SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Couples Rehabs is an online resource for married couples or those in a committed relationship who are looking for help. The popular website CouplesRehabs.org is promoting the message of recovery through a new social media ad campaign.
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Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT) is developed for married couples or those in a relationship seeking aid for alcohol addiction or drug abuse. BCT sees the drug abuse patient together with the spouse or live-in partner. Its purposes are to build support for abstaining, and to enhance relationships. BCT promotes abstinence with a “recovery contract” that includes both members of the couple in a daily routine to reward abstaining. BCT improves the relationship with methods for increasing positive activities and enhancing communication. Behavioral Couples Therapy fits well with 12-step or other self-help groups, specific or group drug abuse therapy, and recovery medications.
Research shows that Behavioral Couples Therapy produces higher rates of successful recovery, and much better relationships than normal individual-based treatment. This treatment also lowers social costs, domestic violence, and emotional problems if the couple has children.
Despite the strong proof supporting BCT, it is rarely used in substance abuse treatment programs. Teaching couples communication skills and listening to their partner and using the best ways to use planned communication sessions are essential prerequisites for working out preferred habit modifications. Couples rehab centers start this training with non-problem areas that are positive or neutral, and transfer to problem areas only after each ability has been practiced on much easier subjects.
The good news for couples is there are more and more treatment facilities that are accepting couples and offer BCT. The rehabilitation industry is changing, recent recovery news articles continue to announce new facilities that offer a mix of therapy options, some of these include animal friendly, equine therapy, sand tray therapy and more. Find out more about Behavioral Couples Therapy for drugs or alcohol by calling a couples treatment facility and ask if that center provides this type of therapy.
Author: Kevin Leonard
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