The willingness to become aware of your situation is the first step to diagnosis and treatment, which can bring healing, joy, and balance to your life! Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking or drug use? Have people annoyed you by criticizing or complaining about your drinking or drug use? Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking or drug use? Have you ever had a drink or drug in the morning (eye-opener) to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover? An answer of Yes to 2 or more of these questions are thought to be clinically significant and may indicate alcohol or drug dependence.
Our addiction treatment model integrates philosophies and practices from the medical, psychological, spiritual, and the 12 step self-help communities. Our ability to address the broad range of needs of our clients is brought about by incorporating healthcare practices and research based complementary and alternative therapies. The result is a powerful and effective treatment experience. This integral approach to treatment looks at all aspects of each individual: mind, body, spirit and community.
Our philosophy is to address the total scope of the eating disorder, including body image, relationship with food, medical complications, co-occurring diagnoses, and the chronic nature of eating disorders. Our treatment model has a strong therapy focus on experiential work, shame reduction, understanding the basic disease concept, and recovery through the Twelve Steps. Eating disorder clients are assisted in developing a balanced fitness regimen. Our therapy emphasis is designed to assist the individual in breaking through denial while experiencing unconditional acceptance and guidance.
The goals are to educate clients by providing meaningful treatment experiences through the integration of medical, psychological and complementary therapies. These goals are achieved by incorporating the following principles in all aspects of treatment: mindfulness training, healthy skills and resources to replace current unhealthy personal coping mechanisms, encouragement of autonomy in relationship to food and recovery for eating disorders, promotion of healthy lifestyle, including healthy body image, education about the medical consequences of eating disorders, development of emotional regulation and distress tolerance, nutrition education to address food-related issues, individual consultations with registered dietitian, providing personal fitness consultation and developing a personalized health plan including meal and exercise plan.