Addiction is a disorder. Addiction is a disorder in which individuals develop physical, psychological, social, and spiritual issues.
According to the American School of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is:
Recovery from addiction is possible
Work with our expert team of clinicians to embrace your recovery.
MI is non-confrontational. It is used to strengthen personal motivation and foster a commitment to a specific goal.
Motivational Interviewing values individual autonomy. It does not require the individual to admit to anything before considering behavioral changes.
Important exercises to encounter with Motivational Interviewing:
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is the leading national addiction medicine society, representing physicians, clinicians, and other professionals.
ASAM Certification allows clinicians to make decisions about admissions, continuing care, and transfers/discharges to other facilities based on what an individual client needs.
Our clinicians are ASAM-certified and utilize the ASAM Criteria to deliver the most up-to-date treatments for substance abuse available.
Substance abuse relates to the chronic use of alcohol and drugs. An individual abusing one substance has a greater risk of using at least one other substance as well. It can start out as a minor instance and progress into more severe issues. Over time, the body becomes dependent on the chemicals released by each substance and craves more. After tolerance is built, the amount consumed may increase to avoid uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
If you answer "Yes" to any of the 4 questions above, you may be experiencing some alcohol use issues. Reach out to us to discuss further.