Types of Addiction Therapy Services

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Addiction treatment helps people manage and recover from addiction using proven methods.

This guide will explain addiction therapy, the different treatment options available, and how to find help if you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.

What Are Addiction Therapy Services?

Addiction therapy is a set of proven treatments that help people overcome addiction and other related problems. These services aim to:

  1. Reduce and stop drug and alcohol use: Therapy helps people cut down and quit using drugs and alcohol.
  2. Stay sober long-term: By finding and dealing with the root causes of addiction, therapy helps people stay sober. It teaches them to recognize triggers and develop skills to avoid relapsing.
  3. Build strong relationships: Therapy encourages healthy relationships, helping people engage in work, family life, and society.

Types of Addiction Therapy Services

Many types of addiction therapy services can help people recover.

Types of treatment programs

  • Detox: Detox is the process of getting drugs or alcohol out of your body. It’s often the first step in addiction treatment. Detox can be hard because of withdrawal symptoms like nausea, shaking, and severe anxiety. Medical help during detox helps people stay safe and comfortable. Medications may be used to ease withdrawal symptoms and prevent problems.
  • Inpatient rehab: Inpatient rehab means staying at a treatment center all the time. This program gives you a structured environment with constant medical and emotional support. Inpatient care is good for people with severe addictions or those who tried other treatments without success. The program includes different therapies, activities, and education about addiction to help build a foundation for long-term recovery.
  • PHP (partial hospitalization program): PHP is a step down from inpatient care. You spend several hours each day at the treatment center but go home at night. This program offers intense therapy and support while letting you start getting back to daily life. PHP is good for those who need support but don’t need 24-hour care.
  • IOP (intensive outpatient program): IOP lets you live at home while getting treatment. You attend therapy sessions for a few hours, several days a week. IOP is ideal for people with milder addictions or those who need ongoing support after an inpatient or PHP program. The program includes group therapy, individual counseling, and educational sessions.
  • Outpatient rehab: Outpatient treatment is the least intense option. It’s good for those with mild addictions or those moving from more intense programs. You attend therapy sessions at the treatment center but keep living your daily life. Outpatient programs usually have weekly therapy sessions and help you stay sober.
  • Virtual rehab: Virtual treatment uses online platforms for therapy and support. This is convenient for people who can’t attend in-person sessions because of distance, work, or other reasons. Virtual programs can include individual therapy, group sessions, and educational resources. They offer flexibility and make it easier to get help.
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Types of therapy

The following types of therapy can be used to treat addictions to drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications.

  • MAT: MAT (medication-assisted treatment) uses medications and counseling to help people with substance abuse problems. Medications reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to recover. For opioid addiction, methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine are used. For alcohol addiction, disulfiram, naltrexone, and acamprosate can help. MAT improves treatment success and supports long-term recovery.
  • CBT: CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is a talk therapy that helps people find and change negative thoughts and actions. In addiction treatment, CBT helps people notice triggers, develop coping skills, and build healthier habits. CBT is effective for treating many substance use problems and mental health conditions.
  • DBT: DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) combines CBT techniques with mindfulness. It teaches skills to manage emotions, reduce stress, and improve relationships. DBT is especially useful for people with mental health issues like borderline personality disorder and addiction.
  • REBT: REBT (rational emotive behavior therapy) helps people identify and change irrational beliefs that cause negative emotions and actions. In addiction treatment, REBT teaches people how their thoughts affect their actions and helps them think in healthier ways. This can reduce emotional distress and substance use.
  • Motivational interviewing: This counseling method helps people find the motivation to make positive changes. It involves working with a therapist to explore doubts about quitting substance use and building confidence to change. It’s effective for people who are resistant to treatment at first.
  • Contingency management: This method uses rewards to encourage staying sober. People get incentives for meeting goals like attending therapy sessions or staying drug-free. It can be very effective in promoting long-term abstinence and positive behavior.
  • Individual counseling: This involves one-on-one sessions with a therapist. It allows people to explore their issues, develop coping strategies, and set personal goals. Individual counseling is a core part of most addiction treatment programs.
  • Group therapy: Group therapy is when people in recovery have sessions together. It provides peer support and lets them share experiences and learn from each other. Group therapy helps build a sense of community and reduces feelings of being alone.
  • Family therapy: Family therapy involves family members in the treatment. It helps improve communication, solve conflicts, and support the person in recovery. Family therapy can strengthen relationships and create a supportive home, which is beneficial for long-term recovery.
  • Holistic therapies: Holistic therapies treat the whole person, not just the addiction. These include yoga, meditation, art therapy, and acupuncture. They aim to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Holistic therapies can work well with traditional treatments, helping people find balance and reduce stress.

Understanding these types of addiction therapy services can help you or a loved one find the right path to recovery. Each type offers unique benefits and can be tailored to meet individual needs. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, seek out a combination of these treatments for the best chance of recovery.

Where Can I Find Addiction Therapy Services?

Finding addiction therapy services is an important step in recovery. Here are some places where you can find help:

  • Hospitals and clinics: Many hospitals and health clinics offer addiction treatment programs and services.
  • Rehab centers: These centers specialize in treating addiction and provide various therapy programs.
  • Mental health centers: Facilities that focus on mental health often offer addiction therapy services as well.
  • Support groups: Organizations like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) provide group support and resources.
  • Online resources: Websites and directories can help you find local treatment options and support groups.
  • Doctors and therapists: Your primary care doctor or a licensed therapist can refer you to addiction treatment services.
  • Community centers: Some community centers offer addiction support programs and resources.

