Las Vegas Addiction Therapies
Programs Focused on Long-Term Sobriety
Finishing detox is no small feat and an important step toward recovery, but the journey does not end there. Therapy and counseling are crucial parts of the recovery process. Without taking time to address the underlying factors that drive addiction, you or your loved one will be more vulnerable to temptations and relapse. Therapy can provide you with the tools you need to handle addiction triggers and manage mental health symptoms in healthy ways.
Finding the Right Therapy Program
There are many different approaches to therapy. The “right” approach is different for every person, which is why we offer many programs that suit different personalities and temperaments. We help our patients find navigate recovery through personalized treatment and care.
Common Therapies Offered During Addiction Treatment
Pharmacological Therapies (Medication-Assisted Treatment):
The therapy uses medications to assist with the mental and physical side effects of addiction. We utilize tapers to help at the detox phase of certain substances such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioids. We also utilize psychotropic and comfort medications to help alleviate some of the symptoms of withdrawal.
Also known as talk therapy, these programs explore feelings, moods, thoughts, and behaviors. Therapists will aid in identifying unhealthy thought, emotional, and behavioral patterns that are interfering with functioning and sobriety. In addition, psychotherapy for addiction helps patients self-assess and build the necessary tools to be able to meet their own needs in all eight dimensions of wellness including physical, social, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, and financial.
At The Nestled, we believe that the involvement of loved ones in the recovery process is essential for the success of our patients. That is why every Saturday, we hold a “family day” where we invite family members and other loved ones to participate in educational workshops and learn more about our inpatient and outpatient facilities.
These types of groups can include yoga, qigong, song healing circles, art, equine therapy, and somatic movement therapy. Experiential groups teach patients a variety of ways to connect with their bodies and learn to tune in with their needs as they first need to identify what the needs are in order to get them met. Paired with talk therapy, which teaches them how to get those needs met in healthy manners, our patients are set up for success.
We have many educational classes such as personal hygiene, STD prevention, post-acute withdrawals, resume writing, interviewing, communication skills, healthy boundaries, financial planning, and leadership.
Peer Support Groups:
Sometimes patients want real-life feedback from those that have personal experience with addiction and are farther into their recovery than them. We connect our patients to the 12-step community for up to 4-5 hours per week. Patients are encouraged to introduce themselves, find a sponsor, and begin working the steps. In addition, our program also incorporates codependents anonymous as we have seen that a lot of our patients struggle with healthy bonds and relationships. Toxic interpersonal dynamics without healthy boundaries can oftentimes lead to relapses due to grief and heartbreak.
Clinical Treatment Modalities
Within the different therapy programs we offer, there are several psychotherapy and counseling treatment modalities that could be available to you when you become a patient at The Nestled Recovery Center in Las Vegas. Our addiction treatment specialists would be happy to help you find the modality that best matches your needs and strengthens your resolve to overcome addiction.
Different Treatment Modalities
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT):
Fighting circumstances outside of your control is destructive to your wellbeing and can fuel addictive habits. ACT works for many by reprogramming instincts to always challenge change and greater forces to instead accept limitations and situations as they are. When acceptance is sincere, lasting commitments to oneself and sobriety are possible.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT):
Unfortunate actions and outcomes can often be traced back to a problematic thinking pattern that fails to account for future consequences. The CBT modality helps patients change the way they think and feel about challenges and concerns, as well as their own futures. CBT has proven effective in overcoming substance addiction because it reestablishes connections and restraints between sudden urges and in-depth intellectual processes.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT):
People often become trapped in unhealthy cycles because they feel like no one can help them out of it. But they only feel like they can’t get any help because they don’t know how to ask for it. DBT focuses on improving communication skills, which are crucial for mitigating runaway emotions that often spiral into addictive tendencies. Many DBT patients also enjoy an improved sense of mindfulness that makes them feel more in control of each day because they understand their own decisions and thoughts with more clarity.
Also called existential therapy, existentialism shines a light on the human condition overall to show a patient that their circumstances are not entirely unique. The human condition is universal, and everyone experiences keynotes of it in different yet similar ways. With existentialism, achievements big and small are applauded because they are never easy within the human condition, but reasonable limitations and challenges are also discussed.
Eye-movement, desensitization, and reprocessing (EMDR):
One of the more science-based therapies, EMDR sessions are conducted by highly trained therapists who guide the patient through specific sets of eye movements. Studies have shown that the brain can readjust how it experiences certain memories if a particular pattern of eye movements is followed under the guidance and supervision of the EMDR therapist. For example, if your addictive behaviors are often triggered by a singular memory of a dark event in your life, then EMDR can be used to rewire reactions to that memory to eliminate the risk of readdiction.
Your family is stronger and more influential than you might realize or remember because addiction has changed your perception of genuine support. Family systems therapy utilizes your own family unit for a supportive foundation that builds up a defense against addictive behaviors. Many of your worst addiction triggers might be unseen to you, but your close family members probably see them. Gain access to their knowledge to bolster your own chances of overcoming addiction.
Also called mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness therapy is a bit of a holistic approach to behavioral and cognitive readjustments for the better. It addresses that there are likely unhelpful thought patterns and emotional reactions that you have to certain ideas, suggestions, and situations that can worsen addictive triggers and habits. Mindfulness therapies can help address these issues without necessarily using a structured therapy schedule. The concept can also be applied to stress reduction techniques that encourage a level head when there is heightened pressure or temptation to use an addictive substance.
Parts and memory:
If your addictive habits can be related to specific memory triggers, parts and memory therapy can help. This therapy helps you identify the harmful emotions associated with those memory triggers, isolate them, and find better ways to navigate them. Sorting those emotions into “parts” helps to further understand and use them for the better.
Just how memory assignments and repetitions in the mind can trigger addictive habits and past trauma, so can the physical motions of the body. Somatic therapy is a therapy form that examines how you move your body and subconscious physical patterns. Better emotional control and mental focus can both be gained with heightened bodily control and understanding.
Do you often feel as if you have a spirit inside that guides your thoughts and emotions? For patients interested in spirituality and musings of the soul, transpersonal therapy might be right for them. Transpersonal therapy integrates a number of creative outlets to express the inner workings of the heart, mind, and soul while on the path to recovery. Even patients who are not necessarily spiritual can appreciate this form of addiction therapy because it is often easier to connect with therapists due to the therapy’s holistic and less-cerebral approach to care.
Also called trauma-focused CBT, trauma-informed care is useful for patients who have never experienced or acknowledged significant trauma before. Patients who are unfamiliar with trauma might not realize they are being negatively affected by it, which makes recovery impossible. Trauma-informed care uses a combination of education and confrontation. Patients will be educated about trauma, coping mechanisms, misplaced guilt, and more. But they will also be given the tools to confront trauma to manage it, rather than trying to hide or hide from it.
Addiction Therapy For Sustainable Sobriety In Las Vegas
At The Nestled Recovery Center we offer a treatment program that truly addresses all eight dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, environmental, occupational, and financial so as to ensure our patients are set up for their journey to wellness.
Call The Nestled Recovery Center today at (702) 299-6406 to learn more about our therapy programs.