Northpointe Council - The First Step Center
Drug Rehab Center in Niagara Falls, New York
Basic information about this treatment center.
Northpointe Council - The First Step Center based in Niagara Falls, NY, offers comprehensive treatment — where compassion comes together with proven treatments and continuous improvement during a variety of individualized treatment methods. Treatment here is typically fully covered by most insurances.
Niagara Falls is a hard-hit city with residents dealing with substance and alcohol abuse. Thankfully, you have several recovery options to help you get back on your feet.
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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Alcoholism, Gambling Disorder, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
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.
Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment
Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. Northpointe Council - The First Step Center patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.
Alcoholism Treatment at Northpointe Council - The First Step Center
Alcoholism refers to the continuous and compulsive intake of alcohol by an individual. Alcoholism causes emotional disturbances and even withdrawal symptoms. Treatment for alcoholism at Northpointe Council - The First Step Center can be in a residential program or an outpatient program depending on the severity. Group therapy organized by support groups like Alcoholics anonymous provides mutual support and advice of peers.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment
Opioid addiction is one of New York‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.
Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. Northpointe Council - The First Step Center offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.
Levels of Care Offered
Northpointe Council - The First Step Center offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Inpatient, Residential, Short Term (<30 Days), with additional therapies available as listed below.
Aftercare Support at Northpointe Council - The First Step Center, in short, is the support provided to a patient after they have finished treatment. It allows them to adjust to everyday life. It may entail setting them up and enrolling them in services such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) inside a halfway house. Career coaching may also be offered to patients to help them get back into the workforce.
An inpatient is a person who stays in a hospital or rehab center during treatment. For alcohol- and drug-dependent individuals, inpatient rehabs provide individualized around-the-clock services. Inpatient treatment programs address a person’s unique physical, medical, and psychological needs. A team of experts assess the severity of the addiction and design a highly tailored program. typically, the length of stay in an inpatient facility in Niagara Falls, NY is 30 days. Those with severe addiction may need to stay at the facility for 60 to 90 days.
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at Northpointe Council - The First Step Center.
12-Step Facilitation, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Discharge Planning, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual Therapy, Intervention, Life Skills, Naloxone and overdose education, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy
12-Step Program Facilitation
The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at Northpointe Council - The First Step Center. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. Northpointe Council - The First Step Center asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress
Addiction in Niagara Falls, NY can occur due to a wide variety of reasons. Understanding your addiction and the best methods for maintaining sobriety involves learning about yourself. Northpointe Council - The First Step Center treatment programs include individual therapy for the greatest chances of success.
Customized individual therapy is counseling involving you and your counselor at Northpointe Council - The First Step Center. This builds a personal and trusting relationship so you can truly be yourself and express any emotions as you feel them. Individual therapy leads to greater peace and understanding about your triggers for addiction and coping strategies to prevent relapse.
Substance abuse does a number on an individual’s relationship with other people, particularly in marriage. Spousal relationships bear the brunt of alcohol and drug dependence. Therefore, it becomes critical to submit the relationship to couples therapy to prevent straining it further. Most programs only zero in on the individual with substance addiction without factoring in the importance of the other half’s emotional support.
However, some facilities, like Northpointe Council - The First Step Center in Niagara Falls, NY, offer couples therapy options to manage intimate partnerships amid the recovery process. Other couples-focused treatment plans can provide the patient and their partner tools to get things back to normal, support each other, and the patient’s sobriety.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits. Healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important, and Northpointe Council - The First Step Center understands this.
Group Therapy is a type of counseling that occurs between a bunch of strangers. These groups are suitable for patients who are not confined in a treatment facility, but group sessions are also common in inpatient rehab programs. Group therapy is led by a trained individual at Northpointe Council - The First Step Center in Niagara Falls, NY and consists of members from different stages of recovery.
The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging, share information, and learn coping mechanisms. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious, and participants can learn from one another.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Nicotine replacement is a way to move towards stopping smoking or using any form of nicotine. This can be nicotine gum or nicotine patches. The process of working with trained staff at Northpointe Council - The First Step Center in setting a goal quit date, using nicotine replacement and gradually decreasing nicotine intake is proven to help.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a method of specific counseling that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. You may not be aware that some unhealthy behaviors and thoughts are sabotaging your potential accomplishments.
Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed.
Contingency Management / Motivational Incentives
Some people refer to contingency management, or CM, as motivational incentives. This type of therapy is a reconditioning of the mind and responses of the body. The point of CM is to help the body understand the proper responses to behaviors should be, as well as the effects that come with both problematic and desired behaviors. The more positive choices a person makes, the more incentives they will receive, all managed with sobriety goals by Northpointe Council - The First Step Center in Niagara Falls, NY.
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