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Evidence-Based Treatment

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When you make the decision to change your life with sobriety and confront the issues that may have led to your substance use, you deserve to be in a treatment program that will help you heal. This is why Wolf Creek provides evidence-based treatment that has been proven to work. Every minute counts at our treatment facility!

What is Evidence-Based Treatment?

Many addiction treatment center in Arizona emphasize the fact that they utilize evidence-based treatment approaches, but what exactly does this mean?

Evidence-based treatment (EBT) refers to treatment backed by scientific evidence. This means that research has been done on the treatment and the results were positive. The goal of EBT is to encourage the use of safe treatments that are likely to work and avoid the use of potentially unsafe and ineffective practices.

Aside from being researched and scientifically studied, the benefits of EBT include:

  • Treatment provides the desired outcome
  • Safe, effective and able to be repeated
  • Instructions are printed so the method can be completed successfully
  • Therapy has been studied in more than one environment
  • Research is available in a peer-reviewed journal
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Evidence-Based Therapies Offered at Wolf Creek Recovery

There are hundreds of evidence-based methods used in addiction treatment. Wolf Creek Recovery creates personalized treatment plans based on each client’s needs. Here are the types of EBT we may recommend as part of your treatment plan.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a form of psychological treatment that is effective at treating depression, anxiety, mental illness, drug and alcohol problems and more. It focuses on changing faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and unlearning harmful patterns of behavior. During CBT sessions, you will also learn better ways to cope with your symptoms.

Some of the things you may do in a CBT session are:

  • Face your fears instead of avoiding them
  • Role play to prepare for various social situations
  • Develop a greater sense of awareness
  • Calm your mind and body
  • Use problem solving to cope with difficult situations

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT explores the relationship between our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. A thought triggers an emotion, which triggers a behavior, which leads to another emotion. By understanding this chain of events, DBT teaches you how to live in the moment, regulate your emotions, improve your relationships with others and develop healthy ways to cope.

Based on cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT has a greater focus on the emotional and social aspects of addiction. CBT focuses more on your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. DBT was first created as a treatment for borderline personality disorder, but it is now used for many other mental health disorders.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment originally designed to alleviate the stress associated with traumatic experiences. Just as the body can heal from physical trauma, the brain can heal from emotional trauma. Wolf Creek Recovery highly recommends this treatment for those who have gone through adverse life experiences.

EMDR therapy is a multi-phase treatment that involves bi-lateral stimulation and works with the brains natural system of healing to resolve adverse experiences. You will target specific memories and process the disturbing feelings that come with them. The goal is to reduce the pain of the trauma and change the thought process around these experiences.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

This short-term form of psychotherapy helps you identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge your rationality and replace them with healthier, more productive beliefs. Unlike other therapies, REBT focuses mostly on the here and now, helping you understand how unhealthy thoughts and beliefs can cause emotional distress.

Because of its focus on the present day, we recommend REBT for individuals with depression, anxiety, guilt and anger. When you understand how harmful thinking can hurt your emotional health, you can let go of these thoughts and replace them with positive beliefs.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational Interviewing is a psychological treatment that aims to help individuals see that alcohol and drugs may be hindering them to live the lives that they may want to be living. Motivational Interviewing is a counseling approach that basically invites the individual to partake in their own recovery by giving them time to reflect on how they feel about where they are at in their life at the present time.

At Wolf Creek Recovery, Motivational Interviewing puts the onus back with the client, rather than the counselor telling the client what is wrong with them. Once the client is able to identify where they are at in their own life the healing can begin. Our counselors will express their understanding of how the client feels about their problem as well as support the client in making their own decisions. The counselor does not try to convince the client to change anything but discusses the possible consequences of changing or staying the same.

Existential Therapy

This type of psychotherapy places emphasis on the human condition as a whole. While working with a therapist, you’re able to explore your life free from judgement. This helps to gain a clearer understanding of your experiences and the subjective meanings they hold.

Because addiction recovery requires you to increase self-awareness and self-understanding, existential therapy can be an excellent addition to your treatment regimen. Throughout your sessions, you’ll comprehend and alleviate a wide range of symptoms like shame, despair, depression, guilt and anxiety.

See Better Results from Evidence-Based Treatment

Wolf Creek Recovery offers a wide range of evidence-based therapies because we recognize that everyone heals differently. Your addiction and the types of thinking and behaviors that you are working on will influence the therapies we recommend taking part in. With customized treatment plans, we can add or remove treatments at any time based on your progress.

To learn more about our evidence-based treatment approaches and how they can support a healthy recovery, contact Wolf Creek Recovery today.

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