While drug use can serve to provide short-term gains at work and school, it often leads to significant productivity deficits. After working on these issues, many clients find that they perform better than they ever thought possible. 

There are a number of legal and ethical requirements regarding confidentiality in this line of work, and Alternatives makes sure to fully honor every one of them. In short – no one in your family or work will find out about your treatment unless you sign a release or involve them in your treatment in some other way.

This is a common issue for clients that choose Alternatives instead of traditional treatment. Clients often feel that alcohol plays an important part in their life aside from their own desire to continue drinking, so we work to give clients the ability to function normally at work and in life, regardless of whether or not that includes drinking.

Family relationships are an important part of the problematic system for many of our clients. We therefore encourage family involvement, but we do understand that this is not always feasible. We make sure to tailor elements of our treatment specifically to client needs, including the amount of family involvement they wish to have.

 

Depending upon the results of our initial assessment, some clients can benefit from a short-term, condensed treatment program that quickly gets at the root of the problem and helps them recover some of the self-control they feel they have lost. Our one-week intensive program gives clients access to the same intensive week that is included in the beginning of our Comprehensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs. Clients spend the entire day with us from 9am until 7pm for five consecutive days. It’s like an addiction treatment bootcamp.

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At Alternatives we use a method called Bio-Affective Management, which is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Behavioral-Neuroscience informed treatment that combines several different methods to address compulsive behavior and addiction in a holistic way. Our system is based on a list of evidence-based practices specifically packaged to increase their effectiveness.

Alternatives is the only alcohol treatment program in the United States to combine over three decades of research on moderate drinking methods for alcohol abuse and compulsions with the latest technology and monitoring tools. We provide a structured outpatient program that lasts six months during which our clients go through four distinct phases of treatment. After treatment, clients can participate in our aftercare program for free. A truly alternative addiction treatment program, Alternatives is not 12-step based and is focused on empowering our clients. More importantly, when our clients graduate they are ready to live their lives relieved of the negative consequences and emotional pain that their drinking and negative habits had been causing before.

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We work with clients to develop a program schedule that fits their lifestyle helping to accommodate work and other obligations. When appropriate, we also offer a shortened Two-Month Intensive Outpatient Program that compresses much of our standard program into a shorter time period.

After our initial consultation clients usually enter treatment within a week’s time.

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Many of the clients that choose Alternatives for treatment have busy personal and professional lives. By providing our treatment in an outpatient setting we are able to work with clients on real-life challenges as they present themselves rather than isolating them in a residential setting that bares little resemblance to their everyday lives. We work with clients to develop a program schedule that fits their lifestyle helping to accommodate work constraints and other obligations. When appropriate, we also offer a shortened Two-Month Intensive Outpatient Program that compresses much of our standard program into a shorter time period.

Alternatives offers several treatment options for both moderation and abstinence clients:

INSIDE OUT EVALUATION

  • A thorough psychological, physical and neurophysiological assessment
  • A professionally prepared report and recommendations for treatment
  • Outside referrals for treatment when needed

SELF-DISCOVERY

  • A thorough psychological, physical and neurophysiological assessment
  • Intensive individual attention focused on CBT, mindfulness, neurofeedback and coaching.
  • A post-intensive treatment plan for continued success

JUMP START

  • A thorough psychological, physical and neurophysiological assessment
  • Intensive individual attention focused on CBT, mindfulness, neurofeedback and coaching.
  • Over 100 hours of individual therapeutic work

LIFE TRANSFORMATION

  • A thorough psychological, physical and neurophysiological assessment
  • Intensive individual attention focused on CBT, mindfulness, neurofeedback and coaching.
  • Over 100 hours of individual therapeutic work
  • A structured reintroduction program for alcohol

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Alternatives can help arrange accommodations for clients that range from short stays to full multi-month sober-living arrangements. We’ll work with you to make the decision and transition as easy as possible.

Although we do offer “rehabilitation” services at Alternatives, we do not consider ourselves a “rehab” in the traditional sense. Our treatment is provided in an outpatient setting, which means clients are not forced to live in our facilities. Clients are treated with respect and dignity in a setting that is at once beautiful, comfortable, and convenient. From our sound isolated Neurofeedback room with surround sound and flat screen TV’s, to our mindfulness/meditation chamber, our treatment environment lets clients relax while benefiting from the best treatment in a place that feels inviting rather than cold and clinical. At Alternatives, you’ll feel like part of our family rather than patients (and we never call our clients patients).

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At Alternatives, we believe that clients should play an active role in their treatment, and that includes having a voice in setting their treatment goals. We believe that the assumption that anyone with a substance use problem requires the “addict” label and is expected to remain abstinent for life is unrealistic and damaging to the millions of people who struggle with alcohol and drug use.

The Alternatives program offers clients a choice that rarely gets mentioned in addiction treatment – the choice to learn how to control their drinking. Alternatives uses our proprietary Bio-Affective Management system to teach clients about the relationship between their drinking and the biological and emotional factors in their life. Studies have repeatedly shown that allowing individuals to pick their treatment approach and goals greatly increases their odds of success. At Alternatives, we’re all about success, not dogma.

For more on this, please check out the page describing our Philosophy!

 

At Alternatives we view every setback as an opportunity for growth. A major aspect of our treatment program involves identifying the underlying issues that led to relapse, and working with you to develop the tools and skills necessary to prevent it from happening again in the future.  Research has shown that individuals in treatment often require more than one treatment attempt to find success, which shows us that yes, trying again is incredibly useful.