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.
Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.
Using the latest evidence-based approaches and state-of-the-art medications such as Suboxone and Vivitrol, Promises medical detox team is able to curb the discomfort of withdrawal from drugs and alcohol and minimize drug cravings. The patient will meet daily with a medical doctor and receive care from experienced and compassionate nurses 24 hours a day. Medical detox typically takes from 3 to 7 days, but will last as long or as short as medically indicated to ensure your safety and comfort.
Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment
Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.
Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery
Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.
What does Promises Austin offer?
24 Hour Clinical Care
At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.
Promises Austin offers an innovative, highly effective long-term inpatient drug rehab treatment program for adults ages 26 and over that helps patients become more secure in their recovery and more skilled in maintaining their sobriety. This program allows Promises to offer more recovery assistance as clients refine the new direction for their life.
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.
Promises Austin guests receive integrated treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders from a team of experienced counselors, a full-time physician and our 24-hour nursing staff. Their doctorate-level psychologist completes a comprehensive assessment with every guest, utilizing 24 distinct assessment tools, and is available for individual dual diagnosis therapy sessions. They also offer a specialized trauma track led by an EMDR-trained trauma specialist.
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.
12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
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.
Promises Austin addiction rehab involves family in treatment, providing family therapy as clinically appropriate and offering an intensive family program. Loved ones learn about the disease of addiction, family roles, signs of relapse, relapse prevention and how to best support themselves and their loved one in recovery.
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.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach shown to be effective in treating a number of mental health issues and addictions. In CBT, clients learn to identify unhealthy thought patterns and self-talk. The therapist helps the client recognize the connection between their thoughts, feelings and destructive behaviors and develop more productive patterns and coping skills.
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.
At Promises Austin treatment center, clients receive at least two one-on-one therapy sessions a week. This ensures a high level of individualized care. In individual counseling, clients work with their primary therapist more intensely on their specific issues and discuss how to apply and practice their skills and new understandings in group therapy. Individual therapy also provides an opportunity to adjust a client’s overall treatment plan as their recovery journey and treatment needs evolve.
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.
Promises treatment team members are specially trained in trauma and its effects and integrate trauma work into many aspects of care. They offer regular trauma resiliency groups and provide a number of therapies shown to be effective in treating trauma such as EMDR and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Group therapy helps clients move beyond the isolation and shame of addiction and mental health issues. Within a supportive group of peers, a specially trained therapist draws upon group dynamics to guide interactions that encourage self-reflection, accountability, empathy and healthy communication skills. Group therapy can include a number of topics including: addiction education, trauma, shame-resilience, relapse prevention, recovery skills, spirituality and family dynamics.
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.
Equine therapy gives clients direct, regular contact with horses, which provides physical, emotional, and mental rewards. Equine therapy can decrease hostility and feelings of anger, lower stress levels, increase trust, improve self-esteem, and provide a greater sense of patience. When a horse is paired with a troubled person, a bond gradually develops between them. Horses are extremely sensitive to the feelings and emotions of humans—they will take whatever emotions or feelings that they are receiving from a human and reflect them back to the person. Once a connection has been established between animal and human, positive change is quickly promoted within the individual.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a safe, non-invasive, effective complement to traditional drug rehabilitation treatment. This short-term therapy is used to treat disorders and conditions such as emotional trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, eating disorders and depression. Many clients who have made slow progress in the past or who have not benefitted from traditional therapies find EMDR to be effective.
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.
Promises Treatment Centers allow clients to have access to newspapers and magazines, listen to the radio, call loved ones, and watch TV at appropriate times, with supervision. By utilizing a real-world perspective, Promises prepares clients for day-to-day life, such as driving past a liquor store or reading an advertisement for an alcoholic beverage. The key is that Promises teaches clients how to process feelings that may arise while exposed to these situations.
Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.
Creative Arts Therapy
Creative expression through art therapy is not only relaxing but helps clients connect with their inner selves through the inspiration of images and their physical manifestation in artistic expression. Art therapy helps restore physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Some clients in rehab who have difficulty communicating verbally may be able to use art therapy to express themselves. This type of therapy can help in resolving issues, identifying and managing feelings and behaviors, and improving awareness and self-esteem. Research has found that art therapy can be a beneficial treatment for psychiatric disorders.
Promises Austin Highlights:
Promises Austin provides a unique holistic approach to rehab with a boutique experience for people with drug and alcohol addiction. Promises Austin helps guests develop the tools to stay sober through personalized treatments, programs and luxury amenities. Promises Austin focuses on the spiritual, emotional and physical aspects of recovery.
Promises Austin delivers clinically sophisticated drug treatment programs that are uniquely adapted for each individual. Promises Austin's drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs have three primary components: a comprehensive assessment, a personalized treatment plan, and aftercare. Whether clients need short-term or long-term treatment, there is a program suited to their needs.
Relaxation services help our clients cope with stress, anxiety, muscle tension and other common issues in early addiction recovery, while also benefiting from blood flow rejuvenation, increased muscle health and improved peace of mind.
The cuisine at Promises Austin is delicious, nutritious and beautifully presented, all in equal measure. Their team of highly trained chefs prides itself on preparing meals that rival those found in five-star restaurants and knowing the personal preferences of each client. Over easy? Scrambled? Chef Michael and his staff remember! While at Promises Austin, you can also learn skills in the kitchen with our weekly gourmet cooking classes.
There’s no reason to miss out on your favorite pastimes during residential addiction treatment. They offer a putting green for avid golfers or those who wish to learn a new skill. Designed by famed putting coach and “Short Game Bible” author Dave Petz, our 4-hole putting green allows you to get in a little relaxing time on the links.
Private rooms available
For clients who cannot or should not return to their former residence after treatment, Promises offers recommendations to sober living homes in the local area based on each client’s specific needs. These are comfortable and safe environments designed to cultivate a sober, balanced lifestyle through structured guidelines and accountability. Residents may return to school or work or volunteer while participating in 12-Step meetings, intensive outpatient programs, life coaching, random drug testing, and other types of treatment.
At Promises, everyone is treated with respect and compassion. This is a safe place for you and your loved ones to be authentic and vulnerable and to work through the issues that have held you back. Within an accepting space, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex clients can feel safe and supported by other clients and our treatment team, which includes LGBT staff who have an intimate understanding of the challenges that LGBT clients face in recovery.
Men and Women Allowed
Facility for Adults and Young Adults
Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment
Hearing impaired friendly facility
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