Alcohol Treatment Options
Another treatment option for alcohol addiction is therapy. This can involve individual therapy, group therapy, or family therapy. Complex cases are given art, equine, and music therapy as well.
Why do Addicts need to undergo detoxification first?
Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the substance being abused. They can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, they can be fatal. That’s why medically assisted detox is so important.
Some of the more common withdrawal symptoms include:
- Mood swings
- Nausea and vomiting
Recovery Syndicate also offers a drug addiction treatment process in Chandler Arizona.
- Substance Use Disorder Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
Detoxification drug treatment involves abstaining from drugs for a period of time in order to allow the body to rid itself of toxins. It is a difficult process that may trigger some patients aggressively. Our team at Recovery Syndicate are professionals at handling such cases in our drug rehab treatment program.
Behavioral therapy is another crucial part of the drug treatment process. It can help you:
- Learn new skills to cope with your addiction.
- Change the way you think about drugs and alcohol.
- Avoid situations that trigger your urge to use drugs or drink alcohol.
Lastly, medications can also help treat drug addiction. They can:
- Help reduce cravings for drugs
- Help you stay away from drugs
- Decrease the pleasure you get from using drugs
Both behavioral therapy and medications can be used to together to treat drug addiction. Treatment usually lasts for 1-3 months. But some people may need to continue treatment for a year or more. The goal of treatment is to help you stop using drugs and stay drug-free.
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is part of the third generation of cognitive behavioral therapy. From a client’s perspective, ACT therapeutic process is two-fold: accepting one’s experience and situation, while committing to value-informed living. ACT does not focus on changing one’s thoughts processes, but rather looks to encourage the client to accept that which is present, including thoughts and feelings, while committing to value-informed living.
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How Does ACT Work?
ACT works by helping the client to fully experience the moment and not having to avoid reality or challenge or change their irrational thought process. The client is able through cognitive fusion to be able to watch their thoughts with an attitude of curiosity. The client repeats the thought out loud until it becomes just a sound devoid of meaning. A word is viewed as just a word, not a meaning. The six steps employed in ACT include, acceptance, defusion, being present, perspective-taking sense of self, value-based living, and committed actions. We work to help the client to be present in the moment and working towards value-based living. ACT helps the client to engaging in behaviors which will help support their personal growth and healing. Helping the clients to perceive willingness as a choice, not a desire. Willingness is looked at as an alternative to experiential control.
Treauma Therapy and EMDR
How Does EMDR Work?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR therapy is a comprehensive approach that addresses the physiological storage of memory in the brain. When a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in the brain with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings, body sensations. We store the images and pictures in the amygdala, which is the oldest part of our brain. The picture gets stuck, and often-times triggers the flight, flight, or freeze response. Disruptions in the information processing system as the result of high arousal states result in memories which are inadequately processed and stored in state specific form.
EMDR Activating Components:
- Access frozen memories.
- Stimulate the information processing system to activate appropriate connections within the memory network.
- Move information to adaptive resolution
- Reprocessing = new learning
Is EMDR Effective?
Over 44 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) support the use of EMDR therapy with a wide range of trauma presentations. In a study by (Wilson et al., 1995, 1997) it was demonstrated that three 90-minute sessions of EMDR resulted in an 84% reduction in PTSD diagnosis and a 68 % reduction in PTSD symptoms with single trauma. EMDR is evidence-based practice for PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (2010). (Brown et al. 2015) suggest that EMDR therapy can play an important role in the treatment of addictive and compulsive disorders. From an AIP standpoint, addiction is understood as a genetically influenced neurodevelopmental disorder of memory, learning, and chronic affect dysregulation.
Mental Health Treatment Via CBT and Yoga Meditation
CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy, is a form of treatment that focuses on helping patients change their thought patterns to change their behavior. This type of therapy effectively treats various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Yoga mediation is another effective form of treatment in treating mental health disorders. Yoga mediation involves the practice of yoga and meditation, which can help to improve the mind-body connection. This type of treatment can also help to reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Both CBT and yoga mediation are effective forms of treatment for mental health conditions. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition, consider seeking out treatment from a qualified mental health professional. Recovery Syndicate can help you find the right treatment for your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help.
Addiction Treatment Via Spirituality Group, physical fitness, and DBT
We believe in offering our clients a well-rounded approach to an addiction treatment program. This means that in addition to traditional methods like therapy, we encourage medication assisted treatment as well.
That’s not all; we offer alternative methods like spirituality groups and physical fitness too in our addiction treatment center. We've found that these non-traditional methods can be extremely effective in addiction treatment and promoting long-term sobriety.
One of the most popular non-traditional methods we offer is our spirituality group. This group is open to people of all faiths and provides a safe space for clients to explore their spirituality.
We've found that many people struggling with addiction have a deep need for connection and purpose, and our spirituality group can help provide that.
In addition to our spirituality group, we also offer physical fitness classes. These classes are designed to help clients get in touch with their bodies and improve their overall health. We believe that physical fitness is a crucial part of addiction recovery, as it can help reduce stress and promote a positive self-image.
Finally, we also utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in our treatment program. DBT is a type of therapy that focuses on helping people regulate their emotions and improve their coping skills. We've found that DBT can be extremely helpful in treating addiction, as it can help clients learn how to deal with difficult situations without turning to drugs or alcohol.
What are the 4 levels of the addiction process?
The first level of addiction is when a person begins using a substance. This can be recreational use or using the substance to cope with stressors in life.
The second level of addiction is when a person becomes dependent on the substance. This means that they need to use the substance regularly in order to feel normal.
The third level of addiction is when a person becomes addicted to the substance. This means that they cannot live without the substance and will experience withdrawal symptoms if they try to quit.
The fourth level of addiction is when a person suffers from chronic use of the substance. This means that they have tolerance to the substance and require larger amounts to get high. Chronic users also often suffer from health problems due to their addiction.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, it is important to seek help from an addiction treatment program. Addiction services can help individuals recover from substance abuse and live a healthy life. If you are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, speak with a professional and Recovery Syndicate today!
Outpatient Treatment with PHP (partial hospitalization programs) AND IOP (intensive outpatient programs) at Recovery Syndicate
When it comes to outpatient treatment, there are two main types: PHP and IOP. PHP, or partial hospitalization program, is a type of outpatient care that provides more structure than IOP, or intensive outpatient program. PHP typically requires patients to attend treatment for six hours per day, five days per week. IOP usually only requires three hours of treatment, three days per week. Recovery Syndicate can help with supportive housing and other supportive services.
So, which type of outpatient care is right for you? The answer may depend on several factors, including the severity of your addiction, your work schedule, and your family obligations. If you have a very demanding job or are a full-time parent, for example, PHP might not be the best option, since it requires a significant time commitment.
IOP might be a better fit, since it allows you to schedule treatment around your other obligations. But, of course, ultimately, the decision is up to you and your treatment team. They will help you weigh the pros and cons of each type of outpatient care and make the best decision for your health.