We encourage and teach patients to make positive changes in their lives by rectifying maladaptive behaviours. By learning healthy coping skills, impulse control, emotional regulation skills, and drug-refusal strategies, they can avoid relapse.
Individual therapy helps patients to recognise triggers and cope with them. The therapists can also improve emotional regulation skills to manage cravings.
Group counselling provides opportunities to practice sober social skills, as well as the coping strategies you learned in individual counselling.
Family therapy sessions can repair broken relationships, improve communication skills, and build conflict resolution skills.
The doctors and counsellors in drug-rehab centres help patients make goals for themselves. Patients commit to themselves and their loved ones to make a positive change in their lives. They make long-term goals and then short-term goals that help them along the way.
To help patients overcome denial and make healthy choices and commitments, doctors educate them on the consequences and effects of substance abuse and addiction. Councilors educate patients about the effects that drugs have on their bodies in the hopes that they will be more motivated to make a change.