Making Sense of Addiction
The mission of Thrive treatment is to help our clients initiate profound positive change in their lives. Sobriety is just one aspect of this. It is our job to help clients see how their addiction is part of a larger system of emotional, psychological and social difficulties that they have been struggling with for longer than they have been using.
In that sense we see all addictions as dual diagnoses. While many of these underlying issues are visible to client’s and their loved ones, there are often other aspects of their inner lives that cannot be seen. Our goal is to help client’s develop insight into these defense mechanisms, believing that insight is the best way to instigate positive and lasting change.
In short, we attempt to help clients make sense of their addiction, thereby reducing internalized shame and confusion about why they are addicts, while illuminating healthier ways to live life without using.
We believe that a combination of modern and traditional therapeutic practices are the best way to reach these goals. Thrive integrates relational and behavioral therapies, along with holistic, medical and psychiatric interventions to help clients reach not only sobriety, but also emotional health and lasting well-being.