Our addiction treatment philosophy is lasting change requires several key elements. Typically, a person struggling with addiction and other mental health challenges does not have the coping skills to operate successfully in their life. Our C.A.R.I.N.G approach of: Community, Accountability, Recovery, Integration, Needs, and Goals is effective in building the necessary skills to achieve a balanced and meaningful life.
Our Treatment Is Not Time Bound
We have seen time and time again that our clients succeed most with long-term step down care in conjunction with goals and objectives that help them move towards independence. Too much responsibility in early recovery can lead to relapse. Not enough responsibility can lead to stagnation. Our team is comprised of highly dedicated and trained professionals who are experts at helping clients navigate this challenging journey.
Multiple Treatment Therapies Are Helpful in Drug & Alcohol Rehab
There are a variety of therapies used in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Because there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating addiction, multiple treatment therapies can be helpful during rehab and in recovery. Treatment therapies generally focus on helping clients get to the point of sobriety, and then work at preventing relapse. Psychotherapy, self-help programs, 12-Step programs, recreational therapy, and case management strategies may be used.
Most treatment centers use more than one type of therapy to treat addiction. Group and individual counseling are the most common forms of therapy. However, our addiction treatment philosophy coexists with the wraparound model, which is another form of therapy where the client’s entire family is included in the therapy, as well as any collateral sources working with the client, such as sober livings, former treating therapists and psychiatrists, and interventionists. Westside Treatment assigns a family coordinator to all clients in order to help get family members involved in the recovery process and form a tighter network of support.
Evidence-Based Treatment Therapies
An evidence-based therapy is a modality that has been subjected to research and clinical trials. Furthermore, it has been clinically proven to be effective in reducing symptoms and improving clients’ quality of life. That is an important distinction when considering different therapies.
Every approach to treating addiction is focused on addressing various aspects of addiction as well as the consequences to families, and society. At times, medical interventions may be used, along with behavioral therapies, in order to address addiction and the difficulties clients face as a result of their addictions. When clinically indicated, medications are prescribed based on the addiction in question as well as the level of severity of addictive behaviors a client is coping with overcoming. Behavioral therapies work to teach clients essential life skills and help client learn to cope with stress in order to remain sober.
Some evidenced-based behavioral therapies include family therapy, motivational, community reinforcement, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, and cognitive behavioral therapy. For many patients with addiction, the key to gaining sobriety and preventing relapse is to find a passion for purposeful living. Motivational interviewing is one such approach that strives to help patients discard their ambivalence toward treatment and halt their drug or alcohol abuse. Westside Treatment is particularly focused on these patients who have failed to successfully beat their addictions in the past.
Alternative Treatment Therapies
Aside from some of the more common forms of addiction treatment, there are also a variety of alternative therapies used by many treatment centers, including Westside Treatment. Some of the therapies aren’t strictly evidence-based, however, studies increasingly show that experimental treatments have a definite effect on preventing relapse and reducing cravings.
Westside Treatment employs a number of alternative addiction treatment therapies. Our program is meant to be both fun and practical so that clients can learn that there is more to life than fighting addiction. Our addiction treatment philosophy asks patients what they want to do with their life in order to ignite the spark to find purpose and fulfillment in their lives.
The first step in addressing addiction is to acknowledge the problem and then seek help. To help patients find their individual path to recovery, Westside Treatment ensures that our programs are personalized to meet the needs of each individual client, whatever those needs may be.
There’s no reason for anyone to try to cope with addiction alone. Call us today at (866) 978-9232.