A cornerstone of Ensemble Recovery’s addiction treatment program is long-term primary care. While not part of most traditional therapeutic models, integrating primary medical care with addiction treatment is vital to hope and healing.
Drug and alcohol dependency is taxing to the human body. We understand this, and we want to build relationships with our patients and serve as their medical home. We offer specialized medical care for dependence-related illnesses. Some of these may include diabetes, cardiovascular, lung and liver diseases, as well as many others.
Ensemble Recovery also offers traditional primary care for our patients, providing a full range of primary care services, including but not limited to:
- Chronic disease management, including diabetes
- Care for common medical illnesses
- Care for acute illnesses and minor, non-emergency injuries
- Preventive medical care and health maintenance
- Annual physicals and vaccinations
- Individual patient education and nutrition counseling
- Health screenings
Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services
At Ensemble Recovery, we believe freedom from drug or alcohol dependence requires one important thing from an addict: The motivation to change.
We provide support through our intensive outpatient (IOP) addiction treatment program, which includes one-on-one and group counseling. Following IOP our patients will continue to receive counseling services as long a needed.
We know that having the motivation to change does not mean the process will be easy.
Our patients may be cut off from friends and family. They may have lost custody of their children. They may no longer have jobs, transportation or housing. Breaking free from an addiction under the best of circumstances is challenging enough. The stressors of broken relationships and other consequences of addiction can make the process even more difficult.
Relapse is likely, but is not a failure if we can help our patients identify what triggered the relapse. Then, we give them the support they need to rise above the next triggering event. We view relapse not as a moral failing, but as a learning opportunity. We are not going to judge our patients; we want to be there to help them for the long haul.
That’s why our outpatient addiction treatment program is so important to the recovery process. Our program includes:
- Mental health evaluation
- Addiction assessment
- Individual counseling
- Group therapy
- Activity therapy
- Continuing care
- Meditation, spiritual education
- Stress Management
- Family therapy
- Case management and social work
Another cornerstone of our program at Ensemble Recover is our approach to mental health treatment.
We understand that no one decides to be an addict. People who become dependent on drugs or alcohol most often are struggling with depression, anxiety or other serious mental health problems.
Exposure to addictive substances for any length of time, and in the case of drugs like heroin, just once, disrupts brain chemistry. This important factor is often overlooked in some traditional addiction treatment program.
All of our patients receive a complete mental health assessment supervised by a psychiatrist who can prescribe antidepressants or other medicines to help restore normal and ultimately natural neurochemical balance.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Ensemble Recovery believes that opioid addiction is a chronic disease. That means we treat opioid addiction in much the same way we would treat heart disease or diabetes. Just as a patient might take medication for those conditions, Medication-Assisted Treatment is available for opioid addiction.
Our approach to MAT focuses on one medication, Vivitrol (naltrexone). Vivitrol blocks the opioid receptor in the brain, which prevents the feeling of getting high even when a patient uses an opioid. This feature makes Vivitrol an excellent choice to prevent relapse, and gives our patients a fighting chance to make important life changes during our intensive outpatient (IOP) addiction treatment program.