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Reality Therapy for Treating Addiction

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After years of abusing substances, it’s hard for a person with a substance use disorder to think realistically. It isn’t their fault—chronic substance use has changed how their brains work. In recovery, learning to manage thinking and make life more realistic is a challenge that starts as soon as a person decides to begin recovery.

Reality therapy is a program that helps people in early recovery learn how to manage their thoughts and emotions. The program is based on the idea that reality is created by how we think and react to events. In reality therapy, patients learn to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions and change their thinking to make their lives more manageable. Contact On Call Treatment at 866.276.1920 for more information on our addiction therapy programs and the benefits that reality therapy can have on your healing.

On Call Treatment's Reality Therapy Program

Our reality therapy approach to addiction has been incorporated into our programs to help people overcome substance use. This therapy type differs from others because it emphasizes the present and future, rarely dwelling on the past. The therapist uses questions designed to get logical answers, hopefully convincing the patient to take action and change their behavior. Appropriately applied, reality therapy will seek to mirror environments that an addict will typically be exposed to. This combination of psychoanalytical and real-world approaches has resulted in many recovery successes and shows significant promise for the long-term future of addiction treatment.

How a Reality Therapy Program Benefits Addiction Treatment

This type of addiction therapy relies on a working relationship between the patient and their therapist. The therapy program seeks to uncover the most important relationships in the patient’s life and develop a plan to reconnect and improve them. In cases where patients have lost all of their human connections and relationships, the therapy’s primary focus will be to help the patient develop new relationships. This is a critical aspect of reality therapy since it has been shown that people are naturally drawn to human connections above all else.

Reality therapy can also be an effective treatment for substance use disorders because it helps patients develop coping mechanisms. In reality therapy, patients learn how to deal with their emotions healthily. They learn how to express their feelings without using substances, which is a crucial skill for people in recovery because it helps them avoid triggers and temptation.

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The Primary Goal of a Reality Therapy Program

Our objective at On Call Treatment is to assist our patients in identifying their particular concerns and concentrating on their actions’ influence on those areas of life. We help those in reality therapy focus on what they can change by understanding their own needs and desires and developing a plan to meet those needs while refraining from criticizing or blaming others. Reform and change help strengthen connections with others, which is the true goal here. A reality therapy program is an excellent way to help people in early addiction recovery learn how to manage their thoughts and emotions. In reality therapy, patients learn to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions and change their thinking to make their lives more manageable.

Our Reality Therapy Program at On Call Treatment Can Help

On Call Treatment’s reality therapy program has helped many people in early addiction recovery learn how to manage their thoughts and emotions. Our medical, clinical, and therapeutic team of experienced and compassionate professionals is available 24/7 to treat all symptoms associated with addiction and the underlying causes. You can use one of the many methods available to contact us for assistance, whether in person, virtually, or over the phone. If you or someone you love is struggling, contact us to learn more about our reality therapy program at our Waltham, Massachusetts, facility and how it can help your recovery. Contact us at 866.276.1920.