Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment

Services offered:

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INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT

There are different levels of treatment for alcoholism and addiction.  Intensive Outpatient (IOP) is for individuals with moderate to severe substance use disorder without physical withdrawal.  Recovery Resources offers a free consultation to verify suitability for intensive outpatient treatment.  Intensive outpatient is perfect for those individuals that have tried to stop on their own or have exhausted all other options such as psychotherapy or self-help meetings and continue to struggle with remaining abstinent from substances.

There are some substances that are dangerous to discontinue use without medical assistance.  Physical dependency to substances requires professional guidance to evaluate the right type of treatment for this disease.

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IOP PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Prior to beginning treatment all clients will be directed to obtain medical clearance and a TB test.  This assures each clients safety to begin treatment.  All clients receive a comprehensive substance abuse and mental health assessment to determine the specific needs for treatment.

Group Sessions:  Intensive outpatient requires attendance to three group sessions per weeks.  Groups are the most therapeutic tools of treatment.
Family group sessions are a part of treatment.  Recovery Resources recognizes the success of the individual in treatment is enhanced by family participation.  Family members benefit from gaining understanding about this disease and the recovery process.

Individual Counseling:
Each individual is given a primary counselor to meet with weekly for individual sessions.  It is important to have the confidential, safe, and experienced guidance of a trained, certified, counselor.

 

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Outpatient Treatment:

Recovery Resources is committed to provide various services to the community.  While individuals are in treatment it may become clear that there is a need for mental health services as the client steps down from intensive outpatient.

In some cases a client is experiencing mild symptoms of substance use that is directly related to trauma.  Receiving mental health services to address specific issues may be the solution to discontinuing use of substances before the problem becomes more serious.

Mental Health:

Psychotherapy is offered at Recovery Resources for those individuals that desire a deeper look into past relationship dysfunction.

Mental health services are offered in individual and group sessions

Licensed clinicians are available to assess the specific mental health needs.  Recovery Resources offers a free 15 min. consultation so the client is able to meet with a therapist prior to making the commitment to moving forward to therapy.

 

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RECOVERY COUNSELING

 

If you or someone you love is beginning the experience negative consequences to substance use, meeting with a professional recovery counselor may be the best course of action to prevent a more severe problem.

In some cases individuals previously had long term recovery but they have struggled recently with urges or cravings to return to use.  Individual recovery counseling may be the best option.

Recovery Resources offers relapse prevention groups for individuals in recovery that would like to enhance their recovery program.

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FAMILY SUPPORT

Recovery Resources recognizes the damage that addiction and alcoholism has on the family. As a part of treatment each client is strongly encouraged to elicit the help of his/her spouse or supportive family member to attend family group or family sessions.

All clients will participate in family sessions or groups led by Cristina Santos, AMFT supervised by Aimee Miculian, LMFT.  Family members benefit from participation in treatment to gain understanding of this disease and the impact it has had on the family.  Family education and counseling is an important part of recovery.

The goal of family participation in treatment is for members to gain insight into their own issues and the shame that they may be confused about. When the family is not educated about the disease, they may be left to feel alone and need the support that family groups can offer them.

Family members are encouraged to attend Al-anon Family Groups or Nar-anon Family Groups for ongoing support. Al-anon and Nar-anon are self help programs for families within their communities so they can continue to build the support that they need.

ON-SITE FAMILY GROUPS EVERY OTHER TUESDAY NIGHT 5:30-7:00PM

ZOOM FAMILY GROUPS EVERY OTHER TUESDAY NIGHT 6-7

Education

Sometimes individual have been required to receive educational sessions either because they have been referred by a DOT Substance Abuse Professional or an Employer.

Adolescents that have just started experimenting with substances benefit from education and counseling as a preventative measure.  Recovery Resources can provide education and substance abuse testing is appropriate as an option to address early substance abuse

Common signs of alcoholism and addiction

  • Preoccupation with chemical use
  • Protecting one’s supply
  • Use of chemicals as medicine
  • Solitary use of chemical
  • Rapid intake of chemical
  • Increased tolerance
  • Blackouts (permanent, chemically induced memory losses)
  • Out-of-control drinking or using
  • Physical withdrawals
  • Denial
  • Drop in job performance
  • Reduced short-term memory
  • Loss of motivation toward work and other once meaningful activities
  • Frequent tardiness and absenteeism
  • Untidy appearance
  • Behavioral changes
  • Change in circle of friends
  • Isolation
  • Mood swings
  • Secrecy
  • Change in values, ideas or beliefs
  • Withdrawal from family
  • Poor eating and sleeping habits
  • Frequently feeling angry and/or defensive if friends or family suggest that your significant other has an alcohol or drug problem.
  • Feeling angry but you are struggling with identifying why.
  • Try to control your significant other’s alcohol or drug use by getting rid of the supply or by monitoring his or her usage
  • Lie or make excuses for the identified addict or alcoholic’s bad behavior or bail him or her out of jail.
  • Allow your children or yourself to go without because your spouse spends too much money on drugs or alcohol and gambling, shopping etc.
  • Limit your social activities because of the embarrassment often caused by the identified alcoholic or addict’s alcohol or drug use.
  • Minimize the seriousness of his or her alcohol or drug use.
  • Focus your mental attention on pleasing, protecting, and manipulating you’re the identified alcoholic or addict.
  • Put your own interests and hobbies aside to take care of, please, fix the problems, attempt to control or avoid conflict with the identified alcoholic or addict.
  • Avoiding setting limits and boundaries with your spouse or child allowing him or her to control the environment of your home or work.