Recovery from addiction is about uncovering the underlying issues that lead to addiction in the first place. The goal of Psychodynamic Therapy is to help clients understand the deep feelings that they may not even realize they had. These feelings could manifest into behaviors such as projection and denial, which only mask the symptoms.
Individuals can address the deep-rooted reasons why they use substances and gain insight on ways to manage their impulses. The relationship between patient and therapist is important in psychodynamic therapy, as a trusted bond should be developed in order to address these emotions.