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Comprehensive Therapeutic Approaches to Addiction Treatment

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Addiction is a complex and multifaceted disease that affects individuals on physical, psychological, and emotional levels. At DeNovo Recovery, we recognize the importance of addressing all aspects of addiction through comprehensive therapeutic approaches. Our integrated treatment programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual and provide the support necessary for long-term recovery.

Understanding Addiction as a Disease

Before delving into the various therapeutic approaches to addiction treatment, it’s essential to understand addiction as a chronic disease of the brain. Addiction alters brain chemistry and function, leading to compulsive drug-seeking behavior despite negative consequences. Like other chronic diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension, addiction requires ongoing management and treatment to achieve and maintain recovery.

Individualized Treatment Planning

Central to our approach is the development of individualized treatment plans tailored to each client’s specific needs, preferences, and goals. Our experienced team of clinicians conducts a thorough assessment to gather information about the client’s substance use history, co-occurring disorders, trauma history, family dynamics, and other relevant factors. This comprehensive assessment forms the basis for creating a personalized treatment plan that addresses the underlying issues contributing to addiction.

Evidence-Based Therapies

At DeNovo Recovery, we prioritize evidence-based therapies that have been rigorously researched and proven effective in treating addiction. These therapies are grounded in scientific evidence and are continually evaluated to ensure their efficacy. Some of the evidence-based therapies we offer include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with addiction. By learning to recognize and challenge distorted thinking, clients can develop healthier coping skills and reduce the risk of relapse.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness practices to help individuals regulate emotions, tolerate distress, and improve interpersonal relationships. DBT skills training equips clients with practical tools to manage cravings, stress, and other triggers.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI): MI is a client-centered approach that focuses on enhancing motivation and commitment to change. By exploring ambivalence and identifying personal values and goals, clients can increase their readiness to make positive changes and engage actively in the recovery process.
  • Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP): MBRP integrates mindfulness practices with relapse prevention strategies to help individuals develop greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and resilience in recovery. By cultivating mindfulness skills, clients can respond more effectively to cravings, triggers, and challenging emotions.
  • Family Therapy: Addiction often affects not only the individual but also their family members and loved ones. Family therapy provides a safe and supportive environment for families to address communication patterns, resolve conflicts, and rebuild trust. By involving family members in the treatment process, we can strengthen support systems and improve outcomes for everyone involved.

Holistic Healing Modalities

In addition to evidence-based therapies, we offer a variety of holistic healing modalities that address the mind, body, and spirit. These complementary approaches promote overall well-being and enhance the effectiveness of traditional treatment methods. Some of the holistic therapies we offer include:

Yoga and Meditation: Yoga and meditation practices promote relaxation, stress reduction, and self-awareness. By connecting mind, body, and breath, individuals can cultivate greater mindfulness and resilience in recovery.

Art Therapy: Art therapy provides a creative outlet for self-expression and emotional healing. Through various artistic mediums, clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a nonverbal manner, fostering insight and personal growth.

Music Therapy: Music therapy harnesses the power of music to promote emotional expression, communication, and relaxation. Whether through listening, playing, or composing music, clients can connect with their emotions and find healing in sound.

Equine-Assisted Therapy: Equine-assisted therapy involves interactions with horses to facilitate emotional regulation, social skills development, and personal growth. Horses are highly attuned to human emotions and provide nonjudgmental feedback, making them valuable partners in the therapeutic process.

Trauma-Informed Care

Many individuals struggling with addiction have experienced trauma in their lives, whether through physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, or other adverse experiences. Trauma can significantly impact mental health and substance use behaviors, making it essential to address trauma within the context of addiction treatment. Our trauma-informed approach recognizes the prevalence and impact of trauma and emphasizes safety, trust, empowerment, and collaboration in the therapeutic relationship. By creating a safe and supportive environment, we help clients explore and process past traumas, develop coping skills, and reclaim their sense of agency and resilience.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

For individuals struggling with both addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we offer integrated dual diagnosis treatment. This comprehensive approach addresses both conditions simultaneously, recognizing the complex interplay between substance use and mental health symptoms. Our team of clinicians is trained to assess and treat co-occurring disorders effectively, providing integrated care that promotes lasting recovery and improved quality of life.

Continuing Care and Aftercare Planning

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong journey that requires ongoing support and commitment. At DeNovo Recovery, we provide comprehensive continuing care and aftercare planning to help clients transition successfully from residential treatment to independent living. Our aftercare services may include:

Outpatient Therapy: Continued individual, group, or family therapy sessions to maintain progress and address ongoing challenges.

Support Groups: Participation in mutual support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), to connect with peers and share experiences in recovery.

Sober Living Housing: Transitional housing options that provide a supportive environment for individuals to practice sober living skills and gradually reintegrate into the community.

Relapse Prevention Planning: Development of personalized relapse prevention plans to identify triggers, coping strategies, and resources for managing cravings and preventing relapse.

Lifestyle Changes: Exploration of healthy lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management, to support overall well-being and prevent relapse.

Reach Out to Us Today!

At DeNovo Recovery, we are committed to empowering individuals to overcome addiction and reclaim their lives. Our comprehensive therapeutic approaches address the underlying causes of addiction, promote healing and growth, and equip clients with the tools and support necessary for lasting recovery. Whether you’re seeking evidence-based therapies, holistic healing modalities, trauma-informed care, dual diagnosis treatment, or continuing care services, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Reclaim your life from addiction. Call us at 816-852-2997 to begin your journey.


How long does addiction treatment typically last?

Treatment duration varies depending on individual needs and progress. Our programs range from 30 days to 90 days or more, with the option for extended care as needed.

Will my insurance cover addiction treatment?

We work with many insurance providers to help you access the care you need. Contact us to verify your insurance coverage and explore your options.

Is detoxification included in your treatment programs?

Yes, we offer medically supervised detoxification services to ensure safe and comfortable withdrawal from substances.

What happens after I complete treatment?

After completing our treatment program, we provide aftercare planning and support to help you transition back to your everyday life. This may include ongoing therapy, support groups, and other resources to maintain your sobriety.

How can I get started with addiction treatment at DeNovo Recovery?

Getting started is easy. Simply call us at 816-852-2997 to speak with a member of our admissions team and schedule a confidential assessment.