this reason, Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers provide patients with a setting where they can openly discuss and address the underlying causes of their addiction through the use of individual therapy. In individual therapy sessions, patients can share their emotions and viewpoints with a highly qualified counselor in a safe and supportive environment.
In individual therapy, patients can participate in the following:
- Pinpoint past events that may have aided in the development of their opioid addiction
- Create new viewpoints in relation to the root causes of their addiction
- Develop new ways to handle overwhelming feelings without the assistance of opioids or other substances
- Process setbacks and/or accomplishments in an appropriate manner throughout the course of treatment
- Create new personal goals
Building a Foundation for Opioid Abuse Recovery
Once a patient understands why they began abusing opioids, it is easier to develop a plan for a substance-free future. Individual therapy provides patients with a supportive environment where they can process their behaviors and feelings while preparing for long-term recovery.
Patients who incorporate individual therapy into their treatment plans experience the following benefits:
- Improved levels of self-confidence
- Increased self-esteem
- Lower levels of stress
- Increased sense of self-awareness
Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers understand the value of individual therapy in your recovery process. Our dedicated team of nurses, physicians, and counselors is available to assist you or someone you care about every step of the way.
To learn more about individual therapy and the other treatment options that we offer, please contact the intake team at Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers today.