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About Rockland Treatment Center

As a result of research we know that addiction and alcoholism are diseases that affect both brain and behavior. The definition of addiction has changed with scientific advances. Today addiction is defined by The National institute on Drug Abuse as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.

It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain, they change the structure and how the brain works. These changes can be long lasting and lead to the destructive behaviors seen in people who abuse drugs. Various techniques of addiction treatment have not been effectively combined together to make up a successful, innovative treatment center’s curriculum.

Our primary goal consists of reducing symptom severity for individuals who suffer from addiction and provide clients with the skills to live a life free of substance dependence. The premises of the program are that substance abusers are capable of change, behavior results from a conscious choice, and that thinking and skill development are integral for more effective ways to live one’s life.

Throughout the treatment process, clients will progress as they reach identified goals and objectives. A client’s individualized treatment plan (ITP) will serve to measure individual goals and objectives that are directly related to the substance abuse problem. The ITP will be formulated through input from the client, his/her psychologist, the clinical director, and information obtained during the initial assessment process. The integration of this data by the treatment team is critical for understanding the client and for effective treatment.

Rockland Treatment Team

Your recovery is our mission. That’s why we carefully selected each member of our highly qualified staff to deliver safe, effective patient-centered care and personalized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific needs.

Treatment at Rockland Treatment Center’s Drug and Alcohol Rehab is led and supported by experienced, highly qualified addiction specialists.

William A. Reuter, MA, MCAP

William (aka Bill) received his Master’s degree in Psychology from New York University. He has over 30 years clinical experience…

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Carl Nelson, MSW

Mr. Carl Nelson is a social worker who specializes in the treatment of individuals who are diagnosed with substance use…

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Antonio Watkins, Lead BHT Supervisor

Antonio grew up in Los Angeles and scouts around the country recognized NFL potential in the young football player. He…

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Our Philosophy

Our philosophy stems from the fact we know addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior. The definition of addiction has changed through research and scientific advances. Today addiction is defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain: they change the structure and how the brain works.

These changes in the brain can be long lasting and lead to destructive behaviors seen in people who abuse drugs. Over the years many variations of treatment techniques and optimum lengths of stay have been implemented in attempts to change the often times antisocial behaviors associated with abusive drinking and or drugging. Few have worked. Relapse has always been an accepted as “the nature of the beast”. This no longer needs to be true. There is hope!

“Enlightenment is a rebirth of one’s value system: ones spirit, drive, life goals, etc. A fourfold revival of body (physical), mind (psychological) soul (spiritual) and social (relationships).”

Rockland Treatment Center incorporates and combines several successful facets of substance abuse treatments, including comprehensive psychological evaluations to ensure an accurate and thorough diagnosis, cognitive-behavioral techniques, Neurofeedback interventions, group based therapy, individual therapy, interactive journaling, nutritional counseling and 12 step program based principles. The current treatment program for addiction is based on a combination of the aforementioned techniques, conducted in a state of the art treatment center.

The premises of the program are that substance abusers are capable of change, behavior results from conscious choice and that thinking and skill development are integral for more effective ways to live one’s life. Rockland Treatment is designed to treat both the substance abuse problem and the underlying issues that contribute to the problem as a whole. Call us, we can help.

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