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Disease-Focused Addiction Treatment

By December 4, 2015July 7th, 2022No Comments

Addiction is a disease with genetic, physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions. Drug and alcohol addiction treatment at Enterhealth incorporates scientifically validated modalities and techniques that cannot be readily obtained at many other care facilities. Enterhealth’s disease-focused treatment and our caring, comprehensive approach to rehabilitation combines the multidimensional addiction recovery needs of the individual while offering best-in-class amenities.

Services and therapies offered at Enterhealth include:

Medically Supervised Drug and Alcohol Detox
Anti-Addiction Medicines(Pharmacotherapy)
Psychological Feedback
After Care (Outpatient Services, therapist, educational classes alumni group, 12-Step group, alumni renewal services)
Online Addiction Recovery Support

Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Broad Spectrum Treatment and Naltrexone
Cocaine-Specific Coping Skills Training

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a goal-directed, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavioral change by helping addiction recovery clients explore and resolve ambivalence. The operational assumption in MI is that ambivalent attitudes, or lack of resolve, is the primary obstacle to behavioral change. Thus, the examination and resolution of ambivalence becomes its key goal. MI has been applied to a wide range of problem behaviors related to alcohol addiction, substance abuse and drug addiction, as well as health promotion, medical treatment adherence and mental health issues.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is an adaptation of motivational interviewing (MI) that includes one or more client feedback sessions in which normative feedback is presented and discussed in an explicitly non-confrontational manner. This intervention has been extensively tested in treatment evaluations of alcohol and drug addiction. MET uses an empathetic but direct approach in which the therapist provides feedback that is intended to strengthen and consolidate the client’s commitment to change and promote a sense of self-efficacy. MET aims to elicit intrinsic motivation to change drug and alcohol addiction by resolving client ambivalence, evoking self-motivational statements and commitment to change, and “rolling with resistance” (responding in a neutral way to the addiction recovery client’s resistance to change rather than contradicting or correcting the client).

Broad Spectrum Treatment and Naltrexone

Broad Spectrum Treatment (BST) and Naltrexone for alcohol dependence is a 3-to-6 month program that uses manually guided cognitive behavioral therapy in combination with Naltrexone alcohol anti-addiction medication (50 mg daily) to treat adults with alcohol dependence. BST therapists deliver 8-14 individual sessions, incorporating components of motivational enhancement therapy (MET), community reinforcement and 12-Step approaches. Naltrexone is administered under medical supervision as an adjunct to addiction treatment.

Cocaine-Specific Coping Skills Training

Cocaine-Specific Coping Skills Training (CST), an adaptation of a drug addiction treatment approach used for alcohol addiction, teaches cocaine users how to identify high-risk situations associated with past episodes of cocaine use and modify their behavior to avoid or counteract those influences in the future. Topics covered by this addiction treatment technique include frustration, anger and other negative feelings, social pressure to use, internal pressure to use based on urges, assertiveness skills, and methods for enhancing positive moods. Working individually or in a group with a trained psychologist, addiction clients describe a situation in which they used cocaine, analyze antecedents and consequences, learn anticipatory and reactive coping skills for that type of event and role-play when possible.

Coping skills are linked to specific points in the sequence of actions, or a “behavior chain,” whenever possible. For example, drug addiction recovery clients learn ways to escape, avoid or modify the trigger situation, use cognitive restructuring to change their thoughts and affect, use alternative behaviors to attain desired consequences, and imagine the consequences of using versus not using while in the situation. CST is delivered in up to eight 45-minute sessions three to five times per week.