Category: drug treatment

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Along with the learning curve that is recovery itself, there is a lot of vocabulary surrounding different therapy methods. Chances are good that we didn’t even know that there were different types of therapy. Amongst all of the different types, …

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Cocaine and Addiction

Cocaine and Addiction

Cocaine is an extract from coca leaves and is a highly addictive stimulant.  As far back as 3,000 BC, the Incas in South America used to chew the coca leaves to speed up their breathing and counter the effects of …

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Drugs and Emotions in Sustaining Sobriety

Emotional Regulation is a key factor in sustaining sobriety. Recently, at the AToN Center, I have been working with a patient whose difficulties in keeping his feelings into some kind of manageable state lead to relapse after relapse. He discussed …

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Stages of Recovery

The progression of alcoholism and addiction usually passes through several declining stages before an individual makes the decision to enter treatment. What might have started as a path to increase socialization and well-being often can lead to a solitary and …

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Anxiety in Recovery

Anxiety in Recovery

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom” -Soren Kierkegaard Freedom’s derivation is the inkling of possibility and hope. It is the feeling in the pit of the stomach when it becomes clear that bliss is possible and joy is limitless. It …

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Congress Overwhelmingly Passed the Cures Act

Congress Overwhelmingly Passed the Cures Act

Congress overwhelmingly passed the Cures Act this week, a bill allotting additional funding for mental health issues and specifically for addiction treatment. Highlighted on NPR, this is the biggest mental health care act to be passed since Parity legislation in …

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Family Sessions Therapy

Family Sessions

Here at AToN Center we have our residents prepare for and participate in family work that can be healing and can help initiate support and motivation for themselves and family members. Residents work on an outline that addresses areas such …

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How To Pick The Right Treatment Center

Have you ever wondered about HOW to pick the right treatment center for yourself or a loved one? There are literally thousands of options out there, from the most popular rehabs that run commercials on primetime T.V., to the overseas …

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AToN Center Celebrates Being Awarded Joint Commission Accreditation

AToN Center Celebrates Being  Awarded Joint Commission Accreditation   AToN Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation after undergoing a rigorous and lengthy review of policies and procedures, clinical programming, facility inspection, and overall client …

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It’s Not Too Late

AToN Center grieves the loss of yet another life as a result of an ongoing battle with addiction. Actor Cory Monteith died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol, it was revealed on Monday. The Glee actor, who was …

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