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What You Need to Know About Supportive Therapy for Addicts

When many of us think of going to therapy, we imagine interpreting inkblots and lying on a couch. In reality, many forms of therapy today take a more pragmatic, action-oriented approach. 

Our team of psychiatrists and addiction specialists at 2nd Chance Treatment Center use a therapeutic approach called supportive therapy as part of the treatment plan for people recovering from addiction. Unlike traditional, insight based therapies, this modern treatment approach focuses on making you feel comfortable and meeting your needs.

If you or a loved one are recovering from addiction, learn more from our doctors about how supportive therapy can be an important part of your treatment plan.

Supportive therapy is compassionate

One of the main goals of supportive therapy is to develop a strong therapeutic alliance between the therapist and patient. This means our clinicians approach all their work with you from a place of caring and support.

Our clinicians listen carefully to your needs and respond to you in a way that is validating, reassuring, and encouraging. They offer encouragement and advice as appropriate through your work overcoming addiction.

Supportive therapy is practical

In supportive therapy, our therapists’ main aim is to help you meet key goals and needs in your life. They work with you to productively identify and set your most important life goals in your journey to achieve sobriety. 

Supportive therapy includes your entire team

As part of our practical approach, with your permission, our team works with other important people in your life. This can include family members, partners, friends, other service providers, and the court system.

Our approach is designed to help the key people in your life understand and meet your needs. For example, our clinicians can help your family understand your addiction treatment and the support you need as you work toward meeting your goals.

They can also update other social services agencies on your progress as needed and certify your continued progress and compliance to addiction treatment to the court system when required. 

Supportive therapy is customizable

You are a unique individual, and supportive therapy reflects that. The 2nd Chance Treatment Center team customizes your sessions based on the specific needs and desires you express.

At 2nd Chance Treatment Center, our treatment team uses supportive therapy as part of their evidence-based, outpatient approach to help you or your loved one conquer addiction. We specialize in treating alcohol abuse and opioid use disorders, alongside any comorbid mental health conditions.

Our doctors perform an initial assessment and develop a personalized treatment plan that will work toward your goal of overcoming alcohol or opioid addiction. We offer compassion and hope alongside a comprehensive treatment program.

We operate three outpatient treatment centers in the Greater Phoenix, AZ area, in Phoenix, Glendale, and Gilbert. If you’re concerned you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and would like to start your journey toward recovery, request an appointment online, or call your preferred treatment location. 

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