Most people with substance abuse problems don’t acknowledge the fact until they’re in so deep they can’t turn things around by themselves.
Drug Addiction Treatment
When the consequences of addiction pile up and become unbearable, there are only two ways to go: continue trying to numb the pain of addiction, or find help through drug addiction therapy. The initial admission of defeat—asking for help—is a significant first step toward finding a real and lasting solution. Discovery Transitions’ outpatient treatment programs are tailored to each individual’s needs. Ultimately, all addictions are alike in nature, but they have superficial differences that may require specific treatment. Heroin addicts may have a different set of psychological reactions than meth users, but the treatment model is essentially the same for each. Likewise, cocaine addicts may have different lingering obsessions, but addiction therapy will gradually erase the superficial differences and reveal that addicts of various stripes are in fact fundamentally the same.
Similarly, alcoholism appears to be somewhat different from drug addiction, but in fact, it is simply addiction to the drug alcohol. At Discovery Transitions, alcohol addiction therapy includes counseling for addiction and the basics of treatment are consistent with those of drug addiction therapy.
What to Expect from Addiction Therapy
The basic components of drug addiction therapy are employed, and in concert, these components work to establish a foundation in recovery. A process of inner change is initiated and cultivated in the holistic approach to addiction therapy, resulting not only in freedom from drugs but also in a better, happier outlook and a more productive and effective life.
We employ individual counseling, group therapy, and a trauma-informed approach to resolve various co-occurring issues/stressors. Discovery Transitions implement emotional intelligence enhancement training, psycho-drama experiential group sessions, and neuro-feedback applications as a vehicle to empower each participant to navigate the holistic approach to relapse prevention and anger management coping skills that are proven to enhance each individual’s quality of life, gaining comfort-ability within their own reality. At Discovery Transitions, the 12-step process is encouraged and introduced as an approach to uncover, discover and discard lifelong beliefs that have produced inner discord at a spiritual level. Each participant is provided an opportunity to enter into a process that results in a transformed life. Spiritual experiences are viewed as personality changes sufficient to bring about recovery. The term recovery is to regain that which has been lost; we are here to assist in the restoration of the human spirit.
Chemical dependency is a threefold disease: biological, psychological, and sociological. In more technical terms, addiction is a brain disease in which the pleasure-reward circuit has been hijacked by the effect of substances that alter the brain’s delicate ecology. The addict’s brain seeks its new, altered equilibrium generating a desire for more pleasure (drugs). The individual equates drinking or using with survival. The addict’s mind makes up a story to justify the desire: It’s not that bad; I can handle this by myself; I’ll taper in the next few weeks; I’ll quit when I go on vacation, or move to another city . . . The excuses go on and on, but they are all simply justifications for a compulsion generated at a deeper level than the addict can access by willpower, and what looks like a “choice” to the addict is in fact a surrender to that compulsion.
Discovery Transitions’ addiction therapy program is designed to address addiction at its deepest level and restore the struggling individual to a new freedom and sense of purpose. Our successful alumni regularly testify to the fact that their lives have been dramatically changed for the better as a result of their experience in our program. Join us, and discover that recovery is the gift you’ve been longing for.