There are many ways to regain a sober lifestyle. Alcohol addiction treatment programs, cannabis addiction treatment programs, and opiate addiction treatment programs tend to integrate multiple forms of aid, including group and individual therapy. The focus of therapy will be different per individual. Part of this is due to whether an individual is in the early, middle, or late stages of treatment. Treatment plans will be personalized to help every individual gain the necessary knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

Early Stages of Rehabilitation

Even after seeking treatment, many individuals question if they truly want to change and whether they are even ready to. This ambivalence and resistance to treatment are two of the main focuses in the beginning stages of therapy. Individuals in the early stages of rehabilitation are often emotionally delicate. Due to these factors, the main forms of treatment during this stage concentrate on how to gain abstinence from harmful substances. This includes relapse prevention skills and techniques, as well as how to cope with cravings. Feedback which aids in decision making is crucial during this phase. Group facilitators tend to emphasize hope, group unity, and universality.

Middle Stage Treatment

Most individuals have reached the action stage of addiction by the time that they start the middle stage of rehabilitation. During the stage, group therapy becomes essential. Clients will look toward their fellow group members for a better understanding of the consequences their substance abuse has caused. Their peers will also aid in comprehending what is hindering the person from gaining what they aspire for. Finding healthy ways to manage losses associated with substance use, such as social aspects and defense mechanisms, are important during this period. Direction from professionals in obtaining healthy substitutes to substances, as well as how to cope with high-intensity emotions, is also needed during the middle stage of treatment.

Late Stages of Rehabilitation

By the time that the late stages of treatment has begun, an individual does not need to focus as much on the substance use itself. It is essential to emphasize what has been achieved during the client’s time in treatment and how to allow it to remain in their everyday life. Possible dangers that could lead to relapses must be addressed. Resolving guilt and shame due to an individual’s substance use is also crucial during this time. Building an internal and relational view of one’s own self will be the ultimate goal in the final stages.

Where to Turn for Treatment

It does not matter what stage of your addiction you are in. Help is out there! For those wanting to achieve sobriety from alcohol, opiates, or cannabis, Discovery Place of Burns, Tennessee is just a phone call away. Our trained professionals are standing by to help you today. Contact us at 1-800-725-0922 to learn more about our various programs personalized for your own recovery. Our webpage has a lot of helpful information about our programs including what you can bring with you to treatment.


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    Kim Morton
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    Roy Mantelli
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    Tommy Parker
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    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
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