What do you think of when you hear the word “addiction”? For many people that have never struggled with this disease before, there is a common misconception with the word. Some people believe that addiction is a choice which results in nothing but heartache for not only the person with the addiction but for those around them.

The reality, however, is that addiction is not a choice, it’s a disease. In fact, it’s a disease that can slowly but surely take over every aspect of a person’s life. From your personal relationships to your professional responsibilities, a person that has an addiction will see a noticeable and negative change in their life the more their addiction takes over.

There is hope, however. If you live in the Philadelphia area and you’re ready to work toward overcoming your addiction once and for all, The Source Treatment Center team is here to help you. We understand the constant stress that is caused by addiction. Regardless of your substance of choice, we can help you put together a comprehensive treatment plan that helps you to address the factors in your life that may have contributed to this disease and aid you in learning how to establish and maintain your sobriety.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.

One of the important things that we always speak to our new clients about is that it’s critical to remain open to the lessons that you will learn at The Source. Many people come to our Fort Lauderdale facility and they have never been through a treatment program before and feel lost and confused while there are countless other clients that have worked through a recovery program before and failed. Our team has experience in collaborating with clients from all walks of life and one of the common factors that we have seen over the years is that when a person has truly hit their rock bottom, recovery is always possible as long as they are honest with themselves and others and they make a definite commitment to change. Our team can help you to keep your goals in check so that you can experience the benefits of sobriety.

What Do You Do During Rehab?

To some, rehab is a four-letter word which means that you will be put on lockdown as you work through a treatment program. At The Source, we do everything that we can to provide you with freedom and flexibility regardless of which recovery program that you choose.

The premise of rehab is to provide you with the time and guidance that you need to overcome your addiction. There will be times during the day where you will exclusively participate in different forms of therapy to help you to identify and address the traumas in your life that may have led to your addiction. However, this will not be the sole focus of your recovery. We believe that it’s also important to provide you with the opportunity to relax and let the events of the day sink in so you don’t feel overwhelmed throughout the process.

One of the other aspects of recovery that time at The Source will help you to focus on is your overall mental health. It’s not uncommon for a person that is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol to also be suffering from a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. Unfortunately, many of these mental health issues tend to go unchecked which can result in a larger issue when it comes to your addiction.

At our treatment facility, we offer our clients the opportunity to take advantage of dual diagnosis treatment which will help to address both your addiction and mental health concerns at the same time. Many times, a person may come to The Source and not realize that they are suffering with a co-occurring disorder. We will take the time to help you identify possible mental health issues and assist you in putting a plan together that will treat both conditions. Our team works closely with you to remove the negative stigma that is often associated with mental illness so that you can feel comfortable discussing this aspect of your life and receive the care that you need.

What Does the Average Day Look Like While in Rehab?

One of the questions that we receive on a regular basis revolves around what an average day in treatment looks like. The honest answer is that your average day in rehab may be very different from that of another client. The reason for this is our personalized treatment plans. Whereas you may participate in a set of therapies during the day another client may have a different schedule.

One of the things that you can always count on during your time at The Source, however, is consistency. We focus on providing you with the tools that you need not only to overcome your addiction but to learn what it takes to create a healthy schedule for yourself that you can use and adjust going forward. You will quickly see the tremendous benefits associated with actively participating in therapy and also taking the time to indulge in quiet reflection regarding the events of your day.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding what you can expect during the course of your treatment plan, you can always speak to a member of our team about them when you first reach out to us.

Inpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

One of the aspects of your life that could negatively impact your recovery is your physical location. For instance, if you live in an area that is close to a liquor store or in the same area where you used to purchase drugs, you may feel a strong temptation to fall back into your addictive tendencies.

By stepping away from that environment and taking advantage of a partial hospitalization program, you will have the benefit of knowing that those immediate temptations won’t plague you during the initial time that you’re in treatment. Instead, you can spend that time working toward addressing your triggers and developing a plan that will help you to fight those temptations once you return back home to Philadelphia.

