Therapeutic and Holistic Care
Substance abuse can have a dramatic and devastating impact on the user’s physical and mental health, changing their physiological and neurological composition. When the abused substance leaves the body abruptly, there can be immediate medical issues. These withdrawal symptoms can also be called Acute Withdrawal Syndrome.
If withdrawal symptoms are left untreated or improperly addressed, they can be extremely uncomfortable and even life-threatening, depending on the individual, the substance, and the length of use.
Because of this, our team at Boulder Integrated Health believes that when someone is beginning their recovery journey, they should first be medically stabilized and have their withdrawal symptoms treated with the most effective therapies and medications available.
We use Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to address the discomfort and potential dangers associated with Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. The MAT process begins with a thorough intake assessment conducted by a licensed physician and psychiatrist to identify the immediate needs of the individual and to draft a plan that will make their detox process as safe and comfortable as possible.
Once the detox process is underway, it is supported by 24-hour nursing and comprehensive medical oversight.
Therapeutic and Holistic Care
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) affects more than someone’s physical health. It also causes their spiritual and emotional health to deteriorate. A deep sense of shame and disconnection are often part of the destructive behavior patterns associated with SUD.
At Boulder Integrated Health, we believe the recovery process is a journey in discovering the truth of who you are. This can only happen when negative belief systems are disassembled. To support this process, we offer holistic and therapeutic services to our patients.
These services include group and one-on-one therapy sessions, Acudetox (acupuncture designed for detox), slow movement yoga, and individual sessions with our integrated healing professionals.
Our compassionate staff understands the discomfort associated with substance abuse detox and offers support in a way that resonates with each of our patients as they begin this process of self-discovery.
We recognize that each of our patient’s life circumstances are as unique as they are. Many patients begin their recovery journey amid chaotic or disheartening situations: distressed personal relationships, problems with employers or educational institutions, financial difficulties, consequences with the law. No matter what the issue, our team is available to lend a hand.
When they are admitted, each patient is assigned a Case Management Team made up of a licensed therapist and a Certified Addictions Counselor. The Case Management Team helps identify the issues in the patient’s life, and provides the support and resources that will best support the patient to address each issue.
After a patient successfully completes detox, our team works with them and their family to create an individualized aftercare plan. Depending on the individual, the aftercare plan could include:
Referral to a more intensive residential treatment program
Enrollment in an outpatient program
Recommendations for legal or academic support
Recommendations for further therapeutic treatment and support
Assistance in connecting with a local recovery community
At every step of the way, the Case Management Team is there to champion the patient's success as they transition into a new life.