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At Lotus Recovery, we’re dedicated to helping you overcome mental health and addiction struggles. Our outpatient services provide a unique, relational approach emphasizing connection and community. With our high-quality care, you can achieve autonomy and lasting recovery. Trust us to support you every step of the way.
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Main Therapy Methods

Group Therapy

Getting treatment for addiction will require incorporating several varieties of different types of therapies. Substance abuse group therapy is considered one of the essentials, with very few exceptions. Group therapy takes place among peers, typically at a scheduled time and location. It is led by a therapist or addiction specialist, in groups of two or more. Group therapy for substance abuse promotes recovering addicts to engage and discuss related issues together.

The community setting allows for a different approach than what is expected from other individual style therapy. Working with others in group therapy for substance abuse provides addicts an outlet to better relate and interpret their situation. Used in addiction treatment for many years, substance abuse group therapy has proven its effectiveness and remains essential to rehabilitation.

Group therapy for substance abuse is used to describe a therapy where more than one personal perspective is gained. This type of therapy is considered fundamental for treating addiction, developing social skills, and managing psychological health-related illnesses.

Individual Therapy

Addiction can affect the body in a number of ways. While the physical effects of substance abuse can be harmful, there is also a psychological side that people often overlook. In many cases of drug addiction treatment, individual therapy and substance abuse counseling is used during the process.

Psychotherapy (also known as talk therapy) and individual drug counseling are crucial for long-term addiction recovery. Addiction is something that can take over the brain and it often shows in our behaviors and thoughts. This is why most drug addiction treatments use a number of psychotherapy methods during the process. If you or a loved one is suffering from substance abuse, now is the time to get help. Drug addiction can completely take over a person’s life and can lead to negative consequences. Don’t wait; make the decision to get help today.

Family Therapy

Addiction is something that affects the struggling individual, as well as everyone around them. It can be painful to see a loved one struggle and change for the worse. Having a supportive and open family environment is crucial to long term recovery. This is where family therapy for addiction can sometimes be necessary.

Family addiction counseling can be extremely beneficial when it comes to addiction therapy. Studies have shown that treatment that implements family therapy is more effective than when it’s not. Addiction is something that can affect home and family life for the addict and the household. It’s never too late to get the help you deserve, for yourself and for your loved ones.


Case Management

A case manager is in charge of coordinating the various services a client may need to help ensure recovery success. Case managers assist clients by directing them to supportive community services, such as vocational assistance, legal services, housing services, or social services. If a client requires assistance with any of these things, the case manager will take care of it for the client so that the client can focus solely on their recovery.

Types of therapy


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health problems. Numerous Research studies suggest CBT leads to significant improvements in functioning and quality of life.
  • CBT is often utilized in treatment programs designed to help you meet your mental health goals and overcome substance abuse. CBT can be beneficial in outpatient treatment or sober living environments and a more intensive setting. CBT results in helping the client in the following areas.
  • Goal setting
    • Building Self Esteem
    • Overcoming obsessive thoughts and compulsions present in substance use disorders.
    • Aid in the processing of traumatic experiences
    • Change thought patterns around childhood trauma.
    • Provide clients with new skill sets and tools for self-advocacy.
    • Assist clients in the maintenance of long-term recovery.


  • Addiction is a disease, and like any other chronic illness, it must be treated with high-quality care that meets the needs of the individual. In finding addiction treatment or mental health provider for you or your loved one, it is crucial to consider the different services and therapeutic modalities the treatment program offers. One of the most well-established and effective forms of therapy to aid in the recovery of those suffering from substance use disorders (SUDS) is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
  • DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Its primary purpose is to identify and change negative thinking patterns and push individuals towards lasting positive behavioral changes. The philosophy of DBT is based on the concept that everything is composed of opposites and that change can occur when there is communication between opposing forces and helps the client to understand that change is constant and inevitable. DBT helps individuals prepare for and accept change and have the emotional bandwidth to manage new and unfamiliar situations healthily.
  • In DBT, the client and therapist work on both self-acceptance and moving towards change. DBT teaches the client coping mechanisms to deal with emotions and everyday situations that otherwise might be stressful or concerning for the individual. The therapist will use validation and motivation to keep the client engaged and motivated to work towards change. DBT can occur in an individual or group setting through talk therapy, art therapy, group discussions, and experiential activities. DBT is used in the treatment of young adults, adolescents, and older adults.


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in a noninvasive, evidence-based model of physiotherapy. It aims to help individuals who have suffered psychological trauma recover from negative effects and symptoms through adaptive information processing.
  • The Adaptive Information processing (AIP) model states that mental and physical health is supported by repeated positive experiences in one’s life that continue to prepare a person to handle new challenges, making the brain fully equipped to manage and process adversity. Over time many internal and external factors can change the brain and body’s natural knowledge of how to heal.
  • MDR is a treatment that is helpful to those who struggle to talk about past experiences. During EMDR therapy sessions, traumatic or triggering experiences are talked about in brief segments while a therapist uses tools such as direct eye movements. This is called “bilateral stimulation.”
  • EMDR is effective because it allows an individual to talk about distressing events while their attention is partially diverted. This makes therapy less emotionally upsetting and eliminates having a strong physiological response during the healing process.


  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the combination of the use of medications and behavioral therapies to treat substance use addictions. More specifically, MAT programs are most often recommended to those suffering from alcohol use disorder (AUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD). Medications used for MAT are U.S Food and Drug Administration-approved and are known to be the most effective intervention in treating OUD, compared to behavioral interventions and medication alone. Each MAT medication differs in the way it works to relieve withdrawal symptoms and/or block the euphoric effects of the drugs.
  • According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, medication-assisted treatment has proven to be effective in treating the withdrawal symptoms and negative effects of opioid and alcohol use. Paired with treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and counseling, MAT programs utilize a “whole person” approach to treating opioid dependence and alcohol addiction and are helpful in assisting patients in long-term sobriety. This treatment approach has been known to
    • Improve survival rates of those suffering from substance use disorders.
    • Increase retention and willingness to remain in treatment.
    • Decrease illicit opioid use, binge drinking, and other health problems caused by addiction
    • Increase daily functioning and ability to maintain a normal routine.
    • Improve live birth outcomes among women who are pregnant and struggling with substance use.

Recreational Activities

  • We believe that recreational activities and outings are vital to success in recovery. This gives our clients the chance to have some wholesome healthy experiences out in the community, and helps them to realize that sobriety isn’t a punishment, and it is absolutely possible to have fun on recovery.
  • Types of activities
    • Gym
    • Beach
    • Bowling
    • BBQ’s
    • Mixer’s – with other programs
    • Pickleball
    • Mall
    • Etc.


  • The definition of Holistic healing stems from the root of the word itself, Holism, which is the concept and philosophy of emphasizing the importance of wholeness. Holistic healing can be defined as the practice of health and wellness that considers the entirety of a person, including the mind, body, and spirit, as well as all of the internal and external factors affecting them. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), identifying the biological, environmental, and social causes and consequences of drug addiction are essential in providing treatment to those afflicted with substance use disorders. The different treatment modalities used within a holistic approach aim to address the full range of conditions and factors that may influence an individual’s health and wellness including.
    • Emotional Wellbeing
    • Mental Health
    • Physical Health
    • Social
    • Environmental
    • Spiritual Health