Therapies

Addiction Therapy Programs in Florida

Everyone’s addiction recovery journey is unique, which is why our specialists at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches are dedicated to creating individualized treatment plans to meet each of our patient’s needs. We constantly strive to provide clients with in-depth, comprehensive care that will address the physical, psychological, and social effects of addiction. However, we extend our services by providing addiction therapy programs in Florida that delve deeper into addressing underlying mental illnesses, equipping patients with the skills and tools essential for sustaining long-term recovery. 

Importance of Behavioral Therapy for Addic tion 

Substance use disorders often intertwine with underlying mental health issues, extending beyond mere physical dependence. Even with post-medically monitored detox, the mental challenges of addiction recovery persist. Stress, environmental cues, and co-occurring mental disorders compound these challenges. Our addiction treatment in Palm Beach integrates therapy to address these complexities, aiding in understanding the root causes, developing social skills, and imparting relapse prevention techniques for their day-to-day lives for long-term recovery beyond rehabilitation.  

Our Addiction and Mental Health Therapy Approaches  

At our South Florida behavioral health center, we offer several different types of therapies for mental health and addiction including: 

At our drug rehab in Palm Beach, trained staff members facilitate individual and group therapy sessions tailored to each individual’s specific mental health needs. These sessions, led by psychologists or peers facing similar challenges, offer diverse perspectives to help patients address their problems comprehensively. Individual therapy provides a private space for patients to discuss personal issues contributing to addiction, fostering comfort and openness. Conversely, group therapy fosters peer connections and support within the recovery community, complementing individual sessions. 

On top of these evidence-based practices, we also offer several holistic therapies for mental health and addiction that look at behavioral health as a combination of several problems instead of just one overlying issue. These therapies help patients see the benefits of comprehensive healing and how healthy habits developed in rehab can drastically improve their lives in the real world. 

Because group therapy and talking it out may not be for everyone, our programming includes activity-based therapies for mental health. Patients are encouraged to partake in our hands-on programming like art therapy, journaling, exercising, and music therapy. These activity-based mental health programs can bring out thoughts and feelings they are struggling to express honestly. With time, this extra outlet can help hesitant patients learn to open up in other therapy sessions and therefore increase their progress in recovery. 

Below are some of the addiction therapy programs we offer at our facility:  

  • Animal-Assisted Therapies: Incorporates animals into therapy to promote relaxation and accountability. 
  • Art Therapy: Utilizes various art forms to help patients articulate their thoughts and feelings to assist them in self-discovery. 
  • Biofeedback: Promotes relaxation through sound therapy, physical therapy, and positive affirmations.  
  • Christian Drug Counseling: Our Faith in Recovery program offers faith-based counseling and therapy approaches to help patients discover their spirituality and use it in recovery from addiction. 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Teaches patients how to recognize moods, thoughts, and situations that contribute to drug cravings and drug use. 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Focus on acceptance and change in recovery, teaching patients how to focus on the potential of the future instead of harping on their past mistakes.  
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A form of psychotherapy that utilizes eye and hand movement to calm the patient and help them recall and heal from traumatic experiences.  
  • Family Therapy: Our family therapy for addiction recovery includes individual sessions with a counselor and group sessions with the patient to promote healing within the family unit and address issues like enabling and codependency.  
  • Motivational Interviewing: A goal-oriented style of communication that helps strengthen motivation for and commitment to addiction recovery by exploring the individual’s reasons for change.  
  • Programs for Professionals: Among our special programs and therapies for addiction is also our addiction treatment for professionals, including healthcare professionals, athletes, pilots, first responders, and military personnel.  
  • Relapse Prevention: Our relapse prevention program teaches patients practical skills they can apply to their day-to-day lives to manage drug cravings and other challenges.  
  • Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery): With the guidance of a counselor, patients in SMART Recovery can engage in addiction group therapy activities to help each other manage challenges in recovery.  
  • Trauma Therapy: Helps people recover from traumatic experiences like rape, poverty, domestic abuse, death of a loved one, natural disaster, near-death experiences, and sexual molestation. 

Together, these mental health therapies can drastically improve the patient’s overall health and help them continue their progress once their treatment program is complete. These addiction therapies can teach patients healthy coping skills that can help them avoid relapse. 

What Is Active Therapy? 

Active therapy also known as recreational, or activity therapy is used for treating addiction, mental illness, and other disorders by utilizing a wide variety of activities, such as music, art, horseback riding, and more. These activities are known to improve the physical and emotional well-being of individuals undergoing treatment for an addiction or mental health disorder. 

According to the ATRA (American Therapeutic Recreation Association), the principles of activity therapy for addiction include: 

  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and documentation are the foundation of activity therapy 
  • Building powerful relationships 
  • Mentoring and developing professionals 
  • Therapy offered in a diverse setting 

The main goal of our activity therapy program is to enhance a person’s sense of independence and healthy living. Recreational therapies benefit both the mind and body, inspiring physical improvement while improving mood. 

Types of Activity Therapy Offered at BHOPB  

Before beginning treatment, therapists will build a treatment plan that meets the individual’s needs. As a result, no two people will have the same form of care. Recreational therapy for drug and alcohol abuse consists of many different activities, such as: 

  • Arts and crafts 
  • Community outings and events 
  • Creative writing (poetry, journaling) 
  • Dance, movement, or drama therapy 
  • Games 
  • Interaction with animals (ex., Equine therapy, volunteering at an animal shelter) 
  • Meditation 
  • Music therapy
  • Outdoor activities (hiking, rock climbing, fishing)
  • Sports like basketball, baseball, football, and swimming Sports like swimming and volleyball
  • Team building exercises 
  • Yoga 

Although these therapy activities are beneficial during treatment, they can also be habits that patients can carry on throughout their recovery. 

Recreational therapy or activity therapy for substance abuse integrates various activities aimed at tackling emotions and symptoms that could impede recovery. This approach not only confronts these challenges head-on but also provides an array of advantages, such as: 

  • Challenging patients to push themselves and overcome difficulties helps build a sense of accomplishment surrounding mental and physical challenges 
  • Development of relapse prevention skills for recovery 
  • Encouragement for patients to face fears, heal emotionally, and cope with challenges without using drugs or alcohol 
  • Encouraging patients to take care of their physical and mental health 
  • Improved leadership and team-building skills 
  • Improved motor functioning and cognitive abilities 
  • Improved self-awareness and problem-solving skills 
  • Increased confidence, resilience, and self-esteem 
  • Introduction to new, sober hobbies and activities that patients can use to fill their spare time and/or cope with future challenges 
  • Learning to trust others by participating in team-building and trust-building activities 
  • Motivating patients to live healthier and more independent lives 
  • Peer support 
  • Providing patients with an outlet to cope with stress and/or have fun
  • Reducing a person’s sense of isolation, anxiety, depression, and stress 

We Find the Right Addiction Treatment for You  

Addiction rehab treatment is far from a one-size-fits-all process, as what works for one patient may not yield the same results for another. Employing generalized substance abuse therapy is ineffective in ensuring reliable and enduring success. Each individual who enters our facility grapples with a distinct level of chemical dependency and a unique array of challenges, circumstances, and obstacles. Our mission is to help them pinpoint these hurdles and guide them in surmounting them on their road to long-term recovery.  

Through our individualized rehab treatments, our patients are put in the best possible position to succeed, during and after rehab. Call (561) 220-3981 or contact us to learn more about our wide selection of treatment options that address the whole patient alongside his or her addiction.