Traditional Therapies

Every element of our comprehensive treatment plans at Restore Drug Treatment LA plays a key role in the success of addiction treatment and recovery, especially traditional therapy programs.


When exploring quality services for addiction treatment, you will discover that there are many options available to choose from. Addiction rehabilitation centers often provide multiple levels of care, such as detox, inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and sober living. Within these recovery programs, addiction treatment facilities will incorporate additional services to aid patients in the recovery progress. The services provided will depend on the facility in question, however, traditional therapies are customarily available.

At Restore Treatment Center, our approach to drug and alcohol addiction rehab features an assortment of treatment therapy programs. Having a substantial selection of addiction services, run by our highly trained team of staff, makes it possible for us to provide our clients with the best, viable care. Every element of our comprehensive treatment plans at Restore Drug Treatment LA plays a key role in the success of addiction treatment and recovery, especially traditional therapy programs. Traditional therapies provide a more proficient understanding of each client and their addiction, which allows the Restore staff to create a treatment plan that meets the specific needs of the individual. Traditional forms of therapy are used for several purposes, such as to identify underlying problems that may correlate with the substance use disorder, help clients confide in a personal counselor, and assist clients in making positive, long-term lifestyle changes.

What Are The Common Forms of Traditional Therapy?

At Restore Drug and Alcohol Treatment LA, our list of traditional therapies is extensive, in comparison to most other rehab centers. In addition to the expected programs, we also provide a wide array of behavioral therapies. Our goal is to help clients successfully overcome alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders by applying a combination of treatments into our comprehensive recovery plans. The following is a list of valuable traditional therapies available at Restore Drug and Alcohol Rehab, and how each one is used:

  • Individual Therapy: One-on-one counseling sessions with a therapist are held on a weekly basis, and are designed to help enhance the emotional and mental well-being of an addict in recovery. This form of therapy helps addicts to understand their disease and discuss personal obstacles. Clients then learn how to overcome these challenges to achieve a more satisfying way of life. Addiction therapy uses various treatment methods and recovery tactics to help promote a positive, perpetual change in thoughts, behaviors and lifestyle choices.
  • Group Therapy: These therapy sessions may involve an addict’s loved ones, such as their spouse, parents, siblings, close friends or children. However, the most common form of group therapy involves a group of peers who can relate to each other’s battle with addiction. Regardless of who is attending the session, group meetings are usually led by a trained mental health and addiction professional. Benefits of group therapy include: learning new coping strategies, the opportunity to work on communication skills, and the ability to gain hope and strength through positive relationships with peers.
  • Family therapy for drug rehabilitationFamily Therapy: There is often much to repair in terms of family relationships when a person struggles with addiction. Family therapy can be the beginning of this repair process. Family addiction counseling can help progress an addict’s recovery, as well as rebuild strength and peace
    within the family. Family therapy programs provide each participant with the opportunity to relay the level of impact that alcoholism or drug addiction has had on them, to the addicted individual. Therapy sessions are carefully carried out in a safe setting and conducted in a practical fashion. This ensures that the user does not feel attacked and that each member of the family can sufficiently communicate their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Dual diagnosis treatment incorporates therapy and behavioral management to address co-occurring addictions and mental health disorders, in order achieve successful rehabilitation. Integrated dual diagnosis treatment begins with building a case management team, consisting of both substance abuse and mental health professionals. Once the client becomes engaged with the treatment services, the case management team uses motivational approaches to help the individual recognize the substance abuse problem and instill the desire to change. When the addict expresses the desire to change, therapists will then employ behavioral therapy techniques to teach the necessary skills for achieving abstinence. Clients are taught how to change their thought and behavioral patterns in relation to their addiction.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This form of therapy works to correct self-destructive behaviors and negative attitudes associated with addiction, by replacing them with healthy, positive habits for staying sober over the long-term. A central element of cognitive behavioral therapy is helping clients learn to anticipate likely problems and enhance self-control through the development of effective coping strategies. CBT strategies are based on the theory that learning processes play a critical role in the development of maladaptive behavioral patterns. CBT teaches addicts to identify and correct problematic behaviors, by applying a range of different skills that can be used to stop drug use and address additional problems that often co-occur with it.
  • 12-Step Program: A 12-step program is a valuable tool. This form of therapy supports the course of addiction treatment, because it emphasizes on accepting addiction as a disease, helps addicts work through the necessary steps towards abstinence, and forms strong social bonds. 12 steps for recoveryIt also provides encouragement and immense support from others who are working to overcome similar obstacles and fighting the same battle. Having a strong support network while in recovery is vital for sobriety maintenance. The 12-Step program offers each member sponsorship and accountability for supplementary support.
  • Relapse Prevention Programs: Relapse prevention is the term given to intervention strategies that focus on reducing cravings to lessen the potential for relapse. The goal of these programs is to help clients maintain abstinence from drug and alcohol use. The strongest predictor of relapse is the onset of cravings. Relapse prevention programs help clients to make positive modifications to lifestyle choices. These programs also teach recovering addicts necessary coping skills to deal with cravings and the environmental and emotional triggers that may lead them to use drugs or alcohol again. It is important for addicts in recovery to learn the three stages of relapse, so that immediate action can be taken in the event that any of these stages arise.
  • Aftercare: Addiction aftercare programs are a crucial part of any successful recovery, as these address the underlying psychological triggers and self-destructive behaviors associated with substance abuse and addiction. Aftercare programs are designed for ongoing support and motivation following the completion of treatment. Once a client returns to independent living, he or she will need to make use of aftercare programs for strength and stability in recovery.

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    How Does Traditional Therapy Promote Success in Addiction Treatment and Recovery?

    In addition to these traditional therapies, Restore Treatment Center also performs thorough diagnostic evaluations and assessment services, several forms of behavioral therapy, gender-specific groups, and LGBT-oriented treatment programs. At Restore Drug Rehab LA, your recovery is of the utmost importance to us. Our counselors and therapist will work with you, both individually and in a group setting, to help you build a relationship with them, as well as your peers. Having support while in recovery for a drug or alcohol addiction is vital. Through traditional therapies at Restore Treatment LA, you can form new bonds with beneficial people, and repair old, healthy relationships with loved ones. The stronger your support network is, the better your chances of maintaining lifelong sobriety will be.

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