Williamsville Wellness offers intensive individual therapy in a serene environment to help people gain insight and the skills necessary for addiction recovery. As defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), we see addiction as a chronic disease of the brain affecting reward, motivation, memory, and related neurology.
Genetic factors and many other bio/psycho/social/spiritual factors contribute to the development of addiction. While we may not be able to change biology, we can help individuals learn how to manage their addiction and achieve recovery through our program.
Treatment is appropriate when substance use behaviors continue despite adverse consequences for the person and others. Consequences may be interpersonal, financial, occupational, or legal (to name a few). Residential treatment may be appropriate if you or your loved one has been unable to stay sober in the home environment or through outpatient means and services – meaning that they are still using even after seeking individual therapy, attending 12-step meetings, or being involved in an IOP (intensive outpatient program).