The Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous 12-step approach is the most widely practiced and most well known. It is, however, only one option among many approaches, which have proven to successfully treat drug and alcohol abuse. The underlying causes, triggers, and symptoms of addiction are unique to each individual. At Summit Estate, we do not base our primary treatment methods on this 12-step approach. Instead, we create a personalized treatment program, including:
- Finding and addressing your root causes of addiction through a variety of therapeutic and counseling methods
- Identifying potential obstacles to your specific long-term recovery
- Involving your friends and family in your treatment process
- Developing a regimen of therapeutic activities and treatments, which may include holistic therapies, such as yoga and acupuncture and/or evidence based therapies such as CBT, DBT and Mindfulness
Evidence Based Therapies
A one-size-fits-all rehabilitation approach, like 12-step, often fails to take into account the unique needs and personalities of the individual. One’s personal experiences or religious beliefs may make it difficult to follow this approach. At Summit Estate, we see our clients flourish when they believe wholeheartedly in their treatment and embrace each aspect of the process. This process will include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach designed to help clients make connections between thoughts, feelings and behavior. CBT, in conjunction with other rehabilitative treatment modalities, is extremely helpful in aiding those who suffer from addiction to understand how their behavior and difficult feelings can be altered and improved by making a shift in how they think.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a treatment modality in which clients learn to more effectively regulate emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, become more tolerant to distress, and be more mindful in their daily lives.
Mindfulness is one of the most basic, yet most powerful, of healing therapies used in substance abuse treatments today. The two main concepts behind mindfulness are acceptance and being present in each moment. Self-acceptance and acceptance of the world around us (people, places, and situations) are some of the key factors in achieving and maintaining solid recovery.
At Summit Estate, our non-12-step rehab program offers those suffering from alcohol or drug addiction a chance to take back control over their lives and achieve lasting recovery through personalized care and active participation.