Addiction, ED's & Intervention, Residential Treatment & Aftercare

Addiction

MHBA Therapists conceptualize and treat addiction as a disease. Some are willing to work with a harm reduction model and most encourage a total abstinence plan.


We treat both chemical addictions (alcohol, drugs, prescription medication) and process or “lifestyle” addictions (video games, sex, pornography, gambling, flirting, shopping, compulsive eating, bulimia, cutting, food avoidance, co-dependency, OCD). We offer coordinated care with a variety of Treatment Centers and we also offer IOP (Intensive Outpatient) Services in an effort to avert the need for residential care. A physician is typically involved in this treatment as well as other team members that may be called for (i.e., a registered dietician).


We consider an eating disorder to represent both a disordered relationship with food, with Self and with others (with its own dynamics that need to be understood and addressed) and an addiction, with behaviors that need to be modified. MHBA clinicians, in the context of a multi-disciplnary team including dietitian, primary care physician and psychiatrist, address ED's from both angles.


Intervention

In cases where a loved one or key employee seems to need help, but is resistant to it, MHBA can facilitate the process of helping you to get them to get the help they need. MHBA hosts a web site in which more information may be found at www.InterventionStat.com.


Residential Treatment & Aftercare

When hospitalization or Residential Treatment is required, MHBA coordinates admission, deals with patient and/or family members throughout the residential or hospital stay, and then effects a smooth transition back to outpatient or intensive outpatient, with facilitated connection with the local 12 step community.