Continuum Recovery employs therapists that are educated at a Masters Level or higher. This ensures our clients get the best possible treatment available. Our therapists are highly educated in substance abuse, trauma, and co-occurring disorders.
Clients get one individual therapy a week with trained substance abuse counselors.
Empowers group members by encouraging them to offer assistance and feedback to other members and a safe platform to challenge each other. Group therapy also helps build a sense of camaraderie and optimism among group members resulting in self-worth and trust.
Continuum Recovery recognizes that addiction is a disease that not only affects the addict but also those who love them the most. Our therapists emphasize the importance in working with families and loved ones by helping them to understand addiction and to learn how to support their loved-one in healthy ways as they transition into the real world. We provide family therapy sessions to help mend these relationships, build a strong family support system, and help educate family members of all ages about addiction as a disease. Our treatment is client-focused with a special emphasis of family healing.
Our individualized treatment plans are comprehensive from stabilization to aftercare. Master’s level therapists spend one on one time with each client to get to the root of their addiction and adjust their treatment plans according to their progress, co-occurring disorders, length of substance abuse, and other factors that may contribute to their alcohol or drug addiction.
Continuum focuses on treating chemical dependencies as well as other addictive and mental health disorders. We focus on the specific needs of each individual to develop a custom program that is specifically tailored to that person. Client’s addressing the complex needs of co-occurring disorders will have their needs addressed in their treatment plan and work closely with the doctor and psychiatrist. Education about diagnosis and symptoms, social skills training, relapse prevention, medication compliance counseling, dealing with legal problems, social skills training and coping skills for managing mood and anxiety.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT) The foundation of this treatment method has been developed and perfected by some of the greatest minds in psychology. Proven to be an effective tool in treating drug and alcohol addictions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on positive thought patterns, attitudes and beliefs about one’s self. Drug abuse tends to put the client in a negative mind space that breeds negative thoughts, intensifies feelings of guilt and shame, and encourages suicidal tendencies. Having a positive mindset about yourself and your recovery will help you through the hard times of your recovery. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides procedures for adopting healthy coping mechanisms to handling stressful situations like cravings, triggers, and depression.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
To integrate opposites into a person’s programming during addiction treatment. By a therapist presenting opposites of what the client is thinking, it may begin to help to retrain the person’s mind to help him or her learn how to reach different goals.
Mindfulness – This is designed to help a person be fully aware of the present moment, which is helpful because many people with an addiction regret the past and fear the future.
Distress tolerance – It is meant to help clients learn how to tolerate a painful situation rather than try to run from it or cover it up with substance abuse.
Interpersonal effectiveness – This set of skills is meant to help the person develop self-respect and confidence while also working on how to manage relationships with friends, family and others.
Emotion regulation – Some emotions are completely normal, but the problem comes when a person sits in negative emotions for too long. Through emotion regulation, a person is taught how to change the emotions that are having a negative impact on their life.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing has been gaining recognition in the word of psychotherapy. It has predominately been used to help people who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This mental illness is most common amongst those who have been victims of physical or sexual assault, a bad accident, or military combat. Those who have gone through these types of traumatic events often struggle because they’re often relive the experience, which can bring fear, depression, and anxiety. EMDR walks an individual through traumatic memories while focusing on an external stimulus so that the individual may be able to process the traumatic memory in a manner that minimizes distress. Because many who have become addicted to drugs or alcohol have experienced some sort of traumatic event in their life, EMDR is now regularly used at treatment centers.
Holistic treatment refers to treating the mind, body, and spirit. This involves a three-part approach that addresses physiological, emotional, and spiritual needs. Certain modalities are meditation, yoga, tai chi, fitness, nutrition, and naturopathic remedies (IV therapy, supplements, education).
Re-Entry and Job Programs
This program is designed to have jobs leads already in place at the time of completing the program. Continuum also emphasizes the role that service work and building comradery while engaging back into the community. Experienced staff will also assist in pressing issues like criminal charges, unresolved court issues, debt, getting back into school, and emphasizing the importance in not going back to the same environment and friends.