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Treatment Approach

Pathways Recovery Treatment Approach

A dual diagnosis trauma focused addiction treatment center for women

We treat the whole person……. Mind Body and Spirit.

Addiction is a cycle of self medicating unbearable emotions and feelings that generally stem from unresolved trauma. The cycle of addiction can cause incredible damage to the most significant parts of a human being. The holistic treatment team at Pathways Recovery will teach you a path to truly holistic approach to breaking the devastating cycle of addiction.

"Not why the addiction but why the pain."

-Gabor Mate

How We Treat the Body

During Detox

Most people walk through our doors needing medically supervised detoxification from the substances of abuse. Prior to admission our nurse and admissions team will assess over the phone your level of substance use and other health conditions to determine your suitability for admission into a sub acute addiction treatment care setting. Upon arrival to our admissions office our nurse will further assess your physical condition and determine a medication assisted treatment plan with our medical director Dr Carpenter to ensure safety and comfort through the detox process. Detox medications will be ordered and administered quickly. Staff will continue to closely monitor 24/7 the vitals and detox symptoms to ensure the process of detox is progressing as it should be while reporting to the medical team. We keep a close eye on you to make sure you are are safe and comfortable.

In addition to detox medications we provide a comprehensive array of supplements and other high quality nutritional products and foods that assist in healing and restoring depleted nutrients that are essential to healing your body and brain. Included with your stay in our addiction treatment center are high quality food and supplements to assist the body in detoxification and healing more comfortably and quickly. This approach helps to ease anxiety, nausea, severe dehydration, leg cramps, sleeplessness and other symptoms that are commonly experienced during the detox process. When you choose Pathways Recovery for your addiction treatment center experience your detox and recovery process will be much more relaxed and comfortable.

Nutrition

This is generally a very neglected component of healing in detox and early recovery.  Sadly, most treatment centers do not really address and treat or even teach about this piece of a human being while in treatment. At Pathways Recovery our medical director Charles Carpenter MD is skilled in not only medically supervised detox but he is also a skilled functional health doctor who leads the functional health direction of Pathways Recovery.   Our menu is also designed to support body and brain healing.  A great deal of new research in the behavioral health field is pointing to diet and gut health as a major factor in depression and anxiety. A diet heavy in processed foods and sugar causes an inflammatory response that wreaks havoc all over the body but also in the brain.  At Pathways Recovery we focus on a low glycemic, nutrient dense menu while still providing delicious and satisfying meals with plenty of snacks.  We provide fresh pressed juices and nutrient dense protein smoothies that are delicious and healing. To learn more about our menu click here.

Healthy foods

Physical Fitness - Cardio and Strength Training

An essential piece to any healthy lifestyle but to a person in recovery, it is incredibly important to understand how physical fitness can help support long term recovery by assisting in nervous system regulation that helps reduce depression and anxiety symptoms.  At Pathways Recovery our treatment program includes personal fitness training by our fitness trainer Travis who brings many years of fitness training experience 3 days a week to all of our men who remain in our residential addiction treatment center for care.

Yoga

Yoga helps strengthen and calm not only the body but also the mind. Our trauma informed yoga instructor Gabrielle will teach you how to use yoga as a path to healing and recovering from an addiction.

How We Treat the Mind

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”

-Gandhi

Limiting beliefs and the relationship that we have with ourselves can greatly affect the way in which we see the world and the relationships we choose to engage in. We cannot have healthy relationships with others if we don’t understand  how to have a healthy relationship with ourselves.

Pathways recovery addiction treatment center utilizes a variety of evidence based treatment modalities and forms of therapy such as EMDR for trauma, Cognitive behavioral therapy, lifestyle coaching and education.

How We Treat the Spirit

The opposite of addiction is connection.

Often times we say that addiction is a disease of isolation. For most people struggling with addiction shame is a key component of a perpetuating cycle of avoiding emotions and feelings that create a deep sense of unworthiness. Unworthiness of love and acceptance by others. Even when an individual is surrounded with family and friends the struggle is internal with the relationship with themself. This is where a spiritual connection is a key component to the healing process. We help guide a person through gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to feel more spiritually connected to themselves, others and God. No matter what a person’s religious background or lack of.

We respect all backgrounds and experiences and meet each person where they are to obtain a greater sense of spiritual connection and self acceptance. Connection with the recovery community also builds a deeper spiritual connection. When a community of people who share in a common understanding of personal struggles and sense of support through the community.