Our comprehensive addiction treatment programs are tailored to your needs, and include a well-rounded balance of evidence-based programming, holistic therapies, experiential therapies, nutritional guidance, and comprehensive aftercare planning.
Biofeedback is a tool used to develop coping mechanisms for cravings and impulse behaviors.
Biofeedback detects and teaches the addict subtle body cues which might indicate that a craving is going to occur. Such cues might include: increased temperature, racking thoughts, tightening of certain muscles, changes in breathing, loss of appetite, clenching jaw, inability to focus, loss of interest and drastic change in mood (positive or negative).
The Recovery Team teaches addicts how to cope when intense cravings occur. Our treatment programs use Biofeedback as a relapse prevention technique for clients who indicate severe impulsivity and to reduce and prevent chronic relapse behavior.
EMDR has been applied to addiction treatment over recent years. Addicts often began using in an effort to repress traumatic memories. By treating those memories, the need to abuse a substance disappears. Although it is not a perfect cure, using EMDR to reduce negative emotions surrounding a trauma can have a powerful, and very importantly, an immediate effect on addicts. It may be especially helpful when combined with other types of therapies or support groups.
Although the EM in EMDR represents the notion of eye movements, not every therapist using the EMDR technique incorporates the eye movement component. Sometimes, the therapist simply tabs their finger, uses sound, or uses some other technique instead of the eye movement component in conjunction with the overall EMDR treatment package.
At The Recovery Team, an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program in North Palm Beach, Florida, we have made family involvement an integral part of our drug and alcohol treatment program since our inception. We understand that because the entire family is affected by the disease of addiction, involving the family is an essential part of the recovery journey.
A cornerstone of the success of our Family Program is using therapeutic discussion and conversation to teach tools for communication, setting appropriate boundaries, and methods of self-care that keep their lives from revolving around the addict. Another goal is to help parents, siblings and other family members understand that there are paths to the restoration of the family structure, regardless of the addict’s choices.
The primary goal of the Family Program is help heal the broken relationships caused by the addiction. By creating a safe, non-judgmental environment where family members are not blamed or attacked, they are encouraged to freely express their worries, hopes, and past emotions. This communications evolution is key for therapists, who work to support all family members by eliminating defensive talk and helping them feel safe being vulnerable.
The Recovery Team’s First Responders Treatment Program was designed to help men and women who serve our communities find expertise for issues related to substance abuse, trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Due to the high-stress nature of the first responders’ job duties, they face a higher risk of suffering from addiction or mental health related issues. Yet, we have a cultural expectation that certain people will be clean, sober and in control. This assumption is particularly true for those in law enforcement, firefighting and other emergency-response fields.
Our comprehensive EMDR treatment model has been proven to significantly reduce anxiety, improve coping skills, and provide an overall sense of healing. The Recovery Team treats all patients in the program with the dignity and respect they deserve for their sacrifice and selflessness. We understand what you’ve been through and there is hope. Whether you are active duty or retired, we can help.