While we do not offer detoxification services we are happy to work with patients who have completed inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation and are ready to work on maintaining sobriety.
Addiction is not about character or lack of caring about people around you. It's your brain's chemical release compelling you to engage in high risk behaviors in order to feel better. In our practice we take a psychobiological approach to addictions. This means we believe your behavior is determined in part by your past experiences as well as by the present state of your brain chemistry and neural pathways. We integrate current brain science into our approach in order to fully understand and manage not only addictive behaviors, but also a variety of social and emotional problems.
Things in your history that can underlie a vulnerability to addiction:
Family of origin issues
Attachment style/attachment trauma
Anxiety disorders (OCD, PTSD, social anxiety)
History of sexual abuse
History of emotional abuse
History of physical abuse
Deeper subconscious beliefs or patterns that make one vulnerable to addiction and/or relapse:
Self-esteem wounds/low self-esteem
Our practice is complimentary to a 12-step model of recovery as well as models that do not take the 12-step approach such as "harm reduction". We aim to support a person in recovery to better understand their addiction from a biological, chemical, neurological, social and family perspective. We are happy to work with people who also attend 12-step meetings and/or have sponsors.