1482 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786
Basic information about this treatment center.
Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center is an accredited Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Waynesville, North Carolina.
License + Accreditation
A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.
Alcoholism, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse + Addiction
Rehab centers exist in Waynesville, NC to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse, which is an umbrella term for drug and alcohol addiction. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Centers like Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center provide individuals a chance to access individual and group therapy that can be monumental for recovery.
Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using various psychoactive substances. It is also a diagnostic term used by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to define the mental and physical impairment or distress caused by misuse and overuse of certain substances in a period of 12 months.
Alcoholism treatment focuses on lessening the thirst for alcohol and working towards the patient’s abstinence. Some individuals in Waynesville find it more challenging to reach their goal of sobriety due to a lack of social support. Counseling, coupled with medications, is the core of alcoholism treatment at Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction
Opioid addiction involves addiction to legal or illegal opioids. It may happen very quickly with any opioid use. Sometimes within a matter of days. Opioid addiction is a known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction. Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use even if they want to quit. Stopping using an opioid requires careful medical observation. Sometimes the withdrawal can persist for many weeks, which can put the user at a high risk for relapse. It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox like those offered at Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center in Waynesville, NC, NC, to manage the withdrawal process while learning lasting tools to maintain recovery. In some circumstances medications can be used to manage opioid addiction.
Levels of Care Offered
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Inpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Drug & Alcohol Detoxification
Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.
After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around North Carolina, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.
Inpatient rehab is intended to treat severe addictions and co-occurring disorders. The length of stay in North Carolina varies from four weeks to six months according to the individual needs. Inpatient rehab ensures that the patient stays in a substance-free environment at Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center.
Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Waynesville, NC. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual.
12-step facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Discharge Planning, Family counseling, Family Therapy, Group counseling, Group Therapy, Individual counseling, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Marital/couples counseling, Matrix Model, Motivational interviewing, Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational emotive behavioral therapy, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-related counseling
12-Step Program Facilitation
Alcoholics Anonymous is responsible for the development of the popular “12 Step Program” Most substance treatment centers, like Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center, have their own 12 step program designed to help users achieve sobriety. The first three steps depend on the patient, so they are more specific and situational. The succeeding four steps center on practical issues brought on by substance abuse.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Appalachian Community Services - The Balsam Center can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT is a treatment of choice for people suffering from self-harming behaviors characterized by cutting and suicidal thoughts or inclinations.
This treatment is developed to help individuals recognize their thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings. It has demonstrated its effectiveness for people that are finding it difficult to control their emotions and urges. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT as it imparts individuals stress-management techniques and enhanced self-esteem so they can sustain their sobriety by reducing the impact of triggers and out-of-control emotions.
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Address Information1482 Russ Ave
Waynesville, North Carolina 28786