Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Methods
Mind, Body & Spirit
At Integrative Life Center, we utilize innovative, holistic, and evidence-based addiction treatment practices to create a personalized plan of recovery for each client that supports self-discovery, strengthens inner wisdom, and restores a sense of balance between mind, body, and spirit.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of Master’s level therapists with specialized training in the following areas:
Also known as somatic psychotherapy, focuses on strengthening the mind/body connection. By participating in activities such as breathwork, yoga, massage; clients will begin to utilize the connection with their bodies as a source of healing and vehicle for self discovery.
In addition to the over 60 weekly recovery meetings available within walking distance and clients attending five meetings per week; our clinical team incorporates the principles of the twelve steps into our programming.
Our clinicians use motivational interviewing in an effort to help clients find motivation and move in a positive direction by setting and accomplishing goals, instead of getting stuck and disabled by their indecision.
DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment where clients learn new skills that help them observe their emotions in stressful moments, instead of reacting to them. The skills focus on the areas of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Interventions are when our clients and their primary therapist work together to identify harmful patterns of thinking or behaviors. They discuss what impact these behaviors have on their wellbeing, and set goals in an effort to create more healthy habits.
In Equine Assisted Therapy, clients participate in “feet on the ground” interactions with horses. Assisted by both our two legged and four legged therapists; clients are able to learn and identify self-confidence, relationship dynamics and patterns, problem solving, and team work through a variety of experiential exercises.
From kayaking excursions down the Piney River, to our low ropes courses; we utilize these approaches to continually strengthen the mind-body connection. We have seen clients have moments of self-discovery they could only have by “doing.”
SMART is not a 12-step group. Its purpose is to support individuals who have chosen to abstain or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.
Refuge Recovery Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and uses Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Refuge Recovery meetings are held at Against the Stream Meditation Center and ILC.