NEW YARDLEY, Pa., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 23 million drug and alcohol addicts, another 30 million people suffering from eating disorders, and millions more suffering from process addictions such as gambling, risky sexual behavior, and obsessive media use; it is no surprise Americans are reconsidering some of our opinions about addiction and addiction treatment.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports there are now 14,500 treatment facilities in the U.S. and growing - but still only about 1 in 10 addicts receive treatment of any kind. Remarkably, most existing rehabilitation programs are still rooted in the 12-step method conceived by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939, despite limited data on its effectiveness.
Meanwhile, the crisis gets worse. The death rate from drug overdoses more than doubled from 1999 to 2013, obesity and diabetes rates continue to rise, compulsive digital distraction is everywhere, and most current treatment approaches to addiction seem like putting a band-aid on an axe wound.
Liberation Way, a new rehabilitation facility located in Yardley, PA, has their own vision for how to cure the disease of addiction. They refer to their method as 'reality-based treatment' and it is a holistic approach to recovery. It begins with the understanding that addiction is an individualized sickness and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment.
Their team of multi-disciplinary experts create a research based, individual treatment program for each client. They account for factors such as substance abuse history, lifestyle, health concerns, and if there is a co-occurring disorder. There is often more than one single reason a person struggles with addiction.
Liberation Way's unique treatment plans then call upon in-house resources from sober living assistance, to individual and family counseling, to medical evaluations and medication management. In addition to the on-staff professionals, other community partners and caregivers are welcomed into their healing environment. These local vendors provide support services ranging from acupuncture and massage therapy, to diet and nutrition, as well as yoga and other physical activities.
It appears that Liberation Way's fresh approach to addiction rehabilitation is of interest to more than just clients: "Having Ken Seeley [from A&E 'Intervention'] come to our facility to conduct his study is an honor," said Dallas Fetterman, CEO of Liberation Way, "especially since we are one among just a few of the select treatment centers, and we are a relatively new program."
Liberation Way maintains a deliberately small, safe, and intimate housing and program facility at 70 West Afton Avenue Suite 101 (Yardleyville Square). They serve the entire Northeastern U.S.
For more information visit: http://www.liberationway.com
SOURCE Liberation Way