Clinically-Proven Treatment Modalities for Addiction
Granite Recovery Centers integrates Evidence-based treatment (EBT) with a comprehensive 12-Step curriculum that centers on lifelong recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Evidence-based therapies are defined as psycho-therapeutic treatments that have been subject to scientific studies and have been proven effective in treating specific disorders and psychoses by The National Registry for Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), which is maintained by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). When evidence-based treatment for addiction in is place, integrated with a 12-Step curriculum, the chance of lasting sobriety is improved exponentially.
Evidence-based treatment modalities are woven into the framework of Granite Recovery Centers’ inpatient drug rehab programs. Clinicians provide therapy in both individual and group therapy settings, while clients work through a 12-Step curriculum. Each of the 12-Steps is subject to clinical intervention to ensure that clients gain a deep understanding and awareness of pain and issues that present themselves during step work, an environment to properly process these issues in, and the personal skills required to move beyond them.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is an evidence-based therapeutic modality, implemented in group and individual sessions, that deals with how the client’s thoughts and emotions can trigger harmful behaviors including substance use. CBT can be helpful to the client in developing alternative positive behavioral responses to these triggers. Read more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for addiction.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT is an evidence-based modality, implemented in group and individual sessions, that deals with exaggerated emotional responses to stressors which then manifest as negative and self-destructive behaviors. DBT allows clients develop and implement coping skills needed to manage compulsive behaviors. Read more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy for addiction.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy or EMDR is an evidence-based modality, implemented in individual sessions, that allows the mind to reprocess the emotional byproducts of a previously-unprocessed trauma. EMDR utilizes a combination of physical eye movements and cognitive exercises. The goal of EMDR is to desensitize the client’s response to the trauma in order to ultimately remove the desire to self-medicate the pain away. Read more about EMDR Therapy for addiction.
Trauma Therapy (often referred to as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is an evidence-based modality, implemented in individual and group sessions, that deals with recognized and repressed trauma including PTSD. In therapy sessions, clients must face their trauma, identify their compulsive responses to it, and learn to bypass self-destructive behaviors. Read more about Trauma/PTSD Therapy and addiction.
Grief and Loss Therapy is an evidence-based modality, implemented in one-on-one sessions with the client’s clinician, that deals with exploring the client’s sources, characteristics, and coping mechanisms in relation to his or her grief. Grief is typically classified as simple grief or complicated grief. Pain resulting from unprocessed grief or loss are often a trigger for substance use. Read more about Grief and Loss Therapy and addiction.