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Articles2021-02-25T18:47:00+00:00

Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use

Medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use. Participants must be detoxed and medically stabilized before entering the long-term residential treatment program. Fred Brown Recovery Services recognizes that acute withdrawal from some substances needs to be medically [...]

Addicted or drug-abusing individuals with co-occurring mental disorders should have both disorders treated in an integrated way

Addicted or drug-abusing individuals with co-occurring mental disorders should have both disorders treated in an integrated way. As a drug and alcohol treatment facility, we address the addiction as the primary disease. Experience shows that as the patient is able to establish and maintain abstinence from mood altering chemicals [...]

Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies

Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies. Fred Brown Recovery Services supports the use of medications in assisting patients to establish and maintain a physical and emotional state that will be conducive to treatment. While many [...]

Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness

Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical for treatment effectiveness. Assessment instruments assist in estimating the appropriate duration of treatment for each individual. Fred Brown Recovery Services’ residential program is designed as a 90 day treatment program in accordance with research that reveals the threshold [...]

Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use

Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use. Fred Brown Recovery Services believes in taking a holistic approach to recovery and therefore encourages the patient to work on the “whole person”. Participants are assessed to determine their strengths and weaknesses in [...]

No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals

No single treatment is appropriate for all individuals. Fred Brown Recovery Services takes a very diverse treatment approach. The treatment team of certified substance abuse counselors and other professionals, though they share a common goal, bring different philosophies, perspectives and disciplines to the therapeutic process. The program maintains flexibility [...]

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