The NewBridge Recovery & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art, outpatient substance-use disorder treatment program. Our experienced clinical staff of physicians and psychotherapists attends to the biological, psychosocial, and spiritual nature of the illness as well as its effective treatment.
Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes compulsive drug/alcohol seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to individuals and those around them. It is considered a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the structure and function of the brain. Although it is true that for most people the initial decision to take drugs was voluntary, overtime the changes in the brain caused by repeated drug use can affect a person’s self-control and ability to make sound decisions.
It is these changes in the brain that make it so challenging for an addicted person to stop abusing drugs. Addiction is a progressive illness, meaning that if the individual continues using or drinking, it never gets better, it only gets worse. Similar to other chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, drug addiction can be managed successfully.
Fortunately, there are researched based therapeutic approaches that help people counteract addiction’s powerful disruptive effects and regain control. Our personalized, nonjudgmental and compassionate care is delivered through evidence-based addiction medicine practices, and multiple concurrent psychotherapies. We address the patient’s specific needs by correcting brain chemistry, central nervous system imbalances and by treating the underlying psychological issues. To do this we use laboratory tests, detoxification, medication management, diet, nutritional supplementation and a range of therapeutic approaches including motivational interviewing, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based practices, psychodrama, expressive arts and other experiential therapies.
We will work collaboratively with you, assuring your ongoing relationship with the patients you refer for our services. You are always part of their continuity of care.
We welcome your questions and look forward to discussing our services with you any time. Please contact Ms. Samantha Carver, LMHC, CAP, for additional information at 407.644.1500