Wellness - Addiction | 11-18 yrs

10 Therapies To Overcome Addiction

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Addiction is a phenomenon plaguing many teenagers today. While many of us might deny it, the truth is that a lot of teenagers around the world are addicted to alcohol, smoke and drugs. Peer pressure can be a strong reason for teens to get addicted. However, all is not lost if your teen is addicted. Various types of therapy can help your child de-addict and lead a normal life.

One such therapy that helps overcome addiction, is art therapy. The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) defines art therapy as, “the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development.” According to an article titled Art Therapy Helps Heal Recovering Addicts published in recoveryranch.com, art becomes a form of communication and self-reflection for recovering addicts. It is all-the-more effective on people who struggle with internal conflicts.

Similarly, there are other types of therapy like virtual reality, meditation, yoga, nutritional, eye movement and aroma. Each of these types works in its own way and is extremely beneficial in helping teens. More in-depth information on various types of therapy is presented below in the form of a ClipBook that is a curation of well-researched links from around the web.

Before we sign off, we leave you with a quote from Nelson Mandela - “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

So, begin now, and help your child on the path to recovery. Remember, it’s never too late!

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Eye Movement Therapy

Using Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing (EMDR) to reduce negative emotions surrounding a trauma can have a powerful, immediate effect on addicts. It may be especially helpful when combined with other types of therapies or support groups.

Aromatherapy

One way of recovering from addiction is to make use of alternative therapies such as aromatherapy. It involves the use of various plant materials and aromatic ingredients in order to produce scents that are believed to benefit mental, physical and...

Nutritional Therapy

Recognising the importance of nutrition during recovery is essential. Nutrition plays a key role in the health of the human body. Without the proper combination of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats, the body does not have the bu...

Yoga Therapy

Today, more and more rehabs are including yoga as a therapy for treating addiction. Researchers are saying that yoga may actually help to break a person’s cycle of addiction.

Art Therapy

For the recovering addict, art allows for a new form of communication and self-reflection. It is especially effective for those who struggle with internal conflicts and difficulties, no matter what artistic talent or experience they may already have.

Massage Therapy

Many drug rehab programs begin by helping patients to detoxify their body. Massage therapy helps a lot. Through massage, muscles are loosened and endorphins are released, but the increased blood flow that massage produces also aids detox by nouris...

Virtual Reality Therapy

Virtual reality therapy is a method of psychotherapy that uses virtual reality technology to give the patient a simulated experience that can be used to diagnose and treat psychological conditions that cause patients difficulty.

Horticultural Therapy

Horticultural therapy involves the practice of growing and caring for gardens and plants specifically for therapeutic purposes. Spending time in such a tranquil, beautiful setting helps reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and craving.

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