Treatment as usual
When you think of addiction treatment, you typically think of the 12 steps. Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc, are ubiquitous in the treatment industry simply because they have been around for a long time. However, studies show that the success rate for AA is pretty low–reportedly as low as 5-10%! While AA does work for some people, it is obvious that the need for an alternative treatment was appallingly necessary.
A life transformed
In an effort to provide a meaningful and effective addiction treatment program, Centered Recovery developed its own propriety curriculum, which draws on current research and studies in the fields of behavioral psychology and neuropsychology. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Relapse Prevention (MBSR, MBRP) were both featured in our Skills Building group curriculum, along with other key elements which have proven both useful and necessary building blocks for sobriety and improved mental and physical health. Our program, Transformational Recovery, was named such because simple sobriety is not our goal–a life transformed into one of physical and mental health, with healthy relationships among family, friends, as well as with work is not only possible, but likely for those who participate.
Although mindfulness techniques are ancient, they have gained a new following in recent decades. While it has become more common, not all mindfulness “tools” are all that useful in the present moment, especially when there is a strong physical addiction present. However, “regardless of the techniques employed, the goal of mindfulness is to stop (momentarily) rumination about past events and the planning of future actions.”(1) Centered Recovery teaches both tools and an understanding of yourself and your psychological process that is “designed to encourage participants to break the cycle of thoughts and stop the process of acting on autopilot.” Once we take back over control of the wheel, we are more able to drive where we want to go rather than where we have been going–back down the road of addiction relapse.
If all of that was too much to take in, don’t worry! We know it can be a lot. Simply put, we help people understand their psychological process. If you were suffering horrific physical symptoms each time you ate bread, having your doctor explain that you have Celiac’s Disease and help you understand your digestive process would likely help you know how to eat to feel well, and what to do if you accidentally ingested something with gluten. We are doing the same thing for people who are suffering with anxiety, depression, burn out, or stress, and are “self medicating” with something that works–but also comes with its own negative side effects. If we can help you understand why you feel unhealthy in the first place, you can work with your own system to create a healthier mental and physical lifestyle–and one that lasts a lifetime!
We also know that addiction recovery should be fresh, exciting, and engaging–NEVER boring, shameful, or feel like a chore. After all, you’re doing something monumentally amazing for your life–that should feel exhilarating! We simply do not employ group facilitators or employees who do not feel the same way. We want you excited to be here, eager to get to group, and ready to learn more about yourself, about mental health, and about how amazing the rest of your life will be. If your recovery journey isn’t this wonderful, isn’t it time to look somewhere else? Call 800-556-2966 to speak to Reed about getting started with Centered Recovery.