Often, patients want to leave treatment citing many reasons and excuses as to why treatment won’t work for them AND we understand that this is normal behavior for someone who is in pain and cannot manage their emotions in a healthy way. The most common phrase we hear is, “I know what I need to do”. This statement is consistently challenged as we understand that addicted individuals have trouble distinguishing the true from the false and need support and education around the issues that are hindering their growth.
We believe that long term treatment is necessary to give the patient and the family system an opportunity to create a life worth living. Long term treatment focuses on underlying issues, maladaptive patterns, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that drive addiction and compulsive behaviors. Through proper assessment, screening, and conceptualization of each case, the clinical and medical team can effectively treat and educate the patient and the family system.