Chemical Dependency Treatment
LEVEL I STANDARD OUTPATIENT TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
This is short term low intensity treatment for substance abuse/mental health problems.
involves once a week, individual counseling and/or education to
help you learn about the disease of addiction and provide you tools
necessary to regain health and wellness.
ADULT LEVEL II INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)
This is the flagship of our clinic. This dual diagnosis enhanced program is focused on helping patients recognize that alcoholism and addiction are primary, progressive diseases,
rather than any manifestation of a moral consequence,
character weakness, or psychological dysfunction. We
and addicts to approach their disease as a treatable
condition with a
high potential for lasting recovery.
We honor the physical,
spiritual, mental and emotional components of addiction and mental
issues by integrating evidence based substance-use disorder treatment
psychiatry and an array of alternative treatment approaches including,
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),
naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, yoga and meditation. We
integrate spiritual values that are important to each individual client
treatment process, because we know that growing spiritual self is key to
long-term recovery. Following is a brief description of the different
This 8-week phase
is an intense course of treatment including education on the disease of
addiction and self-discovery through group and individual therapy with Masters
level clinicians who are trained and licensed in Mental Health and Chemical
Dependency counseling. Each
patient will attend three 3-hour groups per week that include 1-hour of
psycho-education, 30- minutes of meditation twice a week, 45 minutes of yoga once a week and 1.5-hours of
group therapy each night.
step-down phase of treatment is less intensive and focuses mainly on relapse
prevention, continued spiritual growth and full integration into 12-step
recovery. Patients will attend one group therapy session and one individual
session per week. A goal of this phase is to focus on integrating the patient
back into the community and family to increase likelihood of sustained recovery.
Continuing care is a
long term, low intensity phase of treatment where a patient continues to attend
one group therapy session per month for up to 9 months after phase two. The
goal of this phase is to provide ongoing support and recovery to graduated
patients. Should any patient have difficulty in this phase they could also move
back to phase two step-down-treatment if they need more structured and frequent
New Option for Detoxification from Opioids (NODOP)
This method of medically managing the opioid withdrawal syndrome is
accomplished without using opioid substances and prepares the patient
for long term relapse prevention.
It involves an 8-14 day non-narcotic, non-addictive detox process using
medications to keep the body and the mind quiet while the body releases
the bound opioid. Once this occurs, the receptors are blocked by using
once-a-month injectable Vivitrol for 12-24 months while the patient also
accesses further adjunctive recovery treatments, such as residential
treatment, intensive outpatient program (IOP), counseling, care for
co-occurring mental/emotional issues, narcotics anonymous (NA) meetings,
and spiritual strengthening. This medication suppresses craving, blocks
the ability to experience opiates, and changes the meaning and context
of opiate use.
It is especially useful for those who chronically relapse to heroin and
other opiates, often despite access to Suboxone or methadone treatment.
This allows the opiate addicted person to have an action plan as they
contemplate and embark on a truly opiate-free life. As relapse rates are
as high as 90% without Vivitrol, it is very gratifying for all involved
(patients, families, employers, medical providers) to have this option
available. The goal is to medically detoxify addicted patients and land
each on an antagonist (opiate blocking) therapy as indicated by the FDA,
NIDA, and SAMHSA to help heal the brain and prevent relapse.
***Components of this method are based on the work of Andy Mendenhall MD,
Medical Director, at Hazeldon in Beaverton, OR and Scott Erickson MD,
Medical Director, at Utah Addiction Medicine & Counseling in
Below are some of the inpatient treatment centers we work with, please click on the name to learn more about each facility:
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