Individual and Group Therapy
Clients receive both individual and group therapy sessions at The Hope Institute, designed to provide effective, comprehensive care that addresses the unique needs of each client. In addition, every person will have ample access to their dedicated counselor during their stay, not only through the day-to-day sessions but will also have the opportunity to have telehealth available 24/7.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medication along with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders, most commonly geared for opioid addicts. Scientific evidence shows that MAT, using buprenorphine, naloxone or methadone has proved clinically effective in helping patients recover from opioid use disorders.
Complementary and Alternative Approaches
In addition to the multiple different types of therapy we also offer programs during the week that incorporate various alternative treatment approaches including but not limited to animal-assisted therapy, traditional yoga, meditation, art therapy, and music therapy. We like to think of our program as the best of all worlds while incorporating the beautiful elements of Ringwood, New Jersey. It is not uncommon for clients to enjoy various outdoor activities in all seasons. We bring the positive aspects of nature into our program and help our clients find new and fulfilling ways to bring joy into their lives.
Animal- Assisted Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy has shown to be an influential interaction in overcoming addiction. Group studies have suggested individuals who participated in animal-assisted therapy were more positive about therapeutic approaches compared to the group who did not participate (Wesley, et al., 2009).
Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and meditation are complementary approaches for addiction. Traditional yoga is a spiritual based practice that brings individuals to a calm state of mind while meditation creates an improved self-awareness. Studies on yoga and addiction suggest the practice increases the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) (Streeter, et al. 2010). Why is increasing GABA important? Those who suffer from mental health conditions and addiction have often shown a decrease of GABA leading to increased stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and addiction. In addition to increasing mental well-being, yoga and meditation also helps increase discipline and self-control.
Music and Art Therapy
For some individuals, addiction may be a cause of what they were trying to avoid. Implementing art and music therapy introduces a new, creative outlet to address those avoidances. Art and music therapy provides an alternative to previous habitual, non-productive, and painful emotional patterns. While addiction can dull one’s life, art and music therapy can reintroduce vibrancy.