Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one evidence-based therapeutic approach that addresses the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It can be helpful in the context of alcohol addiction because it helps individuals to identify and challenge their unhelpful beliefs and thoughts surrounding their alcohol use. As you’re working with our clinicians, you can begin to recognize irrational beliefs and modify unhealthy behaviors associated with alcohol use.
While CBT tends to be a cornerstone of alcohol addiction treatment, if it’s not the right fit for you for any reason, we’ll find alternative approaches.
A form of CBT, DBT is helpful for the treatment of many mental health conditions and substance use disorders, including alcohol addiction. DBT integrates cognitive-behavioral strategies with acceptance-based techniques. There’s an emphasis on the balance between acceptance and change.
If DBT is a good fit for you, you’ll be equipped with skills and strategies to navigate difficult situations and crises while ensuring you’re staying in line with your core values. DBT is usually structured as one part of a more comprehensive program.
The Family Systems Approach is a therapy framework that views the family as an interconnected system. It recognizes the role of family in addiction.
Broad goals of the Family Systems Approach include breaking codependency, establishing boundaries, and providing families with psychoeducation so they can better support the recovery process.
A creative, expressive therapeutic approach, music therapy addresses the many needs of an individual—physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. If someone is struggling with alcohol addiction, at San Diego Detox, our music therapy programs provide a non-verbal outlet for emotional expression.
Music therapy’s benefits can be applicable to many conditions. These can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and addiction.
At San Detox, music therapy can be combined with other therapeutic approaches and treatment tools to support your holistic healing.
In art therapy at San Diego Detox, individuals use creative processes, including painting, sculpting and drawing, to express themselves and deeply explore their thoughts and emotions. Trained art therapists guide them throughout this experience.
We encourage you to contact us to learn more about the many therapies we offer, how we structure an individualized approach to treating alcohol addiction, and to take the next step toward your recovery.