Does Insurance cover Addiction Therapy Services?

Many insurance plans cover addiction therapy services. This can include treatment options like detox, medications, therapy sessions, and inpatient or outpatient rehab programs. Coverage depends on your insurance plan and provider, so check what’s included.

To find out if your insurance covers addiction therapy services, you can verify your insurance with our center.

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Get Insurance-Covered Addiction Therapy Services at Ohio Recovery Centers

We offer outpatient addiction therapy services at Ohio Recovery Centers. This type of treatment lets you keep up with home, work, and school life while dealing with addiction to drugs or alcohol.

If you need to use health insurance to cover the costs of rehab, we are happy to work with most major insurers – insurance almost always covers outpatient rehab.

All addictions are unique, so all our treatment programs provide tailored treatments that include talk therapy, medications, group therapy, family therapy, and holistic treatments.

Call Ohio Recovery Centers today at 877-679-2132.

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Joseph Gilmore

Joseph Gilmore has been working in the addiction industry for half a decade and has been writing about addiction and substance abuse treatment during that time. He has experience working for facilities all across the country. Connect with Joe on LinkedIn.
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Christopher Glover CDCA

My name is Christopher Glover, and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am currently in school and working to grow in competence to better support our community. As a recovering individual I know the struggles that you or a loved one can go through and that there is help for anything you may be struggling with.

The hardest part is asking for help and we are here as a team to best support you and your decision to start your journey towards a better future. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn

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Amanda Kuchenberg PRS CDCA

I recently joined Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers as a Clinical Case Manager. I am originally from Wisconsin but settled in the Cincinnati area in my early 20s.  My career started in the fashion industry but quickly changed as I searched to find my drive and passion through helping others who struggle with addiction. 

As someone who is also in recovery, I wanted to provide hope, share lived experience, and support others on their journey.  I currently have my Peer Recovery Support Supervision Certification along with my CDCA and plan to continue my education with University of Cincinnati so I can continue to aid in the battle against substance addiction. Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn.

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Patrick McCamley LCDC III

 Patrick McCamley (Clinical Therapist) is a Cincinnati native who has worked in substance use disorder/co-occurring mental health disorder treatment since 2019. Patrick received his bachelors degree in psychology from University of Cincinnati in 2021 and received his LCDC III (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) license from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board in 2022. Patrick has worked in Clinical Operations, Clinical Case Management, and Clinical Therapy throughout his career.

Patrick has tremendous empathy and compassion for the recovery community, being in recovery himself since 2018. Patrick is uniquely qualified to be helpful because of the specific combination of his academic background and his own experience in recovery.

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Bill Zimmerman CDCA

Bill Zimmerman is a Greater Cincinnati Area native who has worked in substance use disorder/co-occurring mental health disorder treatment since 2018. Bill received his (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant) license from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board in 2020.

Bill has worked in Clinical Operations in both support and supervision, and Program facilitating and 12 step recovery support during his career. Bill has a passion for the recovery community, having been in recovery himself since 1982. Connect with Bill on LinkedIn

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Taylor Lilley CDCA, PRS

Growing up in Louisiana with addiction running rampant on both sides of my family. A life away from drugs and alcohol seemed impossible for someone like me. I remember what it was like sitting across from someone thinking there is no way they could ever understand what I was going through.

Sharing my experience offers a credibility and a certain type of trust with clients that only someone who has walked down this road can illustrate. To immerse myself further into the field of addiction, I am currently studying at Cincinnati State for Human and Social Services.  I hope I never forget where I came from, if I can do it, so can you!

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Thomas Hunter LSW

Hello my name is Thomas Hunter. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a licensed social worker.In my scope of practice I have worked in the areas of mental health and recovery for thirty years. The clients I have worked with in my career have ranged in age from seven to seventy.

I strive each day to serve my purpose of helping those in need and I believe I do so by utilizing all of my experiences to accomplish my goal of supporting those who desire to establish their sobriety and maintain it in their recovery. Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn.

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Mary D.Porter,LICDC

 My name is Mary D. Porter. I received my Masters of Social Work in 2008 from The University of Cincinnati. I received My Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor Licensure in 2001. I retired from The Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center on April 14, 2014. Currently, I am the Associate Clinical Director for The Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers in Cincinnati.. Due to the fourth wave of the Opioid Epidemic in 2019,  I decided to enter back into the workforce to assist the addicted population.

The overdoses were astounding and I wanted to help.  I consider myself  to be an advocate for the addicted population. My compassion, resilience, empathy, wisdom, knowledge, experience and  love I have for this forgotten population goes beyond words. I consider what I do for the addicted population as a calling versus a “career,” because I too was once an “addict and alcoholic.” Today I am 45.5 years alcohol and substance free.

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Ben Lemmon LCDC III

Hello, my name is Ben Lemmon, and I’m the Vice President and Clinical Director at Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers. I’ve been working in the addiction and mental health field since 2013 and decided to enter the field after overcoming my own challenges with addiction.

When I first meet a client, I always explain to them that the reason we are meeting is because they are not capable of obtaining or maintaining sobriety, and my goal is to create a person that can maintain sobriety. I believe a person’s personality is made up of their thoughts, feelings and actions and my job is to help clients identify the thoughts, feelings and actions that have them disconnected from recovery and provide them with the tools to live a healthy and happy life. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn