Acqua Recovery Treatment Model for Addiction

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Midway, Utah

At Acqua Recovery, we believe that addiction is a direct result of a person’s history, environment, and perspective on themselves and the external world. Addiction is a disease that results in behavior that can harm a person’s mental and physical health, in addition to personal relationships.

To fully recover from addiction, it’s important to consider the condition as a whole and identify an etiological cause. At Acqua Recovery, our first step is to identify our clients’ maladaptive and reactive coping methods and behaviors related to addiction. We do this by allowing them to exhibit these behaviors in a safe and controlled environment. In turn, these identifications provide a road map that helps create an individual treatment plan for those seeking addiction recovery.

How Etiology Affects Addiction Treatment Plans

Etiology is a medical term for the cause of a condition. It traces back symptoms associated with a condition to their root cause. Centering etiology in our treatment plans helps to ensure long-lasting recovery.

Through the identification of a client’s root problems that led to addiction, we can address these issues and help strategize better coping mechanisms. Addressing personal mindset first allows us to understand that when a behavior presents itself, it indicates an emotion.

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What are the Main Causes of Addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition influenced by various factors. While not all who experience these factors struggle with addiction, they can prove to be the main causes of addiction later in life. These three main causes can express themselves as addiction later in life.

Tendencies for addiction can be inherited, and inheriting any condition that alters or hinders dopamine production can also have an effect on someone developing an addiction. More research is needed, but there is a lot of evidence suggesting that a child of someone with addiction is more likely to develop an addiction themselves.

Individuals who are struggling with mental health issues might use substances as a method of self-medication. Though this may temporarily alleviate symptoms, it ultimately leads to a cycle where the substance use exacerbates the depression, leading to increased dependence.

It’s common for those who struggle with addiction to have a co-occurring mental health issue, which is why dual diagnosis treatment is essential. Acqua Recovery follows the model of dual diagnosis, supplementing mental health treatment with whichever root causes are related to our client.

Environmental factors can play an impactful role in the development of addictions. This manifests in several ways, including

  • Peer Pressure: Being in social environments where substance use is common can increase the likelihood of trying and continuing use. Peer influence regarding addictive substances can be particularly strong during adolescence and young adulthood.
  • Stressful Life Events: Traumatic experiences, chronic stress, and significant life changes can lead individuals to use substances as a coping mechanism. This can start a pattern of use that leads to addiction.
  • Availability of Substances: Easy access to addictive substances increases the likelihood of use. Certain environments, like neighborhoods with high drug availability, may result in higher rates of addiction.
  • Family Influence: Growing up in a household where substance use is prevalent can normalize the behavior and increase the risk of addiction. Conversely, strong family support can serve as a protective factor.
  • Isolation: Lack of social support and feelings of loneliness can drive individuals to use substances as a way to cope with emotional pain.

How Does Acqua Recovery Help Discover Dispositions to Addiction?

A comprehensive addiction recovery model can have a big impact on individuals struggling with substance abuse. Our team of counselors and therapists employs a variety of therapeutic modalities to delve into the underlying causes of addiction.

Individual therapy provides a safe, one-on-one environment where clients can explore personal histories and traumas that may contribute to their addictive behaviors. This personalized approach is crucial in identifying unique triggers and developing tailored strategies for recovery.

Group therapy at Acqua offers a communal space for clients to share experiences and support each other, fostering a sense of belonging and reducing feelings of isolation. This collective dynamic helps individuals recognize common patterns in addiction and gain insights from peers on similar journeys.

Family therapy is another cornerstone of the addiction recovery model at Acqua. By involving family members in the therapeutic process, underlying family dynamics and histories that may contribute to addiction can be addressed. This holistic approach ensures that clients receive support from their immediate social circles, which is vital for sustained recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an integral component of Acqua’s therapeutic offerings. CBT helps clients identify and modify dysfunctional thinking and behavior patterns.

