Addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs or other destructive behaviors damages the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of individuals and their families. Our program philosophy at Addiction Campuses of Mississippi is based on the understanding that the disease of addiction affects the entire person: encompassing the body, the mind, and the spirit. Because of this, addiction treatment must address each of these areas in order to be successful in the recovery of the whole person.
We fundamentally believe that men and women with addiction do not want to continue down that path, but lack the skills to effectively cope with life without using or drinking. A part of them wants to use or drink while another part wants them to remain sober and drug free.
Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Drug and alcohol addiction often stem from underlying roots. At Addiction Campuses of Mississippi, we identify the source of the addiction using Dialectical Behavior Therapy so that changes can be made.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a key driver for how we treat addiction.
DBT is one of the few research based and proven types of therapy that is effective in treating not only substance abuse, but anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders which also often play a role in addictive individuals. We utilize DBT as our core philosophy to empower your loved one with the skills they need to remain sober and cope with life in order to give them balance and hope.
From opiate dependency treatment, to alcohol dependency treatment, to benzo dependency treatment - at Addiction Campuses of Mississippi, DBT is integrated into each individual and group therapy session. We work with patients to ensure they not only learn each of the DBT skills, but they also have regular opportunities to practice them and apply them in their lives. Core skills learned through DBT, such as mindfulness, can help clients slow down their decision-making processes so they can figure out the most effective way to respond, rather than engaging in harmful or self-defeating behaviors.
DBT will help your loved one by transforming their life in the following ways:
DBT teaches you more about yourself and how you relate to others
DBT accepts you as you are - you will never be pressured to become someone you are not
DBT works to help you accept hardships and handle trauma and conflict more effectively
DBT helps you regulate and control your own emotions
DBT gives you the skills to release anxiety and live a life you want to live.
The Goals of DBT
By combining Buddhist principles with traditional psychotherapy and life skills, DBT helps you becomes more present, mindful and at peace with the world, and works to help patients in the following core areas:
Emotion regulation: helping patients learn how to manage mood changes and impulsive decisions naturally
Distress tolerance: teaching patients how to cope with trauma, distressing feelings and reactions
Mindfulness: Learning how to observe the situation and accept yourself and others as they are, and learning how to enjoy life just as it is and not how you would like it to be
Interpersonal effectiveness: Helping patients cope with difficult situations and difficult people to create healthy boundaries and build happier relationships.
Empowering families to stay sober
Addiction is a family disease. We believe that the disease of addiction affects more than just the individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol: we recognize that the lives of those around the addicted individual are touched in many negative ways. We know family, friends, loved ones or employers need education, guidance and support if treatment is to be successful.
Addiction Campuses of Mississippi’s clinical staff will keep the family involved in the treatment process and the decisions.
We offer help for everyone whose lives are impacted by drug and alcohol addiction and mental health behavior. We believe primary treatment is only the initial step in the recovery process - our ultimate goal is to promote a sober lifestyle - one that is lasting and productive, and is worth living.
At Addiction Campuses of Mississippi, we are invested in the family program as a pivotal part of the treatment and recovery process. It is our belief that families must be given the opportunity to heal and develop the necessary tools to successfully negotiate the dynamic challenges that take place during drug and alcohol addiction recovery. We believe that addiction is a family disease and recovery is a process of family healing.