When aiming for the goal of addiction recovery, drug and alcohol detoxification is usually the go-to treatment. While detoxing is necessary, while withdrawing on a physical level is required, and while rebuilding health is important, restoring on a psychological basis is also key.

Ways in which therapy helps with addiction recovery

Therapy, in a multitude of ways, is therefore just as essential as detoxification, in fact, offering greater recovery capabilities than detoxing for some.

Therapy helps with addiction recovery in so many ways, especially down to the complex and personal nature of addiction as an unpredictable and uncontrollable illness.

If you’re aiming for addiction recovery, it is therefore important that you do set your goals, intentions and next steps with the commitment to a comprehensive approach, where you can embrace the value of therapy.

At Asana Lodge, we offer a range of psychological, social and well-being therapies, down to their multifaceted intentions and capabilities when considering addiction recovery.

Below sees their place in the overarching goal of addiction recovery, ways in which therapy helps with addiction recovery, and how our range can help you recover, restore and rebuild from the damages of addiction.


The necessity of treatment and therapy through addiction recovery

Unfortunately, a drug and alcohol addiction will not go away by itself. While the development stage of addiction may have happened quickly and unknowingly, the addiction recovery process is very different, requiring time, effort, energy, commitment, consistency and structure.

As an addiction is a brain illness, which can ingrain itself at a rapid rate, it is therefore very important that treatment focuses on deep-level rehabilitation, to unravel the power of substance abuse.

Naturally, with the mention of addiction recovery comes the withdrawal process. Detoxing from addictive substances is very important, to detach on a physical level. However, this is only the first steppingstone of addiction recovery, which requires the subsequent offering of therapy.

Therapy helps with addiction recovery by promoting withdrawal, by offering opportunities for restoration, by securing relapse prevention, and by making recovery a sustainable route.

Without embracing the psychological stream of therapy and treatment, there’s a strong likelihood that the problem, the trigger or the causation of initial consumption will remain, fester and act. Living with an addiction, for the long-term is therefore likely, without completing a range of therapy services, in conjunction with detoxification.


Ways in which therapy helps with addiction recovery

Therapy helps to promote a number of addiction recovery milestones throughout the drug and alcohol rehabilitation process. It has wide-spanning intentions which can cater to the makeup of addiction, which will sit differently for every individual.

Yet, while its position and offering may fluctuate, therapy helps with addiction recovery in a significant way, which we fully back at Asana Lodge.



The benefits of therapy for a drug and alcohol addiction will begin to show themselves through the withdrawal milestone of addiction recovery. Detoxification is a form of treatment, which acts as therapy for the body, to promote a disconnect from addictive substances.

Withdrawing from drugs and alcohol is very important, to heal internally but to also open up to psychological recovery.



One of the ways in which therapy helps with addiction recovery is that it enhances restoring benefits. Once the body has detoxed from drugs and alcohol, it’s time to restore its optimal functionality and health.

Through a range of physical and psychological treatment services, restoring efforts can be activated, which will ultimately build a foundation for sober living.


Psychological detachment  

Therapy, in the form of stress management, family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and trauma counselling all work to promote psychological detachment. The aim of such therapies will be to change outlooks, alleviate stress, promote positive coping strategies, and unravel the trauma behind the causation of addiction.


Relapse prevention  

Relapse prevention is a very important part of the addiction recovery process, which ultimately offers protection and confidence on a long-term scale. The offering of relapse prevention planning helps to form a strong personal plan, to rely on, in the event of relapse risks.

Such planning can help clients remain on track through the tough times of addiction recovery, by providing proactive steps to avoid exposure to drugs and alcohol.


Sustainable recovery  

Therapy helps to promote sustainable recovery, as it looks at individual causations, and then promotes suitable forms of therapy to manage such causations. Without completing therapy, it can be very difficult to recover on a psychological basis from addiction.

For someone with a dual diagnosis, therapy will also be pinnacle when considering the treatment of mental health symptoms, again contributing to sustainable recovery capabilities.


Available therapies here at Asana Lodge

At Asana Lodge, we offer a range of therapy services to promote the above benefits, acting as instrumental through addiction recovery. However, to ensure that those benefits can be experienced by all, we also form personal recovery programmes, boasting social, well-being and psychological therapy.


  • Psychological therapy

Psychological therapy options focus on the restoring and relapse prevention milestones of addiction recovery. Such therapy options include CBT, stress management, NAD+ therapy, mediation therapy, self-reflection therapy, and satori therapy.


  • Well-being therapy

Alongside addiction recovery milestones, it is very important that physical and mental health are protected through rehab. Well-being therapies are offered to improve holistic recovery capabilities while ensuring that clients are comfortable and healing internally.

Well-being therapy includes exercise, nutritional therapy, sleep management, yoga and mindfulness, art therapy, acupuncture and music therapy.


  • Social therapy

As many of our clients suffer through social influences when considering drug and alcohol exposure, social therapy sessions are promoted. Therapy sessions include group therapy, family days, fellowship events and activities which promote self-development.

In tandem with detoxification, the above therapies will be combined to experience the true capabilities that therapy helps with through addiction recovery. To fit your needs, at Asana Lodge, you’ll therefore have a unique mixture of therapy services recommended to you, to ease and enhance your addiction recovery journey.

Therapy is essential to overcome an addiction and sustain sobriety. It’s therefore encouraged that you fully embrace all recommendations of therapy through our services when looking to recover.


John Gillen - Author - Last Updated: 19 March 2021

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

The journey continues, in recent times john has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with Nad+ scientists and the very best of the medical profession in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Clinics own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists, Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with Nad+ therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

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