WHAT WE TREAT
Real. Life. Treatment.
Real. Life. Treatment.
At Omega Recovery, we view addiction as a self-medicating symptom of some other underlying distress. That underlying distress can be different in each person: childhood trauma, psychiatric imbalance, physical pain, toxic relationships, existential crisis, personality disorders, unresolved bereavement, internalized shame, etc. For each person, those issues can come together to form a unique “perfect storm” of active addiction. But meaningful recovery is not just detoxing the person from the substances or the addictive behavior; it’s understanding and then treating the issues that led to the self-medication and also helping the struggling addict develop a better sense of Self–and to develop the tools to live life in a more healthy and meaningful way.
According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 26% of people, ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month; 7% reported that they engaged in heavy alcohol use in the past month. Additionally, an estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the united states. At Omega Recovery, we aim to ensure long term sobriety with proven evidence-based methods.
Heroin and opiates are highly addictive and are becoming more and more accessible. Each day in the United States more than 130 individuals die from opioid overdoses. Omega Recovery understands the discomfort associated with opioid withdrawal and the unique challenges that come with attempting to stay clean. We provide struggling opiate addicts with the tools and resources needed to break free from the addictive cycle.
Recently, amphetamine addiction has become a major issue facing individuals across the nation. Prescriptions stimulants like Adderall and Dexedrine, along with illicit amphetamines like methamphetamine and ecstasy, are highly addictive and disruptive when used as recreational drugs. It is estimated that over 5% of individuals over the age of 12 will use meth at some point in their life and 4.8 million people abused prescription amphetamine medications. Omega Recovery’s understands the challenges of treating amphetamine addiction due to the changes in brain structure that occur with chronic use. Our program uses multiple therapies that help people understand and adjust their behaviors to stay on the path to recovery.
When people attempt to stop using Marijuana, they can experience irritability and restlessness. They can develop deep cravings for marijuana that can interrupt their sleep, their work, and their hobbies. Many marijuana advocates would have people believe that this is a drug that’s harmless and safe. The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that about 9 percent of people who abuse marijuana will develop an addiction to the drug in time. That risk rises to 17 percent if users start a marijuana habit during the teen years, and it rises to 25-50 percent in those who use the drug every day.
If you’re unfamiliar with the subject, process addictions refer to thoughts, feelings, activities, and relationships a person may use to survive an unhappy life. With process addictions, it’s about brain chemistry. An activity that gives someone a rush can become habitual. Through our program, they learn that their negative relationships, thoughts, activities, and feelings are the manifestations of something deeper.
It’s a very real issue, one that affects people of all backgrounds. Omega Recovery meets many families struggling to get help for their troubled loved ones. Several refuse to disclose where they’ve been or where their money goes. Others admit they gamble but refuse to acknowledge a problem, even if they can’t pay bills or personal possessions are frequently pawned off to get more money. Some know they’ve hit rock bottom and need a kind hand to guide them. No matter what the stage, if you, a family member, or a friend are dealing with a gambling addiction, it’s important to address the root cause. We can help you dig out the shame and deep pain hiding under the surface and put you on the road to recovery. The need to place the next bet, throw the next chip, or hit the next casino can be a distant memory.
At Omega Recovery, we understand that an unhealthy compulsion to be in a relationship is very similar to the dynamics of drug addiction. The relationship, like the drug, may oftentimes help a person with poor self-esteem to feel validated, to escape their emotional or psychiatric discomfort, and, like a drug, can also be a euphoric dopamine-activating high. Our adolescent years play a crucial role in our emotional development. When we have traumatic or painful experiences in these early years, our view of ourselves, how relationships work (and what our roles are within them) can take a misguided turn. By educating clients on how to create strong, healthy relationships with themselves, they can then begin to have healthy relationships with others. Having done so, the client then can set on a path to happiness; they can gain the courage to improve their self-esteem, ask for what they need and want, and plan for a better tomorrow.
If you’re too shy to talk about it, you’re not alone. It’s hard enough to admit an addiction in your head – forget saying it out loud! But you don’t have to be a sex addict to have at least one sex issue. Maybe you watch pornography, interact with prostitutes, or engage in risky relationships. Perhaps you withhold sex from your partner, carry past sexual traumas, or struggle with your sexual identity.
These are all “symptoms” of distressing experiences. Like relationship issues above, sex can be a powerful drug for a person struggling with issues of low self-esteem or self-worth, problematic early sexual experiences, or from OCD-like compulsions. But through Omega Recovery’s therapeutic process, the person struggling begins to better understand their own problematic dynamics and develops the tools to overcome them.
In addition, Omega Recovery offers a full continuum of care. The following additional services are available to you: