Introduction to Alternative Modalities

Alternative Modalities in OceansideAddiction treatment has revolved around the 12-step model for decades, and this approach has helped many addicts achieve a successful life of sobriety. However, the 12-step program does not work as effectively for everyone. Some patients may find alternative modalities or treatments are more successful in helping them overcome their addictions. At West Coast Recovery Centers, we understand the need for personalized treatment programs, which is why we offer a number of modalities in addition to the traditional 12-step program.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This type of treatment examines relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The goal is to identify thought patterns that lead to self-destructive behavior and modify those patterns for healthier coping skills. Learn more Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Similar to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy approach focuses more on validation or acceptance of uncomfortable thoughts and behaviors. The theory is that once they are identified and accepted, they become easier to change and transformation becomes reality over time.

Trauma Informed Approach

This modality recognizes trauma symptoms and the impact trauma can have on a person’s life. By realizing the effects of trauma, a patient can work through those effects and move forward on the path to recovery.

Somatic Experience

Somatic experiencing is a psychobiological modality that focuses on symptoms of chronic stress and trauma that may be an obstacle in the patient’s recovery. By resolving the issue related to the stress or trauma, the obstacle can be removed and recovery can move forward.

Neuroptimal Neurofeedback

This treatment interacts directly with the central nervous system to “re-program” the brain, allowing it to recover from traumatic events. Neuroptimal neurofeedback sessions typically leave patients feeling calmer and more centered, while doubts and insecurities begin to take a backseat in the treatment process.

Psychodrama

This modality features a specialized type of role playing that helps patients learn to cope with problems in life without turning to substance abuse.

Sociometry

While intrapersonal relationships are the focus of psychodrama, sociometry zeroes in on interpersonal relationships as they apply to recovery. This approach helps patients understand connections with others and group dynamics as a means of adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Music Therapy

Music can often be used to express emotions and feelings more effectively than words. Music therapy uses different types of interactions with music to manage emotional and cognitive issues that are standing in the way of their recovery.

Mindfulness and Meditation

This holistic practice teaches patients to be “present in the moment” for the purpose of enhancing self-discovery. This practice gives patients an increased sense of control over thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Yoga

Yoga offers a number of benefits in the recovery process, including lowering stress levels, reducing anxiety and depression and creating a fertile environment for appropriate change to take place.

At West Coast Recovery Centers, we understand that treatment is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Our team personalizes the treatment program of each patient, taking into account the unique needs and issues involved in the recovery process. To learn more about your treatment options, contact West Coast Recovery Centers at 442-333-6199.

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