The Substance Abuse Issue
Substance Use Disorder is an advancing illness and if left untreated it can be life-threating. It is up to each individual to make a difficult choice to commit to treatment. Admitting there is a problem and reaching out for help is the first step. Sometimes admitting there is a problem is the hardest part.
Once an individual admits there is a problem and decides to seek treatment, new challenges often present themselves. While this commitment is difficult, making the choice to get addiction treatment is the best way to find hope, rebuild your life, and overcome the illness.
Common Issues Treated
In many cases, the desire to take drugs or use alcohol is only part of the equation, as a person’s mental health is usually an underlying issue. For that reason, our alcohol and drug rehabilitation program addresses the multiple challenges that may come with a substance addiction:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Depression / Mood Swings
- Urges and Cravings
- Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms
- Relapse/Lack of Motivation
Components to Substance Addiction Treatment
It’s important to establish a foundation for recovery by revealing the beliefs of addiction and the potential consequences that come with it. At the same time, the family needs encouragement and education on how to better act as a support system for the person struggling with the illness. All of the patients at The Empowerment Center receive treatment that helps them not only understand their addiction, but also sets them up for continued recovery in the future.
Our services are shaped by the unique needs of each patient, as well as their family members and loved ones. The program is designed with flexibility to include both traditional and modern approaches to care, which combine to help each patient reach their maximum potential for a lasting outcome of recovery and overall wellness. Comprehensive addiction treatment includes:
- Addiction Cycle Education
- Stress Management
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Coping Skill Building
- Intensive Outpatient Program
- Trauma-Informed Care
It is not surprising that many people who are struggling with Substance Use Disorder may have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. Our approach to treatment is to address a patient’s underlying trauma to get to the root of their challenges. Trauma-Informed Care is embedded in all that we do.
Clinical Expertise for Chemical Dependency
Qualifications matter. Our Substance Use and Addiction programs are primarily staffed with Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs) with advanced, Master’s-level education. Their training provides a strong background in both substance use and underlying mental health issues, which can result in a more rounded treatment experience for the patient.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Not everyone affected by addiction needs inpatient hospital care. Others may have completed an inpatient program and now need to continue weekly supportive treatment following their return home. Our Intensive Outpatient Program provides a high level of care, without hospitalization. Participants live at home and spend weekends with their families, while getting the weekly treatment they need in a convenient, comfortable and secure setting.
The program is highly structured utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based best treatment practices. Patients are kept busy and educated on how to build life skills and repair relationships.
Some of the features of our Intensive Outpatient Program include:
- Comprehensive assessment and evaluation including the impact of triggers, stressors, emotions, feelings, and psychological, social and spiritual needs in order to obtain recovery
- Clinical expertise featuring a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with more than 30 years of experience
- Individualized treatment and goal setting
- Personal dignity, reducing shame and infusing hope in recovery
- Assistance with personal growth, recovery and personal insight
- Encouragement of family support and recovery
- Education regarding diagnosis, urges/cravings, relapse prevention, the cycle of addiction, and post-acute withdrawal
- Continuation of care via local support groups