Addiction
Recovery

Millions of people worldwide suffer problems with the abuse of substances as well as other psychological addictions, as gambling or internet abuse.
An addiction cannot be cured, but with the right treatment, its progress can be controlled to avoid stepping into negavite consecuences, including those life threathening.
At Uleru, we are committed to provide the highest quality substance abuse and other addiction rehabilitation services. With a strong emphasis in a holistic approach that consider the client's individual needs as a tailor made rehabilitation program.

Addiction Recovery

Millions of people worldwide suffer problems with the abuse of substances as well as other psychological addictions, as gambling or internet abuse.
An addiction cannot be cured, but with the right treatment, its progress can be controlled to avoid stepping into negavite consecuences, including those life threathening.
At Uleru, we are committed to provide the highest quality substance abuse and other addiction rehabilitation services. With a strong emphasis in a holistic approach that consider the client's individual needs as a tailor made rehabilitation program.

What is an addiction?

Substance abuse and other addictions are just symptoms of a much more complex pathology
An addiction is a chronic dysfunction of the brain system that involves reward, motivation, and memory. It’s about the way your body craves a substance or behavior, especially if it causes a compulsive or obsessive pursuit of “reward” and lack of concern over consequences.

Someone experiencing an addiction will:

  • Be unable stay away from the substance or stop the addictive behavior
  • Display a lack of self-control
  • Have an increased desire for the substance or behavior
  • Dismiss how their behavior may be causing problems
  • Lack an emotional response
  • Use the addiction to cope with problems
  • Suffer cravings when a dose is missing or reduced

Chemical Addictions

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Prescription medication
  • Pain medicines
  • Caffeine
  • Nicotine
  • Other: Opiates, benzos, inhalants, etc...

Psychological addictions

  • Gambling
  • Internet
  • Gaming
  • Sex
  • Eating disorder
  • Codependency
  • Pornography
Over time, addictions can seriously interfere with your daily life. People experiencing addiction are also prone to cycles of relapse and remission. This means they may cycle between intense and mild use. Despite these cycles, addictions will typically worsen over time. They can lead to permanent health complications and serious consequences like bankruptcy.

Addiction Healing Treatment

Addiction healing treatment means not only dealing with the substance or behavior causing and maintaining the addiction, but also addressing and healing any emotional wound

How treatment works

Treatment begins in an initial 90 minute visit where an evaluation and a assessment is made in order to understand what is happening and the severity of the illness.
After the evaluation and assessment is made, clinical recommendations are giving about the type of treatment needed for the current situation and presenting symptoms. Also in this initial visit, an initial treatment plan is developed where short term objectives and long term goals are devised.
This initial assessment will also reveal what level of care is needed and what program the clinical team recommends. Depending on the severity of the illness one can be placed in a residential, intensive, or out-patient program.
This initial evaluation and assessment would lead to the start of our programs or to areferral to another specialist that will give you the care you need. Our sole purpose is always to effectively guide you into recovery.

Benefits of treatment

  • Improved sense of self-worth and self-esteem
  • Betterment of close relationships
  • Sense of purpose and belonging
  • A more emotional stable way of living
  • Healthier relationships
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved capacity for connections and intimacy
  • Experience wholehearted living
It may take only weeks to help you cope with a short-term situation. Or, treatment may last longer if you have a long-term mental illness or other long-term concerns.
There is no sustained recovery if emotional wounds are not treated and healed.
Addiction starts with pain and end with pain.
Pain, emotional wounds, and trauma need to healed in order to overcome addictions.

What we offer

At Uleru not only behaviors leading to addictions are treated, but also underlying issues are exposed, explored, and treated so the individual can really experience a sustained recovery and wholehearted living
Our staff uses a team-centered, multi-disciplinary approach to treatment by providing our patients with well-rounded care. After completing our program, patients will have the tools necessary to maintain long term sobriety so that they may return to their normal day to day lives. Our clinical team at Uleru includes Ph.D. and master’s-level clinicians with proven track and comprehensive view of addictions. For our clinical team substance abuse and other addictions are just symptoms of a much more complex pathology.

We offer the following through our Outpatient Services:

  • Clinical trained and experience staff
  • A gradual, step-down treatment model
  • A small, safe group environment ideal for building relationships
  • Ongoing support delivered through a team-focused approach
  • Experiential and holistic treatment
  • Non 12-step program
  • Concierge Services
  • Aftercare planning assistance and post-treatment services
Uleru provides a full continuum quality of care in a comfortable setting where clients receive individualised treatment under the guidance and support of highly trained specialists with many years of experience in the addictions treatment field.

