Mental health and addiction go hand in hand. Psychiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders often associated with addiction.
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) focuses on promoting psychological flexibility, which involves being present in the moment and actively engaging in behaviors that align with one’s values. Through mindfulness techniques and acceptance strategies, clients learn to let go of unhelpful thought patterns and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specialized form of psychotherapy primarily used to treat trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During EMDR sessions, clients are guided by a trained therapist to revisit traumatic memories while simultaneously engaging in bilateral stimulation, often achieved through eye movements. This process helps the brain reprocess the distressing memories in a way that reduces their emotional intensity and allows for more adaptive and healthier associations.