HOW THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ADDICTION (ASAM) DEFINES ADDICTION
Addiction Medicine at Burning Tree Ranch
Chronic Relapse & Mental Health
When someone who suffers from chronic relapse qualifies for the Ranch, they have often been diagnosed with an underlying mental health disorder. Sometimes, they are prescribed medications. Sadly, the chronic relapser, given the disruptive nature of their addiction, often fails to take their prescribed medications consistently. In many cases, they may let medication refills lapse, or neglect following up with a provider altogether. At Burning Tree Ranch, we understand that establishing a foundation in sobriety is the very first thing that must happen. Afterall, pharmaceutical and clinical interventions are not effective when the patient is actively using, relapsing, and engaged in behaviors that adversely affect the prescribed treatment plan. Interrupting the active addiction offers our clients the opportunity to be evaluated and assessed outside of their using patterns. This promotes a more realistic, baseline view of the chronic relapser, and enables us to determine more clearly what the co-occurring disorders are, if any.
Burning Tree Identifies the Big Picture Using Addiction Medicine
Removing Manipulation from Medication Management
Types of Therapies at Burning Tree Ranch
The Burning Tree Ranch treatment team utilizes dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapies and support groups in conjunction with addiction medicine to craft real-time, tailored therapy plans for every client.
As our website suggests, Burning Tree takes an integrated treatment approach to addressing the dual diagnosis needs of each client. Rather than focusing on the sequential treatment of chemical dependency and mental disorders, we address the entire person and all their needs in one setting, during one treatment episode. Our team members understand the concept of chemical dependency as a primary disease, while recognizing that untreated psychiatric disorders are a contributing factor to relapse.