It is our goal to help our veterans and first responders find long-lasting recovery and happier, healthier lives both while at Mission Recovery and beyond. Our programs are abstinence-based and combine a 12-step approach with a strong mental health component. However, because each client has walked a different path into addiction, we know that the road to recovery is not one-size-fits-all. Therefore, we offer a number of addiction treatment center programs that are specifically designed to help veterans and first responders overcome the trauma they have experienced from years of working on the front lines.
Each client receives a unique treatment program created by our team. For many of our clients, addiction treatment will address co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Addiction Therapy in Fort Worth, Texas
Our treatment team can provide the following addiction treatment therapy programs at our substance abuse treatment center:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Motivational Interviewing
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that involves one on one counseling to help you change negative thinking and to help you respond to challenging situations in a better way. CBT is used to help heal symptoms that you may experience trauma, depression, and other mental disorders.
The CBT approach helps you learn more about your mental health condition and can help provide you with tools and coping skills to help you better deal with the symptoms of your mental illness.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was developed as a method to prevent relapse when treating problem drinking and later was adapted for individuals with cocaine addiction. Cognitive-behavioral strategies are based on the idea that learning processes develop into negative behaviors. Through CBT, clients learn to identify and correct these behaviors by applying a range of different skills to stop drug abuse. CBT also addresses a range of other problems that often co-occur with substance abuse.
A core element of CBT is seeing future problems and improving clients’ self-control through coping strategies. Some techniques include:
- Looking at the consequences of drug use
- Self-monitoring to recognize cravings early and identify high-risk situations
- Developing strategies for coping with cravings
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Developed by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, DBT is a treatment program whose ultimate goal is to help individuals build a life worth living. When DBT is successful, the individual learns to see, set, and sustain goals that are different from their out-of-control behavior. This helps them be better able to handle life’s everyday problems (Dimeff & Linehan, 2008).
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR is founded on the idea that our emotional well-being is connected to our physical state. Therefore, EMDR employs a physical technique called bilateral stimulation. During this, a therapist will guide a client through eye movements, tones, or taps to move incorrectly stored memories to the right part of the brain. EMDR therapy involves three time periods: the past, present, and future. This therapy focuses on painful memories and related events. Therapists might also work through current stressful situations and develop attitudes for positive future actions (EMDR Institute, 2019).
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
MI is a way to encourage individuals at an alcohol addiction treatment center to make changes in their lives. Family and friends of people struggling with addiction can use this strategy to help their loved ones make changes, seek treatment, and stay on track in their recovery. MI is a way of discussing an issue that draws out an individual’s reasons for changing, instead of relying on other people’s opinions or ideas. MI recognizes that having mixed feelings about making a change is a common part of recovery. Talking about these feelings can help to bring out an individual’s reasons for making a change. MI focuses on a person’s own motivation to change through their values, beliefs, concerns, and goals (Providers Clinical Support System, 2017).