Substance Use Disorders and Recovery

The underlying issues of substance abuse are complex and often rooted in family relationship issues, untreated mental health diagnosis such as anxiety or depression, unresolved conflict, trauma, learned behavior, recreation, and even genetics. We find that by treating underlying issues, clients have a higher likelihood of sustained sobriety and recovery.

 We have experience navigating court related situations such as alcohol or drug related charges, court ordered treatment, and regularly coordinate with probation officers, attorneys, and school boards.

 

Treatment Approaches

We offer several types of treatment settings that include individual, family , and group therapy. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based and effective treatment for substance use.

Topics of treatment typically include:

  • Reduce emotional reactivity
  • Relapse prevention skills and planning
  • Anger management
  • Address loneliness or isolation that clients may experience in recovery
  • Assist clients in managing and creating a sober support network
  • Assist clients utilize community based recovery tools such as SMART Recovery or Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous/12-step 
  • Managing cravings or other relapse risks such as chronic pain or withdrawal symptoms