What is Individual Therapy For Addiction

Individual therapy for addiction is sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”. It’s a process through which patients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

Individual Therapy and Counseling

People seek Individual therapy for addiction for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. Our patients and therapist work together from the start of treatment and meet 2 times per week until the end of treatment.

Remeber that the individual therapy for addiction care treatment is part of our total program. Dedicato Treatment Center offers holistic health & addiction treatment services. This means we treat the person as a whole. This includes detoxification, residential treatment, and intensive outpatient services.

Substance Abuse

Remember, If you are taking a drug in a way that is different than prescribed, then you are abusing a substance. Also, if you are taking a drug that was not prescribed to you, this is abuse. If you are taking a drug for reasons other than what it was prescribed for, or in a recreational or social setting, that is abuse.

individual therapy for addiction

Individual counseling often focuses on reducing or stopping substance use, skill building, adherence to a recovery plan, and social, family, and professional/educational outcomes.


Addiction isn’t the same as drug abuse, although these things go hand in hand. Addiction happens when changes in the brain occur that make the user feel compelled to use drugs at any cost. Addiction is characterized by severe psychological cravings, obsessive thinking, and compulsive using. Denial is a common characteristic of addiction, making it more difficult to identify and treat the problem.

Solutions for Addiction – Dedicato Treatment Center

With a ratio of 3 staff members per client, you get quality care in our safe and comfortable uniquely private 6-bed treatment center. Recover from drug and alcohol addiction in a private luxury setting. Located in tranquil Sierra Madre, California. Dedicato Treatment Center offers the best treatment options available. Remember, addiction is a chronic brain disease and getting the right treatment is critical.