At Broadway Treatment Center we don’t believe that there is one simple or right approach to addiction recovery. We know that every person is unique, with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Our treatment center also recognizes that you are a whole person, with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs that need to be nurtured. Our unique treatment therapies reflect our philosophy and also put us on the cutting edge of addiction treatment.
Our multi-faceted approach to recovery means that you have access to treatments that many other treatment programs don’t. We believe it is important to offer a wide range of therapies to our clients so that they have the best possible care and long-term success in recovery and all areas of life.
Unique Therapies Available at Broadway Treatment Center
Sand Tray Therapy
Play is a form of self-expression, and one that often transcends verbal and written expression. For this reason, play therapy is often used as a means to further the therapy process in a deeper, more meaningful way.
“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” C. G. Jung
Sand Tray Therapy is particularly effective. Not just for children, Sand Tray Therapy is a proven way for the client to express deep, often unconscious feelings and issues that may take years to uncover through traditional talk therapy.
The sand provides a tactile and malleable medium that can be manipulated to create a three-dimensional world of sorts within the sandbox to reflect inner thoughts and feelings. This abstract, free-form play can often dramatically speed the process of healing and uncovering hidden problems that are hindering growth.
Sand Tray Therapy was developed in the 1950’s by Dora Kalff, a Jungian therapist in Switzerland while studying at the C.G. Jung institute and in England with Margaret Lowenfeld.
IV Vitamin Therapy
Newly recovering clients may arrive at treatment depleted and suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, lowered immune system and other issues. In addition, if you are in the process of detoxing, you will be even further depleted as your body works hard to rid itself of toxins, heal and recover.
IV Vitamin therapy provides a powerful mix of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to the body to help you heal faster, feel better and get healthier. Broadway Treatment Center believes that recovery is a whole body and mind process. The body and mind are connected, and being physically healthy supports your recovery.
IV Vitamin therapy, also known as a “Myers Cocktail,” named after physician John Myers has been used to treat a variety of chronic illness, disease, and symptoms. Some of these include:
- Viral illness and infection
- Respiratory illness
- Cardiovascular disease
- Seasonal allergies
- Narcotic withdrawal symptoms
- And more
IV Vitamin sessions can be administered regularly to increase health and vitality and bring relief from physical and mental symptoms associated with less than optimal health. In addition, patients who are withdrawing from narcotics may benefit from IV Vitamin therapy to reduce withdrawal symptoms.
The Naltrexone Implant is a small pellet inserted under the skin in the abdominal area under a local anesthetic. Naltrexone is an opiate blocker. This means that it blocks the signals that are activated when a person uses opiates such as heroin or certain prescription drugs. The user will not feel the effect of the drugs, and will not get the “high” he or she is seeking.
The Naltrexone Implant is available in clinical settings in Russia, but only certain private treatment centers in other locations such as Australia and the United States. In the United States Lance Gooberman’s Pellet Technologies offers the Naltrexone implant when the patient fits certain criteria. There are drawbacks to this treatment. For example, there could be side effects, and there is some doubt as to whether or not it is an effective means to stop abusing opiates.
It is important that people considering this treatment understand that it is not an all-in-one cure for addiction, that it does not reduce psychological cravings or the underlying causes of addiction. It is a strategy best used in conjunction with other treatments, under close supervision.
Probuphine Buprenorphine Implant
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved (May 26, 2016) Probuphine, the very first buprenorphine implant to help with the treatment of opioid dependence. Probuphine is designed to provide a continuous, low-level dose of buprenorphine for 6 months in patients who are already stable on low to mild doses of other forms of the drug buprenorphine, as part of a complete treatment program.
It has become evident that more non-medication therapies need to be available for persons suffering from anxiety, depression, insomnia and more. This is especially true for people who turn to drugs to self-medicate for these and other mental health issues.
The brain involves a complex system of neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. When these transmitters or other brain functions are not properly balanced, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and other problems can occur. In other cases, traumatic experiences can result in PTSD, and cause alterations to brain chemistry and function.
Medication is many times the first line of treatment for these problems, but they are often a temporary fix, frequently cause side effects and are also a risk for abuse.
Nexalin is a solution to this dilemma, providing an innovative means to treat these problems using cutting-edge, FDA approved brainwave technology that is proven to work. Broadway Treatment Center is excited to provide Nexalin Therapy for its clients.