Remember, The Source treatment team is always here for you regardless of where you are in your recovery journey. Once you get to the end of your program, we will strongly recommend that you take advantage of our Alumni Program which can provide you with the additional support that you need once you start to transition back into normal life. We host monthly extended group meetings that are always open to Source alumni. We also plan regular sober friendly events that you can attend throughout the year. We will speak to you in more detail about the option to enroll in our Alumni Program once you get closer to completing your initial treatment plan.

Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Of course, we realize that a partial hospitalization program isn’t necessarily a good fit for every client that reaches out to The Source which is why we also offer the opportunity to enroll in a general outpatient program. Clients that decide to take advantage of our general outpatient program will spend approximately four hours per week in treatment. The main forms of therapy that you will experience while in outpatient therapy include group therapy as well as individual therapy.

If you’ve ever been to a 12-step meeting, you will notice that group therapy is similar to a 12-step meeting in format. During these sessions, a member of our team will guide the discussion which could include a variety of topics. For example, one day, you may talk about subjects strictly associated with addiction or the consequences of addiction. The following day, you may discuss ways that you can begin to start putting the pieces of your life back together or how you can maintain your sobriety as you face everyday temptations.

Group therapy will play a critical part in your overall sobriety because it will allow you to make connections with other people that may be going through similar struggles as you. We always encourage our clients to share during group therapy because it will help them get used to attending a 12-step meeting on their own which is something that we strongly recommend. Remember, if you need help locating a 12-step meeting in your area, just let us know and we will assist.

Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

In many ways, intensive outpatient treatment is a hybrid between a general outpatient program and a partial hospitalization program. Many clients that completed a partial hospitalization program take the opportunity to transition into our intensive outpatient program so that they can continue to work on their sobriety. Although you will not live in one of our single-family residences, you will still work with us at least nine hours per week on different aspects of your recovery.

Throughout the course of your intensive outpatient program, you will take a deeper look at the triggers and traumas in your life so that you can learn how to manage these factors of your addiction in such a way that it does not cause a relapse. Similar to your partial hospitalization program, our team is always happy to make time for you to talk about any aspect of your treatment program.

Partial Hospitalization Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Over the years, numerous clients have taken advantage of our partial hospitalization program to help them overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol. A partial hospitalization program is a perfect option for a person that needs an additional level of support as they begin to navigate through their recovery.

Clients that come to The Source will be surrounded by our incredible luxurious accommodations throughout the course of their recovery. Whether you decide to develop a treatment program that lasts for 30, 60 or 90-days, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you have around the clock access to our team when you need it.

Regardless of the duration of your treatment program, you will participate in approximately 25 hours of treatment each week. Of course, you will still have down time throughout your recovery plan so that you can truly absorb the important tools and lessons you’ve learned during the course of your week. You will also have the chance to interact with other people that are working through their own partial hospitalization program in the form of different weekend activities and community building events.

Brain-Mapping or Neurofeedback Treatment for Addiction  

One of the leading reasons why clients make the decision to come to The Source is because we take a progressive approach when it comes to recovery and sobriety. Brain-mapping or neurofeedback treatment for addiction is one example of a developing form of treatment that we believe can be incredibly beneficial for our clients.

Over time, habitual use of drugs or alcohol can actually change the structure and the chemistry of the brain which can have a direct and severe impact on any person. From the moment that you decide to no long consume your drug or drink of choice, your brain and your body will begin to recover. It’s understandable, however, that a person may still feel the impact of addiction in the form of cravings or skewed thinking.

Brain-mapping or neurofeedback treatment focuses on the brainwave patterns of a client by identifying potentially problematic areas of the brain that may be contributing factors to addiction. Keep in mind that this form of treatment is not meant to be used to replace more traditional forms of recovery including participating in other forms of therapy. However, when paired with a holistic treatment plan, brain-mapping or neurofeedback treatment could go a long way in assisting a person in maintaining their sobriety.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.

Benefits of Family Therapy

Something that we hear among many clients that come to The Source for addiction treatment is the fact that their relationship with their friends and family has suffered as a result of their substance abuse. In many ways, addiction can grow to become a family disease. This means that every person in your family can be impacted by your addiction in one way or another.

