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Emotional Recovery Toronto

A major part of getting sober is facing emotional trauma, which may have contributed to your cycle of addiction, or been a consequence of it. Freedom From Addiction offers comprehensive emotional recovery in Toronto during alcohol and addiction treatment. We will help you identify and understand the root cause of your addiction, while emotionally equipping you with the ability to remain sober despite certain things life might throw at you.

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What is Emotional Recovery?

There are many issues that stem from unresolved trauma, which may include emotional, psychological, sexual and physical abuse. These experiences can result in post-traumatic stress and other disorders, including substance abuse and addiction. Emotional recovery involves identifying and addressing these past experiences, their triggers and why they might have led to addiction.

Sobriety can also be incredibly emotionally taxing. Having the ability to cope with the abundant emotions that come with physical sobriety is a key part of Freedom From Addiction’s drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Toronto. It will provide the support clients need to positively and productively face their feelings head-on.

Making progress towards getting better emotionally isn’t always a smooth process. It can actually take a long time and sometimes people will feel as if they have stopped improving. Or they will feel as if they are taking one step back for every two steps forward. There is no step-by-step way to heal; emotional recovery is different for everyone.

How does Emotional Recovery Work?

Freedom From Addiction’s programs for emotional recovery in Toronto utilizes a person-centred approach to explore the underlying causes of an individual’s addiction. The goal is to help set those who are dependent on alcohol or drugs on the correct emotional path in order to achieve the life they truly desire and overcome their addiction.

There are several types of therapy for drug and alcohol addiction treatment that are helpful in this process.

Individual Counselling

Unlike other treatment centres, Freedom From Addiction focuses on intensive one-on-one counselling with over four sessions a week. These sessions are tailored to the individual needs of the client as the challenges that come with alcoholism will differ from those that come with drug addiction. Emotional recovery is a major part of individual counselling. Counsellors will be by your side to work through your experiences and feelings by providing you with coping strategies.

Group Counselling

Freedom From Addiction utilizes a variety of effective group models for drug and alcohol treatment in Toronto. These include psychoeducation, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), skills development groups, and other support groups. Our team of professional counsellors takes into consideration each model’s goals and methodology in deciding which group would work best in each client’s treatment process. Being surrounded by individuals who have the same goals will benefit their overall emotional recovery.

Who can benefit from Emotional Recovery?

While everyone’s path to sobriety is unique, for the majority of people, it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster as they begin to navigate life free of drugs or alcohol. This is unsurprising for people who may have used substances to suppress painful emotions and felt numb for a long time. Many individuals have a tough time acknowledging and accepting how they feel, which is why they turned to drugs and alcohol in the first place.

Emotional recovery may be something that has to be done over a lifetime. There is no quick fix when it comes to trauma and that’s okay. Just like sobriety, it’s about living one day at a time. A comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Toronto will include emotional recovery so clients can feel empowered enough to remain sober no matter the circumstances.

This period of readjustment can be a chance for our clients to restart their lives and initiate a healthier and sober way of living.

Emotional Recovery at Freedom From Addiction

Freedom from Addiction uses philosophical, person-centred therapy methods as the main component of emotional recovery in Toronto. Our team of professionals help to work through emotional trauma and identify possible root causes of addiction. Together, we will set goals that focus on admitting responsibility, repairing damaged relationships, and living a life free of addiction.

Emotional recovery is a crucial part of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Contact us today to find out how Freedom From Addiction can help you feel better emotionally and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.

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