Addiction is a medical condition that occurs when a person is physically and mentally dependent upon a substance. A person who struggles with addiction rarely starts out attempting to become addicted to a substance. However, as they continue to use a substance, their brain experiences changes that cause them to crave the substance. They will start experiencing withdrawal symptoms and then use the substance as a means to get through the day. A person doesn't feel "normal" unless they have used the drug or drugs of abuse they are accustomed to. When a person suffers from addiction, addiction therapy programs in Wichita Falls can help.
A common misconception surrounding addiction is that a person can simply quit at any time. This is far from the truth as addiction changes the way the brain functions on a daily basis. The condition may prevent a person from seeking out drug or alcohol addiction treatment in Wichita Falls, even if the drug has caused a person great personal harm. Addiction and focus on abusing a particular substance will overtake a person's thoughts in extreme ways. A person will do anything, including harm themselves and others, to obtain a drug.
Just as a person would seek out a doctor to treat a serious illness, a person should seek addiction therapy programs in Wichita Falls as a means to get sober. There are many, many therapy approaches that can help a person struggling with addiction to overcome their disorder. A few examples of these therapy programs for addiction are listed below.
Examples of therapy programs for addiction are ones that a person can participate in by themselves, such as individual counseling, biofeedback, or art therapy. However, there are also treatments for drug addiction that may focus on group settings, such as 12-step programs and attending meetings, such as of the SMART recovery program. A few of the treatment for drug addiction options are looked at more in-depth below.
Yoga is an ancient practice that dates back to the fifth and sixth centuries that is designed to promote movement and focus a person's mind. These effects are important for a person struggling with addiction because it gives a person a healthy outlet to channel their stress and become a physically stronger, more flexible person. According to New Directions for Women, there are four elements of yoga practice that may especially benefit a person who is struggling with addiction.
These include promoting gentle breathing, promoting flow from one position to another, restoring a person's spirit, and helping a person meditate and focus their mind on a single thought or mantra. Many different types of yoga exist. Restorative yoga options tend to be less aerobic and more focused on slow, gentle movements that can help a person struggling with addiction learn a healthy way to relax that doesn't involve using drugs.
Family therapy can cause severe rifts in a family. The person suffering from drug addiction may resort to stealing to support their habit. Unfortunately, they often steal from loved ones. Additionally, a person's family may become divided as to how to recommend that a person get help. Some family members may accuse others of "enabling" the individual by supporting them financially or providing them with a place to stay. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, family behavior therapy or FBT helps to promote healing in a divided family. This addiction therapy program in Wichita Falls helps to bring a family back to a healthier, more functional level.
Moral Reconation Therapy
Moral reconation therapy or MRT is a treatment method that is often used to treat those who are traditionally resistant to drug and/or alcohol treatment. The program aims to enhance a person's moral reasoning to help them find personal motivations for getting and staying sober. In some people, addiction is a condition where a person is choosing what feels best and right for them (known as hedonistic behavior) with little to no regard for those around them, even a person's loved ones.
The MRT program is based on researcher Lawrence Kohlberg's "Stages of Moral Development" and features 16 defined steps that generally take three to six months to complete. MRT is a popular treatment in the United States, with more than 40 states being home to MRT programs. As an added bonus, the MRT program can also incorporate treatments for substance abuse and mental health concerns, known as a dual diagnosis. Our programs for dual diagnosis treatment in Wichita Falls treat both conditions simultaneously. When people are treated for both conditions, they experience more beneficial outcomes. Call us now at (940) 240-7089.