All forms of substance abuse, whether the addiction is to alcohol, drugs, or both, take a significant toll on all aspects of a person’s life. At New Pathway, our addiction treatment specialists work with adults, teens, and their families to heal their minds, bodies, and spirits. Our program addresses all areas within the individual, Body, Mind and Spirit. Through Functional Integrated Therapy, we foster the development of the client’s awareness. Our professional and clinical experience finds the SOARFIT model creates a state of mind best suited to optimize body and brain function, fueled by the spirit. The program integrates 12 step philosophy, mindfulness, physical fitness, holistic wellness and medical treatment when appropriate. Included in the treatment program is family counseling, positive peer mentorship, and a caring, motivating environment which encourages commitment and yields the highest rate of success for long lasting sobriety.
Just as the development of an addiction is a process, the road to recovery also follows a progression. At New Pathway, we use a variety of treatment approaches individualized to meet the specific needs of our patients and their stage of recovery.Some examples of these treatment approaches include:
Even when people with addiction issues enter and/or alcohol, they often have some ambivalence about their need to stop using. When a participant enters treatment at New Pathways, their first appointment is an initial assessment by a substance abuse treatment professional, followed by two to four individual therapy sessions.
The objective of the initial treatment session is for the patient to formulate self-motivation statements, developing a plan for changing addictive behaviors, and devising strategies to cope with situations that pose a high risk for relapse.
The following treatment sessions involve the therapist working with the patient to monitor his or her changes in behavior, thoughts, and emotions concerning their addiction. In addition, the therapist reviews the cessation strategies used by the patient and reinforces his or her commitment to change and sustaining abstinence from alcohol and or drugs.
The patient and therapist may decide to invite family members or significant others to participate in the initial treatment sessions.
Often people with addiction issues distance themselves from their experiences, their thoughts, and emotions. During these therapy sessions, patients learn to feel comfortable when discussing their life experiences to identify and address interpersonal relationship issues. With the guidance of the therapist, the patient develops strategies to solve these challenges without relapsing into old patterns of thoughts and behavior that support addiction.
The DBT skills group is designed to increase mindfulness, emotional regulation, stress management and interpersonal skills.
In one-on-one sessions with a professional addiction treatment counselor, patients develop and use coping skills and other strategies to stop addictive behavior and to achieve and maintain complete abstinence from substance use. The therapist encourages participation twelve step groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholic Anonymous. The therapist also encourages the patient to address other issues that often have an impact on recovery, such as family and social issues, employment, and illegal activity. Most patients participate in counseling sessions one to two times a week.
In relapse prevention therapy, patients learn to enhance self-control skills by recognizing and correcting problem behavior. Specific techniques include: – Weighing the positive and negative consequences of returning to alcohol and drug use – Self-monitoring to identify high-risk situations for relapse – Developing methods used for coping with or avoiding situations that may trigger a return to substance abuse.
Telehealth technology represents a unique opportunity to help reduce the drug epidemic and increase our ability to help serve those in need. Not only have patients expressed interest in using telehealth during the course of their treatment, but we have utilized telehealth in order to help keep participants safe and offer all of our services to a wide range of people who are unable to attend due to medical, geographic, or physical limitations.