Traditional and Cultural Healing Methods

During your stay, you’ll have access to a wide variety of traditional recovery techniques, such as 12-step meetings, education to help you develop and maintain healthy relationships, treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders and ongoing support from therapists, counselors and other addiction treatment professionals.

You’ll also be able to participate in the traditional healing techniques that are so important to your culture. Smudging, talking circles, drumming, storytelling blended with cultural teachings, Red Road teachings and Native crafts are all part of the Native American rehab program at Virtue Recovery Center. We’ll customize a recovery plan that addresses your medical and emotional needs, creating a pathway to hope that can improve your overall quality of life

Applying the Principles of Wellbriety

The Red Road to Wellbriety: In the Native American Way relates Native American philosophies to the practices used by Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, as the 12-step process shares many of the characteristics of Native healing traditions. Some of the steps even align with the circle teaching that’s so important to the Native American community.

Virtue Recovery Center uses the principles of Wellbriety in its Native American recovery program, ensuring your cultural beliefs are completely aligned with your personalized addiction treatment plan. Although Alcoholics Anonymous is often thought of as the original support group, it was Native Americans who formed the first formal networks of recovery groups. VRC’s Native American recovery program builds on this tradition by incorporating the principles of Wellbriety.

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Evidence-Based Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The type of treatment you receive has a major impact on the success of your recovery efforts. VRC uses evidence-based treatment methods, ensuring you receive the right treatment for your circumstances. When we say something is “evidence-based,” we mean that it’s been researched extensively, studied in multiple environments and proven to produce consistent results.

Evidence-based methods have been published in peer-reviewed (scholarly) journals and standardized to ensure they have similar effects each time they’re applied. Because VRC uses evidence-based treatment methods, you can rest easy knowing your treatment plan will be customized to meet your unique needs.

Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

It’s common for people with substance use disorders to have other mental health disorders. When someone struggles from addiction and has a mental health disorder at the same time, they’re said to have co-occurring disorders. If you have co-occurring disorders, it’s important for both to be treated at the same time. Treating alcoholism or drug addiction without treating depression or anxiety, for example, may increase the risk that you’ll relapse as you try to cope with the symptoms of your mental health condition.

During the intake process, you’ll be evaluated to determine if you have co-occurring disorders, ensuring your personalized recovery plan includes the treatment you need to address any underlying mental health conditions and give you the best chance at a lasting recovery.

Depression and PTSD Treatment

Virtue Recovery Center also provides inpatient treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our therapists use cognitive behavioral therapy and other proven techniques to help patients identify the root causes of their depression and develop healthy coping mechanisms. If needed, therapy can be combined with medication management to treat depression symptoms. VRC even offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive procedure that treats depression by stimulating certain cells in the brain.

If you have PTSD, you may participate in individual or group therapy to help you start to feel safe again. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is also an option, as this technique helps people reprocess traumatic events and learn how to cope with them.

High-Quality Addiction Treatment in Arizona

VRC is staffed by trained professionals with extensive experience helping people from all walks of life recover from addiction, co-occurring disorders and trauma. When you come to VRC, you’ll be surrounded by clinicians, counselors, therapists and other addiction treatment professionals, ensuring you have the support you need to start recovering from drug or alcohol abuse.