Whether you’re in a residential or intensive outpatient heroin program, addiction therapy is a vital component of rehab. During therapy, you talk to a qualified professional and learn why you started abusing substances in the first place. You also learn how to stop using them and avoid relapse.
Individual therapy is confidential. These sessions include just you and your therapist in a quiet room. Your therapist guides you, coaches you, and helps you gain insight about yourself and your addiction. During individual counseling, you can dig deeper into trauma or past events that shaped your substance abuse. Addressing these issues during counseling makes it possible to overcome those obstacles.
Group therapy includes your peers in recovery. Led by qualified therapists, these sessions give you a sense of belonging, help you rebuild your relationship skills, and gain self-confidence. Your peers provide feedback, helping you see yourself through others’ eyes.
All therapies involve sharing your thoughts and feelings. This puts an end to your isolation, something people using heroin lean on. You also build communication skills you need for better family, work, and friend relationships.