Creative Arts Therapy:
Whether itâs hip-hop or country, young people love music. As a part of their effort to reach the youth where theyâre at, The Healing Lodge uses an Expressive Arts Program to engage their residents with song writing, music development, and recording alongside traditional treatment. Through this program, residents get the unique opportunity to write and produce their own song â within any genre of music theyâd like. Through this process, the youth are able to express deep feelings and emotions that may otherwise not have come out during their treatment process.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
At The Healing Lodge, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is used to help the residents to deal with day-to-day stresses and work towards a life that feels more meaningful and worthwhile. Skills Coaches help youth to target the issues that cause distress and help teach them coping skills without having to resort to destructive behaviors (like substance use). They work hard to create an enriched experience for the youth by demonstrating how life without drugs and alcohol can be fun and rewarding, and their Skills Coaches lead by example.
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.
Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.
Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
Every inpatient treatment center has staff members that monitor residents 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. At The Healing Lodge, they call these âSkills Coachesâ to reflect the basis of what they do. Their Skills Coaches âcoachâ residents in simple daily living skills like doing laundry, organizing clothing, keeping a checking account, renting an apartment or house, and completing a job application. Skills Coaches work to prepare and encourage residents to make wise choices, and help them develop a sense of control over their daily lives.
Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client\'s past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.