Substance Abuse Counseling

Non-disease model

We sincerely believe that people can overcome their dependence to any substance and that most of us cannot accomplish this by ourselves. If we could, we wouldn’t have gotten into unhealthy situations in the first place.
We use a different approach than most treatment providers. We do not believe that addiction is a disease and do not use a 12 step approach. Addiction is a mal-adaptive response to an underlying condition. We have a higher success rate than the most traditional addiction treatment approaches.

Some of us lack the skills necessary to gain or regain control over our lives and will continue our self-destructive ways until taught otherwise. Our experienced counselors begin by analyzing the origins of your negative attitudes and behaviors and why they continue. We then help you identify what you need to change and assist you through the change process. Ultimately, you will live a happier, healthier life without the use of mind and mood-altering substances.

We also provide awareness of other substances that create a mind-body imbalance such as caffeine, nicotine, sugar and prescription medications as well as certain foods that affect our emotional and physical stability.

We offer individual, family, couple, group treatment for substance abuse problems. Substance abuse treatment is based around a behavior modification process. To be effective, treatment must address the individual’s drug use and any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems.