The Headwaters clinical treatment program is individually tailored from the results of an in-depth assessment process regarding the patient’s pattern of substance abuse. As many of Headwaters’ patients are often well-known public figures or members of prominent families, we take a particularly deep dive into overall mental health and family background.
The Headwaters clinical model includes individualized psychotherapy, psychiatric and psychological services, combined with active family involvement. We understand that sometimes our patients not only have a family of origin but also a chosen circle of key influencers that might include wealth managers, legal counsel, executive assistants and talent agents.
The core components that comprise our clinical empowerment model seek to build on the positives and strengths of each patient and their family units. We work side-by-side with our patients to develop self-soothing techniques and to identify therapies that can help address bio-psycho-social forces that influence their addiction.
At Headwaters, we know that co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders impact one another and must be treated together.
Common co-occurring conditions that often occur alongside addiction are:
- Mood disorders: Clinical depression is the primary co-occurring diagnosis cited by people with addiction. Anxiety includes a large spectrum of emotional experiences, from stressful reactions to everyday situations to extreme anxiety.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Precipitated by traumatic experiences in one’s life, many individuals in drug and alcohol treatment have been the victim of some form of verbal and physical abuse. Disassociation from self and events, anger, depression, high anxiety, and insomnia are some symptoms of PTSD.
- Process addictions: Shopping, gambling, disordered eating and sex addictions often co-occur with a substance use disorder. They may be cross-addicting behaviors that exacerbate one another.
- Personality disorders: These include borderline personality disorders (BPD), histrionic, and narcissistic disorders. Other examples might be obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, schizoid, avoidant, and dependent personality disorder.
Treatment begins with an intensive assessment
At Headwaters, each of our patients takes part in a thorough behavioral health assessment to ensure that all substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated. We develop individual treatment plans that are designed to meet the unique needs of every affluent Headwaters patient. Through rigorous assessment, each individual is given a plan for healing that guides the way to sustained recovery despite social pressures and responsibilities.
Integrated treatment is paramount to success
Integrated treatment is comprehensive programming that offers all of the therapeutic resources necessary to help the individual heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. There is no one cause of addiction, though living with a mental health disorder may increase the likelihood of developing a substance use disorder — and vice versa. Everyone is different. In some cases, a mental health disorder predates the development of a drug or alcohol abuse. In other cases, mental health symptoms are not apparent until after addiction has taken hold, at which point they are often exacerbated.
Superior psychological and psychiatric care is key
A comprehensive clinical treatment plan should always include:
- Evidence-based therapies
- Medical care (including medication and medical detox, when appropriate)
- Psychiatric services
- Case management
- Family education and programming
- Spiritual support
People can and do recover
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