Our Substance Abuse Therapies

Therapy is one of the most proven tools in psychiatry, and will be the mainstay of your treatment at Oxford. Substance abuse therapy allows individuals to discuss the challenges they are facing in a secure, comforting environment, whether that be in a group, one-on-one with a therapist, or on horseback.

Our Core Therapies

group therapy is a core therapy offered at oxford treatment centerIndividual Therapy: You’ll receive at least one hour of individual therapy for substance abuse a week. These sessions will allow you to work one-on-one with a substance abuse counselor or therapist, gathering the skillsets you’ll need in recovery and recognizing possible triggers.

Group Therapy: Group therapy for substance abuse will be the main method of treatment during your time at Oxford. Whether you end up learning various relapse prevention skills or speaking with your peers in groups, you’ll have a secure, nonjudgmental environment to share your experiences and forge a new path towards recovery.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: One of the most common types of therapies used in treating substance abuse disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is offered to patients at Oxford. Designed to help individuals challenge and change harmful thoughts and belief systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for substance abuse can help you transition into a positive outlook on life and recovery.

Family Therapy: If the patient consents, and if their therapists thinks it will be conducive to their recovery, we can also facilitate family group therapy for substance abuse treatment. With lecture series, therapy sessions, and Sunday visits, Oxford is dedicated to helping families and their loved ones heal the wounds caused by addiction.

Recreational Therapies: Sometimes, leisure and recreation can be as therapeutic and beneficial as the traditional modes of treatment. Our recreation program is overseen by licensed therapists, and ranges from hiking trails to various equine-centric activities.

patient feeding horse during equine therapy

Equine Activities: One of the most popular activities at Oxford, our equine program will have you working firsthand with the horses. Many find solaces and connection in the animals, building mutual trust and self-confidence. While you’ll eventually be able to ride the horses, for safety concerns, the first part of the program will be focused on caring for the animal. Because of the construction of a new arena, we are able to offer this activity year-round.

A former patient of ours had this to say about her experience with our equine activities:

“Being at Oxford, it really changed me. Especially the equine part—that was the life-changing experience for me there […] I believe wholeheartedly that I went to Oxford to see those horses and to see what I was meant to be doing with my life.”

Other Therapies

Patients at Oxford may also have access to the following therapies, depending on their time in treatment:

Art Therapy: Art is one of the oldest forms of human communication, and has been proven to be effective during various types of psychiatric treatments. Our art therapy specialists will work with you across a variety of artistic mediums. Whether painting, drawing, or molding clay, you’ll have a unique way to express emotions and work through them towards recovery.

Music Therapy: Many of the nation’s top advertisers, marketers, and artists will tell you: music communicates. So why not use music to help communicate during treatment as well? Our music therapy for substance abuse program will see you working with a licensed therapist to articulate past traumas and work past them, all through the medium of music.

Yoga and Mindfulness: Part of a long Hindu and Buddhist tradition, yoga has entered the modern world, partially as a great way to stay in shape, but also as a tool of recovery. When coupled with mindfulness and meditation, yoga can be a calming experience used to center oneself and refocus on recovery. At Oxford, you’ll be able to work with certified yoga and mindfulness instructors, and can learn to use the methods as a way to relax and digest a long day of treatment.

Not sure what therapies are right for you or your loved one? That is okay! We are here to help. We have a dedicated staff available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at and we can work together to figure out the best approach to getting your recovery started.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

We also offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on an as-needed basis. During out MAT program, you may receive medications ranging from Vivitrol, Naltrexone, Buprenorphine, or Naloxone. You’ll also receive counseling.

Recovery Groups

The 12-Steps is one of the oldest methods of addiction treatment. While many secular alternatives have sprouted up, the generally effectiveness of abstinence-based treatment remains fairly steady. At Oxford, you will be able to participate in various 12-Step groups. When you’ve finished with residential treatment, the discharge planners will connect you with local 12-step chapters near your home so you can continue attending meetings well into your recovery.