When it comes to addiction treatment, there are many therapeutic methods that the experts at Recovery Ways will utilize as part of your treatment. Many of these methods will be evidence-based. In other words, experts have researched these methods and ensured that they work in addiction treatment. However, some of these methods will be holistic. Holistic methods mean that we use them to treat your mind, body, and soul. Our sensory works program in substance abuse treatment is one of the holistic methodologies we use. 

What is Our Sensory Works Program?

Our occupational therapists designed our sensory integration rooms that we use in the sensory works program. These rooms offer a nurturing, sensory supporting, patient-centered space for your treatment. Using these rooms, you will have an opportunity to recognize your distress and discomfort and reduce the intensity of these emotions. 

a therapist discusses a sensory works program in utah to his patient

The sensory works program helps you learn the life skills you need to function independently; to engage in your life and health. This program focuses on helping you learn how to regulate yourself. You’ll learn strategies, such as mindfulness, to help you attain these life skills. We work with our clients to help develop mastery in the following areas: 

  • Anger management
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Roles, patterns, and routines
  • Leisure engagement
  • Time management skills
  • Home management 
  • Vocational training
  • Educational support
  • How to regulate yourself

Who Needs a Sensory Works Program? 

During addiction, many people lose, or do not develop, the skills they need to function in our society. If addiction treatment does not address this problem, this can cause you to relapse after you leave treatment. After all, if you believe that the only thing you can do well is drink or use drugs, you’re more likely to go back to these habits. Our sensory works program can provide assistance to those who feel this way.

Our sensory works program can also help people who:

  • React to movement, sights or sounds
  • Are easily distracted
  • Lack self-control
  • Have an exceptionally high or low activity level
  • Cannot calm themselves
  • Struggle to communicate
  • Are not able to perform daily or recreational activities

The main focus of our sensory works program is to improve the skills and daily routines that our clients’ value and help them integrate those skills into their day-to-day life to improve their self-efficiency and self-image.

Get Treatment at Recovery Ways

While a sensory works program is a useful tool in helping you defeat your substance dependency, it is not the only tool we use. We use a variety of other therapies, including:

No one should have to fight their addiction alone. At Recovery Ways, our team is ready to walk with you and work with you to overcome your substance abuse. We treat a variety of addictions, including:

Seeking treatment for your substance abuse may be the most difficult thing you have ever done. However, it can also be the most rewarding choice. To learn more about our sensory works program or other therapeutic options, call Recovery Ways today at 888.986.7848