At RiverMend Health Centers, we deeply empathize with our patients knowing that their alcohol addiction is not due to a moral defect, but rather a mental illness that allows no voice for willpower. Alcoholism is a powerful and pervasive disease that adversely affects psychological, physical, and emotional components of the self. Because alcohol addiction is so complex, RiverMend Health Centers employs empirically-validated treatment modules that consist of a comprehensive assessment, evidence-based therapies, family programs, holistic therapies, and relapse prevention to treat all aspects of the self – mind, body, and spirit.
The comprehensive evaluation at RiverMend Health Centers is an essential component in creating customized recovery programs for alcohol addiction. This evaluation is designed to help build a recovery path that meets your distinctive challenges and needs for treatment. The initial assessment includes stabilization, a review of your medical history, a physical exam, and an interview with a therapist.
We want to get to know you to understand if alcohol addiction presents itself with co-occurring orders such as depression, anxiety, other addictions, bipolar disorder, or other behavioral health conditions. The presence of dual disorders is critical to consider in the recovery plan, because it should be treated in conjunction with addiction and lead the type of treatment administered.
Therapy & Counseling
Therapies and counseling are very effective in treating alcohol addiction. RiverMend Health Centers offers a range of therapies such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), individual therapy, group therapy, and gender group therapy.
Although traditional therapies are effective in healing recovery alcoholics, it is not always a one-size-fits-all approach. For this reason, RiverMend Health Centers integrates experiential techniques to treat addiction from different angles. We offer experiential therapy programs such as art therapy, expressive group, meditation and mindfulness, yoga, and other holistic techniques.
Alcoholics are not the only ones needing treatment – family members need to heal as well. Alcohol addiction profoundly affects family members and loved ones of the user on a deep level. At RiverMend Health Centers, we strongly encourage friends and family to participate in our family program that seeks to educates about addiction, enabling triggers, and gain a deeper understanding. We also offer multi-family group to foster connectedness with other families and friends who are going through similar challenges. Healing will happen through time.