Solutions-focused therapy is based on the idea the future can be changed in spite of any challenges that exist. By focusing energy around strengths and positivity, a person is seen as capable of moving from being a slave to the past to empowered in the present and future. As a result, you may end up feeling less burned out, more optimistic and less likely to be depressed about current circumstances.
One key objective of solution-focused therapy is supporting hope for things to be different in spite of past challenges. You will be directly led into imagining, describing, and creating a day in the future as it would look if you could idealize the possibilities. A natural progression is to find out what small steps you can take today to reach this new vision of life. Another example is a scaling question which helps you assess your level of hope, determination, and confidence with how change has occurred. Coping questions may be used to bring out strategies for people who manage to move forward in spite of addiction. This helps build a sense of self-efficacy and a sense of confidence in how you personally have coped with the challenges you have faced.
Why it Works
The cycle of addiction is full of anxiety and fear. The best way to move past it is to find a positive way to look at life after substance use. Engaging in addictive activity usually loses control over a person’s senses once you have had time away from it to focus on getting your life together. Solution-focused therapy impacts the addiction cycle by helping you take responsibility for the outcome. You are able to implement questions to distract from thinking about addiction which is effective as the stage of frustration can cause internal pain which turns you towards addiction again. Solution-focused therapy helps you envision what you want your life to be like and not focus on the negative impact of addiction so much that you are sucked back into the cycle. Addiction is multi-faceted and takes many twists and turns on the journey of recovery to recognize how it impacts your life. Finding positive solutions to focus on can help you create lasting impact rather than focus on what you cannot change. Focus on what you can change today, take small steps to get there, and don’t worry about the rest.
There is no one solution to getting through addiction to recovery but Oceanfront helps you with our focused therapeutic approach designed to help you create lasting change. Call us to find out how we can help you get started with your journey to recovery: 877-296-7477