When a person engages in alcohol abuse and/or drug abuse, he or she picks up bad habits fueled by unhealthy thinking patterns, and they can pose a serious obstacle to achieving successful recovery.
At American Addiction Centers, we use the latest medical techniques, including Didactic Group Therapy, to address this issue head on. Didactic Group Therapy, which often has a classroom-like feel, is a way to break the vicious cycle of addictive behavior. Through these supportive group sessions which may feature visual aides such as slideshows or videos, clients learn the real facts about substance abuse and its consequences. It’s been said that, “the explanation of a phenomenon is the first step toward its control,” and Didactic instruction puts this idea into motion.
Generally speaking, Didactic Group Therapy sessions:
- are low-key and not emotionally intense.
- instill rational problem solving mechanisms that will alter dysfunctional beliefs and thinking patterns.
- may focus on teaching particular skills that are important to successful substance abuse treatment, such as relapse prevention strategies.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that Didactic Group Therapy works in drug rehab settings and elsewhere. A 1998 Project Match Research Group study of various treatment methods for alcoholism found that treatment plans which included a didactic component led to decreased drinking, less instances of depression and improved liver function. In other settings, didactic instruction has helped overweight individuals achieve weight loss, shaving more than 10 pounds in six weeks, according to the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. Cigarette smokers, too, have found success in kicking the habit with the aid of didactic therapy.
Many states have turned to Didactic Group Therapy when it comes to prosecuting drunk drivers — classroom type sessions are frequently required before DUI arrestees can regain driving privileges. In these classes, DUI offenders perform various workbook exercises and learn, among other things, the many different ways that alcohol abuse damages the body’s vital organs.
Didactic group therapy is proven, successful and one of the many advanced treatment techniques you’ll find at American Addiction Centers. Call us today at 877-417-6237.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you find the best source for Didactic Therapy. We also offer many affordable self pay options for obtaining Didactic Therapy.