Amid the serenity of campus a half-hour outside of Dallas, we provide a full range of addiction treatment services and best practices for addiction recovery.
Your recovery program is guided by our Vertava Health Texas Medical Director, a physician who has met rigorous standards to become certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).
Here you’ll gain the expertise of an entire multi-disciplinary team – including licensed clinical therapists, a full-time nurse practitioner, substance abuse counselors, recreational therapists, and experts in mindfulness – all working in unison to deliver effective, integrated care.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the cornerstone of our group therapy program at Vertava Health Texas. A proven psychotherapy treatment, DBT has been shown in multiple scientific studies to reduce substance use in people with complex mental health issues. DBT teaches clients how to manage disturbing emotions, remain calm and mindful, and adopt effective interpersonal skills to solve problems in their lives.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps our clients cope with strong cravings and learn to correct faulty, negative thinking – also known as cognitive distortions. CBT is well-established as an effective, research-based intervention for drug and alcohol addiction. According to multiple studies, the effects of CBT are durable, enabling clients to reap the benefits long after they complete treatment.
Motivational Interviewing Rehab Programs
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a non-confrontational, goal-oriented intervention that helps clients overcome ambivalence to change. Since it was first introduced in the 1980s, more than 200 clinical trials have generally supported the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing. This counseling approach invites clients to examine the benefits of change and call on their innate abilities and resources to achieve recovery.
Medication-Assisted Therapies for Drug Abuse
Medication-Assisted Therapies support safe and comfortable detoxification during the acute phase of treatment. Our clients report feeling at ease during detox and can progress through their recovery with assistance from medications such as buprenorphine (Suboxone) to reduce drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms from strong opiates.
If a client requires a medical detox treatment, our caring medical practitioners will monitor his or her physical and emotional state 24/7, to improve their comfort and ease any anxieties. A medication-assisted detox is also provided for individuals suffering from alcoholism. Once the detox process is complete, we then turn our focus toward the underlying issues of the addiction.
Mindfulness & Stress Management Practices For Holistic Addiction Treatment
Mindfulness & Stress Management Practices include meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi classes five days a week at Vertava Health Texas. Since chronic stress often fuels substance use, you will learn how to incorporate these calming techniques into your daily routine. A growing body of research supports the effectiveness of mindfulness practices for stress management and relapse prevention.
At Vertava Health Texas, you can also de-stress your mind and body with martial arts classes and abundant nature activities. To improve your physical fitness, our campus exercise room is equipped with free weights, cables, and cardiovascular equipment.
Recovery Centers For Co-Occurring Disorders
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders addresses your unique mental and physical health needs. Any illness that co-occurs with addiction is included as part of your treatment plan at Vertava Health Texas.
This may include help for depression, trauma, dual addictions, codependency, or other complex conditions. Some of our clinicians have specialty training in areas such as trauma. We will create a tailored, cohesive treatment plan that covers all aspects of your health.
Adventure Activities for Drug Addiction Treatment
Recreational, art and activities are part of our programs at Vertava Health Texas. Creation through art and experience through adventure can give those in recovery a chance to find a way to relieve stress, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder, which can be triggers for initial and subsequent substance use. We offer visual, performance, and applied arts such as painting, dancing, baking, and crafting, keeping in mind these can be a very useful part of recovery activities after discharge.
Wilderness programs are based around the idea that nature can serve as a beneficial setting for people to reconnect with their survival instincts, explore their emotions, and build a healthy skillset of recovery tools and strategies.
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Family Therapy Rehab From Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Family Therapy & Support is a hallmark of our program at Vertava Health Texas. We understand that having a strong support network increases the chances of long-term recovery. At Vertava Health Texas, we invite loved ones to participate – with your permission – in family education and counseling programs.
If a particular family member can enhance your recovery, we’ll strive to accommodate that person and provide family support therapy. We also offer educational webinars to help family members learn effective communication and coping skills.
Outpatient Aftercare Services For Substance Abuse Treatment
Aftercare Services are an integral part of your treatment continuum. After you complete our residential program, our recovery specialists will continue to stay in touch. At least twice a month, you will hear from Vertava Health Texas mentors to bolster your recovery efforts and maintain a healthy, drug-free life.
We can also connect you to a sponsor, peer fellowship programs, Vertava Health Texas alumni, or other people in long-term recovery who can provide support for you or your family members (with your permission) can call us anytime – we’re here for you. Call us at (888) 759-5073.
What Do You Mean by Drug Addiction?
Drug addiction is commonly being referred to in medical communities as substance use disorder. A substance, or drug, can be legal or illegal and include prescriptions, alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine.
A person may wonder if they are addicted, or someone may accuse someone as being addicted, but addiction can only be medically diagnosed by a licensed psychologist or physician. There may be signs or symptoms, such as frequency of use, an increase of use, patterns with use or affect upon a person’s life, but it is still somewhat tricky to diagnose. A medical exam including blood work can also help determine substance impact physically. In addition, consideration of withdrawal symptoms is added to the above information to provide a complete picture.
What Qualifies as an Addiction?
Drug addiction is determined when a person has a disease affecting their brain and behavior and leads to the inability to control the use of a substance, whether legal or illegal. It can also extend to other behaviors, with gambling recently being medically recognized as an addiction due to the heightened sensors the act gives a person.
What Happens When You Are Addicted?
Without treatment, addiction can have many adverse effects on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Physically, it can cause long-term damage to the body and increase the risk of stroke, cardiovascular, lung, and liver disease, cancer, brain damage, mental health disorders, and even death.
Personally, it can lead to family problems and loss of friendships as others attempt to protect themselves from the damaging effects of addiction. Loss of employment and ensuing financial problems are common., loss of employment and financial issues.
Discontinuing use without medical supervision can be dangerous during the withdrawal stage.
If addiction is treated in time and the patient remains in recovery, much of this damage can be reversed.
What Does Addiction Really Mean?
Addiction means a person has a complex brain disorder that compulsively drives them to repeat a behavior without considering the effects of the behavior. This can be applied to practically anything such as gambling, sex, food, shopping, lying, and even murder as seen with serial killers.
An addiction is never erased but can be treated as a chronic condition that must continue to be monitored during the recovery phase. Relapses are not uncommon but can be used to demonstrate and learn future coping skills in similar situations.
People are typically taught to keep themselves from being in situations that pose a threat to their condition. Surrounding themselves with people that have the same goals of abstinence from a particular addiction can be a very supportive environment. They tend to rely on each other for advice, vent frustrations, and feel less judgment for their particular vice. This leads to a more open, positive approach to maintain their recovery because of their inclusion in this support system.
Therapists that specialize in family counseling can help loved ones understand and support the person with the disorder. One-on-one therapy is also helpful in this maintenance phase.
Developing interests in other healthy activities can give the person something to channel their intensity toward. A positive outcome can be achieved when the right steps are learned and followed.