Rapid Resolution Therapy® in Addiction Treatment
Many individuals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction suffer from a past trauma as well. Addiction and trauma are known to be closely linked, and alcohol and drugs are often utilized in self-medication for individuals to escape from their troubling and painful past. Traumatic memories can be manifest in physical or emotional abuse (particularly when experienced as a child), sexual abuse, rape, fight in a war, death of a loved one, natural disasters such as tornado or flood, or any event that caused the person to be psychologically troubled or traumatized for long periods of time with lasting effects.
When a client seeks addiction treatment at Long Island Center for Recovery and is diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder that is shown to be related to traumatic past event or events, specific therapeutic treatments are added to the rehab program. This additional trauma specific treatment will address the unresolved past trauma and clear the related painful and disturbing memories. Trauma therapy is tailored to each individual’s needs and is essential in clients’ healing process and his or her success for the lifelong recovery.
Trauma therapy sessions are offered utilizing Rapid Resolution Therapy® (RRT) and it is offered in conjunction with our addiction treatment programs. This therapy is effective, efficient and proven valuable for those who need it most. Rapid Resolution Therapy® is an effective intervention to alleviate symptoms related to trauma such as: anxiety, fear, panic disorder, relationship issues and heartbreak, accident, chronic pain, emotional/sexual/physical abuse, performance problems, self-defeating patterns, poor self-esteem, flashbacks, & body image issues.
RRT is a powerful and gentle holistic psycho therapeutic approach to healing and positive change. It works by eliminates emotional pain and destructive behavioral patterns and completely resolves the psychological and physiological effects of trauma. It is particularly effective in clearing anxiety, the negative effects of past trauma or grief. Unlike other approaches to trauma treatment with RRT the client does not experience painful emotions while reliving the trauma. Rapid Resolution Therapy® dramatically reduces treatment time. Rather than spending months or years in many hours of weekly talk-therapy sessions, clients often find relief within their first few sessions. RRT was developed by Dr. Jon Connelly over his thirty years of treating clients with trauma his therapeutic services can only be delivered by qualified and certified therapists.
This revolutionary trauma treatment has been mentioned at the US Military website (https://www.army.mil/article/44335/rapid_resolution_therapy) as an optional treatment that works.
The Army isn’t currently using RRT to treat PTSD, but the treatment is provided through private practices. RRT can clear trauma in as little as one to three sessions, according to its developer, Jon Connelly.
For an effective addiction treatment program we start with the following:
- Seek physical and emotional safety for all clients
- Embody trustworthiness through clear, consistent requests
- Maintain appropriate boundaries at all times
- Prioritize client empowerment and skill-development to maximize the individual’s choice and control
- Value open and genuine collaboration between staff and clients
- A session with our Rapid Resolution Therapist
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