If you want to seek treatment for your addiction, you might be struggling with the concept of accepting your reality. While this is a common occurrence, it is something you can overcome so you can work towards successful recovery. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy focuses on guiding you to accept reality and act appropriately so you can reach sobriety. At Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient, our supportive staff works with you to empower you towards health, sobriety, and strength.
As an outpatient facility, Chicago River North Outpatient provides treatment that allows you to continue with other responsibilities. If you need to continue with work, school, or family responsibilities, you can still seek help for addiction. However, for treatment to be successful, you must first accept the emotions surrounding the addiction. This includes the changes you will have to make during your recovery journey.
Acceptance is at the Center of Successful Recovery
If you cannot let go of the things that tie you to addiction, you cannot move forward in your recovery. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy focuses on helping you accept the things that you struggle with. These might be things such as emotions related to your addiction and reluctance with the steps involved in rehab. Once you accept these, you can let go, achieving the relief that lets you focus your energies on your recovery. You can focus on a better, healthier future.
ACT is important in helping you achieve this future since addiction therapy involves being able to plan for the future. A successful future is one where you can deal with stressors and challenges in a healthy sober manner. It can also help you prevent relapse since you are focusing on healing and health instead of the past. Once you reach acceptance, we encourage you to find your own direction in life, based on your values. Since each person’s values are different, everyone must find their own direction.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Helps You Take Action Towards Success
The second part of ACT involves taking action based on the values and direction in life you want to follow. This integral part of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps you to take an active role in making changes, small and large. This begins with creating a detailed, solid plan on how you will reach your goals. Some of the changes might be very small, but they will make a lasting impact on how you approach recovery. Changes such as beginning an exercise routine, for example, are the way you show commitment to change and health.
ACT as Part of a Successful Treatment Plan
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is just one part of Chicago River North Outpatient’s personalized treatment plan. Our supportive environment includes a strong recovery community that provides engagement opportunities, even after your formal treatment is complete. Treatment for each of our patients includes a range of evidence-based and holistic practices. These will help you feel stronger, empowered, and ready to face the challenges of the world. These services also include:
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Mindfulness sobriety
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- 12-step integration
At Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient, we want to make treatment available for everyone who needs it. Because finances can sometimes seem like an obstacle, we work with you to make it affordable. We accept in and out of network insurance coverage and offer financing plans.
If you feel you have reached the point where you want to make a change and overcome your addiction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be the spark for permanent change. Call us today at 312.464.9451 and begin the lasting changes that will lead to recovery and success.