Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) October 05, 2011
Destination Hope: The Women?s Program, an alcoholism and drug addiction treatment program in Florida, is pleased to announce the establishment of a women?s Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (EIOP). The decision to open the program was based on research that clearly demonstrates that gender-specific treatment is most effective in helping individuals seeking substance abuse counseling.
Most research suggests that clients are more able to focus on core issues surrounding addiction and co-occurring disorders when they can participate in gender-specific programs. These gender-specific programs can help to avoid the distractions that are sometimes created in coed settings while also enabling clinicians to tailor treatment to issues specific to one gender or another. For instance, in a women?s only program clinicians can focus more intently on women?s issues in relation to addiction and clients report feeling much more comfortable discussing these issues. The research also shows that smaller programs afford clients more opportunity to interact individually with clinical staff and also provide for a more intimate, less-threatening therapeutic experience.
Destination Hope?s Evening Intensive Outpatient Program meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The program, facilitated by a licensed female therapist focuses on Relapse-Prevention, education about addictions, and mood and anxiety disorders in a setting that fosters and encourages free and open discussion about gender-specific issues.
What Sets Destination Hope Apart from Other Alcohol and Drug Rehabs?
First, Destination Hope is accredited by the Joint Commission, which requires them to maintain the highest treatment standards in the industry, giving clients and their families some extra assurance of the program?s effectiveness. Their highly trained clinical team consists of doctors, psychiatrists, ARNP?s, licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, master?s level therapists, and certified addiction professionals. In fact, Destination Hope is an addictions training facility as well and many treatment centers in and around South Florida will regularly send clinicians to train in the Academy for Addiction Professionals operated by Destination Hope.
Second, Destination Hope?s success can be attributed to their unique approach to substance abuse treatment, something that also sets them apart from the other rehabs. Destination Hope is no factory line, doling out treatment to dozens and dozens of addicts at a time with minimal individual attention like so many others do. The founder and CEO Ben Brafman, LMHC, CAP believes that every individual is different; therefore every addict?s treatment and needs will be unique to them. Some clients also suffer from mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders that impact the disease of addiction, and in those cases Destination Hope provides dual diagnosis treatment so that everything can be addressed simultaneously. Brafman knew that the only way to provide each client with the personal care and attention they needed would be in an intimate environment like the one he has built.
Brafman has also touted the need for strict gender specific environments during treatment in order for optimum recovery chances. He refuses to provide the lenient gender controls of many other rehab facilities, which typically consist of one to two gender specific group therapy sessions a week, and co-ed treatment the remainder of the time. At Destination Hope, both the men?s alcohol and drug rehab and the women?s rehab center treatment and living facilities are separate, thus creating a distraction free setting where clients can focus on recovery and feel more comfortable sharing their feelings in therapy.
In addition, Destination Hope places a substantial emphasis and unique approach to family therapy during their treatment programs. The Destination Hope model is one of systemic thinking, so each client who is admitted is viewed as a part of a whole system, in this case, their family. Brafman knew that due to the significant influence that family members have on one another, trying to treat the individual without treating the family as a unit was an exercise in futility. They had to treat the family as a whole in order to effectively reach the individual. Currently, family sessions are held once a week however they are planning on expanding this program to include family weekends which will provide all the more access and insight to the inner workings and issues surrounding each client and their family dynamics.
With the intimate size, gender specific programs, compassionate and experienced staff, and their unique approach to alcoholism and drug addiction treatment, it is no surprise that Destination Hope has been able to help hundreds of men and women achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. For more information or to learn more, call 1-866-808-7111 or visit http://www.womensdrugrehab.com or http://www.drugrehabfl.net.
About Destination Hope
Destination Hope is a licensed alcoholism and drug rehab center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They are accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Florida?s Department of Children and Families to provide drug addiction, alcoholism, and mental health treatment to adult men and women.
Alton Smith, Vice President of Operations
Destination Hope, Inc.
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