Chemical Dependence describes a pattern of substance (drugs or alcohol) use and the inability to stop using leading to significant problems in daily living. Chemical Dependency can be a psychological as well as a physical need to use alcohol or other drugs that doesn’t go away even when using them causes negative consequences. Individuals chemically dependent on a substance, like alcohol or drugs, lose their power of choice pertaining to the substance as well as their ability to make rational choices.
Chemical Dependency is a disease that does not see age, sex, race, religion, or economic status. It is a chronic and progressive disease, and if untreated, it can be fatal.
The substances most frequently abused include the following:
Types of Addictions
Recovery Ways is firmly rooted in the 12-Steps and uses a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Individual psychotherapy
- Family therapy
- Psycho-educational groups
- Group therapy
- Relapse prevention
- Stress management strategies
- Art therapy
- Spiritual development
- Fitness and Recreational Counseling
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
At Recovery ways, we treat addiction and chemical dependency in an atmosphere of support, understanding, respect and confidentiality. Our patients are people with treatable diseases. We understand that patients suffering from the disease of addiction need specialized attention. The emphasis is on the individual and an opportunity to meet each patient’s needs. With this in mind, the experienced staff at Recovery Ways treats the medical, physical, and emotional needs that patients experience during the treatment process.
A vital educational component at Recovery Ways teaches people with chemical dependency the concept of understanding addiction as disease. As a result of this understanding that dependency is a disease similar to other biological diseases (heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure), patients recognize that their dependency has specific signs and symptoms. We believe that this understanding will help our patients follow recommendations and reduce shame and guilt commonly associated with chemical dependence.
If you or someone you love has a problem with Alcohol and other drugs, Recovery Ways can help. For more information on how to get you or your loved one help, call us toll- free: 888-986-7848.