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Drug Addiction Treatment Center in Louisville Offers New Approaches
The Centerstone Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) is a well known drug addiction treatment center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Once known as as the Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center, the drug addiction treatment
center changed their name in November 2016 to Centerstone Addiction Recovery Center after affiliating with Centerstone, national provider of community-based health care.
William Doyle, a therapist who has been practicing for 40 years, started a Family Therapy Department with an objective of focusing on patients with a trauma-informed technique.
Recent studies have shown that 12-step programs don't treat all the family issues around drug addiction, stated Doyle. His new approach centers on spirituality and seeks to help patients comprehend that the substance abuse is centered on a deeper pain that comes to the surface.
New addiction treatment methods may be crucial for the state's population as Kentucky has seen a spike in deadly drug overdoses over recent years. More than 1,400 people died from an overdose in 2016 compared to 1,248 deaths in 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control. A total of 362 of the 1,440 overdoses occurred in Louisville.
When the drug addiction treatment center opened in January, they helped four patients in the first week. When February ended, they had seen 12 patients. Each patient gets a report card stating what they need to work on and how they can be assisted.
When the session ends they are queried on whether they felt like they were fully comprehended by the therapist and if this new approach helped them.
The results have been encouraging so far and approximately 90 percent of the patients have
reported satisfaction with the method. The patients who weren't satisfied had discussions with the doctors about how to improve the method of treatment.
Robert B Hayek