The Abbey Center

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The Abbey Center offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for individuals with alcohol and/or substance addiction. The holistic program includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, 12-Step Facilitation and more. The Abbey Center is located at Bettendorf, Iowa.

The Abbey Center Focus:

Opiate Addiction

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.

Alcoholism

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.

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.

Rehab Services:

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.

Naltrexone

Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

What does The Abbey Center offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive 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.

Outpatient (OP)

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.

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.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Upon admission, each client is assessed with diagnostic criteria set forth by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Together with this assessment and other diagnostic tools (medical examination, psychiatric evaluation, a biopsychosocial analysis, etc.), they develop an Individualized Treatment Plan that addresses the client’s specific needs. That Individualized Treatment Plan is reviewed continually with the client – and modified over time (as appropriate), based upon the client’s growth and progress while in treatment.

12-Step

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).

Family Program

Addiction is often described as a “Family Disease”. Indeed, when alcoholism and addiction infiltrate families, usually everyone is affected in negative ways. At The Abbey, they view the families of their patients as their clients, as well. Every week, appropriate family members are invited to participate in Family Programming at The Abbey – including an Alanon support group.

Aftercare Support

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).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

The Abbey offers these holistic therapies for two principal reasons. First, because they work. Research and their own experience at The Abbey demonstrate the effectiveness of these holistic practices in improving overall health and well-being. Second, a core principle of the 12-Step program is being “open” and “willing” to a new way of thinking and a healthy way of living. Exposure to these holistic therapies is mind-expanding for their clients. Even among those clients who resist trying these holistic activities, they find that they derive great benefits. Many of their clients will go on to continue these practices in their everyday lives. And, even when they don’t find that they don’t continue them, the process of trying them while in treatment makes their thinking more amenable to the other elements of the Recovery program. In addition to these holistic therapies, their clients are encouraged to engage in a range of exercise and other physical activities – which also promote overall good health and well-being.​

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. CBT 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.

Individual Therapy

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

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

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.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Nutrition Therapy

At The Abbey, healthy meals provide a variety of significant benefits. First, their meals are nutritious. Nearly all of their clients at The Abbey suffer from poor nutrition due to their addictive behaviors. Too often, their clients ingest too many calories through the consumption of alcohol – or avoid eating altogether as a symptom of their alcoholism or drug abuse. By preparing healthy meals, their clients begin to get the nutrition their bodies need. Second, their meals are opportunities for healthy social interaction. Clients eat communally, and get the opportunity to connect with one another while “breaking bread” together. In fact, their meals are generally served in the Café, which is open to the clients throughout the day as a healthy, sober “hang out”. Too often, their clients are accustomed to establishing their social lives around meeting in bars, taverns, and pubs. Instead, their Café at The Abbey resembles a neighborhood Starbucks – and serves as a model for clients as a social setting for making healthy connections with friends when they return to their home communities. ​Third, from research and their own experience, they know that many of their clients run the risk of cross-addictions. For example, some of their clients may suffer from eating disorders (such as anorexia, bulimia, etc.). Their healthy and structured meals help reinforce positive eating habits.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

The Abbey Center Highlights:

The Abbey is a leading addiction treatment center located in the Quad Cities. Just 3 hours from both Chicago and Des Moines, their clients come from across Iowa, Illinois, and the entire Midwest Region. They treat a wide range of chemical dependencies, including alcoholism, abuse of prescription medications, and drug addiction.
In their experience, successful Recovery is best achieved when people are healthy, happy, and fulfilled in their lives. Therefore, as a clinical team, their principal goal is to help restore that health, happiness, and fulfillment in the lives of their clients. To achieve this goal of positive Recovery for their clients, The Abbey has developed a Patient-Centered System of Care. This means that every aspect of their Program and every member of their Staff is focused on delivering individualized and compassionate care to the guests.
Not only is The Abbey among the best drug and alcohol rehab centers, they are also among the most affordable. nsurance companies typically appreciate the opportunity to work with The Abbey for several important reasons. First, their effective treatment helps improve the health of their members. Second, they provide those healthcare services on very affordable terms. Third, by improving the health of their clients, they help them avoid other (often far more expensive) medical interventions. If left untreated, patients who suffer from addiction typically develop other diseases such as pancreatitis and liver failure; and, they may risk their public safety if they cause auto or workplace accidents while they are intoxicated. In short, they help drive down overall healthcare costs which benefits insurance companies and their members alike.
Luxury Accomodations

Intake:

  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults

Payment:

  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Cash payments accepted

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