Alcohol and Drug Treatment
We provide an alternative treatment process using best practices counseling approaches, ongoing clinical consultation and training, and models of counseling known as Stages Of Change, Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Individuals who seek our help are motivated, want something different and they desire to be with others who are in treatment because they want to change their lives. We carefully screen potential clients to enable us to identify those individuals who are ready to make a personal investment in their recovery and future. These clients are not only ready to make positive changes in their lives, but also add significant value to others in our group therapy sessions through their insight and life lessons.
We empower people in the assessment process by taking time to listen and gather a careful history that may take more than one session to complete. By the end of that process we are able to offer more than one recommendation for treatment and counseling. Our treatment approach is informational and holistic and focuses on a multitude of topics essential to developing insight and awareness. Counseling is done respectfully, free of heavy-handed confrontation and pressure to join a particular belief system. We strongly encourage a balanced lifestyle during the recovery process, and work closely with our clients and their partners to develop a multi-pronged approach that is client-specific, and includes mental, emotional, spiritual and physical recovery.
Preparing a person to learn and grow while in alcohol and drug treatment starts with the process of exploring patterns of behavior and themes prevalent in one’s life. As awareness of these themes emerges a person feels empowered and motivated to redirect their life. Our groups provide more support for redirecting one’s life with the practice of a mindfulness exercise, a valuable tool in reducing relapse. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing the mind. When a person is able to shift from feelings of guilt, shame or remorse associated with one’s past or from fear and anxiety that come with over focus on the future and take command of their minds a settled mind begins to emerge.
Our arsenal in strengthening against relapse continues with people learning to be effective in relationships, which begins with identifying personal boundaries. Learning to more effectively manage intense emotions in their relationships helps people become confident in dealing with uncomfortable feelings such as anger, abandonment and impatience that contribute to low self esteem. Relapses erode excitement for recovery over time. The more a person is able to tolerate difficult emotions in hard times the more capable a person feels to ride out distressing thoughts and feelings towards a state that is less upsetting, which makes the hard times easier to get through. A strong mind, a strengthened will and a culture of awareness and personal growth that begins in treatment are steps towards lasting and positive change.