Regain Balance and Restore Hope
Not everyone who uses alcohol and drugs is an addict. Addiction is progressive in nature and many individuals may be experiencing problems associated with their use but have not yet crossed the line into full blown addiction.
Providing a caring environment
At Alta Mira, we believe it is important to create a forum that allows substance abusers to speak openly and honestly about their relationship with drinking and using. We don’t label these clients addicts and alcoholics, because they are not yet fully addicted or dependent on drugs and alcohol. However, we do insist on abstinence during the course of treatment and recommend extended periods of abstinence post discharge.
How we treat substance abuse
Clients that join this program undergo an intensive and comprehensive substance abuse evaluation that includes a complete physical exam, psychological testing and a psychiatric evaluation (if indicated) conducted by our staff of licensed physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
Our goal is to increase the awareness of substance abuse, provide insight into the progressive nature of addiction, educate the client about the risk and warning signs of substance abuse turning into addiction, and hopefully prevent clients from continuing on a path that could lead to significant negative consequences.
Substance abuse resources
Here are some helpful links to learn more about substance abuse: