The disease of addiction is chronic and progressive with genetic, psychological, social, and environmental factors influencing its development. It is a disease that affects the whole person...mind, body, and spirit.
The chemically dependent individual has either continuous or periodic loss of control over using drugs and/or alcohol, is preoccupied with using despite the damage it is causing, and has distorted thinking, most notably denial.
The quantity of drugs and/or alcohol consumed is less important than the effect it has on the individual's life and the lives around him/her.
The first step in the recovery process is acknowledging that the use of drugs and/or alcohol is out of control and damaging the life of the individual.
In the last 12 months, have you?
Ever felt you should try to cut down on your drinking/using?
Ever been annoyed by someone criticizing your drinking/using?
Ever Felt Guilty about your drinking/using?
Ever had the need to have a drink or drug to "steady the nerves"; get rid of a hangover, or feel "normal"?
If you answered YES to any one of these questions, there is a good chance you are risk for addiction
ABUSE VS ADDICTION Substance abuse is defined as a pattern of use leading to 1 or more of the following; occurring within a 12-month period.
Failure to fulfill major responsibilities at work, school, or home
Substance use in situations that are physically dangerous (driving a car)
Alcohol/drug related legal problems (DUI)
Continued use despite having relationship problems that are caused by or worsened by using alcohol/drugs
Substance dependence is defined as a pattern of use leading to 3 or more of the following, occurring at any time in the same 12-month period.
Tolerance: needing greater amounts of alcohol/drugs to achieve intoxication or desired effects.
Withdrawal: the same (or closely related) substance is taken to avoid withdrawal (hangover)
Alcohol/drugs are taken in larger amounts or over a longer period of time than expected
Persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to cut down or control use
Important social, work, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of substance use.
Continued use in spite of problems caused by the use of the alcohol/drugs
TREATMENT Out-Patient Treatment is a chemical dependency/abuse treatment program that allows individuals to remain integrated in their day to day lives while they continue to work and maintain their daily responsibilities. Our program is based upon how many hours are recommended through the assessment provided. The program meets up to three (3) nights a week. The program may include:
Referrals to mental health providers
Linkages to healthcare providers and mental health professionals
RECOVERY Our program is tailored to the unique needs on each individual while remaining focused on the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of recovery. Individuals who are currently in recovery and have completed an inpatient program are encouraged to continue treatment in an out-patient capacity.
Our goals are to provide individuals with positive growth through behavior changes, disease concepts/health, trust/interpersonal relationships, life management, coping skills/relapse prevention and spirituality.
Personal development can be viewed as a reconstruction of the self. Increasing self-esteem, reduce negative thought patterns and giving individuals praise, inspiration, and drive.
DACC provides continuing aftercare for up to a year after entering the program. We will monitor and provide immediate intervention should relapse occur. Family members are encouraged to take part in the recovery process as well.