A Traditional Approach to Addiction Treatment
As part of our holistic approach to addiction treatment, we offer a number of different therapeutic approaches from both the traditional and non-traditional schools of thought, as well as different options within each school.
Behavioursal Therapy focuses on modifying, ultimately ‘unlearning’, your negative behaviours. This therapeutic practice does not explore nor examine underlying causes or emotional issues, and does not strive to make changes to your personality. Behavioural Therapy aims to give you an arsenal of effective responses to physical triggers and chemical urges.
Cognitive Therapy is a therapeutic approach that works to change inaccurate and distorted beliefs and perceptions—of self and others. Cognitive Therapy works to heal the emotional problems that have resulted from these distorted views, correcting and revising them, while examining both positive and negative results.
Psychodynamic Therapy closely examines the underlying and often subconscious causes of your addiction, tracing behaviours to their very origins. Psychodynamic Therapy examines those events that have shaped your personality, attitudes, and, ultimately, has resulted in an emotional disorder that has lead you to addiction. This therapy results in lasting changes to your emotional and psychological health, helping to resolve past trauma, grow self-esteem, and create healthy relationships.
Psycho-Education Therapy focuses on educating you on the emotional and behavioural difficulties that has lead you to addiction; teaching you techniques to effectively control these undesired behaviours, arming you with knowledge. Both you and your loved ones gain a deep understanding of your addiction, why you use, and the harmful psychological effects on all.