At Ridgeview Ranch treatment of co-occurring disorders (substance abuse coupled with mental health issues) is the cornerstone of our program. Addressing the core issues of alcoholism and addiction requires the appropriate staff. Our clients meet with Certified Addiction Counselors to address their chemical dependency and they meet with Master's Level Therapists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists for their mental health issues. Our highly trained staff of clinical professionals provide our clients with a comprehensive and therapeutic program, which is in keeping with our culture of approaching problems in a more holistic manner. (Click on the links in the left-hand column to learn more about our various treatment methods)
What sets Ridgeview Ranch apart from other residential treatment centers is our commitment to people who struggle with substance abuse coupled with mental health disorders. This integrated approach in treating co-occurring disorders focuses on the comorbid condition found in many individuals who have to battle mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder in addition to their drug and alcohol addiction. Combined and left untreated, both diagnoses may affect the individual on all levels of their life and make the maintenance of long term sobriety impossible. To have an effective treatment experience both illnesses must be assessed and diagnosed clinically and then treated with a thoughtful and individualized treatment plan. What also sets Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center apart is our master’s level clinicians provide a comprehensive approach addressing the underlying issues of addiction.
Are all clients treated for co-occurring disorders? No, but according to a recent article published in the American Medical Association, 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness, and of all people diagnosed as mentally ill, 29% abuse either alcohol or drugs. Studies have shown that over 65% of cases of chemical dependency also included the presence of a mental illness. While millions of Americans are suffering from co-occurring disorders, only a fraction actually receives the treatment they need. According to a study conducted in December of 2007 by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, “uncoordinated efforts to deal with comorbid conditions such as mental health problems and substance abuse” was found to be a chief complaint of treatment centers among clients.
At Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center, we have made co-occurring disorders a cornerstone of our treatment for drug and alcohol rehab. We believe that co-occurring disorders treatment requires appropriate staffing to address the core issues. Our clients see Certified Addiction Counselors for their chemical dependency issues and Masters Level or Licensed Therapists for their co-occurring disorders and psychotherapy. Our highly trained staff of clinical professionals provide clients with a comprehensive and therapeutic program, which is in keeping with our culture of approaching problems in a more holistic manner.
Ridgeview Ranch believes that addiction touches every aspect of a person’s life and therefore effective drug and alcohol rehab treatment must address the Whole Person. Whole Person treatment is Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual. At Ridgeview Ranch, we have combined a wide array of activities and therapies that have proven to promote healthy living by decreasing stress and improving physical conditioning in addition to practices that quiet the mind for deep personal reflection. We believe we offer strategies that help our clients find “balance”. We are pleased to offer these activities as a regular part of the weekly program for our clients. We are able to create “individual” sessions tailored to address specific issues and needs as they arise from the rehab treatment experience. Our Holistic Therapy Practitioners are either Certified and/or Licensed and come to us with many years of experience.
One physiological reason addicts go back for more drugs and alcohol is that their brain begins to crave that dopamine surge even when they just think about drug use. According to research conducted at Stanford University, drug and alcohol rehab based on yoga and meditation may actually dampen dopamine activity in the basal ganglia. This is the part of the brain that’s involved with control over motivation and attraction. By inhibiting that dopamine impulse, yoga helps inhibit cravings and negative emotional states that trigger drug use.
Part of Ridgeview Ranch’s Holistic Approach utilizes the practice of yoga. The will and determination that yoga requires helps people regain control over their body and their mind. Yoga can, in fact, alter brain neurology and help reduce cravings, anxiety and fear; all responses that can lead to destructive behaviors.
Sub-Acute Detox Treatment
Drug and alcohol detoxification is a vital first step in the process of successful lifelong recovery. It is the process in which the body experiences physical and psychological withdrawals from the dependent substance. In some cases, withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant and dangerous and therefore, the detoxification process should be monitored by medical professionals at a medical acute drug and alcohol detox hospital or facility (medical acute detox treatment)
Ridgeview Drive Ranch is pleased to announce that we now offer a Sub-Acute Detox Treatment Program, in which treatment is a level of care needed by a patient who does not require medical acute detox treatment, but who requires more intensive skilled, supervised care that is provided during the patient's Residential Treatment level of care.
Sub-acute detox or medical acute detox treatment alone is not sufficient enough to produce sustained abstinence from drug and alcohol use. Therefore, we strongly encourage our clients, once you complete a sub-acute detox or medical acute detox treatment program, that you enter into our 90-day treatment program to prevent alcohol and drug relapse following treatment from withdrawal.
We Can Help You! Call Us TODAY to start your road to recovery and speak with one of our addiction specialist about our Sub-Acute Detox Treatment Program. Call Us 24/7 at 800.296.1868!
Disclaimer: Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center currently offers a Sub-Acute Detox Treatment Program*. However, if you require medical acute detox treatment, we will gladly refer you to an area licensed medical acute detox treatment facility. Please note that Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center is not affiliated with any medical acute detox treatment facilities that we refer you to.
