Reality Therapy for Treating Addiction

Reality-Based Therapy for drug addiction is increasingly becoming an effective part of our programs designed to help people overcome substance abuse or alcohol problems.

Addicts have a hard time looking at the reality of a situation. It isn’t their fault. Years of chronic substance abuse have changed the way their brain relates to the present moment, real life, and the truth. Learning to manage thinking and make life more realistic is a challenge for recovering addicts from the minute they decide to recover.

For example, when an addict realizes that they cannot continue to drink alcohol and use drugs, they are realizing that it isn’t realistic they continue their use. When a doctor tells a patient if you continue to drink and/or use, you are likely to die, it isn’t really that continuing to drink or use would lead to not dying. On the same token, someone who is addicted has to realize that realistically, they cannot achieve sobriety and all the gifts as well as changes that sobriety brings by continuing to drink or use.

Reality Therapy for Treating Addiction

Our Reality-Based Therapy Program

Reality-Based Therapy for drug addiction is increasingly becoming an effective part of our programs designed to help people overcome substance abuse or alcohol problems. This type of therapy is distinct from other therapies in several ways, including maintaining a focus on the present and future, the near-avoidance of the past, and purposeful but gentle questioning that is designed to elicit logical answers that – ideally – will compel an action to change. Applied properly, reality-based therapy for addiction will seek to mirror environments that an addict will normally be exposed to. This combination of psychoanalytical and real-world approach has resulted in many recovery successes and shows significant promise for the long term future of drug addiction treatment.

Reality Therapy and Substance Use Disorders

This type of addiction treatment therapy relies on a working relationship between client and their therapist that seeks to uncover the most important relationships in the life of the client and set about developing a plan to reconnect and improve them. In cases where clients have lost all of their human connections and relationships, a primary focus of the therapy will become to help the recovering addict develop new ones. This is a critical part of reality therapy, as it’s known that people are intrinsically seeking human connections above all else.

The Primary Goal With Reality Therapy

At On Call Treatment, our goal is to help our clients identify their specific areas of concern and focus on the effect their behavior has on that area in life. We help those in reality therapy focus on what they can change, by understanding one’s own needs and desires and developing a plan to meet those needs while refraining from criticizing or blaming others. Reform and change are what helps strengthen connections with others, which is the true goal here.

On Call Treatment Offers Reality Therapy

On Call Treatment Center is an addiction treatment program located in the heart of Waltham, Massachusetts. Our carefully developed program of quality clinical care includes Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) levels of care. Our medical, clinical, and therapeutic team of experienced and compassionate professionals is available around-the-clock to treat all symptoms associated with addiction as well as the underlying causes. Our program of recovery is ideal for individuals who are ready for world-class addiction treatment who have been suffering from a substance use disorder.

We pride ourselves on staying true to our name. At On Call Treatment, we are available 24/7 to help in any and every way that we can. Please feel free to take advantage of our comprehensive recovery-related services in person, virtually, or over the phone. We serve men and women of all ages in our state-of-the-art Waltham, Massachusetts addiction treatment facility with a strength-based focus that exceeds the norm. Start your journey to addiction recovery.