Our treatment services include nutritional counseling, acupuncture, massage, meditation, yoga, experiential therapy, and other integrative therapies at no additional cost.
In our program, we treat the 'whole' person on every level, including the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. Years of experience have evidenced to us that multiple unresolved and underlying issues typically cause addictive behavior. These issues can be physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual. We comprehensively treat, in an integrated manner, these unresolved issues, deficiencies, imbalances, and/or other pathologies that are present, thereby healing addictive behavior. The result is nothing short of miraculous in our clients! Through our treatment, they become completely healthy, often for the first time in their lives and they remain addiction free. Comprehensive Assessment and Evaluation Upon admission to our treatment program, every client undergoes the most extensive and comprehensive assessment and evaluation available Assessment Components
- Medical History and Comprehensive Physical
- Detoxification Consultation
- Comprehensive Blood Tests, if indicated
- Complete Physiological/Psychological/Social Evaluation
- Nutritional Consultation/Assessment
- Spiritual Consultation, if desired
- Other Evaluations, as needed
Development of the Integrative Treatment Plan Following the assessment and evaluation phase, our treatment team develops a completely customized and individualized treatment plan for each client that is centered on the results of the client’s assessments and evaluations. This plan constitutes the framework for the client’s addiction and/or dual diagnosis treatment. Integrative Treatment Once the treatment plan is fully developed and detoxification (if necessary) is underway, we begin the actual primary treatment process. Our main focus is on individual therapy. Our clients undergo at least 3-4 individual treatment sessions every week; each individual session is approximately 1 hour in duration. Depending on the individual treatment plan, each client meets with any or all of our respective treatment professionals, who address and help resolve the client’s underlying physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual issues.
Integrative Therapies In addition to the individual and small group therapy we provide, which is typically cognitive-behavioral, motivational, psycho-educational in nature, we have found that adjunctive therapies are extremely beneficial and enjoyable to our clients Experiential Therapy Through experiential therapy, clients participate in therapeutic activities that involve
Nutritional Assessment and Counseling A healthy diet is essential to good health and promotes lasting recovery. Because most clients come to us in a malnourished condition, we understand the vital importance of restore them to physical health through proper nutrition. Our registered dietitian consults with each client, individually, to assess his/her current diet and advise on healthy food choices. Our dietitian collaborates with our chefs who prepare and serve very healthy, balanced meals. High nutrient content foods can aid in the rebuilding of damaged tissues and organs and improve functioning of the nervous and gastrointestinal systems. Research also indicates that a good protein rich diet can reduce cravings for alcohol and drugs. Acupuncture Acupuncture has been proven to help detoxify the body of chemicals, reduce cravings, and calm the mind and body, improves focus and attention, improves sleep quality and quantity, and reduce pain, among other benefits. Thus acupuncture is extremely beneficial for clients undergoing addiction and dual diagnosis treatment. For those in treatment, acupuncture enhances the client’s ability to abstain from addictive substances, while increasing energy, making it easier for the client to stay active and focused. In addition, acupuncture releases endorphins into the body, which promote feelings of health and general well being. Massage In addition to the general relaxation and comfort produced by massage, for those undergoing addiction treatment massage can be particularly beneficial. Many addicts experience a disconnect between their bodies and their minds. Therapeutic massage can help re-connect the mind and body, while providing a sense of deep relaxation, pain alleviation, and increased alertness. Massage has also been shown to reduce stress, decrease anxiety, decrease depression, decrease agitation, and reduce cravings. Regular massage can increase dopamine, a chemical that is associated with feelings of pleasure and well being. Additionally, endorphins are released during massage, which can produce a level of euphoria, without the aid of substances. Meditation Meditation can improve mental concentration and clarity, reduce anxiety and depression, and promote a deep sense of inner peace. Through meditation, those in recovery can elevate their spiritual connectivity and discover new passions. Meditation also provides a healthy method to relieve stress and other negative emotions, which are often experienced by those with addictive behaviors. In addition, for clients who experience insomnia, meditation relaxes the body often to the point of sleep and clears the mind of worries and anxious thoughts. Meditation can also assist with pain management. Yoga It is extremely important for those in recovery to find healthy, safe ways to cope with stress. For many clients, yoga is a very effective way to release stress and find inner peace. Yoga is the ancient discipline of joining the physical self with the spiritual self. By engaging in postures, or "asanas," yoga helps clients strengthen, align, and tone their bodies. In addition, the increased blood flow that occurs during yoga helps flush out toxins from body. The meditative element of yoga helps bring an emotional balance to the body, and the deep breathing involved brings a calmness that many recovering addicts haven’t experienced in years. In a world of ups and downs, yoga emphasizes a balanced approach to life that everyone can benefit from.
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