At Aspire Counseling Services we share the philosophy of Narcotics Anonymous: “It’s not what or how much you used but only what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.” Alcohol and other drugs become a problem when we continue to use despite negative consequences to our lives. Perhaps a person only drinks every 6 months but every time they drink they get a DUI. Or maybe you are a daily drinker who has a difficult time coping without alcohol. Perhaps you have had a physical injury that caused you to be prescribed painkillers and as your body gained a tolerance you ended up using more and more until no amount could take away your pain. Or maybe you are the person who has lost their relationships with family members due to street drugs and are suffering from the guilt and shame of not being able to stop. No matter your poison, being held hostage by a substance is no way to live. The counselors at Aspire Counseling Service are all ex addicts with multiple years in recovery obtained by different methods. We incorporate behavior modification, cognitive thinking, mindfulness skills, 12 step concepts, and many other models depending on each person's needs and belief system. We understand that having a healthy support system is crucial to recovery and work to involve family members when possible as well as peers, sponsors, friends, and medical professionals.
One-on-one adult and adolescent counseling
Individualized treatment planning
Eating Disorder Treatment
Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.