The Nexalin Device literally helps to “reset” the brain, specifically the hypothalamus via harmless waves of stimulation. The Nexalin process is simple, non-invasive and comfortable. Pads are placed on the forehead and behind each ear. Sessions last about 40 minutes and patients report feeling relaxed and even falling into a deep sleep for the duration of the session. Nexalin seems to work by stimulating the hypothalamus and midbrain and resetting function to a normal level.
The effects are shown to be long-term, and present a viable alternative to medications for numerous conditions. This is such good news for the many patients who are looking for other ways to cope without the use of medication. This will no doubt continue to be a widely used therapy, and Broadway Treatment Center is excited about the possibilities.
My Brain Solutions
Did you know that the brain is continually changing, evolving and healing itself? Did you know that you can actively train your brain to be more resilient? Brains that are more resilient handle stress better, which is one of the reasons why My Brain Solutions is an effective and fun treatment to help your brain become more engaged, less stressed and more resilient.
How does this relate to addiction and recovery? Addiction begins in the brain, and that is also where recovery takes place. My Brain Solutions uses evidence-based approaches that build new brain habits and support recovery.
Each client receives a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment that evaluates strengths and weaknesses. Based on this data, an individualized program is generated that develops new brain habits such as self-regulation, positive thinking and reduces stress.
Feedback allows you to monitor your progress and see how the training is impacting thoughts, feelings and behavior.
The Matrix Model is a widely-used addiction treatment modality that has been shown effective for many addicts. It is an evidence-based intensive treatment program that can be completed in 16 weeks, or can be completed over a longer period of time.
The Matrix Model is acknowledged by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as being an effective and scientifically sound treatment for addiction.
This model combines a variety of elements including individual and group therapy, social support, family education and relapse prevention. It also integrates twelve step involvement to create a highly supportive and sustainable means of addiction recovery.
Music And Art Therapy
Addiction treatment is best when a multi-faceted approach is taken that addresses the needs of the whole individual. Therapies that engage all senses, incorporate movement and encourage self-expression are vital to the process of healing, developing self-awareness and learning to enjoy life without the use of drugs and alcohol. This is why music and art therapy is so important at Broadway Treatment Center.
There are many factors that influence addiction. Unresolved trauma can show up in a person’s life over and over again, affecting all areas of living including jobs, relationships and substance abuse. Addressing trauma in conjunction with treatment can greatly increase a person’s chances of staying clean and sober. In addition, trauma therapy can mean a huge difference in quality of life, relationships and long-term success overall.
Broadway Treatment Center is proud to offer comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment for our clients. For people who are struggling with mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and PTSD, getting help for addiction can be challenging. In order for a successful recovery, mental health must be addressed. Focusing only on the addiction and not the person is simply not an effective approach to the problem. Our program teaches strategies for managing mental health issues as well as treating addiction, and teaches how these two things intertwine.
Although yoga has been practiced for over two thousand years, it has only recently begun to be taken seriously by the western medical community. They now understand what yogis have known all along: Yoga is good for the body, mind and spirit.
How does yoga fit into addiction treatment? It helps to calm and soothe the anxious mind. It increases feelings of well-being. It aids in impulse control. It helps restore strength, flexibility, and energy to the depleted body. It also helps restore self-esteem and a healthy body image.
The bond between humans and animals has long been known to provide mutual therapeutic benefits. Animals have a healing effect on people, and animal-assisted therapy has been used for centuries.
Equine therapy, in particular, has a great deal of therapeutic value. It is frequently used to aid in the healing of PTSD and even in physical therapy. At-risk youth, veterans, children with autism and other developmental disabilities and patients with dementia have all benefitted from equine therapy.
For people in treatment, being around horses is an amazing way to build trust, empathy and leadership skills. People who have been living with active addiction for years often arrive in treatment angry, distrustful and with poor communication skills. Adding equine therapy to the treatment program is a wonderful way to build skills and provide comfort and companionship to people who are in need of healing.
Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a multi-faceted process. Sometimes, it’s just plain hard work. Learning how to overcome cravings and identifying triggers. Retraining the brain and learning new habits and behaviors. But there is more to it than that. Living clean is a new lifestyle. And part of living life is also learning how to have fun clean and sober. This is incredibly important. Many people arrive in treatment fearing that they will never have fun again, and can’t imagine what it’s like to have a good time without drugs or alcohol. Deep down, we all want to enjoy life, so learning how to do this clean and sober early on is essential for long-term success.
Surfing is a fun and freeing activity, and although in many ways it is play, it actually provides some valuable life skills. People in early recovery struggle with issues of low self-esteem and lacking confidence. Surfing is a great way to build these things while having a good time.