Florida Addiction Therapy

Addiction therapy in Florida offers individuals struggling with substance use disorders a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating various therapeutic modalities tailored to their unique needs. From evidence-based treatments to holistic approaches, addiction therapy aims to address the underlying causes of addiction, promote healing, and support individuals in achieving lasting sobriety.


Therapy is a tool we use at our facility to teach individuals how to cope with addiction and use strategies to prevent relapse after completing treatment. Call our team to learn how Agape Detox Center helps you get clean and stay sober!

Types of Addiction Therapy

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There are many options when it comes to treating addiction with therapy. Our inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program utilizes these therapeutic modalities to help someone rehabilitate after detoxing.

CBT is a widely used therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and modifying negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with addiction. By learning coping skills and strategies to manage cravings and triggers, individuals can develop healthier habits and responses to stressors.

DBT combines elements of CBT with mindfulness techniques to help individuals regulate emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and develop distress tolerance skills. It is particularly effective for individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders and addiction.

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented approach that helps individuals explore their ambivalence about change and increase their motivation to pursue recovery. Therapists use empathic listening and reflective questioning to help clients identify their values and goals, ultimately empowering them to make positive changes.

Contingency management utilizes reinforcement-based interventions, such as rewards or incentives, to promote abstinence and encourage positive behaviors. By providing tangible rewards for sobriety milestones and adherence to treatment goals, individuals are motivated to maintain their progress in recovery.

Trauma-informed therapy recognizes the impact of past trauma on addiction and focuses on creating a safe, supportive environment for healing. Therapists help individuals process traumatic experiences, develop coping skills, and rebuild a sense of safety and empowerment.

MAT combines FDA-approved medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders. Medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, while therapy addresses underlying psychological factors contributing to addiction.

Family therapy involves engaging family members in the treatment process to address relational dynamics, communication patterns, and co-dependency issues that may contribute to addiction. By fostering understanding, support, and healthy boundaries within the family system, therapy can strengthen the individual’s support network and improve overall outcomes in recovery.

Group therapy provides a supportive and non-judgmental space for individuals to connect with peers, share experiences, and learn from one another. Through group discussions, activities, and mutual support, participants gain insight, validation, and encouragement on their recovery journey.

How Does Therapy Help Treat Addiction?

Therapy plays a crucial role in addiction treatment by addressing the psychological, emotional, and behavioral aspects of addiction. Through therapy, individuals gain insight into the underlying causes of their substance use. They also develop coping skills to manage cravings and triggers and learn healthier ways of coping with stress and emotions. Therapy also provides a supportive environment for exploring past traumas, resolving interpersonal conflicts, and rebuilding relationships, fostering holistic healing and long-term recovery.

What to Expect in Inpatient Addiction Therapy

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Inpatient addiction therapy offers individuals a structured and intensive treatment environment, typically lasting for a duration of 30 to 90 days or longer depending on individual needs. During inpatient therapy, individuals participate in a variety of therapeutic activities, including individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, psychoeducation workshops, and recreational activities. Treatment may also include medical detoxification, medication management, and holistic therapies such as yoga, art therapy, or mindfulness practices. Additionally, clients receive round-the-clock support and supervision from trained professionals to ensure their safety and progress in recovery.

What Do You Learn in Addiction Therapy?

In addiction therapy, individuals learn a variety of skills, coping mechanisms, and insights that support their recovery journey. Here are some key lessons individuals often learn in addiction therapy:

  • Understanding Addiction: Individuals gain insight into the nature of addiction, including how it affects the brain, behaviors, and overall well-being. By understanding the mechanisms of addiction, individuals can better recognize their own patterns of behavior and develop strategies to address them.
  • Triggers and Cravings: Therapy helps individuals identify their triggers—such as stress, emotions, or specific situations—that contribute to cravings and substance use. Through therapy, individuals learn to recognize these triggers and develop coping skills to manage cravings effectively.
  • Coping Skills: Addiction therapy teaches individuals a range of coping skills to deal with stress, emotions, and cravings without turning to substances. These skills may include relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, assertive communication, and problem-solving strategies.
  • Healthy Relationships: Therapy explores the impact of addiction on relationships and helps individuals rebuild healthy interpersonal connections. Individuals learn communication skills, boundary-setting, and conflict-resolution techniques to foster positive relationships and support networks.
  • Emotional Regulation: Addiction therapy helps individuals develop emotional regulation skills, allowing them to identify, express, and manage their emotions in healthy ways. By learning to cope with difficult emotions without turning to substances, individuals can reduce the risk of relapse.
  • Self-Awareness: Therapy encourages self-reflection and introspection, helping individuals gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through increased self-awareness, individuals can identify underlying issues contributing to their addiction and work towards addressing them.
  • Problem-Solving: Addiction therapy teaches individuals problem-solving skills to navigate challenges and setbacks in recovery. By learning to approach problems systematically and proactively, individuals can overcome obstacles and maintain progress in their recovery journey.
  • Relapse Prevention: Therapy focuses on relapse prevention strategies to help individuals recognize early warning signs of relapse and develop effective coping strategies to prevent it. Individuals learn to create personalized relapse prevention plans tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.
  • Life Skills: Addiction therapy may include education and training in practical life skills such as budgeting, time management, job readiness, and healthy lifestyle habits. These skills help individuals build a solid foundation for long-term recovery and successful independent living.
  • Personal Growth: Therapy fosters personal growth and development by empowering individuals to set and pursue meaningful goals, cultivate self-esteem and self-confidence, and embrace positive change. Through the process of recovery, individuals discover their strengths, resilience, and potential for growth.