For example, if you reach out to a family member consistently in the middle of the night because you’re too under the influence of a substance to get yourself home or because you’ve found yourself in trouble once again, that family member may become so frustrated or disgusted by your actions that they no longer want to speak to you or see you anymore. Other family members get caught up in the dependency of addiction and aren’t sure what to do with themselves or for themselves when their loved one has finally taken steps to overcome their addiction. Family therapy can help.

At The Source, we can help to arrange for a family therapy session that will give you and your loved ones the opportunity to begin to put your relationship back together. Family therapy will take place in a neutral environment to reduce the possibility of pressure or tension. Overtime, you may begin to notice an improvement in the overall relationship that you have with those that you were once close to in hopes that you can continue to cement a healthy relationship as you continue to work through treatment.

Remember, it’s critical that you select who should participate in your family therapy sessions carefully simply because not every family member may be open to the concept of the fact that addiction is a disease or that there may be underlying family traumas that triggered your addiction. We will speak with you in great detail before any family therapy session is set up to ensure that this type of interaction will not impede on your recovery in any way.

One on One Therapy

Do you feel uncomfortable speaking in a group setting? Although you will learn that you don’t need to feel intimidated when you talk during group therapy, there may be certain aspects of your recovery or addiction that you simply don’t want to share with anyone else other than experienced addiction experts. This is where one on one therapy comes into play.

During individual therapy, you will have the chance to speak to one of our counselors in a more personalized setting. This is an ideal opportunity to talk about a variety of topics. One of the things that we will continue to check in with you regarding is how you feel you’re progressing through your treatment plan. Is there anything you would like to change? Would you like to continue on with your current treatment plan or would you like to extend the duration of your program? Of course, if you would like to speak with us before you’re scheduled sessions, that is always possible as well. Just let us know and we will do everything that we can to accommodate.

Types of Trauma Based Addiction Treatment Therapy for Residents of Philadelphia

At alcohol rehab in Philapdelphia, we believe that the root cause of a drug or alcohol addiction is trauma. Trauma is painful and can cause lifelong consequences if the events and emotions surrounding your trauma are not addressed.

Traumas can come in many shapes and forms. For example, if you were a police officer, a firefighter or a soldier, it’s highly likely that you witnessed a traumatic event at some point during your career. Perhaps you responded to a scene of a fire, a car accident or you were present when a fellow comrade passed away. Any one of these events could instantly trigger a traumatic moment in your life. Sadly, many people don’t receive the proper psychological care that they need after such an event so they turn to substance abuse as a way to self-medicate.

When you come to The Source, we provide you with the opportunity to participate in different forms of trauma-based therapy that can help them work through the lingering emotions of these events. These therapies are offered in conjunction with the more traditional forms of addiction therapy including individual therapy, group therapy and behavioral therapy.

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Therapy

Traumatic incident reduction therapy is a leading option for trauma-based therapy among many of our clients due in large part to the fact that it can help to identify and overcome trauma is less time than other forms of therapy. Trauma incident reduction therapy takes place in sessions that last anywhere between an hour and an hour and half and typically take place on a weekly basis. This treatment method was first developed by Dr. Frank A. Gerbode nearly 40 years ago and since that time it has become a go-to form of therapy when a client needs to work through a painful event in their life.  

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RPT) Treatment

Rapid resolution therapy is particularly helpful for clients that are also suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as well as addiction. One of the primary features of this form of therapy is hypnosis which can be key in uncovering a form of trauma that a person may not even realize is impacting their regular life. Although rapid resolution therapy can be incredibly helpful, it’s important to remember that rapid resolution therapy is not for everyone. When you come to our facility, we will speak with you in greater detail regarding the benefits and drawbacks of this form of therapy.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy is a technique that is used to reduce the negative impact that a traumatic even can have on a person. Understandably, talking about a traumatic event can be incredibly difficult for any person. Clients that are suitable for eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy will work closely with one of our experienced counselors during each session. As you begin to talk about these events, our counselor will guide your eye movements. Over the course of a series of sessions, you will begin to feel a reduction in the stress, anxiety and cravings that were once associated with this event which will help them to no longer trigger your addictive tendencies.

