Addiction Treatment Customized For Your Recovery Needs
Flexible Treatment Leads To Lasting Recovery
Treatment at Summit Behavioral Health is based on our fundamental belief that no single treatment philosophy or approach is best for everyone who seeks professional help for alcoholism or a drug abuse problem. In our view, treatment must be motivational – not confrontational – and individually tailored rather than boilerplate. The first and foremost goal of treatment is to engage clients in a life-changing process that leads to lasting recovery and greater life satisfaction without returning to alcohol and/or drug abuse.
Our approach is designed to empower change. We feel strongly that treatment must be flexible, sensible and personalized to fit each client’s individual needs. We provide clients with specific tools they will need to prevent relapse and develop a new personal frame of reference that will lead to lasting recovery and enhancement of their dignity and self-respect.
Our Individualized Addiction Treatment Provides:
- Strategies that allow safe withdrawal from drug abuse
- Individual and/or group counseling to develop the skills to achieve and maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol
- Long-term support and follow-up to prevent relapse
Addiction treatment programs come in many forms, and the right one for you depends on your own needs and individual preferences. Though an addiction specialist can help you find the ideal form of treatment, it will also help to begin familiarizing yourself with the kinds of addiction treatment available.
Types of Addiction
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Addiction refers to an emotional, physiological and psychological longing for a substance or behavior. Most commonly, the word addiction is used to refer to substance abuse. Any substance that prompts psychological or neurological dependency is considered addictive.
In some situations, addiction can also refer to a behavioral compulsion, such as to gambling, sexual activity, work or even the internet.
Addiction is a chronic disease that can affect your personal and professional life. There are a number of factors that will influence your likelihood of developing an addiction. They include:
- Environment and Lifestyle
- Genetic Disposition
- Financial Resources
Each form of addiction offers its own challenges and needs to be addressed through customized addiction therapy programs.
Drug Abuse and Addiction
Illicit & Prescription Drugs
Whether street drugs or prescription medications, drug abuse and addiction can be life threatening when left untreated. Our outside-of-the-box, proven treatment programs combined with holistic elements help create an individualized program tailored to you.
Here at Summit, we have combined our years of experience and knowledge to develop our programs to not only help individuals and their families overcome addiction but to help the individual reach and maintain lifelong sobriety.
Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
When does social drinking become a problem?
Casual drinking is a socially acceptable behavior, and so it sometimes takes time for an individual or their family members to realize that drinking has become a problem.
There are several factors that may indicate a drinking problem:
- Feelings of guilt or shame about your drinking
- Lying to others to hide your drinking habits
- The need to drink to relax
- Tendency to drink in excess or black out
- Neglected responsibilities as a result of drinking
- Consumption of alcohol in inappropriate situations
- Development of legal repercussions as a result of alcohol consumption
Not every person with a drinking problem is an alcoholic. Alcohol abuse is used to describe someone who is a problem drinker, meaning they are showing signs of developing a problem but do not yet have a physical dependence on the substance. Binge drinking is a form of alcohol abuse.
Alcoholism is described as a physical compulsion and mental obsession with the consumption of alcohol. As with any form of dependence, withdrawal symptoms will develop when alcohol is removed from a person’s life, often including severe anxiety, headaches and physical illness. Alcoholism is a chronic disease, and maintaining sobriety generally requires ongoing treatment.
Addiction and Mental Health
Many mental illnesses do not have a ‘cure’ but with proper treatment they are manageable. Through the right treatment, it is possible to address the symptoms of the disorder in a healthy way. Mental illness is common in the United States, but we do not treat as if your situation is like everybody else’s.
Often times when a mental issue, such as depression or anxiety, is left untreated the individual ends up using drugs and alcohol as a way to “self-medicate”. Because this is such a common occurrence here at Summit Behavioral Health we treat both the mental issue and the drug abuse or alcohol addictions.