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Dual Diagnosis and Florida Addiction Therapy

Therapy for addiction is especially effective in treating mental health issues that may occur as a result of substance abuse. When a mental health disorder and one or more substance use disorders occur, this is called dual diagnosis. At Agape Detox Center we provide dual diagnosis treatment in our inpatient program.

Mental health disorders can sometimes lead to substance abuse. Our dual diagnosis treatment program helps address both disorders at once so that neither a mental health or substance use disorder can contribute to the other. After completing detoxification, individuals in our program begin treatment, including dual diagnosis treatment if needed.

Anxiety and addiction often co-occur, creating a complex and challenging dynamic for individuals struggling with both conditions. Anxiety disorders, characterized by persistent feelings of worry, fear, or apprehension, can contribute to the development of addiction as individuals may turn to substances as a way to self-medicate and alleviate their symptoms. Conversely, substance use can exacerbate anxiety symptoms, leading to a vicious cycle of dependence and increased anxiety.

Common symptoms of co-occurring anxiety and addiction include heightened stress levels, irrational fears, obsessive thoughts about substance use, social withdrawal, insomnia or disturbed sleep patterns, and physical symptoms such as trembling, sweating, and rapid heartbeat. Individuals may experience difficulty concentrating, irritability, and an overall sense of unease or tension.

If left untreated co-occurring anxiety and addiction can significantly impair daily functioning, worsen mental health outcomes, and increase the risk of relapse. Therefore, individuals must receive integrated treatment that addresses both conditions simultaneously to achieve lasting recovery and improved overall well-being.

Depression and addiction frequently co-occur, presenting a complex and challenging dual diagnosis for many individuals. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities. Often these symptoms contribute to the development of addiction as individuals may use substances to alleviate their emotional pain or numb their symptoms. Conversely, substance use can exacerbate depressive symptoms, leading to a vicious cycle of dependence and worsening mental health.

Common symptoms of co-occurring depression and addiction include persistent feelings of sadness or emptiness, lack of motivation, changes in appetite or weight, sleep disturbances, fatigue or low energy, and thoughts of death or suicide. Individuals may also experience social withdrawal, difficulty concentrating, and a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.

Left untreated, co-occurring depression and addiction can have devastating consequences, including impaired functioning, increased risk of suicide, and decreased quality of life. Integrated treatment that addresses both conditions concurrently is essential for individuals to achieve lasting recovery and improved mental health outcomes. Through comprehensive therapy, medication management, and support services, individuals can learn to manage their symptoms, develop healthy coping strategies, and regain a sense of hope and vitality in their lives.

Co-occurring trauma and addiction present a particularly challenging dual diagnosis for individuals struggling with substance use disorders. Trauma, whether experienced as a single event or ongoing, can have profound and lasting effects on a person’s emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. Traumatic experiences such as abuse, neglect, accidents, or witnessing violence can contribute to the development of addiction as individuals may turn to substances as a way to cope with the overwhelming emotions and distress associated with their trauma. Substance use can increase the risk of experiencing traumatic events or exacerbate the effects of past trauma, perpetuating a harmful cycle of dependence and further trauma.

Common symptoms of co-occurring trauma and addiction include flashbacks or intrusive memories of the traumatic event, hypervigilance, nightmares or disturbed sleep, avoidance of triggers or reminders of the trauma, and emotional numbing or dissociation. Individuals may also experience difficulty regulating their emotions, problems with interpersonal relationships, and a sense of disconnection from themselves and others.

Co-occurring trauma and addiction can have devastating consequences, including increased risk of relapse, worsening mental health outcomes, and decreased quality of life. But, through trauma-informed therapy, evidence-based interventions, and holistic approaches to healing, individuals can learn to process their trauma, develop healthy coping strategies, and reclaim their lives from the grip of addiction.

Contact Agape Detox to Start Your Treatment!

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If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, Agape Detox in Florida is here to help. Our experienced team of professionals provides compassionate and personalized addiction treatment services, including detoxification, therapy, and aftercare support. Contact us today to begin your journey toward lasting sobriety and a brighter future.

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