Anabranch Recovery Center offers two related programs. The first helps individuals regain their sobriety; the second helps families understand how best to help a loved one maintain their sobriety while also offering opportunities for improving family relationships.
When drugs or alcohol are used for a long period of time, the body needs to go through the withdrawal process to eliminate these substances from the body. Not all clients who come to Anabranch will need detoxification, but those who do can expect around the clock care from our licensed medical staff, including support services and medication, as needed.
Upon entering the Anabranch Recovery Center, each client completes a physical exam, health history, and usage assessment with a physician. Anabranch’s medical and therapeutic teams develop a plan for the client that addresses individual risk factors for withdrawal in a caring and compassionate manner.
As the body adjusts, the withdrawal process can be both emotional and physical. Symptoms vary depending upon the type of substance and the length of use, but emotional symptoms often include anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and depression. Physical symptoms may include nausea, diarrhea, sweating, and a racing heart.
Fortunately, our commitment to your healing journey means you don’t have to go through any of this alone. When the detox process begins, individual therapists and trained nursing staff will be standing by to offer support. Pharmacological interventions may also be used if necessary.
Anabranch’s full continuum of care will provide you with a judgment-free environment, where you will experience true understanding of where you are headed.
Anabranch Recovery Center serves adults who are struggling with a substance use disorder. In addition to our medically-supervised detoxification and rehabilitation programs, our approach is centered on the evidence-based “Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier” (MAAEZ) program developed by Dr. Lee Kaskutas for the National Institutes of Health.
The purpose of MAAEZ is to help individuals get a full picture of what kinds of experiences they might have in a 12-Step program once their residential treatment is completed. Many people are nervous about participating in a 12-Step program, but these programs have been shown to be extremely helpful to those who are working to maintain their sobriety. Via the MAAEZ approach, we help people feel much more comfortable in a 12-Step program, making it more likely that they will participate over time.
The benefits are clear: Research shows that individuals who complete the MAAEZ program have 10% higher rates of abstinence from alcohol and other drugs after 12 months than those who do not experience the program.
It is easy to forget that a substance use disorder can upend more than one life. Family members can be deeply affected by the drug or alcohol use of a loved one. Relationships may be damaged and difficult to repair. And even after a person has gotten the treatment they need, it can be difficult for family members to know how to help in ways that support their loved one’s ongoing sobriety.
At Anabranch Recovery Center, we understand how important it is to help families come to grips with a loved one’s substance use disorder and to find ways to rebuild connection and form a strong, loving network of support. To that end, we offer a robust family program designed to educated and support family members.
Our program offers a deeper understanding of the nature of substance use disorders as well as proven approaches to improving communication and conflict resolution, coping and self-care skills, and ways to support a loved one during the transitions inherent in the recovery process. Grounded in a spirit of kindness and compassion, our program aims to build up each member of a family—and the family unit as a whole.