September is National Recovery Month
• National Recovery Month 30th Anniversary •
In 2019, Recovery Month celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The 2019 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders and celebrates people in recovery.
Promoting positive messages and information is the goal of Recovery Month.
New Start Recovery Solutions Addiction Recovery
Start at the Beginning: Intervention Gets Individuals into Treatment
Addiction recovery requires a degree of self-knowledge – and a leap into the unknown of more positive choices.
David works primarily with clients in Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, East Bay and Northern California. Professional Interventions are available in the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Menlo Park, Sacramento, Chico, Paradise, Bangor and surrounding areas.
New Start Recovery Solutions Professional Interventions
While every intervention is different, a typical intervention starts with a concerned loved one calling us here at New Start Recovery Solutions.
People who struggle with addiction are usually in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. Intervention helps the person make the connection between their use of alcohol and drugs and the problems in their life. The goal of interventions is to present the alcohol or drug user with a structured opportunity to accept help.
At New Start Recovery Solutions Northern California drug and alcohol rehab centers – we work very closely with families and their loved ones during interventions.
Why Drug and Alcohol Interventions
Intervention is a process that interrupts a potentially life-threatening addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Most individuals with an addiction problem do not have the ability for objective insight into how serious their substance abuse or alcohol problem has become.
Also, ‘functional addicts and alcoholics’ will not recognize their addiction and may work successfully for years without addiction treatment. However, addiction takes a terrible toll on personal relationships and families.
Children, in particular, are vulnerable to addiction-related trauma. A functional alcoholic or functional addict parent may not physically neglect or abuse their child.
However, emotional neglect will occur and leave significant scars. See The Hidden Trauma of Having a ‘Functional’ Alcoholic Parent
Family Systems Therapy in Addiction Recovery
New Start Recovery Solutions has group family therapy.
The family systems model is based on the idea that families become structured around their interactions with substance abuse. By adapting to substance abuse, it is possible for the family to maintain balance. However, family interactions involved in adapting to substance abuse are negative.
In family systems therapy a therapist would look for – and attempt to change – negative patterns of communication in families dealing with substance abuse. The family role structures that are required for stability in families with substance abuse (Steinglass et al. 1987) are also explored.
It is important to prevent substance abuse from moving to other generations.
Multiple studies show that if one person in a family abuses alcohol or drugs – the remaining family members are at increased risk of developing substance abuse problems.
Family therapy begins a genuine and lasting healing process for the entire family.
Importance of Co-occurring Disorders (Dual Diagnosis) Addiction Treatment
According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) (PDF | 3.4 MB), approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis) in 2014.
If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction – as well as PTSD, depression, trauma or other mental health issue: Please know that help is available to provide comprehensive, holistic and integrated substance abuse treatment.
Individuals with co-occurring (dual diagnosis) disorders are best served through integrated addiction treatment. With integrated treatment, practitioners can address mental and substance use disorders at the same time.
The best addiction recovery outcomes are achieved with evidence-based, whole person, dual diagnosis integrated addiction treatment.
Northern California Evidence-Based Whole Person Addiction Recovery
• Each patient is evaluated by New Start Recovery Solutions staff and receives a biopsychosocial assessment; and an individualized treatment plan.
• We use Mindfulness Relapse Prevention and other whole person evidence-based therapies; including CBT, yoga, tai chi and more.
• If you or your loved one is located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Bay Area, Sacramento, Chico, Paradise, Redding, Martinez or other northern California area – and are dealing with a drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder – welcome to evidence-based whole person addiction treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions.
Your Life Awaits – Make a New Start Now
New Start Recovery Solutions
2449 Pacheco Street
Concord CA 94520