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!
Many of the leading rehab centers, like Rockland Treatment Center accept health insurance. In order to have your costs reimbursed, however, you must verify that your insurer will pay for substance abuse treatment.
Depending on the type of plan you have, you may be asked to pay a deductible or copayment for your treatment. You may also be asked to pay an additional amount for specific services, like prescription medications or consultations with specialists.
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, 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 Center is designed to treat both the substance abuse problem and the underlying issues that contribute to the problem as a whole.
PTSD is addressed from both a clinical and a medical standpoint. We offer Rapid Resolution Therapy, which is an evidence-based therapeutic technique that eliminates the negative emotional or behavioral influence of traumatic events. We also utilize the Seeking Safety curriculum in our group and individual therapy sessions, which is another evidence-based therapeutic tool that addresses trauma and substance abuse issues concurrently. Sometimes, our medical staff will prescribe medication to alleviate certain symptoms of PTSD such as nightmares and sleep disturbance.
Although jobs are meaningful, you’ll need to put your overall health first when seeking addiction treatment. Most employers have family medical leave options for such situations. Most facility’s case managers will work with you and your employer throughout your treatment stay. Your information will remain private at most rehab centers and your presence in rehab will be kept confidential.
Attending rehab may seem like it could be lonely and you may wonder if you can have a cell phone in rehab. Personal computers and cell phones are typically not allowed.
However, your therapist will coordinate the use of electronic equipment during your treatment stay if necessary. Your cell phone will be safely stored upon your arrival at Rockland Treatment Center and returned to you upon discharge.
Addiction treatment is challenging and total abstinence from drugs and alcohol is difficult at first. Some rehab centers, like Rockland Treatment Center, allow clients to bring sealed tobacco products to rehab. If you feel you are not ready to give up smoking, cigarette smoking may be allowed outdoors at designated times and places.
Yes. We treat co-occurring addictions and mental health disorders, including drug and alcohol addictions that occur with depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Each client will be screened by medical and clinical staff during admissions to determine if they need co-occurring disorders treatment.