A Better Way to Treat Addiction
The mission of APGʼs Addiction CARE program is to bring hope, health and stability to those impacted by the disease of addiction.
APGʼs Addiction CARE program is a scientific and evidence-based approach to treating addiction by combining medical intervention (MAT) with cognitive based therapy (CBT) and wellness strategies (acupuncture, exercise, nutrition, etc.) to overcome substance use disorder. Itʼs a revolutionary approach that engages the patient in a combination of simultaneous modalities that results in a higher success rate when compared with other treatment programs.
APG provides a professional alternative to other types of treatment by using an evidence-based, best-practice model. By COMBINING medication with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and wellness programs, APG helps patients get healthy and stable.
Addiction is a physical disease, not a moral one.
Addiction is Medical…and Treatable.
Addiction is a complex disease. It is a neurobiological process in which the physical structure and function of the brain have changed. It’s also a chronic condition in which relapse can occur.
Caring for the Whole Person
Our integrated program is designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. We address both addiction and other underlying conditions (ex: anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD) through a combination of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT) and comprehensive wellness.
Our program focuses on:
- Increasing time between episodes of substance use
- Reducing and eliminating dependency
- Treating underlying conditions
- Providing a foundation of health and stability
- Fostering interpersonal relationships and a sense of community
- Improving vocational, educational, and work-related focus
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Evidence-Based Care Program Components
The APG Addiction CARE program includes:
- Intensive 6-month outpatient treatment program
- 6-Month aftercare maintenance program
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT with Suboxone, Vivatrol)
- Cognitive Based Therapy
- Individualized Comprehensive Wellness
- Exercise, Meditation, Diet and Nutrition, Acupuncture
- Individual Care, Group Care, Educational Care, Family Care
- 24/7 access and crisis intervention
- Our program starts with an intensive 6-month outpatient treatment plan followed by additional 6-month relapse prevention programs as appropriate.
- A 5-day Intensive Detox Program is also available that consists of a Medical visit for assisted detox, a lifestyle optimization visit and a counseling visit.
- A SATOP comparable is offered to individuals completing the 120 required hours of Psycho-education, Individual, Group, and Family Therapy available through our intensive outpatient program.
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We’re conveniently located in the City Place 5 Building in Creve Coeur,
845 N. New Ballas Rd., Suite 120
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141
New Patient Scheduling: 888-682-9494
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Our Addiction Treatment Approach
APG Addiction CARE uses 6 main strategies with our addiction treatment approach…
1. MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT
Medication Assisted Treatment is widely regarded as the most effective treatment option for those individuals afflicted by Opioid Use Disorder. When patients and physicians were surveyed by SAMHSA about the effectiveness of Buprenorphine, they reported an average of an 80% reduction in illicit opioid use, along with significant increases in employment, and other indices of recovery. We prescribe medication (Suboxone® / Buprenorphine , Subutex, Vivitrol® / Naltrexone, Gabapentin, and other appropriate medications).
2. INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Individual Therapy addresses individual underlying problems that accompany an addiction. Specifically, our sessions are designed to address the addiction source issues and help with the management of the process. Individual Therapy works on the emotional and psychological developmental issues that may have contributed to addiction and some of the underlying conditions associated with it. Clients meet with a therapist at least once a week – ensuring core issues are identified and properly addressed.
3. GROUP EDUCATION / THERAPY
Group therapy sessions are the primary treatment component used in our intensive outpatient program. Group topics vary from on the needs of the participants and the dynamics of the group.
Group educational meetings are useful to discuss the nature of your addiction and provide a feedback forum allowing you to become more adjusted to a world without substance addiction. Group therapy consists of treatment groups that provide an opportunity to practice the skills that are necessary for you to function in the environment in which you live. These groups are designed to offer you feedback from other patients that may view your behavior differently and allow you to reconsider your view of your behavior and make changes that will help you become more functional.
4. FAMILY SUPPORT / THERAPY
Family is a central supporting theme when dealing with addiction strategies. Our program encourages weekly family group participation in addiction management. We provide the educational foundation that differentiates our program from other types of programs, and help family members with implementation of the CBT process.
Helping families identify relational dynamics; understand generational patterns; achieve appropriate dynamics; implement boundaries; and restructure relationships are our most important goals of family therapy.
5. COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, otherwise known as CBT, is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand their thoughts and feelings that influence behavior. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety. By combining CBT with other strategies like wellness, our program demonstrates a much higher success rate than those containing abstinence alone.
6. EXERCISE & WELLNESS
Our program also includes an exercise component to stimulate the natural production of endorphins. Many patients with various substance use disorders have found that exercise helps to distract them from cravings. Workouts add structure to the day. They help with forming positive social connections, and help treat depression and anxiety in combination with other therapies. Wellness is achieved by combining the lifestyle optimization strategies of restorative sleep, tailored exercise, customized nutrition and symptom-based acupuncture. Our patients are able to reduce stress, improve mood and energy while strengthening their motivation to prevent relapse.
More specifically, opioid addiction causes havoc with the chemical balance in the brain. As a result, a person who has abused opiates has destroyed the body and brain’s production of “feel good” chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins. Because exercise will increase naturally the level of dopamine and endorphins in the body, our program utilizes exercise during opioid detox and recovery to reduce withdrawal symptoms, cravings, help prevent relapse, and help provide a way to cope with triggers and reduce stress. An exercise regimen also improves sleep patterns and promotes healthy living and confidence.