WHY IS OUR DRUG & ALCOHOL REHAB MORE EFFECTIVE?
Most drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs are based on the twelve-step Alcoholics Anonymous approach, which hasn’t changed since its inception in 1935 and consistently fails to help patients stay sober more than 80% of the time. In the spring of 2006, in their quest to create a more effective treatment program, the founders of Enterhealth consulted some of the country's most experienced addiction treatment experts. This prestigious team – led by our Chief Medical Strategist Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA – included Deni Carise, PhD; Jeanne Obert, PhD, MFT; Walter Ling, MD; and Thomas McLellan, PhD.
Starting with the latest medical research from the National Institutes of Health identifying alcohol and drug dependency as a treatable chronic brain disease, they developed an evidence-based set of treatments and protocols that have proven to provide the best possible care for sustained recovery.
Whereas twelve-step programs focus on “working the steps,” the Enterhealth drug and alcohol addiction program treats the disease of addiction as a chronic brain disease – and begins with a complete psychological and, in some cases, neurological assessments and the development of a personalized drug and alcohol treatment plan. The areas of the brain that sustain injury due to alcohol or drug addiction are those that form deep physical and emotional connections between the substance and the patient's sense of pleasure. These connections make it extremely difficult for your loved one to resist using the substance, based on very real and primal urges that can take more than a year to overcome before the brain is able to "reset" itself.
Using a combination of neuropsychology, medication and psychotherapy, we can shut down cravings for drugs or alcohol, giving the brain much needed time to heal. The latest scientific protocols and medical breakthroughs that block the effects of alcohol and drugs can also lessen the effects of withdrawal and decrease cravings and desires to use.
At Enterhealth Ranch, our drug and alcohol addiction treatment approach can dramatically improve your loved one's opportunity for a life of sobriety. Enterhealth's drug and alcohol addiction treatment program is implemented by a full-time, on-site staff of addiction-trained experts, including psychiatric physicians, nurses, PhD- or Masters-level therapists, physical therapists, life skills coaches and other specialists. Our high physician/patient and therapist/patient ratios enable us to provide personalized, integrated recovery plans for each patient. The state-of-the-art program offered at Enterhealth Ranch and Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence has evolved into one of the most comprehensive and effective addiction treatment programs in the country.
To deliver better, more effective care by redefining how medicine and therapy work together.
To dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need of addiction recovery services.
Located in Van Alstyne, Texas, just north of Dallas/Fort Worth, Enterhealth Ranch uses the latest scientific and medical protocols to block the effects of drugs and alcohol, reduce the effects of withdrawal and decrease physical cravings and desires. We offer a complete, fully-integrated recovery program, including medical detox and withdrawal stabilization, neurological testing and treatment, psychiatric dual-diagnosis, co-occurring medical disease treatment, individual and group therapy, family therapy, fitness and nutrition planning, all implemented and supervised by our full-time staff of board-certified, addiction-trained psychiatric physicians, nurses and therapists. In addition, our residential treatment facility is located on a 43-acre former working ranch, providing an atmosphere especially conducive to healing. We have a limited capacity of just 40 beds – all private rooms with private bathrooms and maid service – as well as chef-prepared meals, a pool, a salon and more.
Conveniently located in the Park Cities area near downtown Dallas, the private and discreet Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence has a large staff of addiction-trained psychiatric physicians and therapists uniquely skilled at understanding the influence of environmental and behavior factors involved in ongoing sobriety. Our comprehensive approach to addiction treatment is complemented by a suite of services that include diagnostic evaluations, intensive outpatient programs, wellness programs, medication management and individual, group and family therapy. As with any chronic disease – like diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma – addiction requires ongoing care and the supervision of a qualified physician.
Enterhealth (including Enterhealth Ranch and Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence) is licensed through the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide detoxification services, as well as intensive and supportive residential and outpatient treatment services. Enterhealth adheres to all federal confidentiality guidelines outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT (HIPAA).
As proud as we are of our program and results, we’re even more proud to earn the recognition of our peers. Enterhealth has been singled out as the best addiction treatment in the country by leading addiction experts and visionary leaders alike, including EDS founder Ross Perot.