Victory Bay Recovery Center is an outpatient behavioral health facility that implements a unique blend of addiction treatment methods. These methods include social support (i.e 12-Step programs) and life skills training in order to address substance abuse disorders. We utilize an eclectic blend of evidence-based modalities with a person-centered approach to craft truly individualized treatment. This approach affords our clients the best possible chance at maintaining lasting sobriety through our treatment center in NJ.

The use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing form the foundation of our treatment process. These therapies are the golden standard when it comes to treating substance abuse disorders. Victory Bay also supports the use of less conventional, but no less effective, individualized methods to meet the needs of each client.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is psychotherapy used in treating addiction. CBT examines the client’s negative thought patterns that lead to negative emotional and behavioral responses. CBT teaches clients alternative ways of thinking, which result in an increased ability to regulate distressing emotions and modify negative responses and behaviors. By restructuring negative thought patterns and allowing a new interpretation of circumstances, clients are able to step out of the destructive addiction cycle. Simultaneously, as the client is learning strategies to reframe negative thoughts, they are also learning behavioral strategies to move them forward in their recovery. This two-pronged process can provide clients with a sense of empowerment and control over their change process.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

As the name suggests, Motivational Interviewing is a therapeutic technique in which clients are motivated to change destructive behavior. By recognizing that each individual is on their own journey, motivational interviewing allows the client to identify when and how behaviors can be modified. Therapists highlight the discrepancies between the client’s views and the views of others while acknowledging the client’s internal resilience and strengths. This process empowers the client to develop lasting decisions to change.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a revolutionary therapeutic technique we utilize at our treatment center in NJ. A non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy, EMDR assists individuals that have been exposed to trauma reprocess this information so that it is no longer psychologically disruptive. EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment that identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the client’s natural resilience or coping capacity, though not all clients will complete the full eight-phases of this treatment.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an outgrowth of CBT, originally for treating individuals with borderline personality disorder and chronically suicidal behaviors. The chronic and pervasive self-destructive behavior, low self-esteem, and negative view of self associated with long term addiction are similar to those of the chronically suicidal. Significantly, DBT assists in breaking this extreme pattern of behavior by using four different core principles:

  • Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment
  • Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in demanding situations, not change it
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others
  • Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you can change and manage those you cannot

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is another outgrowth of cognitive behavioral therapy we use at our treatment center in NJ. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy focuses on the powerful tool of mindfulness. It also works with clients to identify their values and the important roles they want to participate in. ACT helps the individual recognize and reconnect with positive core values. Additionally, they learn methods of taking committed action to live aligned with those values, when in the past, they would turn to substances to navigate through challenging periods.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy teaches clients that we are able to change. Addiction is not who the client is or what defines them. ACT gives clients the opportunity to create lives filled with meaning and purpose as they define it.

Find the addiction treatment methods that are right for you. If you need help, call Victory Bay at 855.259.1624 to learn more.