Activity-based therapy (or ABT) is an increasingly more common modality that is utilized at addiction treatment centers all across the country. At Taos Recovery Center, ABT is a critical aspect of our program, since it gives patients more agency in the recovery process. Learn more about our ABT program, below.
ABT works by enabling patients to express their thoughts and emotions in a way that doesn’t involve words. While a one-on-one discussion with a therapist is a powerful form of self-expression, there are a wide variety of ways that a patient can work through specific issues they are going through. This includes artistic endeavors, such as music, painting, and crafts. It can also include physical activities, such as hiking and sports. Writing is another very common form of ABT.
This type of therapy gives patients a powerful outlet to work through strong emotions, which often roar up in the recovery process. Without such an outlet, a patient can become physically, mentally, and even spiritually exhausted.
We utilize ABT at Taos Recovery Center because we believe that it provides a plethora of great benefits for our patients, which can be hard to replicate in other ways. Here are some of the benefits of ABT:
If you or a loved one suffers from addiction, or has any other questions about the program at Taos Recovery Center or any other Shadow Mountain Treatment Center, then please don’t hesitate to call our team, today! We strive to bring all of New Mexico closer to being addiction-free.
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