Drug addiction is a powerful and pervasive mental illness that deeply affects psychological, physical, and emotional components of the self. Because drug addiction is so multi-faceted, RiverMend Health Centers uses comprehensive, evidence-based treatment methods that consist of an initial evaluation, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, holistic therapies, and relapse prevention techniques to treat addiction from all angles.
The comprehensive evaluation at RiverMend Health Centers is a critical component in our individualized program creations. This assessment is designed to help us create a recovery path together, to meet your unique challenges and treatment needs. The initial evaluation includes stabilization, a review of your medical history, a physical exam, and an interview with a therapist and addiction specialist to understand any co-occurring disorders that may be present with addiction, including depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health conditions. It’s important that dual disorders are treated side by side addiction for the strongest chance of long-term recovery.
Therapy & Counseling
Prescription drug abuse is successfully treated through a wide range of therapies such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), individual therapy, group therapy, and gender group therapy. RiverMend Health Centers’ therapy techniques are empirically validated.
Drug addiction recovery is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Although traditional therapy and counseling are very effective in treating addiction, RiverMend Health Centers integrates experiential techniques to treat addiction from all angles. We offer experiential therapies that include art therapy, expressive group, meditation and mindfulness, yoga, and other holistic techniques.
Addiction does not solely affect the user – it profoundly affects all loved ones involved. At RiverMend Health Centers, we strongly encourage loved ones to participate in the family program that allows loved ones to learn about addiction, enabling triggers, and gain insight. We also offer multi-family group to encourage connectedness and to bring families together that have suffered similar experiences. Trust can be rebuilt through time, dedication, and understanding.
Continued Care After Treatment
Like other chronic diseases such as asthma, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes, drug addiction should be managed effectively after rehab for the best chance of sustaining abstinence. At RiverMend Health Centers, we believe relapse prevention techniques are critical to long-term recovery success, which is why our multidisciplinary team creates highly customized relapse prevention programs for every patient after their time with us. Whether it’s a partial hospitalization program for continued support, outpatient support programs, self-help groups or community resources, our team will equip you with the skills and resources needed to maintain lasting sobriety.
Recovery Program Options
At RiverMend Health Centers, we understand that every patient carries unique responsibilities and other life obligations that need to be upheld, which can make rehab difficult to consider. For this reason, we offer flexible program options that allow individuals to receive treatment recovery through highly structured care. Please refer to these resources for more information on our program options: