Our Unique Process
How are we different?
We ascribe to the biopsychosocial model of addiction. We first treat the biology, then the psychological issues and finally the social concerns of the person. While many treatment programs can be as long as 90 days, our approach to treat the biology first allows us to success at a fraction of the time – 26 days. Research has shown one of the reasons those that need help avoid treatment is because they are unable to be away from work for a long period of time. Through our process, we are able to see results at a much faster rate, and the resources you will receive after treatment will help you maintain that success as you go back to your daily life.
Using a research-based, multi-modal pathway to long-term healing, our program includes:
Advanced Medication-Assisted Treatment with IV Amino Acids & Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
Addiction is a chronic disease that hijacks the brain via its neural Reward Pathway. Dysfunction in neurotransmitters can lead to specific biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. However, the typical medical perspective of addiction characterizes it primarily as an inability to abstain from or avoid a substance or behavior.
Despite the fact that addiction is a neurotransmitter problem, as supported extensively in the academic literature, the current clinical model for treating addiction is not based on correcting this—again, it is largely based on patients abstaining from a drug for “long enough” to hopefully see a benefit. This approach is highly flawed and is why recovery often fails. By correcting neurotransmitter deficiencies with IV Amino Acids, we are best able to address the key biological factors that drive addiction.
To improve mental health after the brain has been treated with IV Amino Acids, we provide Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). KAP provides relief from enduring psychological problems or trauma that have never been addressed or have been treatment-resistant.
Positive Psychology & The 10 Principles of Recovery
Historically, psychology has focused on mental illness and the negatives in human behavior. This has been especially true in the addiction world as evidenced by the wide use of the label “addict”. In recent years, interest in human potential and well-being has grown. This interest was, in part, due to the positive psychology movement led by prominent scholars/psychologists such as Martin Seligman, Ed Deiner and others who focused attention on the study of human strengths or those inner traits and characteristics that most cultures, religions, and philosophies have highlighted as contributing to the well-being of the individual as well as the world.
Positive psychology focuses more on strengths than on weaknesses, on building the best things in life rather than becoming fixated on the worst, and on those things that contribute to human health rather than perpetually digging at wounds and taking identity from sickness.
An entrenched identity also comes from labeling oneself. Positive-psychological methodology seeks to understand, to intervene and to change the negative self-perception or negative labeling with the objective of improving the life satisfaction and happiness of the person
Nutrition and Fitness to Optimize Health & Wellness
Nutrition and physical health are important companions to Medication-Assisted Treatment modalities. Our team of nutritional and health experts will develop a nutrition and fitness plan customized to a client’s unique genetic make-up, fitness levels, and other neurochemical factors. Throughout the program, our clients develop skills and plans to carry appropriate nutrition and health habits home with them.
Multisensory Experiential Learning
Every detail of the client experience at Ampelis Recovery is intentionally crafted to reinforce change and healing. There are therapeutic benefits associated with music, art, handwriting, being in nature, gardening, and hard work. Our team of experiential designers leverage the unique setting of the property in Hobble Creek Canyon to create multi-sensory opportunities for clients in all of these areas.
Recovery is not a vacation, rather our clients and their loved ones are engaged in the work required to cultivate meaning through the development of SELF, relationships with OTHERS, and connecting with the DIVINE (not confined to religiosity, but found through what literature calls transcendence that is often found in nature, meditation, spirituality, etc).
10 principles of recovery
Take Accountability for your life
Examine yourself with honesty and responsibility
Identify what gives your life meaning
Look for possibilities and be optimistic
Be aware of who and what provides goodness in your life and show your thanks
Define & Strengthen your spiritual self
Connect with your higher power
Find your identity & nurture self worth
Live from the inside out and not the outside in
Conquer with courage
Use resilience to overcome weaknesses, setbacks, and obstacles
Forgive yourself and others
Release yourself from the past
Enrich lives with your good works
Live with integrity
Move forward with authenticity and determination
Take the First Step
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