Individual and Group Counseling
Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center (AARC) physicians, licensed therapists and counselors provide expert medical, clinical and psychiatric treatment, in addition to spiritual rehabilitation – a unique combination for Atlanta Christian addiction treatment. AARC patients receive one-on-one care in individual counseling, while benefitting from the support and fellowship of like- minded peers in group sessions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are forms of psychotherapy in which individuals explore their values, discover what's most important to them and recognize their strengths. Both are proven strategies for dealing with damaging thought processes and changing self-destructive behavior.
Psychological and emotional trauma, whether from childhood or adult life, is a major contributor to addiction for many people. Our team includes experts with specialized training in helping patients cope with past trauma, and ultimately move beyond it. By taking away the power of traumatic experiences to cause mental distress, patients feel better, and find that their need to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs is also diminished.
Facilitated by a physician, nurse practitioner or nurse, medical education sessions help patients better understand the disease of addiction, as well as teach practical skills for maintaining a sobriety-supportive lifestyle. Smoking cessation, medication management and nutrition are among the topics covered.