Dialectical behavior therapy focuses on emotional regulation and building interpersonal effectiveness. This is instrumental in helping clients develop healthier coping mechanisms and resilience against relapse.

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In addition to these mainstream therapies, Acqua Recovery integrates Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and various alternative therapies. By utilizing this diverse array of therapeutic techniques, Acqua Recovery’s team is adept at uncovering and addressing the deep-seated issues that contribute to addiction. This comprehensive approach not only helps clients understand their predispositions to addiction, but also equips them with the tools and support needed for long-term recovery.

Acqua Recovery’s Levels of Care

We offer multiple levels of care at Acqua Recovery. These levels of care also address the root causes of addiction through the expert support of our trained staff. The etiology of a client’s condition also can determine what type of program and level of care they need. For example, those who were led to addiction through situational exposure may benefit from residential treatment because it provides a controlled environment.

At Acqua Recovery, our levels of care help clients transition into an independent, sober life. While the levels of care are personalized to each treatment plan, we offer the following programs:

Residential treatment is an inpatient program that involves living at a treatment facility for a specified period. This type of program offers 24/7 care and creates a highly structured and supportive environment for those struggling with addiction and dual diagnosis.

The benefits of residential treatment include:

  • 24/7 Supervision: Constant care and supervision ensure a safe environment free from triggers and temptations.
  • Comprehensive Treatment: Residents have access to a wide range of therapeutic services, including individual and group therapy, medical care, and holistic treatments.
  • Community Support: Living with others in recovery fosters a sense of community and mutual support.

A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a step down from inpatient residential care. It provides intensive treatment while allowing participants to return home each day. PHPs typically involve full-day sessions, five to seven days a week. This is an ideal option for those who need intensive treatment but don’t require 24-hour supervision.

The benefits of PHPs include:

  • Intensive Care: PHPs offer a high level of care, including medical monitoring, psychiatric services, and various therapies.
  • Daily Structure: These programs provide a structured environment, reducing the risk of relapse by keeping individuals engaged in the recovery process.
  • Supportive Transition: PHPs serve as a bridge between inpatient care and outpatient services, helping individuals gradually reintegrate into their daily lives.

An intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for individuals who require a structured treatment plan but do not need the round-the-clock care provided by inpatient or residential programs. IOPs typically involve several hours of therapy, education, and support services multiple times a week.

The benefits of this type of program include:

  • Flexibility: Participants can maintain their daily routines, including work or school commitments, while still receiving intensive treatment.
  • Support Network: IOPs often include group therapy sessions, providing a supportive community of peers going through similar experiences.
  • Comprehensive Care: These programs offer a mix of individual therapy, group therapy, and educational sessions on topics like relapse prevention and coping strategies.

Homes centered around sober living provide a supportive, substance-free living environment for individuals in recovery. These residences offer a helpful  transition between intensive treatment and independent living.

Sober living offers many benefits, including:

  • Safe Environment: Sober living homes enforce rules and curfews to maintain a drug- and alcohol-free environment.
  • Peer Support: Residents live with others committed to sobriety, offering mutual support and accountability.
  • Gradual Transition: These homes help individuals gradually adjust to independent living while maintaining their recovery.

Aftercare programs provide ongoing support and resources to individuals after they complete a formal treatment program. These services may include follow-up counseling, support groups, and relapse prevention planning.

Aftercare offers essential benefits to those in recovery, including:

  • Continued Support: Aftercare ensures that individuals have access to ongoing resources and support to maintain their sobriety.
  • Relapse Prevention: Regular check-ins and support groups help individuals identify and manage triggers to prevent relapse.
  • Long-Term Recovery: Aftercare programs emphasize the importance of sustained recovery efforts, helping individuals to build a stable life of sobriety.
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Learn More at Acqua Recovery

Contact our team at Acqua to learn more about our addiction recovery model and our programs. If you’re seeking addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one our Utah rehab provides a full spectrum of specialized care. We also offer outpatient addiction treatment in our locations in Utah and Colorado.

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