Five Things to Know About Therapy at Annum

That therapy happens on your own personal phone, from wherever you're most comfortable, isn't the only thing that's different about therapy at Annum. 

If you sign up for treatment with us, here are five things you can expect in therapy:

1.  Therapy at Annum isn’t about your past, it’s about what’s going on now.

Over the course of eight to ten weeks, you and your therapist will explore your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and the way the three interact to affect your drinking.  

2.  “On a scale of one to 10...”

Your therapist and your coach will use a technique called motivational interviewing to help you articulate achievable goals, identify behaviors that you can change, and unpack any roadblocks that emerge in the course of your treatment.

3.  Therapy can be used in combination with medication, or on its own.

You and your treatment team decide together whether medication is a component of treatment that could work for you (read more about medication as part of treatment at Annum here).

4.  You’ll put a plan in place for a lapse – just in case.

Just as recurrences can occur in other health conditions, lapses are normal even for people making significant progress managing heavy drinking. We get that this kind of work isn’t easy – and we know that one of the most important things you can do to support yourself and prevent a full-blown relapse is to plan for one. We’ll work with you to identify what may cause a recurrence and what sort of support you can put in place if you veer off your path.

5. Therapy is just the beginning.

The therapy phase of treatment at Annum is relatively short, but the skills you learn are enduring with practice, the ongoing support of your coach and online, anonymous peer support.

That’s it! That’s the thinking behind the type of therapy we offer, which reflects the gold standard of care for alcohol treatment.  

If you’re interested in Annum but it isn’t available at your workplace yet, download this form you can share anonymously with your benefits department.