A broad range of services
for a successful recovery

Uleru is dedicated to offering the most innovative and dynamic path to recovery from addictions. We offer a brand range of services, programs, and products through a multidisciplinary approach to treatment of addictions

Premium Clinical Staff

Our clinical staff is composed with Doctoral and Master's level clinicians whom have been treating addictive disorders for many, many years. Trained to provide the most dynamic and innovative interventions for successful recovery from addictive disorders.

Dual Diagnose Treatment

An addictive disorder can be occurring simultaneously with other psychiatric disorders. Our clinical staff is trained and our programs designed to treat other psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders co-occuring with the addiction.

Gradual Step-Down System

Our gradual ’Step-Down’ system allows the addict starting treatment at the level required by his/her condidtion. The clinical staff will guide the patient to get over the next levels, according to progress and development of the recovery process.

Family Members Included

Family involvement and participation is a key component for a successful recovery from addiction. Family members are invited to participate in family process groups and psycho-educational activities as well as in our weekly family sessions.

Bilingual: English and Spanish

We offer two completely separated tracks based on the prefered language of the patient. Each track, English and Spanish, have the same type of program with the difference that the program and the clinical staff will communicate in the patient's preferred language.

Addiction Intervention

An orchestrated attempt by one o more people -usually family or friends- to get someone to seek professional help. Our clinical Staff will guide you setting up and running this process.

12 Steps Alternative

Our approach to treatment is not based on the 12-Step program

Our treatment is clinically driven by innovation and a holistic and dynamic path to personal growth and well-being. We achieve this by offering a wide range of psychotherapeutic services, programs and products through a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health. We understand that not everyone relates to the 12 steps. That’s why we offer both 12-step involvement and alternatives to the 12 steps. This is just one of many ways we make sure your treatment experience is tailored to your individual needs. We offer medical assist treatment.

Success Story

I decided to seek help with my gambling addiction about 4 years ago and luckily found Uleru. I was reluctant to try therapy, but after a few minutes, I felt a giant burden being lifted from my shoulders. I continue to see them and would highly recommend their services.
Ronald, IOP patient recovering from gambling addiction
Insurance Providers we Cover
Florida Blue
Cigna
Aetna
Humana
United Healthcare
Magellan Health
Bluecross Blueshield

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Our Treatment Programs

Our programs are designed so individuals can understand the process of addiction, consequences and impact of use in the brain and body, avoidance and use, and many other issues related to their substance use or other addictions. Patients will be assessed and evaluated in order to decide which level of care is suitable for them.

PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program

Duration: 4 weeks (5 hours a day - 5 days per week)
A primary Night & Day program focused on treating addictions on a full-time intensive schedule
This is a 5+ day per week program where individuals and their families will receive:
  • Individual session:
    1 session per week
  • Process group:
    5 groups per week
  • Psycho-education:
    5 sessions per week
  • Family session:
    1 session a week
  • Multi-family process group:
    1 session a week
  • Wellness & Growth:
    Therapeutic guided activities

IOP: Intensive Outpatient Program

Duration: 4 weeks (3+ hours a day - 3+ days per week)
A primary non-residential program focused on treating addictions on a part-time –yet intensive– schedule
This is a 3+ days per week program where individuals and their families will receive:
  • Individual session:
    1 session a week
  • Process group:
    3+ groups per week
  • Psycho-education:
    3+ sessions per week
  • Family session:
    1 session a week
  • Multi-family process group:
    1 group per week
  • Wellness & Growth:
    Therapeutic guided activities
Targeted for individuals that have completed Inpatient treatment or have been unsuccessful in OP treatment and do not required PHP. Also for those struggling with substance use or other addictions, that have escalated to out of control or impairment in areas such as social, professional and personal relationships.
In our IOP we may include The Daring Way And Rising Strong Programs as a part of treatment. Guidance and education about support groups such as 12-Steps and Smart Recovery.

