Addiction Recovery Programs in Tulsa, OK (918) 770-8043

Recovery programs, as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential." Recovery programs are designed for many different types of addiction and offer individual and group counseling, supplementary therapy program options, education and training, relapse prevention, and aftercare.

For more information on recovery programs and addiction support in Tulsa, call Tulsa Drug Treatment Centers at (918) 770-8043.

What to Expect from Recovery Programs

Recovery programs most often begin with detox and withdrawal management. Physical health is an important aspect of treatment and recovery, and is addressed through vitamin replenishment therapy, nutrition, and exercise. Psychological and behavioral issues, family dynamics, addiction-centered thinking, relapse prevention, and social support are all vital elements of treatment and recovery.

Many drug treatment programs are designed using a 12-step model. The objective of a 12-step program is that addicts openly reconcile their past, take inventory of their life, and put past transgressions behind them. Once the addict acknowledges their past, they are able to process the information, see that they are not alone, find a community of peers, and build a new life.

Goals for treatment include abstinence, behaviour modification, positive thinking, and resolving underlying issues. Among the many treatment models, behavioral therapy is the standard used, and the most effective therapy model, for drug and alcohol addiction. The most common behavioral treatment programs are cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational-interviewing therapy, and Motivational Incentives Therapy.

Behavioral Treatment Programs

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - Cognitive-behavioral therapy builds skills in recognizing dysfunctional thinking and behaviors, correcting patterns, and using purposeful thinking and self-talk to adjust internal emotional and psychological driven thought. Examples of cognitive errors in thought patterns include: Blaming, fairness statements, overgeneralizing, mislabeling, minimization, should statements, magnification, and catastrophizing situations. Behavioral therapies teach the addict to anticipate potentially problematic situations and develop strategies to help them cope and adjust their behavior to the situation.
  • Motivational Interviewing Therapy - This type of therapy takes a humanistic approach to treatment. Motivational interviewing is a directed conversation, by where the "interviewer" (therapist) guides the conversation through questions that let the patient examine their behaviors and thought patterns, and explore their lack of desire to change. This method is often used with addicts that have not admitted that they have a problem and have no desire to change their behaviors. This mode of therapy is a partnership between the therapist and the patient, and the goal of the therapy is self-actualization.
  • Motivational Incentives Therapy - This model of therapy is comprised of material incentives traded to reinforce desired behavior and improve program retention. Incentives include:
  • Vouchers - Monetary vouchers redeemable for goods, food, and services may be obtained with every required drug-free urine sample
  • Prize Incentives - Chances for a drawing to win from $1-$100 cash with every required urine sample or breath test.

Types of Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Restorative Yoga - Mind-body centered, these programs combine breathing techniques with the physical movement of yoga therapy to strengthen and create balance through the entire body. These programs are especially useful in dual diagnosis scenarios that include PTSD, depression, OCD, insomnia, lack of mental concentration, mood swings, and play an important part in physical health and relapse prevention.
  • Music Therapy - This is used as a supplement in a treatment program. The definition of music therapy is "Clinical and evidence-based use of music to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic environment". Music therapy helps with depression, and aids in managing stress and provides positive emotional feed-back.
  • Art Therapy - Art therapy programs relate to self-expression through art that strengthens physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Most forms of artistic expression are accepted. The goals of the program are to gain self-awareness, cope with stress, gain insight into personal issues, improve self-esteem, develop social skills, and learn self-control.
  • SMART Recovery - Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a four point, scientifically-based program consisting of group sessions. The four points of the system include: Motivation, regulation of cravings, managing thoughts and behaviors, and achieving balanced-living.

Principles of Effective Treatment

It is vital to match treatment options and services to the patient's needs. Drug and alcohol treatment programs vary by the model they follow. What makes people respond better to one program over another is how well they respond to the model of a given program, and whether the patient can relate to the surroundings and the curriculum.

People learn differently and are better motivated by different approaches. It is important to start with an assessment that can properly identify the needs of the patient. It is also important to recognize that addiction is a disease and is very complex in nature. The individual's treatment plan must include counseling, education, training, group therapy, relapse prevention, and appropriate aftercare in order to be a complete program.

If you, or someone you know, needs help or information please call Tulsa Drug Treatment Centers at (918) 770-8043.

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