Is Chronic Pain Treatment for Me?
The Solutions Recovery Chronic Pain Track is an abstinence based holistic, integrated medical approach to chronic pain. Our multidisciplinary team treats the underlying injury and physical dysfunction that causes pain in a non-narcotic fashion.
Our program was created with the goal of increasing function and decreasing pain while simultaneously treating the co-occurring disorder of chemical dependency.
It is our belief that pain has multiple facets which include not only physical, but also mental, emotional and spiritual components. By addressing all facets we ensure the best possibility for a positive outcome.
Since medicines/drugs are a common practice for addressing pain, chemical dependency issues must be addressed as well. Chronic pain and chemical dependency lead to a decrease in quality of life, dissatisfaction with self, family and friends, and isolation. Therefore, it is pertinent that both major issues of chronic pain and chemical dependency are treated simultaneously in a nurturing and supportive clinical environment.
Following a medical release to the Solutions RecoveryChronic Pain Program, a psycho-social assessment and a functional physical assessment is performed to determine treatment needs. Assessments drive care and the quality of care a client receives increases dramatically when the client is better understood. The Solutions Recovery Chronic Pain Program does not force a client to fit into a pre-subscribed box; instead, we build a box to fit the client.
Our comprehensive program is ever-changing; we adapt to the needs of the client by treating the person as a whole and not just the symptoms. Solutions Recovery continually strives to help individuals achieve a greater quality of life by removing limitations caused by chemical dependency, injury and pain.
Multi-Dimensional Therapeutic Approach
At Solutions Recovery we tailor our individual treatment programs to the client and his or her unique needs; we believe that each client deserves an individualized treatment approach in order to create the most effective treatment plan. Clients are assisted by a multi-disciplinary team of addictionologists, alcohol and drug counselors, physicians, psychiatrists, social workers and other professionals that work together in evaluating the client and his or her progress throughout the program.
Each client will complete an assessment administered by a licensed, Master’s level clinician. The completed assessment will focus on addiction as well as cultural, employment, legal, medical, mental health and social needs.An individualized treatment plan is created with specific, measurable and realistic treatment goals. Treatment plans take into consideration the client's cultural and ethnic background, lifestyle, special needs, support systems as well as other pertinent factors.
Clients and staff continually work together to determine the needs and strengths of a client in order to develop a treatment plan designed to reduce or eliminate emotional, behavioral and situational obstacles to recovery. The treatment plan also aims to enhance the client’s skills and abilities to become a self-sufficient and productive member of society, and increase the client’s resources within the community. The client’s progress is regularly evaluated to determine if adjustments to the treatment plan are necessary or if modifications are needed for the continuing care/discharge plans.
Our approach to clinical care emphasizes the growth of all aspects of the individual--encompassing his or her cultural, economic, physical, psychological and social well-being. In an effort to promote physical well-being, we offer a variety of holistic services such as acupuncture, dietary meal plans, massage, personal exercise trainers and spa treatments.
Holistic services are provided so that the whole person is treated rather than the chemical dependency alone. These services are provided in an effort to offer additional motivation and also to increase the client’s receptiveness to the recovery process.
Introduction to the 12-Step Program
The 12-Step philosophy and fellowship, with its proven success in contributing to long-standing recovery, is a cornerstone of our program and provides recovery principles and tools as well as a support network for the client both during and following treatment. Within a structured, supportive therapeutic milieu, the client is assisted in shifting his or her dependence on chemicals to a reliance on self and others. Clients learn that while they may not be responsible for the disease of addiction, they are responsible for their recovery.
Solutions Recovery assists clients by helping them find a 12-Step group within their community as well as offering assistance in obtaining a sponsor. Every effort is made to ensure clients are part of the local recovery community and that they are aware of the services available to them.
The Physical Component
Solutions Recovery believes in caring for the individual as a whole; therefore, the client is treated for his or her chemical dependence addiction with a combination of physical services and counseling services. This is done in an effort to assist the client by alleviating as much discomfort as possible while simultaneously treating the individual for chemical dependency.
Physical components may include:
- Auricular Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Physical Exercise
The Cognitive Component
Clients will receive education regarding the components associated with addiction. In order to obtain recovery, you must first have knowledge regarding the characteristics and physiology of addiction.
Education is offered through various means including lecture groups, interactive groups, assignments and other formats.
Cognitive components may include:
- Counseling (Individual/Group):
- Coping with Change
- High Risk Stress Situations
- Relapse Prevention
- Self-Defeating Thoughts
- Thought Stopping Techniques
- Additional Topics
- Addiction as a Medical Disease
- Consequences of Addiction
- Exploring and Dealing with Denial
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Integration of Treatment and Twelve Step Program
- Recovery Support Systems
- Relapse Prevention
The Emotional Component
While in the Solutions Recovery Chronic Pain Program, clients work with counselors on an individual basis to discuss issues pertinent to the client and their recovery from chemical dependency. Transitional issues, relapse issues, high risk situations and underlying issues leading to chemical dependency are discussed with the client.
Emotional Components may include:
- Dealing with Unresolved Issues
- Grief Counseling
- Irrational and Emotionally Uncomfortable Thoughts
- Additional Topics
The Family Component
Family and friends struggle alongside the individual with the addiction. Underlying issues of anger, codependency, guilt and resentment are often present within families of a chemically dependent individual. Additionally, families may have issues of grief and loss associated with divorce, the death of a family member or other significant life cycle changes. Individual family counseling and group family counseling can assist the family in receiving the treatment they need in order to establish a healthy dynamic.
Families and friends are encouraged to engage in therapeutic treatment alongside the individual. We believe that family counseling is an essential component not only for successful recovery but also for the family to settle unresolved issues related to the individual and his or her addiction.
Cognitive Components for the family may include:
- Creating Effective Boundaries
- Disease of Addiction and Core Aspects
- Dysfunctional vs Functional Families
- Enabling and Codependency Behavior
Emotional Components for the family may include:
- Communication Skills
- Grief and Loss
- Trust and Manipulation Issues
- Guilt and Resentment
The Spiritual Component
Utilizing the client’s philosophies, a spiritual component is integrated within the Solutions Recovery treatment program to help facilitate the recovery process. You will experience the healing effects of yoga and meditation. Learning to balance your body, heal your mind, and develop your consciousness. Applying the knowledge and techniques that Solutions Recovery teaches you to powerfully and naturally detoxify drugs and stress from your body, adopt a healthy lifestyle, have satisfying relationships, and live your life in bliss.
Spiritual Components may include:
- Understanding of Higher Power from a Spiritual Perspective
Random Urinalysis Testing
On a frequent basis, Solutions Recovery conducts random urinalysis tests to determine alcohol or drug presence within the sample. Testing is utilized for clients, employees and vendors. This is provided as a means to monitor abstinence as well as serves as an aid for those who benefit from such a mechanism.
Solutions Recovery understands that recovery is an ongoing process that continues well after treatment has commenced. During the first two years following the completion of the program, members attend a weekly group meeting in order to strengthen the recovery process.
An Alumni Group was created to help facilitate ongoing recovery. Alumni are encouraged to attend group events and functions offered on a monthly basis. In addition, we offer an alumni blog where members can share their experiences with one another and seek continued support.
Follow-up telephone outreach and data surveys are conducted during regular intervals to proactively assist clients by determining if extra assistance is needed following treatment.