Some rehabilitation programs may fail to take into account the entirety of the individual and their experiences; as a result, they are not nearly as effective as they could be. The team at 1st Step Behavioral Health won’t make this mistake. Their approach to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is informed by Gestalt techniques. Gestalt techniques are holistic, therapeutic methods that stress the personhood of the patient and build on the relationship between patient and therapist. They work to develop mindfulness while showing patients how they are often unwitting accomplices to their own dissatisfaction.
Those afflicted by co-occurring disorders (behavioral health conditions that coincide with the presence of a substance use disorder) like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and post-traumatic stress disorder can benefit from treatment at 1st Step Behavioral Health; family therapy, drama therapy, bodywork, and dance are among the modalities offered. More conventional treatment options are available as well: treatment medications are available to help the patient through the detoxification stage of recovery, and psychotherapy can help the patient learn healthy coping strategies and identify harmful thought patterns in either an individual or group setting. Many options exist for financing treatment at 1st Step Behavioral Health; the center also accepts a wide variety of health insurance plans.