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Psychoeducation occurs when a person with a mental health or substance use disorder is educated about their condition. Through various methods, people with these disorders, become more educated about their symptoms and other variables regarding their specific diagnoses.
Psychoeducation means much more than handing out informational booklets and telling people to read them. Each person learns in different ways, and psychoeducation for substance use disorder can make the difference between relapse and recovery. No program is considered complete without providing people with the tools to continue outside treatment.
Psychoeducation and other forms of therapy have been shown to help improve outcomes for people with substance use disorders. People must take the tools they learned in treatment and apply them in their daily lives. Psychoeducation acts as the bridge to connect the skills people built during treatment with their newfound life in recovery.
What Is Psychoeducation?
Psychoeducation means providing people with more information about their psychological, mental health, or substance use disorders. This information should help them understand their diagnosis better and reinforce the skills they have learned in treatment.
Psychoeducation for people with substance use disorders often focuses on topics people can use in their daily lives to control their emotions, interact better with others, and live a healthier life. They might include:
How Do We Teach Psychoeducation?
Psychoeducation is a broad term, and all people learn in different ways. The best psychoeducation reaches the person it needs to reach. Therapists can use it during almost any type of therapy, individual or group. Research shows that psychoeducational groups could give people with substance use disorders strong motivation to change their behavior.
Psychoeducation might look different depending upon the setting, such as:
Some of these activities teach a specific skill. Others teach broader ideas, like focusing on a future in recovery instead of dwelling on past mistakes or how to celebrate new small victories.
Psychoeducation at Everlast
Psychoeducation finds its way into all of our activities and therapy at Everlast Recovery Centers. To provide people with the best chance at successful recovery, we provide them with as many tools as possible for them to take out into the world once they leave our care. These lessons can occur during any of our programs, including:
Everyone in our program at Everlast has a right to education about their substance use or mental health disorder they might have. They also deserve all the tools we can give them to help them in their recovery.
Everlast is committed to teaching our clients the skills and tools necessary to thrive in their recovery after treatment. Each of the specific skills we teach helps to build a whole, healthy life and a client ready to face the world.