According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, “addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.”
Psychotherapy sessions provide the client with an opportunity for introspection in areas of:
- Low self-esteem
Since many of these issues are complex within themselves they can be compounded by levels of intricacies:
- Integrative therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Motivational interviews
The client and psychotherapist become a team forming an alliance of trust to find patterns and develop strategies to overcome the core issues of addiction and dependency. Some areas are:
- Problematic relationships
- Negative core beliefs
- Thought distortion
With guidance the client can learn to identify the relationship and influence of automatic thoughts and underlying assumptions of problematic feelings and behaviors. These issues are key in relapses and can be overcome with positive coping mechanisms.
Ottawa Maberly Addiction Rehabilitation Residence is an 8-bedroom residential addiction treatment facility for adults, specializing in chronic relapse cases.
305 Maberly Elphin Rd.
INTAKE 24 Hours: 613-200-HELP (4357)