Addiction affects each person differently as it is both a mental health issue and a social one. Peer pressure pushes many of us to smoke or drink well before the legal age, and our society seems to find this acceptable. Addiction therapy programs are available to help you regain control of your life when addiction has taken over. But which program is right for you?
At Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, our addiction therapy programs will help you break free from addiction through individual and group therapy programs that will teach you how to recognize your triggers and develop positive coping skills to help you stay on your sober path. Call 833.448.0127 today to speak with our caring team members and learn more about our beneficial addiction therapy programs.
Finding the Right Addiction Therapy Programs for You
Addiction is a mental and physical health issue that affects the mind by changing the brain chemistry so that it requires the substance of choice to maintain functionality. When you try to quit, your body starts going into withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms can be as minor as a headache and a slight craving to as severe as uncontrollable shivering, muscle pain, vomiting, and much more that will not cease until you satisfy that craving.
Effective addiction treatment therapies will focus on the physical and mental aspects of addiction to help you get a better understanding of your addiction.
The best way to understand addiction is by better understanding your actions and what led to the start of your addiction, and how your thinking patterns and thought processes are affected.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – CBT helps you recognize your negative thoughts and develop new thinking patterns and positive coping skills to maintain your sobriety.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – DBT focuses more on the harmful effects of addiction like suicide and self-harm. DBT can help you accept your negative feelings and begin to change the way you perceive these feelings, and develop positive coping skills.
- Neurofeedback therapy – This therapy directly affects the brainwaves and tries to normalize them through positive stimulation. Addiction changes your brain chemistry and thought processes, and neurofeedback therapy is very effective in treating addiction.
At Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, our certified therapists use these and other forms of behavioral therapy in our addiction treatment therapies to give you a better chance at maintaining your sobriety.
Drugs and alcohol have a physical effect on your brain. The substance you are taking changes your brain chemistry so that it stops producing naturally occurring endorphins that are responsible for your happiness, motor functions, and much more. When you stop, even for a few hours, your body can start craving the substance and will go into withdrawal until satiated.
These withdrawal symptoms can be very debilitating and may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Mood swings
- Painful muscle cramps
- Poor sleep
- Hot flashes
- Suicidal thoughts
When withdrawal symptoms get in the way of your recovery, medication-assisted therapy can help. These are FDA-approved drugs that can limit painful symptoms, stop your cravings, and reduce the pleasurable effects of your substance of choice.
Benefits of an Addiction Therapy Program
When you begin an addiction therapy program at Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery, you will soon feel all of the amazing benefits of your addiction recovery, such as:
- A growing sober network that you can rely on
- A better understanding of yourself and your addiction
- Fewer emotional outbursts
- A better outlook on life
- A growing number of healthy coping skills
- Better control of your triggers and craving
- A new sober life
Learn More About Addiction Treatment Therapies at Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery
When you are ready to get serious about your addiction recovery, or if you know someone who can benefit from our addiction therapy programs, call Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery. Don’t waste any more time suffering needlessly. Call 833.448.0127 today.