Recovery programs are sets of treatments and therapies that are grouped together in a specific sequence and style in order to help a person addicted to drugs, alcohol, or both to overcome their addiction. They are designed to help addicts achieve and maintain their sobriety. These recovery programs address all aspects of drug and alcohol addiction, including the physical and mental aspects of the disease. To get more information about the various recovery programs that are available, call Chicago Drug Rehab IL at (312) 604-7346.
All recovery programs are based upon certain models of recovery. These models serve as guidelines and philosophies for addiction treatment that help to make the program cohesive and serve to give the programs structure. Treatment programs may put more than one model of recovery to use and often combine them to make the addiction treatment more comprehensive. A few of these models of recovery include:
The moral incentives model of addiction recovery focuses on getting recovering addicts involved and engaged in their addiction treatment. Many times, people who have had long-term relationships with drugs or alcohol are highly reluctant and resistant to give those relationships up, even if they know they need to and enter rehab or treatment. This reluctance and resistance can actually hinder them in the recovery process and make it difficult for the lessons learned in therapy to truly sink in and resonate.
These reluctant patients often have difficulty getting the motivation to speak up in therapy or group sessions or participate in exercises and activities meant to help them break their mental addiction to drugs or alcohol. As such, the motivational incentives model of recovery offers such patients incentives or rewards for getting involved in their treatments and therapies.
The prizes are tangible objects, such as gift cards, food, or movie tickets, that can provide the recovering addict instant gratification. These rewards are meant to help them get over their reluctance and to become complicit in their recovery and sobriety.
Under the cognitive/behavioral model of addiction recovery, the focus is on the cognitions and behaviors that can lead up to and cause the development of an addiction, as well as affect a person's recovery and continued sobriety. Cognitions refer specifically to thoughts and emotions, whereas behaviors are actions and habits. Identifying problem cognitions and behaviors is only the beginning, though. The process also includes developing coping mechanisms and alternative patterns of thoughts and behavior to quell them before they cause a person to relapse.
Group and individual therapies are treatment techniques that help a recovering addict to explore the issues that caused them to develop a substance abuse problem and addiction and address those problems directly. Because many of these issues are cognitive and behavioral, this is the primary treatment technique used under the cognitive/behavioral model.
Art therapy is a treatment designed to help a recovering addict better understand and identify their own emotions and to deal directly with those emotions rather than cover or mask them with substance abuse. Through the creation and exploration of art, a recovering addict can also learn to express their emotions in healthy and productive ways. As such art therapy can be used as a coping mechanism at home after treatment as well.
If you are ready to start the recovery process, Chicago Drug Rehab IL can help you explore your recovery program options. We will help you find treatment programs to overcome your drug and/or alcohol addiction. Call at (312) 604-7346 for information on how to get started.