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Evidence-based modalities or treatments in the substance abuse space are approaches that are backed by scientific evidence. This means that it has gone through various scientific testing processes to prove its effectivity. At CRC, we integrate evidence-based treatments in our care with every individual patient as it helps provide the best and most effective personalized treatment programs.

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DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. In DBT, therapists focus on working through difficult topics with their clients, that could otherwise cause both parties to remain stuck in. This involves incorporating acceptance strategies into behavioral therapy, which promotes validation and balance for the client.

Trauma-informed care looks at what has happened with the patient’s life. With this approach, the belief is that the health care provider needs to have a whole picture of the client’s situation- both past and present- to fully understand the root and cause of the behavior. This in turn allows the provider to offer a more effective diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Trauma Therapy is an approach that recognizes the importance of understanding traumatic events that impacted the client in their childhood. These traumas can impact their mental, emotional, physical, or behavioral well-being. The provider seeks to find the connection between the trauma and the client’s current behavioral struggles.

Psychoeducation refers to providing education to individuals who are seeking mental health services.  

Recreational therapy uses leisure activities to help people with specific health conditions improve their skills, abilities, overall health, and emotional well-being. This can help rebuild skills, improve mood, boost quality of life, and strengthen social connections. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, is a form of psychological treatment that is founded on the three core values: problems are partially due to negative or counterproductive way of thinking, poor learned behavior, and a lack of healthy coping mechanisms

Family therapy is a type of counseling that focuses around improving relationships within a family unit. This can be anything from conflict resolution to learning healthy communication styles. These tools help families support each other and learn positive habits to help them navigate challenging situations together. 

Psychotherapy is the general term for the treatment of mental health issues through counseling with a mental health care provider. This process helps patients to understand their behavior, moods, and feelings.

Psychotherapy can help to resolve ongoing issues patients are experiencing and help them establish healthy coping skills and habits. There are a variety of types of psychotherapy, so it’s important to research and discuss with a health care provider which may be the best option for you.

Brainspotting is a type of alternative trauma therapy that relies on spots in a patient’s visual field to help them process. This processing style allows the provider to access trauma without having the patient “relive” those experiences. This is done by accessing the subcortical part of the brain and releasing trauma trapped in the subcortical brain and releasing them from the body. 

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