4 Different Types of Therapy You Can Use For Addiction Treatment

by William Jacob Content writter


Addiction is a multi-faceted psychological disease (or disorder) that can affect many areas of a person's life.  It requires individual treatments that address the symptoms, underlying cause of disease as well as the consequences that substance use has on several areas of a person's life.  This includes their ability to socialize, their physical and mental health, and consequently at work, home, school, or with the law.  In this article, we will discuss different types of therapy for addiction treatment.


Overcoming addiction to drugs or alcohol cannot be done alone.  Instead, it takes a talented team of passionate and dedicated doctors, nurses, counselors, and other professionals working with the patient to make it happen.

Addiction can cause physical and psychological damage, so receiving therapy is necessary for breaking the cycle of addiction.  It is ideal to take the help of a professional for getting addiction counseling in Singapore, or wherever you live, for your friend and family that need this therapy.  Treatment options for addiction depend on various factors including the type of addictive, the length and severity of use, and its effects on the individual.  Some common interventions might involve a combination of inpatient and outpatient programs, psychological counseling, self-help groups, and medication.


This is the first step in treatment that involves clearing a substance from the body to limit the withdrawal reactions.  If a person is addicted to more than one substance, then they will need medications for reducing withdrawal symptoms for each.

Counseling and Behavioral Therapy

This is one of the most common forms of treatment following detoxification.  This therapy might occur on a one-to-one, group, or family basis depending on the needs of the individual. It is basically intensive at the onset of treatment with the number of sessions gradually reducing over time as symptoms improve.  There are many different types of therapies include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps people recognize and change the way of thinking that has associations with substance use.
  • Multi-dimensional therapy that is designed to help improve family function around an adolescent or teen with substance-related problems.
  • Motivational interviewing maximizes an individual's willingness for change and making the adjustment to the behaviors.
  • Motivation incentives, which encourage self-discipline through positive reinforcement

Counseling for addictions helps people to change behaviors and attitudes around using a substance, as well as strengthening life skills and supporting other treatments.

Rehabilitation Programs

Longer-term treatment for substance-related and addictive can be highly efficient and normally focus on residual drug-free and resuming function within social, professional, and family responsibilities.  A person seeking long-term treatment for severe forms of the addictive problem will live in a residence for between 6 and 12 months with on-site staff and others in recovery.

It also provides a supervised, short-term stay in housing for helping people to be engaged with responsibilities, adapt to a new and independent life without on-going substance use.

Self-Help Groups

Self-help groups may help the recovering individual meet others with the same addictive problems which help boost motivation and reduces the feeling of isolation.  They can also serve up as a  source of education, community, and information.

Examples comprise Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.  People who are struggling with other types of addiction can find out self-help groups in their group either by an internet search or by asking a doctor.


Substance-related disarray is a chronic, complex psychological disease (or disorder), which requires prolonged, intensive treatment.  Also, the type of substance involved, and the security of addiction will delicate the course of treatment.  You can find one of the best professionals for giving addiction counseling in Singapore, or elsewhere, for helping to deprogram certain behaviors and circumstances related to drug use.

About The Author:

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