Substance & Behavioral Addictions Therapy
Whether you’re transitioning from inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment or just starting treatment for the first time, Embrace Recovery and Wellness Center (ERWC) team will work with you to develop a plan of care customized to your individual needs.
We recognize that everyone that may have experienced a problem with alcohol, drugs or other risk behaviors, may not have and addiction. After careful assessment, we craft an individualized treatment plan is important to assist you to regain your direction and life’s path no matter where you are on the continuum. Only by understanding your individual unique story and core issues – are we are able to effectively provide options to. chance to live a healthy, productive and meaningful life.
What is an addictive disorder?
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive use and behaviors, despite harmful consequences. An addictive disorder occurs when the use of a substance—such as alcohol or drugs—or a behavior – such as excessive gambling, shopping or gaming—causes significant problems in a person’s life. In most cases, people with addictions frequently suffer from a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety or another disorder.
When both an addiction and a mental illness are present, it is called a co-occurring condition. Co-occurring conditions can be difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. Fortunately, the treatment team at Embrace Recovery and Wellness Center (ERWC) is adept at identifying underlying causes of addictions and can design a plan to address both the mental illness and the addiction.
Addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others:
- Feeling the need to participate in behavior or use the drug regularly, which can be daily or multiple times a day
- Having intense urges for the behavior or substances
- Not meeting or changing obligations and work responsibilities in order to participate in behavior or use substances
- Focusing more and more time and energy on the behavior or getting and using the substance
- Failed attempts to quit or change the behavior or substance
If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling.
Our Treatment Approach
When the brain is hijacked by alcohol, drugs or addictive behaviors such as gambling, sex, etc., will-power becomes powerless. Yet your brain is resilient and so are you. The treatment program at ERWC is designed to take advantage of neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections in order to adapt and adjust to new situations, experiences, and environments. Your resilience is a powerful force. We do this by offering a variety of treatment modalities to assist you on your recovery journey.
The fundamental clinical approaches used at the Embrace Recovery and Wellness Center (ERWC) are Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing as they take a person centered approach, promote positive self-regard, increase motivation, and create an atmosphere of compassion. We use a wide variety of proven clinical modalities, both cutting edge and long-established clinical approaches, interventions and tools to address the needs of those seeking treatment. These approaches provide skills, knowledge, and experiences to aid with long-term recovery and an improved and enriched life experience. These approaches include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR), Family & Couples Counseling, Community Support Groups such as WFS (Women for Sobriety), SMART Recovery and 12 Step Programs (AA, NA, etc). We also offer wellness interventions to enhance your recovery program such as HealthRHTHYMS© (Drumming for Wellness), REIKI, Nutritional Consultations and a Wellness Series Group.
In addition, we believe strongly in individualized treatment services, basically that one size does not fit all. As a leading outpatient program, we know that a personalized approach is much more effective when building a life in recovery. This is why we offer a number of individualized program options, including:
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment
- Family Counseling Program
- Impaired Professionals Program
- Men’s Addiction Recovery Program
- Teen and Young Adult Addiction Recovery Program
- Women’s Addiction Recovery Program
No matter what your circumstance, ERWC has the program to suit your own personal needs. By taking the appropriate individualized steps with you, we will assist you to find the tools to live a happy, functional and productive life. To fully recover from addiction means so much more than the absence of drugs in a person’s life – true recovery means better health, the ability to find and have healthy relationships and live with purpose and meaning.