Our treatment program utilizes evidence-based practices that are clinically proven to be highly effective in treating addiction, reducing cravings and addressing any underlying issues that could intensify a client’s condition. These practices are designed to help clients gain personal insight into their own thought processes and develop more effective ways to handle negative emotions.
An evidence-based therapy is defined as the the integration of these three components:
Best External Evidence – Evidence found in clinical research that has been properly tested and deems the method effective.
Clinical Expertise – Clinician’s qualifications, education, career experience and clinical skills.
Patient Values – Unique concerns, preferences and expectations that each patient brings to the therapeutic process.
The effectiveness of these methods depend heavily on open communication, the willingness of the client to comply with treatment and the cohesiveness of the client-therapist relationship.
Evidence-based therapies we offer
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This form of psychotherapy addresses the client’s self-destructive thought patterns. It is based on the idea that most of our behavioral and emotional reactions are learned. Its primary principle is to help patients identify negative thought patterns, test them and learn to reconstruct them. They will learn how these deeply-rooted thought patterns effect how they process stress and other life triggers that contributed to their addiction.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
This form of psychotherapy focuses on the psychosocial aspects of treatment. It acknowledges that some patients are more prone to have irregular and intense reactions to certain emotional events. It is very similar to CBT, except it emphasizes validating and accepting client’s uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It accepts the fact that certain clients are much more resistant to take direction. DBT explores the uncertainty these clients feel during treatment and helps them learn how to accept their circumstances and move forward.
WHAT DO THEY TREAT?
These evidence-based therapies are used to treat behavior relating to addiction and other co-occurring mental illnesses, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. These forms of therapy focus on treating the negative behaviors associated with addiction by teaching patients how to identify them and develop strategies to make positive changes in perspective and behavior.
Patients will practice techniques which explore the consequences of continued drug use, self-monitoring to recognize cravings before they get worse, strategies to avoid behavior that puts them at risk of relapse and practicing healthier ways to manage their emotions.
How Do I Get Help?
Morningside Recovery offers the full-spectrum of comprehensive addiction treatment in Orange County, CA. Take that first step on the road to recovery and make better choices, every day. Call now.