At The Last Resort, we are experts in recovery. Our licensed clinicians combine evidence-based therapies to ensure each client achieves the best possible outcomes. If you would like to learn more about our sophisticated treatment protocols, we invite you to read on.
Evidence-Based Therapies for Lasting Recovery
Addiction isn’t just an issue of substance abuse. It’s a condition that affects every aspect of a man’s life – his relationships, career, physical health, and mental well-being. Because of this, substance use disorder must be holistic in nature. At The Last Resort, our whole-person approach consists of therapies that get to the heart of issues in each of these areas.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) describes evidence-based therapies as treatment methods with research supporting their effectiveness. Each approach is specifically designed to address the effects of addiction on the patient, his loved ones, and his community. They break these interventions into discrete categories: pharmacological treatments (“pharmacotherapies”) and behavioral therapies.
Our Proven Approach
At The Last Resort, our licensed clinicians utilize both pharmacotherapies and behavioral therapies. Our pharmaceutical interventions include medical support throughout the detoxification process. Our behavioral approach is more varied, and includes scientifically backed models like:
We also offer experiential treatments that provide structure, motivation, and deep personal insight for men in the recovery process. These methods include equine therapy, fitness therapy, family programming, mindfulness practices, addiction education sessions, and our Healing Heart workshop.
Treatment Rooted in Best Practices
At The Last Resort, we understand the importance of evidence-based therapies. That’s why all of our methods are backed by extensive scientific research, accrediting bodies, and state and national licensure boards. It is our aim to provide life-changing care to men in Texas and beyond. If you need help overcoming a substance use disorder, contact our admissions team today. We are standing by to provide you with the care you need to recover.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are evidence-based treatments?
The American Psychological Association defines evidence-based practices as the integration of the best, most current research findings with clinical expertise in the context of client treatment. Put simply, it’s the intersection between scientific research, a clinician’s experience, and client needs. When determining whether a practice is truly evidence-based, the APA refers to research outcomes, data, and peer-reviewed methods.
Do you have any unique therapeutic offerings backed by science?
Yes, The Last Resort is home to many groundbreaking therapies rooted in scientific evidence, including:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Trauma
- Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Dual Diagnosis
- Family Therapy to Address Dysfunctional Family Dynamics
Are your services delivered by licensed clinicians?
Yes, all therapeutic interventions are overseen by licensed experts. Some activities at The Last Resort are facilitated by highly trained individuals in recovery, but all clinical programs are conducted by Masters-level counselors.
Why is evidence-based care important?
The American Society of Addiction Medicine recognizes substance use disorder as a chronic, relapsing disease. The experts at the ASAM assert that various factors contribute to addiction, including genetic predisposition, brain circuitry, environmental factors, and each person’s life experiences.
Like other chronic, relapsing diseases, substance use disorder requires a specific treatment plan. This is a medical condition that must be addressed with proven methods in order to be resolved. At The Last Resort, we pride ourselves on the use of scientifically backed interventions that successfully treat addiction.