By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA –
“I am a recovering alcohol and drug addict, and I just celebrated 22 years of sobriety. My combined total time in this business is 53 years. I hold my Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and completed my Masters at Marshall. I am currently working on my PHD in Psychology. There is life and success after addiction. Spectrum Outreach was established in 2003 and we have multiple treatment facilities in Southeast Ohio. Spectrum Outreach understands the complexity of successful treatment from addiction. Our staff assesses each individual case and provides information in order to place the person in need into the appropriate level of care. We are fully licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.”
At Spectrum Outreach, our mission is to offer effective clinical intervention services to aid the recovery of clients from substance abuse and addiction. As a provider of alcohol and other drug services, Spectrum Outreach strives to improve, refine, and offer proven clinical practices to address the needs of each individual client. We are dedicated to providing confidential alcohol and other drug assessments, intervention, and individualized treatment services. Hope starts here for those in need of recovery and their family members.
What is Substance Abuse?
Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in large amounts or with methods neither approved nor advised by medical professionals. Substance abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs. If an activity is performed using the objects against the rules and policies of the matter (as in steroids for performance enhancement in sports), it is also called substance abuse. Therefore, mood-altering and psychoactive substances are not the only types of drug abused. Using illicit drugs – narcotics, stimulants, depressants (sedatives), hallucinogens, cannabis, even glues and paints, can be classified as substance abuse if used incorrectly. Substance abuse often includes problems with impulse control and impulsive behavior.
What is Addiction?
Substance Dependence, commonly called drug addiction, is a compulsive need to use drugs in order to function normally. When such substances are unobtainable, the user suffers from withdrawal.
Family Support is Important.
Addiction is a family affliction. Although the addict is solely responsible for his past behavior, successful long-term recovery is directly dependent on the ability to repair and rebuild the relationships with one so dear to all involved. The family is the support group for the future and relationship repair should be a central focus in any treatment. Most addicts haven’t the ability to effectively begin this process and will need guidance and methodology to insure lasting success.
The Linda Center Helps Women
Regain Their Lives
This program is designed for the adult female who has needs that cannot be met with outpatient treatment. Our 180-day program focuses on providing intensive therapies while providing a safe environment in which women recover the devastating effects of alcohol and other drugs.
• Specializes in helping women from all backgrounds and all walks of life to overcome their battle with addiction.
• Seamlessly combines 12-step recovery philosophies with modern treatment modalities such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Psychoanalytic, and Reality Therapy.
• Offers treatment in a supportive residential setting. The 12 bed facility is located in a peaceful therapeutic environment and allows women to heal and begin the journey toward recovery.
• Program includes participation and in individual and group counseling education and vocational services, social, recreational activities and work therapy.
• Our five-steps program provides effective clinical interventions to help women in their recovery from addiction.
Will strive to improve, refine, and offer proven clinical practices in innovative and effective forms in order to address the unique therapeutic needs of each individual client.
For more information about services for women provided at The Linda Center, please call (866) 899-0028 today.
Help is available
. Family participation increases client compliance and motivation for recovery.
. It changes the dysfunctional pattern of enabling and secrets by which the disease thrives.
. Everyone is speaking the same language of personal recovery and building family cohesion based on greater well-being and health.
. One person no longer has the power to disrupt the whole system. Each member can make conscious, self-care choices/boundaries.
Call us today (866) 899-0028.
We can help! We turn no one away.