Key Points on Substance Abuse
Many people afflicted with a substance use disorder have underlying behavioral health issues that have gone unchecked and need to be treated as well.
Residential treatment programs offer a safe effective solution to starting one’s journey of recovery from drug and alcohol addictions.
Addiction is recognized as a life-threatening disease that seriously affect brain and bodily function, leading to changes in behavior as well.
Studies have shown that with adequate time in treatment, along with a more gradual step-down process, chances of long term sobriety past two years increases exponentially.
As of 2007, 23.2 million person aged 12 and up, or 9.4% of the population, required treatment for drug and or alcohol abuse as reported by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
89.6% or 20.8 million of the 23.2 million that required treatment did not receive adequate attention to treat their addictions surrounding drug and alcohol.
Our most comprehensive program, PHP, or Partial Hospitalization Program, concentrates mainly on group and individual therapy five days a week. Each of these days, our clients will be transported to our clinical facility from their residences. While at the clinical facility each day, there will be at least 4 hours of therapy or varied therapy related activities scheduled during these times. An assortment of groups with a wide range of educational and addiction related topics will be held with a nice lunch break to divide up the day.
Addicition is a family disease, as this affects the family as a unit, not just the individuals. Part of our purpose is to help facilitate a deeper understanding of the difficult process that surrounds addiction, and how better to help educate themselves to create a more supportive and nurturing environment for all involved. We would like to empower the family and guide them to a better understanding of this disease of addiction, how it affects not only the ones they love, and what tools they can utilize themselves, such as ALANON.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a form of therapy that enables clients to heal from traumatic experiences quickly and thoroughly. Study after study has shown the efficacy in using this form of psychotherapy. EMDR therapy specifically targets the brains natural inclination towards self healing of emotionally and psychologically traumatic events by almost rewiring and reprocessing what has caused this intense suffering, and unblocks this festering. These sessions have been shown to greatly reduce the healing time in regards to trauma.
So many studies have been done on EMDR that it is recognized as a greatly effective form of trauma treatment by not only the American Psychiatric Association but the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense.
Our traditional program combines the principles of the twelve step programs with the proven efficacy of evidence based clinical and treatment practices to help identify and treat the underlying behavioral health issues that co-occur with addiction.
We understand that with addiction, there can be pre-existing behavioral health issues that if left unattended, can aggravate the addiction and vice a versa. Exploring a diagnosis means proper education in regards to the diagnosis. We understand that this can sometimes mean that extra responsibility is needed in developing the necessary skills and tools required to have success in long-term recovery from both addicition and their diagnosis.