Treatment Programs & Modalities
We understand that addiction stems from a combination of psychological, family, medical and life issues. Our team of highly trained professionals uses the latest abstinence, evidence and experiential-based treatment to help you or your family member achieve freedom from self-sabotaging behaviors and embark on a lifetime of health and wellness.
During the treatment phase, individuals and families are engaged and exposed to the latest effective clinical interventions often found only at university-based teaching facilities.
Additionally, Sunspire Health Desert Palms offers a comprehensive, integrated addiction treatmentprogram for those in the LGBT community. At Desert Palms, we treat every patient with the utmost dignity and respect. The environment is safe, the staff is diverse and programming is tailored to suit each patient’s lifestyle and needs. We offer the following LGBT-specific therapy:
- Group Therapy – In addition to regular groups, we offer three additional LGBT specific group that address:
- Internalized homophobia
- Cultural Identity
- Individual Therapy – Therapy provides the support, education and validation about LGBT-specific concerns such as gender and sexuality.
- Community Resources – Patients attend local LBGT 12-Step recovery meetings.
Dignity + Respect + Family of Choice + Evidence-based Therapies + LGBT Affirmative Treatment = Sunspire Health Desert Palms LGBT Program
We offer the following therapies:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - a technique that teaches you how to overcome the ideas and actions that are standing in the way of your sobriety.
- Individual Therapy - one-on-one counseling with a trained addiction therapist.
- Family Therapy - a type of therapy that involves your family in the recovery process to boost your chances of success and improve your relationships.
- Relapse Prevention - strategies to avoid situations that might trigger drug or alcohol use.
- Motivational Interviewing (MI) - technique that facilitates motivation to change harmful behaviors.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - is a therapy designed to help people change patterns of behavior by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions.
- Anger Management (SAMSHA Model) - This treatment model is a combined CBT approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions.
Fitness programs, Massage Therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness, Spiritual support and Yoga
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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, tobacco, alcohol, and drug addiction costs America over $600 billion annually. In 2013, 7.4% of young adults ages 18-25 struggled with drug addiction, the highest percentage reported among those 12 years or older.
Addiction is a chronic disease defined by the habitual, and often irrational, use of substances despite negative consequences. When substance use begins to interfere with the responsibilities of life (such as work, relationships, or health), then one is said to have an addiction.The causes of addiction are complex; they can be biological, psychological, and/or social. However, all addictions share the same characteristics, including the inability to abstain from the substance, control self-sabotaging behaviors, and produce ordinary emotional responses.
As a chronic disease, addiction involves periods of relapse and remission. It's important for those in treatment to receive care from a multidisciplinary team to meet all their needs. Addicts must also become informed, active participants in their own care. By learning to self-manage their addiction, individuals can live successfully in long-term recovery.
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