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An Integrated Approach to Alcohol Therapy

An-Integrated-Approach-to-Alcohol-TherapyOver the years, experts have developed numerous approaches to alcohol and drug abuse therapy in New York and Princeton. However, just like any form of medicine or therapeutic treatment, the success of one methodology doesn’t imply the failure of another. Sometimes the best way to resolve a problem is to combine different approaches. This is especially true during alcohol therapy in Princeton and New York, as the problem at hand is so personal that it is nearly impossible to create a one-size-fits-all recovery program for addiction.

For this reason, Dr. Washton employs and encourages an integrative approach to alcohol therapy. This means that Dr. Washton uses a combination of proven strategies and methodologies to tailor an addiction and recovery program to the needs of the individual. The exact outline of a recovery program differs person to person based on their individual needs. This customization is a primary feature of the integrative approach to addiction therapy, one that allows optimal personalization for every client.

What is an Integrative Approach?

An integrative approach uses a collection of proven strategies in the field of addiction treatment and mental health counseling to create a comprehensive alcohol therapy program. Even strategies that are seemingly competing can be merged under this ideology, putting the client above any controversies between treatment methodologies.

The integrative approach to recovery therapy addresses substance abuse disorders while incorporating creativity, honesty, flexibility and reason into the treatment program.

Dr. Washton uses numerous proven addiction treatment methods to provide each client with the best possible recovery program. These strategies include:

  • Addiction counseling
  • 12-step facilitation
  • Pharmacological support
  • Patient education
  • Motivation-enhancement
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Client-centered counseling
  • Supportive psychotherapy
  • Harm reduction

Dr. Washton understands that needs change during the course of addiction therapy. As attitudes shift and progress is made the focus of the counseling session will also shift, and in time a counseling methodology that fit initially may not suffice. The integrative approach to addiction therapy puts aside differences in treatment beliefs and methodologies and focuses on what is best for the client right now.

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