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Once the process of detox has been completed, the focus shifts towards maintaining sobriety. APEX Rehab provides intensive behavioral therapy during the care process to examine the origin of causes for patients’ addictions and help them learn to resist temptation and prevent relapse.

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APEX Rehab utilizes a number of theoretical models when treating its clients, including Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Motivational interviewing is non-judgmental, non-confrontational and non-adversarial. The approach attempts to increase the client’s awareness of the potential problems caused, experience consequences and face risks as a result of the behavior in question. Alternately, our therapists help clients envision a better future and become increasingly motivated to achieve it. Either way, the strategy seeks to help clients think differently about their behavior and ultimately to consider what might be gained through change.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a fundamental and core component of APEX Rehab treatment program. CBT is based on the theory that in the development of maladaptive behavioral patterns like substance abuse, learning processes play a critical role. Through CBT, APEX clients learn to identify and correct problematic behaviors by applying a range of different skills that can be used to stop drug abuse and to address a range of other problems that often co-occur with it, namely anxiety and depression. A central element of CBT is anticipating likely problems and enhancing a person’s self-control by helping them develop effective coping strategies. Specific techniques include exploring the positive and negative consequences of continued drug use, self-monitoring to recognize cravings early and identify situations that might put one at risk for use, and developing strategies for coping with cravings and avoiding those high-risk situations. CBT also utilizes recording of specific thoughts and outlining how to change them to properly effect and affect mood.

Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy are just two approaches that the professionals at APEX Rehab use. In addition, we use a range of available techniques and models that can address the specific patient case in question. Addiction is almost never an isolated problem in any way. It is usually accompanied by emotional and mental issues, but it is also almost never a problem limited to the patient’s life only. The family and other close people are also affected by the patient’s addiction and rehabilitation.

APEX Rehab strives to provide a safe environment that promotes patients’ facing with their root problems of dependency and helps them address these problems constructively, so that they stay firm in their decision to lead a sober life.

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