The Dunes East Hampton is a strong believer that a blend of holistic treatment and clinical services are needed in order to help people recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Therefore, in addition to our unique holistic treatment offerings, we have a comprehensive lineup of tried-and-true clinical services, as delivered by licensed counselors, therapists and similar professionals.
Our inpatient addiction treatment program is highly customized to the individual, so it’s unlikely any one client will be directed to participate in every single form of clinical treatment we offer. Nonetheless, to get a better idea of each of our clinical treatment offerings, here’s more on each of those services:
Addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and the person’s behavior. Concrete neuroscientific evidence says that brain and body chemistry change with addiction.
Thus, we deliver addiction education, which provides an understandable review of the chemical impact alcohol and drugs have on the body and mind – such as increased tolerance, cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
We place particular emphasis on the client’s personal understanding of where they are most vulnerable and how to utilize the tools they are given in rehab to prevent relapse. Clients leave our addiction education group with practical knowledge of how this disease expresses itself physiologically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR affects how the brain processes information, similar to what occurs during the dream phase of sleep (known as rapid eye movement). Utilizing light and guided by a trained therapist, clients explore past trauma in a safe, controlled environment. EMDR does not erase trauma, but helps clients view the disturbing experience as a less distressing experience.
EMDR is approved and utilized by The World Health Organization, American Psychiatric Association, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense as an effective treatment for PTSD, trauma and other psychological distress.