Addiction is not a choice, but a complex health issue that can touch lives irrespective of age, gender, educational background, or financial standing. Those entangled in the web of substance dependency—be it alcohol, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, or prescription drugs—often find their day-to-day functionality and overall well-being compromised. However, the road to recovery is navigable, and at GPS Counseling Center for Addiction Treatment, we stand ready to help you map out your personalized journey from the grips of addiction to a balanced, fulfilling life.
Navigating recovery is seldom straightforward; it’s a maze affected by a multitude of factors. Genetic predispositions can make some individuals more susceptible to addiction, while social and environmental elements can also play a significant role in shaping one’s relationship with substances. Recognizing and addressing these variables are crucial steps in carving out a sustainable path toward sobriety.
At GPS Counseling Center, our outpatient programs offer a tailored approach to recovery. We guide individuals in developing and internalizing effective coping mechanisms specific to their unique circumstances—both within our facility and as they transition back into their regular environments. Our team of experts is committed to helping each person rediscover their health, self-worth, and ambitions, unhindered by substance use.
By focusing on individualized care and empowerment, we aim to equip you with the tools necessary for a lifelong commitment to sobriety and well-being.
Managing both mental health conditions and substance abuse—often referred to as dual diagnosis—presents a multifaceted challenge that can feel intense and intricate. Some people may use substances as a way to temporarily alleviate symptoms from mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. Conversely, substance use can sometimes be the catalyst for these mental health symptoms. Therefore, it’s crucial to tackle both aspects together, educating individuals on how each component influences the other, to formulate a holistic recovery strategy.
Navigating through the complexities of addiction recovery alongside mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and PTSD is no small feat. Our specialized team is equipped with the skills and training to guide individuals through this intertwined journey toward wellness.
A half-measure approach that focuses solely on either the mental health aspect or the substance abuse issue falls short. For example, addressing mental health without considering the role of substance use as a coping mechanism can perpetuate the problem. Similarly, a singular focus on combating substance use without addressing underlying mental health conditions offers only a partial solution, leaving individuals vulnerable to relapse. As a result, creating a tailored plan that holistically addresses both factors is pivotal for enduring recovery and well-being.
One’s struggle with mental health and substance use disorders may also lead to other unhealthy coping strategies or replacement addictions if left unchecked. Gambling, sex, and internet addictions are all possible as they target the same rewards centers in the brain.
It is important to educate oneself about these risks even while moving through recovery from drugs or alcohol. Recovery isn’t just about the cessation of one’s use of drugs or alcohol, but rather about employing the right coping strategies and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to allow each person to live a healthy, sober, and productive life and avoid further unhealthy coping strategies.
Using drugs and alcohol releases endorphins and dopamine in the brain that reinforce those behaviors. Over time, substance use alters chemical pathways in the brain and causes permanent changes in areas of the brain associated with motivation and decision making. This can make drug use more automatic and difficult to control.
Over time, the brain adapts to the effects of the substances and requires greater quantities for users to achieve the desired effects. As dosages increase, so too does the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Physical dependence begins when individuals find themselves uncontrollably seeking substances to avoid the effects of withdrawal.
GPS Counseling Center for Addiction Treatment, we extend our commitment to our graduates and alumni by offering 42 additional weeks of aftercare.
This program permits weekly drop-in sessions, fostering long-term recovery and stability for our graduates.
Simultaneously, these sessions provide essential guidance and encouragement to new participants embarking on their journey to recovery.
Family therapy provides education and support so family members of loved ones can better understand the role and impact of substance abuse.
Learning how to support a loved one in treatment and after treatment. Addressing issues such as communication, co-dependency, and recognizing how to set boundaries.
Individual Therapy provides an opportunity to develop and modify relapse prevention plans, identify triggers and develop coping skills.
Sessions are designed to support clients as they work on the identification and resolution of alcohol and or substance-related problems.
Exploring personal barriers, behaviors, and or challenges in the way of recovery. Uncovering the underlying roots of substance abuse addiction.
At GPS Counseling Center for Addiction Treatment Intensive Outpatient Program group therapy is the primary mode of treatment. Group therapy allows participants to step out of the shadows of shame, secrecy, and isolation and develop a level of community among fellow participants.
Participants who take part in group therapy sessions can improve their communication skills and build connections with other people who are also working to recover from addictions.
Group therapy reinforces mindfulness and healthy ways of interacting and relapse prevention. Allowing participants to learn from the experiences and perspectives of other people. Those that are newer to recovery noticeably benefit from those who have been sober longer.