Chronic Relapse Prevention and Treatment
The hallmark of Burning Tree’s approach to drug and alcohol rehabilitation is its focus on not only treating addiction, but also preventing a relapse into the old patterns of addiction. Principally this is because an addiction therapy program is only as good as how long the individual remains sober. At Burning Tree, we believe that rediscovering a lost sense of accountability, of responsibility, and of consistency in the daily lives of our clients leads to a realization of the essence of their addiction and establishes a lifestyle for living that will not erode over time. The Burning Tree focus on the 12-Step program is at the core of its treatment philosophy, and provides the basis for its continuing success. We take great satisfaction in being able to provide a treatment center that is evidence that the cycle of the Chronic Relapse can be broken.
Approach to Dual Diagnosis
At Burning Tree, Dual Diagnosis of addiction, and any underlying psychological conditions that interplay, is not divided into component parts and treated separately. Rather, all possible elements and factors are addressed through an integrated approach that acknowledges that each has a simultaneous impact on the other. Sequential approaches are much more limited in effectiveness because, of necessity, the order of Rehabilitation diminishes the importance of the other. The Co-Occurring approach has produced highly successful results as demonstrated by low relapse percentages. By combining traditional forms of therapy with spiritual, holistic, and experiential therapies, a complete treatment approach has been created that helps the addict reclaim an existence not simply free of addiction, but that creates a complete individual.
Importance of Family Involvement During Treatment
The involvement of family during residential treatment and the recovery process is crucial to the success of rehabilitation. Addict scars not just the addiction, but the members of his or her family as well. The fabric of the family unit is eroded and a concerted, guided, effort from all is necessary for rebuilding. Because addiction recovery is unfamiliar and confusing to family members, our family program is designed to help family members understand the nature of addiction, see how it has impacted them individually and collectively, and how to address the problems that have insinuated themselves into interfamilial relationships. These are vital to a complete recovery for all members during the primary period of rehabilitation. We do this by first suggesting the each family member get involved in the 12-steps through Al-anon. We follow that up with workshops designed just for the families and a week long family program to continue the ongoing healing process.