Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.
The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.
Instensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.
The intensive outpatient program at Morningside Recovery is designed both for clients who have successfully completed an inpatient program and who are new to treatment. During this program, clients will attend treatment groups and individual therapy sessions during the mornings, afternoons and evenings, led by our professional clinicians.
Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.
At Morningside Recovery clients will participate in three hours of programming per week. This consists of two therapist run groups and one individual therapy session. The goal of these programs are to provide them continuous support as they are slowly integrating back into life after treatment. Client’s free time during this period will be spent either looking for gainful employment, working a consistent job, participating in school work or going to recovery-based meetings (12 step or SMART Recovery).
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.
Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.
Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.
Holistic therapies encourage clients to grow in a way that traditional means of therapy can’t. Each client as the opportunity to work with their therapist to develop a customized program that meets their individual needs. They are also a big advocate of dynamic treatment programming, where as the client progresses in their treatment and their needs evolve, their treatment options will evolve as well.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CMT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
CBT therapists believe that clients can change the way they think, because they learn how to think differently and take action on what they have learned. Morningside’s therapists ask their clients what they want most out of life and aim their treatment towards meeting their goals. The therapist’s role is to listen, teach and encourage, while the client’s responsibility is to be open and honest about their concerns, take in as much information as they can and then implement what they have learned. Patients aren’t told what to do, but rather learn what to do.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.
DBT accepts that fact that certain clients can be powerless to take direction. Thus, this form of therapy is suggested when appropriate and it teaches clients constructive thinking skills to get what the most out of their life. In cases where the patient does want to change their thinking patterns, as self-destructive as they may be, DBT seeks to address this issue by recognizing that the patient’s system of regulating their emotions is disordered. Therapists will take into account the resilience of the patient to change their ways and take the necessary measures required to help the client the best way possible.
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.
Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.
Morningside's experiential therapy program allows them to express themselves and learn to feel all of those emotions they used to drown out with drugs and alcohol. At Morningside, therapy deals with feels such as inadequacy, jealousy, grief, loss, and shame. In treatment, clients are able to finally let go of this pain and move forward. From there, clients learn to be comfortable with themselves and their emotions and continue to grow.
Morningside Recovery Highlights:
Morningside Recovery incorporates a step down approach for treatment programming. As clients transition into higher phases of treatment, they will be rewarded with more therapy options to choose from, their group hours will gradually decrease and they will have more freedom to participate in activities outside of the facility, such as school and work. This allows them to transition into life after treatment as smoothly as possible.
Morningside offers over 150 groups scheduled per week and individual therapy sessions that allow us to customize each client’s program to meet their own needs and interests. They provide a comprehensive list of traditional and alternative treatment methods that bring more variety and excitement to the treatment process.
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During treatment, recovering addicts are most likely just thinking about themselves. They’re anxious and overwhelmed now that drugs are now out of the picture. Pets give them a sense of purpose and teach them to be selfless, which can be critical to helping them to stop the self-centered thinking and behavior which fueled their addiction in the first place.
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