Chemical Dependency

Chemical Dependency Treatment Testimonial

Our Program

Casa Palmera is a free-standing residential behavioral health treatment facility accredited by the Joint Commission. Research reports that residents sustain better recovery outcomes with a longer length of stay. We strongly recommend a stay of 90 days.

We understand that a 90-day stay is not always feasible for every one, so we offer an individualized treatment plan for each of our residents. Each of our 30-day, 60-day, 90-day, and custom residential alcohol and/or other drug treatment programs foster a supportive and healing atmosphere of peace, spiritual richness and rehabilitation for adult men and women seeking help for their addictions.

How do we create a program designed specifically for you? After completion of a Comprehensive Clinical Diagnostic Assessment, our professional clinical team creates a program designed for your unique circumstances. This includes individual and group therapy, psycho-educational interactive groups and a rich variety of adjunct holistic treatment modalities which might include acupuncture, bio/neuro feedback with brain mapping, yoga, expressive art therapy, meditation, spiritual well being, deep tissue massage and an on-site ropes challenge course. Additionally, residents undergo a comprehensive discharge planning process that solidifies their recovery and their support plan that is needed to continue on the road to a new life.

Our goal for your program at Casa Palmera is to change maladaptive behaviors through a therapeutic process in a safe and nurturing environment. This improves self-esteem and helps create your best self, through interpersonal group and individual psychotherapy, art therapy, and our ropes course. Casa Palmera also focuses on improving your ability to self-comfort and self-soothe in healthy ways with Yin Yoga, Hatha, Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Meditation.

What is Chemical Dependency

Chemical dependency is an unhealthy pattern of using alcohol and/or other drugs, that negatively affects everyday functioning, often leading to the need for treatment. This addiction is a physical and/or psychological disorder. You know that the addiction is physical when your body desires the substance or displays signs of tolerance and eventual withdrawal. It becomes psychologically addicting when it affects your emotions as well as your personality.

Over time, the person’s tolerance for the drug(s) will increase, so that more is required to achieve the desired high, and withdrawal symptoms occur if the drug use is stopped.

With continued use, the drug eventually becomes the number one priority in the person’s life. Everything revolves around the drug – how to get it, when to get it, where to get it – all other aspects of life fall by the wayside.

Types of Chemical Dependency

Different Categories of Substances

Alcohol – Alcohol addiction occurs when someone consumes large amounts of alcohol, disregarding the negative effects it has on their lives, their physical health, and their relationships. and priorities they have made. Over 13% of U.S. adults will become alcoholics in their lifetime.

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Drugs – Addiction to drugs occurs when someone has a compulsive need for drugs and consistently seeks them out despite negative results. Stimulants, inhalants, cannabinoids, depressants, opioids, morphine derivatives, anabolic steroids, hallucinogens and prescription drugs are the major contenders. Cocaine (categorized as a stimulant) is highly addictive and is the most popular of all the stimulants used in the U.S. today.

Learn about stimulants, inhalants, cannabinoids and other types of drugs »

Many drug and alcohol users will experiment with other substances, but typically they will have a primary drug of choice. Out of all the various drugs abused, the biggest drug problem today is alcohol abuse.

Your Situation

Drugs are highly addictive and inevitably will have a profound and deteriorating effect on you. Your relationships, social life, job and health will greatly suffer. Often the negative consequences of use, like the severe emotional pain and shame, cause you to delve deeper into your addiction.

Casa Palmera understands the devastating effects drugs have had on your life and the guilt you have felt. We recognize that addiction is a brain disease and not a bad habit or character disorder that can simply be willed away. Whether drug addiction started out as a way to impress friends, to feel more socially comfortable, or if drugs were used as a way of coping with past trauma and stressful experiences, Casa Palmera is here to help you find recovery in body, mind and spirit. Through education, individual and group therapy sessions and our creative recovery process, we help you better understand addiction as well as address the reasons behind your pain. For our residents and their family members, life changing miractles take prace here everyday.

Seeking Help

Regardless of your original intentions, drug and alcohol abuse will take control of your life. While an addiction usually starts out as a method of coping with or forgetting other problems, it eventually makes those problems worse and becomes the problem itself. We understand that no one asks to become an addict or an alcoholic.

Alcohol and other drug addiction is a chronic, progressive disease and can be fatal without treatment. However, there is help and hope at Casa Palmera. Please make a confidential call today to speak with one of our professional admissions counselors to find out how we can help you. Addictions are rarely overcome alone and without continued support throughout the recovery process, relapse is almost inevitable, because emotional issues remain unresolved. Allow us to help.

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