Our treatment model utilizes Motivational Interviewing methods and philosophies and recognizes Stages of Change in the recovery process. We emphasize concurrent treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our evidence-based, integrative methods have been proven more effective than traditional drug and alcohol treatment methods in a five-year research study using the Foundations Treatment Model. At Michael’s House we help people restore their lives by embracing a way of life based upon the 12-Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA).
At its core Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed to help people understand and adjust their thoughts and emotional responses. In this innovative treatment style, the individual works closely with a cognitive therapist to develop real-world strategies for dealing with the issues they face during recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. With DBT, the individual is able to build their self-esteem, discover how to resolve conflict, and generally enjoying a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Many drug rehab and alcohol rehab programs offer treatment that deals with addiction but not the other emotional and mental issues that the majority of individuals with substance abuse issues are also facing. Consider the following fact: Up to 65.5% of individuals with substance abuse/dependency issues have at least one co-occurring mental disorder, and 51% of individuals with a mental disorder also have at least one co-occurring addictive disorder (Kessler, 1994). Michael’s House understands that everyone who enters the program brings their own unique set of circumstances -which is why the counselors and staff provide individualized care that treats the entire person in mind, body and spirit.
Michael’s House offers treatment for addictive disorders and co-occurring mental disorders together. Our evidence-based, integrative methods have been proven more effective than traditional drug and alcohol treatment methods in a five-year research study using the Foundations Treatment Model.