Substance Use2018-08-08T21:02:47+00:00

Substance Use

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FEELING OUT OF BALANCE WITH YOUR DRINKING?

The team at Wellness Collaborative believes that when it comes to substance use treatments, a “one-size-fits-all” approach doesn’t work. We collaborate with you to determine the focus of your treatment and the approach that will best meet your needs.  Our approach is Integrative Harm Reduction, which uses evidence-based interventions to identify the reasons for your substance use and figure out ways to get those needs met in a healthier, more balanced way.

We provide a safe, supportive space for you to explore whether moderate, less harmful substance use, or abstinence is best suited for you and we work collaboratively to help you achieve your goals.  We recognize that people who drink too much can suffer from varying degrees of alcohol-related problems, ranging from mild to moderate to severe. A reasonable option for some problem drinkers is moderation. More problematic drinkers may find a return to moderate drinking a great challenge, but the choice to accept that challenge remains theirs.

The Sinclair Method

The Sinclair Method (TSM) is a treatment for problematic drinking that uses a technique called pharmacological extinction – the use of an opiate blocker to turn habit-forming behaviors into habit erasing behaviors.

If you’ve tried other programs without success, TSM may be a helpful course of action. Contact us to learn more.

Help for those who love someone struggling with substance use

We help families and loved ones of those struggling with substance use. Our approach is collaborative and compassionate. You can love your partner, your child, or your parent who has substance use in a connected way. In fact, research shows that having the support and love of concerned significant others improves the well-being of the family and helps the person with substance use difficulties to engage in treatment. This approach has been more successful than traditional surprise interventions or Al-Anon style approaches. Our approach helps concerned significant others to connect with and impact their loved one, while avoiding the detachment and confrontation of these other approaches.