Outpatient Treatment Services
All forms of substance abuse, whether the addiction is to alcohol, drugs, or both, take a significant toll on all aspects of a person’s life. At New Pathway, our addiction treatment specialists work with adults, teens, and their families to heal their minds, bodies, and spirits.
When possible, outpatient addiction treatment is the best option for those with addictions since they can practice what they learn in their real world environment. At New Pathway Counseling, our team of addiction treatment professionals offer a range of outpatient services that they individualize to meet the unique needs and preferences of each patient. The frequency of sessions is determined upon the needs of the patient.
New Pathway Counseling Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Options
Some examples of the outpatient services our team at New Pathway Counseling provides includes:
- Psycho-Social Treatment: Based upon the patient’s strengths and challenges identified during the initial assessment, the therapist employs a variety of psychological and social strategies, known as psychosocial interventions, developed for the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence. Each offers a different level and type of support to persons recovering from drug or alcohol dependence. Therapists often mix and match treatments to fit the individual, as resources, such as money and/or health insurance permit.
- Psychotherapy (Group and Individual Formats)
The term “psychotherapy” encompasses a broad spectrum of interventions led by therapists, for the benefit of patients. A partial list of the things that psychotherapy may attempt to accomplish would include, but not be limited to, are as follows:
- Providing a safe and trustworthy forum in which hurting people can discuss their present-day issues and problems.
- Providing a safe and trustworthy space where hurting people can talk about how they came to be the way they are through the exploration of past experiences.
- Promoting the healthy sharing and releasing of shameful and emotionally toxic experiences by patients to promote personal empowerment and feelings of self-worth and belonging.
- Teaching specific coping skills for managing specific problems and symptoms.
Four Specific Types of Psychotherapy Applications:
- Supportive psychotherapy aims to offer patients a safe and trustworthy forum where they may discuss the troubling aspects of their lives. The therapist strives to listen to the patient, who is encouraged to share emotionally. When needed, the therapist may act as a strong guide or authority figure, outlining things the patient should do and not do. This type of therapy is not exploratory and does not delve into the histories of patients. It is most helpful for interpersonally and emotionally fragile patients, and/or patients demonstrate disorganized thoughts, emotions, and behaviors when confronted with stressful situations and memories.
- Coping-focused psychotherapy aims to teach patients specific and practical ways to cope with specific problems such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse relapse prevention. The best and most effective forms of coping-focused psychotherapy are based on scientific research. Typically, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is recommended as well as CBT-based Relapse Prevention programs.
- Social Skills, Interpersonal Relationship Building, and Personal Growth Psychotherapy teaches patients to become more emotionally and socially mature in their dealings with others. For a variety of reasons, many addicts tend to have poor interpersonal skills and to deal with their emotions in self-destructive ways. Social Skills, Interpersonal Relationship Building and Personal Growth Psychotherapy, usually performed in a group therapy context, helps patients to learn and practice with other group members healthy ways of communicating with others.
- Exploratory psychotherapy aims at helping people to uncover the links between past anxiety provoking experiences, such as trauma, violence, or abuse, and present behavior. Since exploratory forms of psychotherapy often involve recalling painful past events, this sort of therapy can be disorganizing and traumatic to fragile persons in recovery and to dually diagnosed patients with psychotic or other severe symptoms, we refer the patient to a highly trained therapist who specializes in trauma specific therapy. There is much evidence in fact that healing from many forms.
To learn more about the SOAR program at New Pathways Counseling addictions treatment centers in Bayonne, Paramus, Jersey City, and Pine Brook, NJ, call (201) 436-1022 to speak to a member of our staff today.