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Acceptance and commitment therapy is a psychological approach that encourages individuals to accept their thoughts and feelings while committing to living in alignment with their values and goals.
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Acceptance And Commitment Therapy For Substance Abuse At Right Path Rehab

Rather than trying to change how you think or feel about negative experiences, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) changes how you interpret and react to those situations. Instead of being consumed by negative thoughts or emotions, you learn to accept them for what they are and not allow them to influence your actions.

At Right Path Rehab, we have found ACT to be very effective in treating co-occurring mental disorders such as anxiety or depression that can contribute to your substance abuse problem. By using this type of behavioral therapy as part of your recovery plan, we can address the root issues of your addiction and give you a better chance of achieving a successful, lasting recovery.

The concept of acceptance and commitment therapy is based on two basic assumptions:

  • Negative thoughts are normal. Your therapist will help you embrace the idea that you don’t have to eliminate emotional pain to have a happy life and successful recovery.
  • Less control, not more. Trying to control your negative thoughts and emotions with drugs and alcohol may work for a short time, but the harmful long-term impact far outweighs the short-term benefits.

We’ve Helped Thousands of Individuals Overcome Drug and Alcohol Addiction

If you or a loved one are ready to overcome drug or alcohol abuse, our addiction specialists are here to guide you through every step. Many of our dedicated staff members are in long-term recovery themselves and understand firsthand the challenges of the recovery journey. This personal experience, combined with our professional expertise, allows us to offer compassionate, effective support tailored to your unique needs.

Stop Letting Negative Thoughts Influence Your Behavior

There are times when using drugs or alcohol may seem like the best way to deal with your negative thoughts and emotions. But substance abuse never really solves the core problem, and in the long run it only makes things worse. Our therapists use ACT to help you see that you can “accept” your negative thoughts without letting them influence your behavior.

At Right Path Rehab, we show you how to view negative thoughts without judgment and commit to taking positive actions to deal with them. This ultimately helps you change your relationship with negative emotions and troubling thoughts and achieve your goal of a successful recovery.

Along the way, you become less likely to feel controlled by your thoughts, and you learn to “live in the present” instead of continually being worried about the past or the future. By helping you discover a new, healthier way to deal with your thoughts, ACT can help you ensure that your values and behavior are better aligned so that you can enjoy life without drugs and alcohol.

Call Right Path Rehab today to see if Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is right for you!

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Alexis Ecoff MA, LMFT, MCAP
As the Clinical Director for Right Path Recovery in San Diego, Alexis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of counseling and therapy. She has a strong academic background with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. Alexis is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy in California, Florida, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
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