When a person comes for treatment at Compass Detox, one of our team members will perform an intake assessment. We determine the extent of addiction’s damage and what therapies they could benefit from during this evaluation, ensuring that a person’s treatment addresses their unique needs. One popular therapeutic method we offer is acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. Though this treatment isn’t as well-known as other behavioral therapy methods, it is an effective way to help patients accept their emotions, allowing them to heal completely.

At Compass Detox, we’re committed to your long-term recovery. Whether you need alcohol detox services or opioid detox services, we’re here for you. To learn how ACT can support your healing, please contact our team today at [Direct].

What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?man participates in ACT therapy

ACT is an action-oriented therapeutic approach that derives from cognitive-behavioral therapy and traditional behavior therapy. During this treatment, clients learn to accept their inner emotions rather than avoiding, battling, or denying them. Acceptance and commitment therapy teaches that a person’s feelings offer appropriate responses to specific situations, but that doesn’t mean the person shouldn’t move forward with their life. With the help of ACT, the client can accept their emotions and hardships before committing to making the necessary changes in their behavior. They can do this regardless of their circumstances and how they feel about them.

Acceptance therapy is a useful tool for treating a range of conditions, including:

It is necessary to perform an intake assessment to determine whether a patient could benefit from commitment therapy. If you think you would be a good candidate for this treatment option, please reach out to Compass Detox today by calling [Direct] or using our convenient online form.

What to Expect During ACT

ACT teaches that it is both ineffective and counterproductive to attempt to control painful psychological experiences and emotions. In fact, suppressing these feelings can lead to further discomfort and distress in the long run. However, when a person uses mindful behavior, commitment to action, and attention to their personal values, they can change their behavior and learn to accept their thoughts and past experiences. In doing so, the individual’s emotional state and attitudes eventually shift naturally.

When a person works with one of the therapists at Compass Detox, they learn to listen to their self-talk, meaning the way that they talk to themselves about issues such as:

  • Traumatic events
  • Physical limitations
  • Problems in friendships or romantic relationships
  • Substance use
  • Mental health limitations

The person then decides if the issue requires immediate change or if they have to accept it at face value until they learn to change the behaviors affecting the situation. Our therapist can help the individual determine what actions haven’t worked in the past so that they can stop repeating thought and behavioral patterns that have caused issues in the long-run.

Once the client has faced their issues and accepted them, they can commit to practicing healthier, more optimistic behaviors. The client can base those behaviors on their personal goals and values. Doing so helps them stop fighting their emotions and history to move into the future with confidence.

Contact Compass Detox

At Compass Detox, our team is committed to ensuring that each patient has the tools they need to get through the detox process. We support each patient’s recovery, whether those tools come from acceptance and commitment therapy or another treatment option. We offer a range of detox programs, including:

To learn more about acceptance and commitment therapy or to enroll in one of our detox services, contact Compass Detox today at [Direct], or contact us online.