Our Unique Treatment Approach
At Broadway Treatment Center we don’t believe that there is one simple or right approach to addiction recovery. We know that every person is unique, with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Our treatment center also recognizes that you are a whole person, with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs that need to be nurtured. Our unique treatment therapies reflect our philosophy and also put us on the cutting edge of addiction treatment.
Our multi-faceted approach to recovery means that you have access to treatments that many other treatment programs don’t. We believe it is important to offer a wide range of therapies to our clients so that they have the best possible care and long-term success in recovery and all areas of life.
These are some of the interactive and innovative approaches available to clients at Broadway Treatment Center
Sand Tray Therapy
Sand Tray Therapy is particularly effective. Not just for children, Sand Tray Therapy is a proven way for the client to express deep, often unconscious feelings and issues that may take years to uncover through traditional talk therapy.
The sand provides a tactile and malleable medium that can be manipulated to create a three-dimensional world of sorts within the sandbox to reflect inner thoughts and feelings. This abstract, free-form play can often dramatically speed the process of healing and uncovering hidden problems that are hindering growth.
Sand Tray Therapy was developed in the 1950’s by Dora Kalff, a Jungian therapist in Switzerland while studying at the C.G. Jung institute and in England with Margaret Lowenfeld.
It has become evident that more non-medication therapies need to be available for persons suffering from anxiety, depression, insomnia and more. This is especially true for people who turn to drugs to self-medicate for these and other mental health issues.
The brain involves a complex system of neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. When these transmitters or other brain functions are not properly balanced, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and other problems can occur. In other cases, traumatic experiences can result in PTSD, and cause alterations to brain chemistry and function.
Medication is many times the first line of treatment for these problems, but they are often a temporary fix, frequently cause side effects and are also a risk for abuse.
Nexalin is a solution to this dilemma, providing an innovative means to treat these problems using cutting-edge, FDA approved brainwave technology that is proven to work. Broadway Treatment Center is excited to provide Nexalin Therapy for its clients.
The Nexalin Device literally helps to “reset” the brain, specifically the hypothalamus via harmless waves of stimulation. The process is simple, non-invasive and comfortable. Pads are placed on the forehead and behind each ear. Sessions last about 40 minutes and patients report feeling relaxed and even falling into a deep sleep for the duration of the session. Nexalin seems to work by stimulating the hypothalamus and midbrain and resetting function to a normal level.
The effects are shown to be long-term, and present a viable alternative to medications for numerous conditions. This is such good news for the many patients who are looking for other ways to cope without the use of medication. This will no doubt continue to be a widely used therapy, and Broadway Treatment Center is excited about the possibilities.
Music and Art Therapy
Addiction treatment is best when a multi-faceted approach is taken that addresses the needs of the whole individual. Therapies that engage all senses, incorporate movement and encourage self-expression are vital to the process of healing, developing self-awareness and learning to enjoy life without the use of drugs and alcohol. This is why music and art therapy is so important at Broadway Treatment Center.
Although yoga has been practiced for over two thousand years, it has only recently begun to be taken seriously by the western medical community. They now understand what yogis have known all along: Yoga is good for the body, mind and spirit.
How does yoga fit into addiction treatment? It helps to calm and soothe the anxious mind. It increases feelings of well-being. It aids in impulse control. It helps restore strength, flexibility, and energy to the depleted body. It also helps restore self-esteem and a healthy body image.
The bond between humans and animals has long been known to provide mutual therapeutic benefits. Animals have a healing effect on people, and animal-assisted therapy has been used for centuries.
Equine therapy, in particular, has a great deal of therapeutic value. It is frequently used to aid in the healing of PTSD and even in physical therapy. At-risk youth, veterans, children with autism and other developmental disabilities and patients with dementia have all benefitted from equine therapy.
For people in treatment, being around horses is an amazing way to build trust, empathy and leadership skills. People who have been living with active addiction for years often arrive in treatment angry, distrustful and with poor communication skills. Adding equine therapy to the treatment program is a wonderful way to build skills and provide comfort and companionship to people who are in need of healing.
Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a multi-faceted process. Sometimes, it’s just plain hard work. Learning how to overcome cravings and identifying triggers. Retraining the brain and learning new habits and behaviors. But there is more to it than that. Living clean is a new lifestyle. And part of living life is also learning how to have fun clean and sober. This is incredibly important. Many people arrive in treatment fearing that they will never have fun again, and can’t imagine what it’s like to have a good time without drugs or alcohol. Deep down, we all want to enjoy life, so learning how to do this clean and sober early on is essential for long-term success.
Surfing is a fun and freeing activity, and although in many ways it is play, it actually provides some valuable life skills. People in early recovery struggle with issues of low self-esteem and lacking confidence. Surfing is a great way to build these things while having a good time.
Couples Treatment Program
It is said that addiction is a family disease, and it is true. While there are many cases where only one person in the relationship is using, it is just as often that both parties are addicts who need to get help.
Broadway Treatment Center offers a unique opportunity for couples to get help together. During treatment the couple will stay in treatment separately, but will still have an opportunity to heal their relationship. Our couples program allows each person to get the individualized help they need so they can concentrate on getting better, and also offers couples counseling so that they can grow stronger together, as well.
Pet Friendly Environment
When beginning a treatment program at Broadway Treatment Center, our patients are encouraged to bring their pets as having an unconditionally loving and devoted animal companion can prove to be a vital asset during the rehabilitation process. Not only is a petgreat company, but having a pet as one’s side throughout treatment is reassuring, instills a sense of responsibility, and lifts an individual’s spirits while overcoming alcohol or drug addiction.
These are just some of the advantages available to you on your road to recovery at Broadway Treatment Center. Along with our unique treatment approaches and pet friendly policy , we also provide a comfortable homelike living environment that offers our clients a safe place to better achieve the spiritual, mental and physical growth they may have been lacking.
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