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Recovery House of East Tennessee Philosophy
RHOET offers a variety of coordinated comprehensive programs designed to collaboratively treat substance use and co-occurring mood disorders, in conjunction with medical health issues. The RHOET treatment center utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities in conjunction with a Strengths Based Approach, that identify, target and build on strengths; to engage therapeutic treatment interventions, that address underlying symptoms of addictions and comorbidity.
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Thank you recovery house thank you!!! Amazing staff amazing program made me strong again love you guys.
I had a client needing first time treatment for Alcohol Dependence. In a highly intoxicated state, she had gotten in a very serious legal situation. She suffers from some complex medical difficulties. Eleven well known addiction treatment programs refused to accept her as a patient. Eric Miller with Recovery House of East Tennessee (RHET) worked with me to gain her admission to the RHET in spite of her complex medical condition and legal situation. Eric is a remarkable intake coordinator. He mades a difficult program entry process as painless as possible. She entered the RHET residential program and was provided an excellent foundation for her continued successful recovery. She completed the program the end of May, and is now engaged in structured living and an IOP program. She is thriving in her continued successful recovery following her treatment at the RHET and is enjoying a new life of sobriety. If anyone is seeking admission to an outstanding residential program, call Eric, and enter the RHET. Eric and the staff will provide you with a solid foundation and tools for the continuing the journey of successful recovery.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Loren Holst, MD
Director of Nursing
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