OP: Outpatient Program

Duration: 4 weeks (3 hours a day - 3 days per week)
A primary non-residential program focused on treating addictions on a part-time schedule
This is a 3 day per week program where individuals will receive:
  • Individual session:
    1 session per week
  • Process group:
    3 groups per week
  • Psycho-education:
    3 groups per week
Targeted for individuals struggling with substance use or other addictions, where its behaviors and patterns of use have not escalated to out of control or impairment in areas such as social, professional, or relationships
Designed to understand the process of addiction, impact and consequences to the brain and body, as many other issues related to their substance use or other addictions. Before entering this level of care, patients need to be assessed and evaluated.
Completion of this program depends on individual's commitment, progress, and clinical evaluation from all the clinical team, whom will assess patients' progress on a weekly basis and make recommendations for continuing care into this level or recommend successful discharge.

AC: After Care

Duration: Continuing (90 minutes - 1 day per week)
Provides a continuation of counseling and support once the IOP and OP program have been successfully completed
The patient must avoid the idea that he/she has been totally cured as a result of completing drug rehab treatment.
From this point on, the recovery process will take an important part of the patien's life. Aftercare provides services which will make transitioning into a new life with new habits and new ways of thinking more successful with less risk of relapse.
Objectives:
  • Follow Up on the relapse prevention strategy
  • Develop a personal life balance plan
  • Assess daily commitment, achievements and struggle as part of the daily routine

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FAQ

How can I tell if I'm addicted?

A good way to start is to analyze your use or behavior objectively. In order to do that, you can ask yourself questions such as:
  • Do I become restless, irritable, and discontent when I try to cut down or stop?
  • When I start using/behaving, do I have control over the amount or behavior?
  • When I honestly want to quit, do I find that cannot quit entirely?
Any of these questions will open the door to see if you are engaged in a compulsive, out of control behavior. Another great way to see if you are the victim of an addiction is to review the impact the use or behavior is having in your life:
  • Are you having difficulties in your relationships/school/work due to using/behaving?
  • Are you forgetting important commitments due to been using/behaving or seeking using/behaving?
In any case, if there are questions or concerns about your use/behavior, you should ask us for an open consultation with our trained professional.

Am I addicted because of my depression?

Psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety can co-ocurr with an addiction. Many times, addiction -the out of control use of a substance or behavior- is a coping mechanism developed through time to deal with negative inner states such as sadness, shame, anxiety, and loss.
However, you can develop healthier coping skills that will effectively help you process and move through the whole range of your emotions.

When is an intervention recomended?

Most of the time your loved ones are the first one to point out that you have a problem with a substance or a behavior. However, it is difficult for the suffering addict to realize that there is a problem and also that there is an effective solution.
When family members or loved ones realize that the suffering addict is out of control and is harming him or herself, that is when an intervention, assisted by a trained and certified professional, is recomended.

How are family members involved?

Addiction is an illness that can affect the whole family. That is why family members should be involved in the process of recovery.
Involvement depends on how much a member wants to participate, but it is recommended that family participates in family process, family sessions, psycho-educational groups, family support groups and all the activities that would help them understand the complexity of addiction.
In addition, their involvement will help them understand and realize how have they been harmed by the suffering addict, what can they do to help the suffering addict in their process of recovery, avoiding becoming enablers, and heal themselves.

What kind of treatment is right for me?

Each case is different and treatment is based on an initial assessment made by specialist. During your first visit you will be evaluated and assessed by a clinician in order to understand your individual case, causes, and conditions and treatment will be recommended.

How long does Outpatient treatment last?

Outpatient treatment is recommended to last at least 4 weeks. However, length of treatment will depend on several factors including your commitment, your progress, and how complex your case is. In addition, it is important to consider that an effective treatment plan for you will be designed with an “stepping down approach” to the level of care for your case.
If your are recommended to start in an Intensive Outpatient level that requieres 5 days per week with 4 hours each day, after completion of this level you should be stepping down to an Outpatient level of care that requieres 3 days per week with 4 hours each day for a period of time.
After that level, most people go to an Aftercare level that requieres attending our 90 minute Process Groups once a week.
This approach to treatment addictions takes into consideration your individual needs, but also the fact that every individual progresses differently.

Can I still Go to work during outpatient treatment?

The answer is yes, you can. However, that will depend on your specific needs and the progression of your addiction. Severe cases will need to be in a clinically controlled environment, a residential or night and day program, for several weeks.
Depending on your progress once you are stepped down to a less restrictive and controlled clinical environment, some program will allow to spend few hours working.


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