The goal of substance abuse treatment at the Fraser Center is to offer those whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug problems a path to recovery. Our program offers insight into the disease process of addiction, an introduction to the twelve-step model of recovery, and the identification of specific treatment goals for each individual. In addition, group therapy offers the support necessary to identify the interpersonal problems that may be obstacles to sobriety. Educational sessions are included to provide a basic knowledge of addiction as a disease, and how this disease has impacted individuals and their families physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
At the Fraser Center, we aid clients in stabilizing their lives by focusing treatment efforts in these six areas:
1) Withdrawal - includes mild to serious symptoms such as agitation, nausea, sleeplessness, tremors, seizures, etc.
2) Physical complications - clients can experience wide range of physical impairments resulting from substance use/abuse, including heart, lung and liver damage.
3) Emotional/behavioral disorders - depression, anxiety, psychosis, grief reactions and shame are all possible issues facing chemically dependent clients.
4) Resistance and acceptance - denial can be an obstacle to treatment. Denial is a natural coping skill that becomes maladaptive. Clients need to be encouraged to move from denial through these of other healthy coping skills to acceptance of need for treatment.
5) Relapse potential - areas of the client's life which cause obsessive or compulsive behavior must be stabilized. Those locations, habits, or relationships which trigger impulses to drinker use are addressed.
6) Social/Environmental stressors - family, legal, financial, vocational, and other aspects of a client's life have likely been affected by drug and alcohol use. The consequences of these effects become part of the treatment process.