"So if the Son set you free, you will be free indeed."     (John 8:36)

Our treatment team is specifically credentialed to work with addictions and associated issues.  Our staff is composed of a MD with a specialty in Addictions Medicine, Licensed Professional Counselors, Certified Addictions Counselors, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (candidate), in house accessibility to a Psychiatrist, and gender specific/appropriate counselors.

The patient's treatment team (medical & counseling) is in constant contact monitoring the ongoing and ever changing needs of the individual in early recovery, maximizing efficacy.  Our professional team is equipped with years of experience in the treatment of Addictions and associated disorders such as Trauma, Complex Trauma, PTSD, Depression (unipolar & bipolar), Anxiety and other Co-occurring Disorders, addressing the symptoms and the source.

What Do We Treat

​​​Services: Medical and Counseling (Assessments, Testing, Treatment)

  • Out-Patient Medical Managed Detoxification - Detoxification from substances can be uncomfortable and even life threatening.  This potential alternative is extremely cost effective in comparison to some other options, allows you to stay at home, and you can start therapy concurrently all at the same time and place.  Most people we see can be detoxified from mood altering substances on an outpatient basis.  Click Here For More Information


  • Medical Evaluations - Full medical evaluations are available to all referred and admitted patients.  Medical evaluations are thorough, taking into account every aspect of how the body is being or has been affected by addiction as well as other mental health issues.  Coastal Recovery's medical staff is well prepared in treating most co-occurring issues. The medical evaluation will offer an opportunity for you and the Dr. to discuss any questions, potential findings and/or concerns.


  • Clinical Psychosocial Assessment (to inc. addictions) - A psychosocial assessment includes a historical account as well as what is currently going on.  Things such as relationships, family history, education, job-experience, spirituality, hobbies, etc. will be some subjects covered.  Taking into account "ALL" of the person helps understand the situation.  We provide full psychosocial assessments to include drug and alcohol, sexual addictions, as well as other process addictions (behavior addictions).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Sexual Dependency Inventory - This is a "test" to identify specific types and behaviors of sexual addiction.  It is a great tool to assist in appropriate diagnosing of sexual addiction verses healthy sexual behavior of an individual.  It is also a great tool to use in treatment planning.  This test will not only assist in ruling out OR confirming sex/relationship addiction, it will provid great insight into the origins and specific issues that will need to be addressed in conjunction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Inventory for Partner Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma - A battery of assessments used to measure the partner of the sex addicts reactions to the addicts behaviors.  Trauma is a default in most of these situations.  This will give insight into the extent of the damage, how to overcome the damage that is done, and moving forward in life.  Most of our reactions to situations come from our family of origin, resiliency, and attachment styles.  This test will give you and your counselor time saving insight into identified areas of attention.  


  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) - IOP allows a person to continue with their day to day life, job, and family activities while being in an aggressive treatment program and process.  This level of care includes at least one week of family treatment and education.


  • Aftercare/Continuing Care Treatment - Upon completion of an IOP or Residential Treatment program, we provide an ongoing care program for the individual and the family. 


  • Individual Counseling and Family Services - These services are always available as recommended or where needs are identified.  Addiction is seldom a "stand alone" illness.  Often co-occurring issues need to be treated.  It is seldom that the individual suffering from an illness is the only one affected.  Family members often carry the emotional burden of a medicating addict.  Family support is always available here at Coastal Recovery Center, even if the addict is resistant to treatment.


  • Family Therapy Workshop - Any systems primary reasons for existence is survival.  It will do what it must to survive.  Often is the case of a family where there is an active addiction, it is merely surviving.  You may be wondering how you got here, if it will ever change, and better yet how to help and not harm.  This intensive systems approach is specifically designed to not only educate, but provide tools for a family to have purpose and health functioning again.  Click Here For More Information   






Substance and Behavior Addictions - At one time the term addiction was most closely linked to a chemical, the majority often illicit or alcohol.  Today, The American Society of Addiction Medicine does not differentiate a difference in definition between substance and behavior addictions.  They often include the traditional alcohol and illicit, as well as an increasingly larger portion being in the area of pharmaceuticals and Sex/Love/Relationship Addictions.  We also know addiction is a family disease, with the family members carrying most of the emotional burden when there is an in-process addiction.  Health care dollars are highest in those families where addiction is present, not just for the addicted individual, but with other somatic illnesses in the surrounding family. We not only treat the individual, but the family as a comprehensive process to healing.

Sex/Love/Relational Addictions - We provide full assessments for sexual, co-sexual, and relationship addictions.  Our counselor has a specialized certification to address these complicated issues.  Most often the origin of sexual/relational addiction is related to early trauma and/or attachment issues.  Most often these issues manifest in the secrecy/privacy of on-line behavior such as pornography, compulsive masturbation, sex chat rooms, hook-up sites, etc., but can also include affairs, multiple relationship histories, engaging with OR in prostitution.  Arousal templates, although similar, are unique to the individual.  Most partners of sex addicts show up with marital/relational issues in marriage counseling with an untreated sex addict, a set up for treatment failure.    

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders - Seldom is there just one condition the individual is suffering from.    Depression and anxiety are commonly seen with addictions, as well as others. Most commonly, the chicken or the egg concept enters into treating addictions effectively, treating both conditions simultaneously and correctly assessing and diagnosing which may be precipitating which.  Is someone "self medicating" an untreated mental health condition, or is it addiction?  Is the addiction causing these symptoms or not?  Our staff is experienced in sifting through other mental health issues such as Bi-Polar, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and even Personality diagnosis to identify the primary issue.  

Codependence & Adult Child of Alcoholic/Addict (ACOA) - These issues are addressed at multiple entry points (individual/group/family workshop).  We can attend to most of these issues while in individual or group sessions.  Since addiction usually has a family history, these issues are always covered thoroughly in our IOP groups.  Other times, the shame base of low worth and personal value, as well as the exhaustion, loneliness, and depression of care-taking, can bring about disabling effects on meeting ones full potential.     

Trauma & Attachment - Most people that suffer from addiction have unresolved trauma and/or attachment deficits.  We use multiple modalities and different gender professionals trained in treating these underlying issues, matching each patient with the correct counselor and therapeutic approach.   

 

Who Do We Treat

Currently we primarily treat adult individuals, couples, and their families (18yrs and older).  Adolescents of family members that are in treatment are assessed for emotional maturity for our Family Workshops, and not necessarily a measured cut-off age.  Currently we do NOT treat adolescents or children as primary patients. 



​​What Kind of Treatment Do We Provide

All of our treatment is provided in an out-patient setting.  Our counselors use multiple theoretic approaches, matching the needs and receptivity of the patient.  Our primary therapy is emotional based including Existential, Gestalt, Experiential, Psycho Drama, Somatic, etc.  Didactic and cognitive approaches are also used, only when appropriate, to include CBT, REBT, etc.   Usually for an active addict & in early recovery, cognition is disihibited or disconnected (off line).  Their decisions are emotionally driven, and are emotionally addressed in our treatment.  Addiction is best treated in its "environment" if and when the patient has the capacity, with support, to meet and maintain normal daily living requirements.    Recommendations and referrals are made if cases where needs are outside of our scope of practice (i.e. Inpatient, supportive living environment).  In those cases, best practice is a referral back to an out-patient level of care as a "step down or transition" level of care. 
 

We are the out-patient addiction specialist.