The physical effects of a drug or alcohol addiction can be easy for other people to notice. Addiction may cause a change in a person’s appearance, such as a drastic weight loss or tooth loss, that becomes a source of concern for friends and family. 

The effects of addiction on mental health, however, are more challenging to identify. At Alina Lodge, our team has the experience and compassion to help people who are battling addiction and mental health issues. If you feel as though a therapy program could be part of your plan to end a dependence on drugs or alcohol, we can pair you with a therapist who specializes in treating both addiction and mental health disorders. 

Doctor and patient discussing psychotherapy

What Is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is more commonly referred to as “talk therapy.” This sort of therapy takes place between a student and therapist or between a group of students and a therapist. It serves several purposes, including identifying poor coping skills and replacing them with healthier recovery behaviors. In general, psychotherapy is vital as a type of addiction therapy program.

At Alina Lodge, we offer a number of therapy programs for people enrolled in our addiction treatment programs. Some of these therapy programs are:

Is Psychotherapy Right for Me?

Most people feel that psychotherapy has been helpful during addiction therapy at Alina Lodge. If you aren’t sure if psychotherapy would be an effective part of your recovery, our Alina Lodge team will work with you to determine if this type of therapy program would further your efforts in recovery. 

It may take some consideration before you decide you’re ready for psychotherapy. The American Psychological Association suggests considering therapy when something causes distress and interferes with some part of life, especially when:

  • Thinking about or coping with the issue takes up at least an hour each day
  • The issue causes embarrassment or makes you want to avoid others
  • The issue has caused your quality of life to decrease
  • The issue has negatively affected school, work, or relationships
  • You’ve made changes in your life or develop habits to cope with the issue

If you experience any of the following emotions or feelings to the extent that they interfere with life, therapy may help you reduce their effects. It’s especially important to consider getting help if you feel controlled by symptoms or if they could cause harm to yourself or others.

What Are the Benefits of Psychotherapy for Addiction?

The numerous benefits of psychotherapy as part of your addiction therapy program includes:

  • Prevent future relapse – Our Alina Lodge addiction therapy program prepares you for life after treatment. You will work with a therapist to identify people or places that trigger your desire to use drugs or alcohol and create plans to avoid them.
  • Change negative thoughts or behavior – Through psychotherapy sessions at Alina Lodge, you can adapt negative thinking patterns into positive feelings and choices.
  • Create stronger relationships – Our therapists will help you improve your communication skills so that you can repair relationships with friends and family and prepare to forge new connections with the people you meet in treatment.
  • Learn new coping skills and strategies – Your therapist will help you acquire healthy coping skills so that drugs or alcohol won’t be a way to deal with stress.

Receive the Best Psychotherapy Care for Addiction

Our Alina Lodge team of therapists and addiction treatment specialists becomes an ally during your time at our New Jersey facility. We want you to feel confident in your recovery, and a psychotherapy program can give you the inner strength to maintain your sobriety. If you are curious about our psychotherapy program or any of our addiction therapy programs, reach out to our team today. Contact us by calling 833.685.1700 or completing our secure online form