Sober Friendly Attractions Near Philadelphia

Did you know that there are numerous sober friendly things to do in and around the Philadelphia area? Before you begin to make plans, however, it’s important that you feel as though you’re cemented in your sobriety. We strongly recommend that once you get back home to Philadelphia, you focus on finding 12-step meetings that are local to your area. Taking this step will help you continue to learn more about addiction and keep you focused on your goals for lifelong sobriety.

If you don’t feel comfortable making plans on your own or you simply want to spend more time connecting with friends or family members, making plans to explore Philadelphia is an excellent option. Are you ready to set out and see the sober-friendly attractions that Philadelphia has to offer? Here are some great places to try.

Reading Terminal Market

If you’re a foodie then you need to make time to visit Reading Terminal Market. This incredible venue is actually one of the oldest American public market. Reading Terminal Market is expansive and you could easily spend hours walking through the this indoor space. Over and above the size, one of the biggest attractions of Reading Terminal Market is the fact that it offers food that everyone in your family is sure to enjoy which is one of the reason why it was reported that over seven million people visited this location during 2018.

Reading Terminal Market is located at 51 N. 12st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Over the years, Eastern State Penitentiary was home to numerous notorious criminals. Although Eastern State Penitentiary has been closed for some time, the main draw to this location is the fact that it’s considered haunted which is part of what makes it a popular attraction around Halloween. Today, visitors can walk through the halls and learn more what it would have been like to be both a guard or a prisoner at this dangerous location. Don’t forget to navigate over to the cell that famous mobster Al Capone called home for a period of time.

Eastern State Penitentiary is located at 2124 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

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Museum of the American Revolution

Do you have a special interest in the American Revolution? If so, then you need to make time to visit the Museum of the American Revolution. As the name indicates, this museum is dedicated to bringing the American Revolution to life by providing visitors with access to Revolutionary-era exhibits including personal items, weapons and different works of art. Most people spend anywhere between two and three hours at this location so that they can appreciate the full impact of the museum.

The Museum of the American Revolution is located at 101 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute is an incredible example of a science museum in Philadelphia. This museum was named after America’s very first scientist, Benjamin Franklin. The Franklin Institute features a myriad of exhibits that are both interactive as well as educational. One of the best things about The Franklin Institute is that the exhibits are regularly changed and updated which means that every time you come to this museum. The Franklin Institute is within walking distance to other popular Philadelphia landmarks and great restaurants so you can plan to spend half the day at this location, grab a quick bite to eat and move on to your next event easily.

The Franklin Institute is located at 222 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Independence Hall

When you think of important documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, what is the first thing that you think of? Many people think of Washington, D.C. because that is the location of these documents today. However, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both debated and executed in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Throughout the struggles of the Revolutionary War and as the founding fathers began to mold the foundation of our country, they would come and go through Independence Hall. Today, you can visit Independence Hall and take a step back in history to develop a better understanding of what our founding fathers would have experienced during this uncertain time in our nation’s history.

Independence Hall is located on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the most visited sites in the city. You could spend your entire day walking through the halls of this museum and likely still need another trip just to capture the true beauty of every piece. Regardless of whether you enjoy American, Asian or European pieces of art, you will surely find something incredible at this museum. Be sure to bring your camera handy as you will want to snap pictures of van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Of course, you will want to spend some time on the stairs of this museum and relive the iconic scene from “Rocky”.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130.  

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From the moment that you reach out to The Source team, you will feel the support that our team has to offer. At The Source, we believe that you have struggled enough during addiction which is why we try to provide you with the comprehensive care that you need to navigate through a treatment plan. A member of our team is available around the clock to help you start to put together the framework of a treatment plan. For the majority of our clients, we will be able to arrange for you to begin a recovery program within 24-hours from the time that you initially reach out to us. When you’re ready to learn more about our treatment options, please give us a call at (800) 204-0418. 

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (866) 941-9307.