Addiction is also known as substance abuse, dependence, Substance Use Disorders (SUD), or process addictions, such as sex, spending, gambling, and gaming addictions. IIAT treats Substance Use Disorders as well as process addictions.

The Diagnostic Statistical Manual (5thedition) defines a Substance Use Disorder as: a problematic pattern of using alcohol or another substance that results in impairment in daily life or noticeable distress. SUDs present along a spectrum from mild to moderate to severe based on the extent of symptoms present. SUDs can look different at varying points of someone’s life. People can be in partial or even full remission after a period of time has passed following their last use of substances or behaviors.

What is Substance Use Disorder treatment?

IIAT offers SUD treatment uses a variety of methods. This may include individual, group, and family therapy, urine drug/alcohol screening, and Medication-Assisted Treatment. The type and frequency of services depends on the person’s needs. IIAT develops a treatment plan during the evaluation session to determine the level of care appropriateness and initial goals for therapy. Our therapists engage in the therapeutic process by exploring the underlying causes of addiction as well as reasons for continued use that become barriers to making changes.

What type of therapy do we use?

IIAT utilizes a multi-faceted approach to treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Expressive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, psychoeducation, and relapse prevention. Therapists are trained in and incorporate SMART® Recovery as well as trauma informed 12-step work when appropriate. All therapists have extensive education and training in addiction treatment with specialty licenses to include Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioners, Master Addiction Counselors, Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapists.

Medication Assisted Treatment

IIAT has a psychiatrist and nurse practitioner who utilize Medication Assisted Treatment to complement the recovery process when deemed medically appropriate. They may prescribe medications such as Naltrexone®, Campral®, or Vistaril®.

We are also able to treat opiate use disorders with Buprenorphine (Suboxone™ or Sublocade™) and alcohol use disorders with Vivitrol® (naltrexone for extended-release suspension).

How do you incorporate family members?

IIAT believes substance use affects the entire household. Therefore, family members need to be incorporated into treatment. IIAT offers family therapy, including working with children of a parent(s) with addiction and integrating marriage/couples counseling when appropriate.