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What Is the ACT Program?

Are you or someone you love struggling with addiction? If so, you may have heard of the ACT program for addiction treatment at Genesis Recovery and Wellness (GROW). The ACT program is a structured group therapy program that uses acceptance and commitment therapy to help people struggling with addiction. However, it is not a ‘cure’ for addiction or an effective rehab intervention by itself. To overcome addiction, you need professional help in the form of a comprehensive and customized rehab program. Contact GROW’s team of experienced and knowledgeable rehab specialists at 216.331.2998 to start your addiction recovery journey.

What Is the ACT Program?

What is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)? ACT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that focuses on helping people accept their thoughts and feelings without judgment and commit to acting in line with their values. CBT effectively treats a wide range of mental health disorders, including addiction. ACT is a specific form of CBT developed in the 1980s. It can be helpful for people struggling with addiction, as it can help them to become more accepting of their thoughts and emotions and less likely to act on them in harmful ways. ACT is based on the belief that it is possible to live a meaningful life even when complex thoughts and emotions are present. The ACT program at GROW meets for two hours each week and consists of up to eight sessions. Each session includes:

  • ACT exercises – These skill-building exercises are designed to help you put what you have learned into practice.
  • Group discussion – In group sessions, patients can share their experiences to learn from each other.
  • Individual counseling – You will meet with a counselor one-on-one to discuss your progress in the program and any challenges you face.

The skills taught in the ACT program include mindfulness, values clarification, and behavioral activation. However, that’s not all you’ll learn in rehab. The ACT program is just one part of GROW’s comprehensive addiction treatment program.

Benefits of the ACT Program for Addiction Treatment

There are many benefits of the ACT program for addiction treatment, including the following.

Building a Support Network

The ACT program can help you to build a support network. This is because you will meet other people struggling with addiction and understand what you are going through. This can help maintain your sobriety after you leave rehab.

Improving Relationships

The ACT program can also help to improve your existing relationships. This is because the program teaches skills that can help you to communicate more effectively and to resolve conflict in a healthy way.

Learning to Practice Mindfulness

What acceptance and commitment therapy provides to most patients is lessons on practicing mindfulness for addiction treatment and life in general. Mindfulness is a technique that can help you to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and to learn to accept them without judgment. This can be helpful for people struggling with addiction, as it can help them to become more aware of their triggers and urges and learn to control them.

Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Another benefit of the ACT program is that it can help to reduce stress and anxiety. This is because the program teaches skills that can help you to cope with complex thoughts and emotions. The program also provides a supportive environment where you can share your experiences with others who understand what you’re going through.

Learn More About ACT at GROW in Ohio

If you are interested in learning more about the ACT program for addiction treatment at GROW in Ohio, please call our experienced and knowledgeable team at 216.331.2998. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our addiction treatment programs. Let our caring and compassionate staff help you start your addiction recovery path today!