Welcome to La Paloma Treatment Center
We are providers of integrated treatment to persons with addiction and/or mental health conditions. Through the use of the Foundations Treatment Model, our specially trained staff members address the complex needs of individuals struggling against co-occurring disorders.
Expert Addiction Treatment in Tennessee, the Heart of America
Offering drug and alcohol help for persons with co-occurring disorders
Our campus, located near historic, mid-town Memphis, Tenn., offers comprehensive, medically supervised detoxification, individualized integrated services and programs that provide an introduction to the 12-step principles, daily group and individual therapy and life skills classes.
Our facility includes
- Detox unit
- Women and men’s only units
- Basketball court
- Weight/exercise room
Residential participants enjoy
- Delicious and nutritious food
- Meditation and quiet time
- Daily recreational opportunities
Those in the residential program in Tennessee may also participate in AA and DRA groups that conveniently meet on La Paloma’s campus as well as attend a variety of other recovery meetings throughout the community.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Participation in a treatment program is an important first step on the road to recovery. It is through this step that individuals discontinue use of addictive substances, stabilize mental disorders and establish a foundation of recovery and functionality.
At La Paloma, our rehabilitation program revolves around our client’s readiness to recover and change. We believe that an effective drug rehab program provides a variety of services aimed at meeting the treatment goals and needs of the people it serves.
Our specially trained staff members work together with our clients to make important lifestyles changes, manage feelings, develop tools for coping and learn the necessary skills for successful abstinence. By designing effective strategies for prevention and teaching our clients how to identify the warning signs, our goal is to reduce the risk of relapse.
- Provides medication to control cravings or reduce withdrawal symptoms (when needed)
- Screens for mental health conditions
- Provides education about alcohol, drug addiction and other present conditions
- Provides an introduction to the 12-step principles and other recovery meetings
- Helps with the development of relapse prevention skills and identification of triggers
Our treatment programs at La Paloma take a different approach than most rehab programs. Many drug and alcohol rehab programs offer treatment that deals with addiction but not the other emotional and mental issues that the majority of individuals with substance abuse issues are also facing.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Up to 65.5 percent of individuals with substance abuse/dependency issues have at least one co-occurring mental disorder
- 51 percent of individuals with a mental disorder also have at least one co-occurring addictive disorder (Kessler, 1994)
Through the use of The Foundations Treatment Model, we offer programs that incorporate an integrated approach to drug and alcohol rehab which include detox, individual and group therapy and much more. This model also utilizes motivational interviewing methods and philosophies and recognizes the stages of change in the recovery process which highlight a non-confrontational approach to treatment.
Among other fundamental aspects of treatment, La Paloma embraces a way of life based on the 12-Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA).
Research shows that more than half of the people affected by one condition like an addictive disorder are also affected by at least one other condition like an emotional or mental illness and vice versa. This diagnosis is referred to by a variety of terms including: co-occurring disorder, dual diagnosis, co-morbidity, concurrent disorders and dual disorders.
Co-occurring disorders affect over 10 million Americans each year
- 56% of individuals with a bipolar disorder (Manic depressive illness) abuse substances
- 47% of individuals with a schizophrenic disorder abuse substances
- 32% of individuals with a mood disorder other than bipolar abuse substances
- 27% of individuals with an anxiety disorder abuse substances
When those suffering from co-occurring disorders are not fully treated on both sides, recovery is far more difficult. Unfortunately, most addiction treatment centers focus on one or the other.
However, the treatment program at La Paloma is nationally recognized for integrative methods and evidence-based practices that have produced proven results for individuals with dual and multiple addiction and mental health disorders. Our methods have been proven more effective than traditional drug and alcohol treatment methods in a five-year research study using the Foundations Treatment Model.
Common associated issues
- Family and social problems
- Employment or school problems
- High-risk behavior
- Increased emergency room admissions
- Increased need for acute health care services
- Legal problems and incarceration
- Multiple admissions for chemical dependency due to relapse
- Multiple admissions for psychiatric care due to re-occurrence of psychiatric symptoms
While the conditions and severity of those with co-occurring disorders greatly vary, they all share one common fact: treatment must address both the emotional or psychiatric illness and the chemical dependency within a comprehensive program to ensure recovery from both.
If you or a loved one is in need of help, contact us. Counselors are available 24 hours a day at (877) 345-1887.
Last Updated: January 3, 2013.