Learn more about what makes The Raleigh House different below.
If you’re wondering what makes The Raleigh House more effective than other substance abuse centers, you aren’t alone. It’s one of the most common questions we get.
The short answer is that we view addiction as being more than just the use of drugs or alcohol. For this reason, we’ve developed a comprehensive substance abuse recovery program that not only focuses on all aspects of your personal health but also your relationship with your family.
The Raleigh House uses therapeutic approaches that include working through behavioral patterns, emotional issues, interpersonal difficulties, traumatic life events and pre-existing or co-occurring mood disorders. We also recognize the importance of managing dietary and nutritional needs while addressing drug and alcohol addiction.
We believe we can improve both the vitality and quality of your life by helping you break down barriers, increase your drive and develop effective lifestyle changes and health connections.
Family Therapy and Support Services
Addiction can be difficult to understand for your family members. You may not realize it now, but their support can make all the difference in the world when it comes to helping you recover from drug or alcohol addiction.
The Raleigh House Approach
The Raleigh House encourages family involvement throughout your treatment. We facilitate weekly educational and support group meetings for families as well as provide individual family sessions. These meetings help families understand their role in the recovery process during and after a loved one’s stay at The Raleigh House. This can help mend the wounds addiction has created for your family.
Focusing on family education helps with your recovery in many ways:
- Maintaining a recovery lifestyle. When a recovering addict improves their relationships with their loved ones and can turn to them for support, facing the real world is a lot less frightening. This will help you feel supported in times of need and strengthen your family dynamic.
- Setting effective boundaries. We help you and your family understand the difference between supporting you in your recovery and enabling your addiction.
- Relationship mending. Addiction causes turmoil within relationships. It is important that you and your loved ones get the chance to repair your relationships during treatment. One way to do this is by attending the family sessions and workshops offered at The Raleigh House.
Emotional Therapy and Support
The Raleigh House helps you and your family members learn how to regulate their own emotions, which supports healthy relationships and reduces chances of relapse.
Emotional support helps your entire family recover from drug addiction in many ways. Drug addiction is a complex disease. It doesn’t necessarily start because your lacked willpower or self-control. Instead, you may have started using because you were unhappy with a part of your life and were looking for an escape. Or, you may be using drugs as a way to cope with strong emotions such as stress or anxiousness. In fact, it is not uncommon for addicts to have a “co-occurring condition” such as depression, PTSD, or any number of anxiety disorders.
Again, we believe that addiction is more than just using drugs or alcohol. By focusing on why you started using drugs in the first place, we can help you find better ways to manage your emotions.
Different Types of Emotional Support at The Raleigh House
At The Raleigh House, we understand that you may respond to certain types of therapy differently. That is why we have established multiple forms of emotional support that can be used during and after your treatment.
A few methods of emotional support include:
- Individual Therapy. You’ll meet with a therapist individually two to three times a week, giving you a safe outlet to express your emotions throughout treatment.
- Group Therapy. Group therapy gives you the opportunity to connect with people who are dealing with similar struggles. It removes the feeling of isolation during a difficult time.
- Community Involvement. While in the program, you will attend fellowship programs, including AA (alcoholics anonymous), CA (cocaine anonymous), NA (narcotics anonymous), and Emotional Sobriety.
- Nursing Services. The medical/nursing team is involved from the beginning and throughout treatment, providing initial and on-going nursing and psychiatry assessments, medication management, education and observation.
Not only does regulating emotions promote healthy relationships, it’s also great foundation for preventing a relapse down the road.
Relapse Prevention Support
Rehab and recovery have two different meanings. Rehab is the place that teaches recovery. Therefore, recovery lasts much longer than the 90 day stay. If the tragic story of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death has taught us anything, it’s that addiction is forever. He was reportedly clean for two decades before he relapsed in 2014.
This is why we put so much importance on relapse prevention as part of our drug abuse treatment program. Getting you to stop using the drugs or alcohol is only part of your addiction story!
Relapse Prevention Support at The Raleigh House
Many different triggers could potentially cause you to relapse. Stress (or other difficult emotions), boredom, and mental health issues are among the most common. Our treatment program fights these triggers so you have an increased chance at avoiding relapse.
Aside from strengthening your family support system and giving you the skills necessary to manage difficult emotions, The Raleigh House will:
- Recommend local therapists and 12-step programs. This further strengthens your emotional support group after your drug treatment program is done.
- Work with employers to get you back to work sooner. This makes something other than drugs or alcohol a focal point of your life.
- Provide nutritional and exercise programs. A proper diet and exercise routine boosts your self-esteem, relieves stress, and fights depression!
The Full Circle of Addiction Recovery
Many aspects of addiction intersect with each other. Addressing each factor is important to making a full recovery. By taking a comprehensive approach, you ensure that your recovery accounts for the connection between mind and body. Our mind facilitates our thoughts, which causes emotions that impact decisions. Our physical health impacts how we feel physically and mentally, and the people we surround ourselves with impact our emotions, decisions and quality of life. That is why The Raleigh House has formulated a treatment program that ties everything together with family education and support, emotional therapy and relapse prevention.
If you’d like to learn more about how The Raleigh House can help you recover from a drug or alcohol dependency, call us today or fill out our form.