*Please see below under Treatment Programs/Sub-Acute Detox Program to learn more about our Sub-Acute Detox Program.
An extended length of treatment at a residential drug and alcohol rehab greatly increases your chances of lasting sobriety. A recent study revealed that the rate of relapse dramatically decreased for people who stayed in treatment for 90 days or more. Historically, a 30-day treatment plan became the norm due to arbitrary insurance protocols, and therefore not based around the goal of creating lasting sobriety. The Los Angeles Times recently highlighted this phenomenon calling it the “The 30 Day Myth”. Ridgeview Ranch has fully embraced this new awakening in substance abuse treatment by launching our own 90 Day treatment program. The process is divided up into three phases totaling 90 days followed by a smooth transition into a Sober Living or Aftercare program. At Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center we have a special connection with our clients, and through our 90-day treatment, that connection will be even stronger and more lasting on the Road to Recovery.
Ridgeview Ranch Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center, located in Altadena California, is proud to announce that we are now offering EMDR Therapy for our clients.
"Our highly trained staff of clinical professionals provide our clients with comprehensive and therapeutic treatment addressing the core issues of alcoholism, addiction, and trauma. Our clients meet with Certified Addiction Counselors to address their chemical dependency as well as Masters and Doctoral Level Therapists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists for their mental health issues. Our EMDR practitioners in training are under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Dansiger, author of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care, coming out on Springer Publications in November 2017."
Dr. Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT, Clinical Director
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR therapy began as an accidental discovery in 1987 by Dr. Francine Shapiro of the possible effectiveness of rapid eye movements in desensitizing bad feelings. As she researched, theorized about and further developed the therapy, it became evident that more than that was happening – that memories were being adaptively reprocessed, bringing enduring relief for people who sometimes had been suffering sometimes for decades. It is now among the most researched therapies of any kind, and particularly regarded as one of the most effective evidence-based therapies available for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder according to the World Health Organization and countless other clinical bodies This includes being one of only three therapies recommended by all branches of the military and now the VA for treatment of PTSD in veterans.
Over the last 25 years, many clinicians and researchers have joined Dr. Shapiro in exploring how this therapy can help clients not only with PTSD, but also with addiction, depression and other dilemmas, as well as in dealing with any ill effects of adverse life events, even those that are not inherently traumatic.
Our high regard for EMDR therapy has led us to begin to make it a central aspect of our treatment. Our EMDR training is being provided directly by our Clinical Director, Dr. Stephen Dansiger, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Trainer for the EMDRIA approved Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and the Founder and creator of the MET(T)A Method (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions). At Ridgeview Ranch we have begun the certification process in MET(T)A by beginning our EMDR Basic Training and consultation process. Our EMDR practitioners in training are under the direct supervision and consultation of Dr. Dansiger.
We consider Shapiro’s 8-phase protocol of EMDR therapy, in conjunction with other modalities, especially mindfulness and alternative EMDR protocols, to be the best framework for the treatment of a wide variety of difficulties.
Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of it effectively treats trauma as well as less deleterious adverse life events, all of which are known to contribute to the problem of addiction.
What kind of problems can EMDR treat?
Scientific research has established EMDR as evidence based for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, researchers and clinicians also have reported success using EMDR therapy in the treatment of the following conditions:
Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Dissociative Disorders, Disturbing Memories, Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Addictions Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Personality Disorders
EMDR is the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as shown by extensive scientific research studies over the last 30 years.
There are a number of theories as to how and why EMDR works, including right/left brain integration, mimicking the mechanics of REM sleep, recreating the orienting response, mindfulness, and other possible mechanisms of action. The therapy essentially releases emotional experiences that are trapped in the nervous system, allowing them to be reprocessed. Memories that have been maladaptively processed are reprocessed to an adaptive resolution.
What problems are helped by EMDR?
The studies to date show a high degree of effectiveness with the following conditions:
- Loss of a loved one
- injury of a loved one
- car accident
- work accident
- natural disaster
- witness of violent crime
- performance and test anxiety
- anxiety or panic
- childhood traumas
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- post-traumatic stress
- bad temper
- overwhelming fears
- panic attacks
- low self-esteem
- relationship problems
- brooding or worrying
- trouble sleeping
EMDR therapy is most effective in an addiction treatment setting when used in conjunction with other methods of therapy in treating these and many other emotional disorders, especially mindfulness based approaches.
EMDR therapy can help clients replace their anxiety and fear with positive images, emotions and thoughts.
What are the Symptoms that can be helped by EMDR?
- High anxiety and lack of motivation
- Memories of a traumatic experience
- Fear of being alone
- Unrealistic feelings of guilt and shame
- Fear of being alone
- Difficulty in trusting others
- Relationship problems
For more information and detailed information about our program,
Contact us at 877-526-7706
and check out our website at www.ridgeviewranchca.org/EMDRtherapy