Flexibility and choice are the cornerstones of our personalized approach to substance abuse treatment. Our knowledgeable and sophisticated team of addiction psychologists will design a treatment plan that addresses your individual needs, effectively and efficiently.
We recognize that people who develop alcohol and drug abuse problems are not all alike. And that no single treatment approach works best for everyone.
The fact is, there are many different pathways to successful recovery from addiction. And a combination of individually-tailored strategies often produces the best results. Our flexible, Integrative Approach to addiction treatment focuses on doing “what works” and on fitting the substance abuse treatment to you, not on fitting you to the treatment.
As described in Dr. Washton’s most recent book, the Integrative Approach to addiction treatment blends together some of the most effective substance abuse treatment and relapse prevention strategies available in the addiction field today. This approach is designed not only to help you STOP using alcohol and other drugs, but also to help you STAY STOPPED over the long term. We treat BOTH the addiction itself and the unresolved emotional and psychological issues that lie at the heart of your addiction. Our Integrative Approach blends together the best practices of substance abuse counseling, relapse prevention, and addiction psychotherapy to increase your chances of successful, lasting recovery.
Our Approach to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment
- Motivation-enhancement techniques designed to enhance clients’ motivation and readiness to change.
- Cognitive-behavioral techniques designed to develop more effective coping and problem-solving skills as alternatives to “self-medication” with alcohol and other drugs.
- Relapse prevention strategies designed to prevent a return to alcohol or drug use and prevent a slip or temporary lapse to substance use from escalating into a full-blown relapse.
- Psychodynamic (insight-oriented) therapy techniques designed to help clients identify and work through emotional and psychological issues underlying substance use to enhance their quality of life, reduce their desire to self-medicate with alcohol/drugs or other addictive behaviors, and prevent relapse over the long term.
- Medication – when needed, we refer clients to consulting psychiatrists or addiction medicine physicians who can prescribe safe and effective medications to help ease physical withdrawal, alleviate psychiatric symptoms, and reduce relapse potential.