Each person who comes in for help is first seen and evaluated as an individual at his or her own unique stage of development, motivation, and readiness for treatment and recovery.
Addiction, experienced as an obsessive desire or craving, leading to a physical dependency not only on alcohol and/or drugs, including depressants, stimulants, opiates, hallucinogens, cannabis, and prescription medications but can also manifest as an excessive, unhealthy, and destructive attachment to food, gambling, pornography and even relationships. No one template fits all efforts at treatment, recovery and relapse prevention.
As we set out to identify and tackle the problem(s), our approach is to create a safe space, establish a level of trust, and invite the individual to enter into a partnership of change, also addressing issues with the family, spouse, or partner, when appropriate, so as to understand addiction and its effect on all significant relationships.
Addiction often co-exists with anxiety, depression, or other mental illness. With all of our patients, it is our intention to promote recovery from the identified substances and behaviors, but also to foster spiritual recovery and the gaining back of a sense of balance and integrity that has been lost.