All of us will experience different levels of discourse along the stretch of our lifetimes. Sometimes our methods of coping with those issues when they come along are a bit destructive. It doesn’t have to be a shameful thing to admit you need help dealing with your internal struggles. You may want to embark on a bit of research to further inform you of your treatment options. If you’re not even sure where to begin, we’re here to help. Here is a quick summary of a few of the most effective and functional treatment therapies available in various programs around the U.S.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

This type of therapy treats your mind. You will be working through your relationships, emotions, impulses, and how those things drive you to destructive behaviors. When you thoroughly to explore the different patterns in your thought processes, you will be better equipped to pinpoint the things that trigger destructive behavioral patterns. You can then begin to work on your coping mechanisms, and begin building new coping habits.

Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy

This type of therapy is a little bit similar to CBT, but it’s used for a bit of a different patient base. Mostly driven towards self harming behaviors like cutting and suicide attempts, DBT is also good for those suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Dialectical has more of a Zen base in treatment. The main goals of this therapy are to reduce and/or eliminate life threatening behaviors, reduce behaviors that hinder your recovery, learn new coping skills, and increase your quality of life overall.

Alpha-Stim Therapy

Alpha-Stim therapy is commonly used to reduce chronic pain, post traumatic pain, stress, and anxiety. It’s one of the most used therapies to help troubled soldiers returning home with injuries and varying levels of post traumatic stress. It uses electrotherapy to stimulate areas of the brain that produce chemicals to help regulate your emotional ups and downs. It’s also useful in the treatment of various mood disorders.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

This treatment is super interesting. It focuses on repairing the lasting negative emotional effects of a traumatic experience. The therapy is based on the assumption that when a traumatic experience occurs, it can basically overload the brain and not be processed properly. The memories are then stored in their own little box in the brain. This therapy focuses on stirring those memories and dealing with them in a proper and healthy manner.

Relapse Prevention

There are a plethora of relapse preventions treatment options. Whether you choose outpatient therapy, or plan to have other prevention methods in place, you should most definitely make sure to follow up on your treatment after your initial inpatient experience is completed.