You owe it to yourself to work with our experienced team of doctors, new start clinicians, and counselors to create a one-of-a-kind, constantly evolving treatment plan designed to help you get the most out of your recovery experience. Our goal is to treat the whole person, and that means addressing co-occurring mental illness, physical wellness, social issues and more.
When you graduate from our program, you’ll be more than sober, you’ll be ready to live a healthier, happier life without substance abuse.
Psychoeducation classes typically go over topics such as medication education, relapse prevention, and drug refusal skills. Alternative therapies available may, depending on facility, include expressive therapies (such as art therapy or music therapy), equine therapy, recreational therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, aromatherapy, and meditation.
One of the first things you’ll do as a part of your treatment at AAC is participate in a psychiatric evaluation. Mental illness and addiction often go hand in hand. We’ll talk to you about any mental illnesses you’re dealing with, and will either continue any current medications, make adjustments to what you’re taking, or prescribe something new.
Some AAC facilities use cutting-edge pharmacogenetic testing to predict how your body will respond to certain meds based on your DNA. The idea is to eliminate frustrating guesswork and get the right meds right away, so you can feel better, faster.
Our psychiatric team can also prescribe medications to help ease or eliminate withdrawal symptoms during Medical Detox. Many of our treatment centers also offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to reduce cravings and/or block the effects of drugs and alcohol. MAT, in combination with psychotherapy, is proven to be very effective in helping people get sober and stay that way long-term.
Psychotherapy is a broad term. What does it mean for you in addiction treatment? Lasting recovery starts with the latest proven, research-based tactics* in addiction and mental health treatment, including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
- Seeking Safety
- Gestalt therapy
- Solution-focused therapy
*Facility offerings vary
When you quit using drugs or alcohol, your body might not get the memo right away. It might need extra time to process the leftover drugs and alcohol in its system. This detoxification process, or “detox,” can bring on withdrawal symptoms that are more than uncomfortable; complications can be dangerous, and the process requires our highest level of care. Medical Detox means staying in an inpatient setting for 5-7 days, where you’ll be monitored 24/7 by our medical team to ensure a safe, healthy, more comfortable detox experience. You can also count on our staff to be available around the clock to help you through the physical and emotional healing process.
Your safety during detox is our number one concern.