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Mindful-Based Treatment

What is it?

A bright life begins with balance

Life can be stressful, chaotic and…let’s face it…hard. Sure, many manage to cope with little or no difficulty. Many others, however, do not. Mindful-based treatment is an effective method for achieving and maintaining the balance needed to deal with a difficult life that is filled with responsibilities, decisions and demands. While we are all born with an inherent ability to be mindful, the forces of daily life is often overwhelming. In the process, we fail to exhibit that trait, causing us to overreact and become unnecessarily emotional. However, by consistently performing and practicing exercises that promote mindfulness, the brain is programmed to default to this behavior. This allows the individual to keep proper perspective in all situations, which is beneficial for the mind, body and soul.

Substance addictions we treat

There are many forms of addiction and every individual is different. At BriteLife, we understand that a traditional, templated treatment approach will not work. Regardless of your substance-abuse situation, our staff develops customized plans using various methods to provide each client with the care, knowledge and tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety. We also diagnose and treat any co-occurring mental health disorders that may be present, as this is vital for truly overcoming substance abuse.

  • Alcoholism
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Meth
  • Crack
  • Opioids
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription Drugs
Why it's important

A critical step in your recovery

While mindfulness exercises are beneficial for all, research shows that it is an extremely valuable tool for treating addiction. These exercises, which include meditation and various interventional therapy models, often in group settings, teach participants different ways to calm and clear their minds as well as effective techniques for minimizing or eliminating cravings and other addictive tendencies that may result in substance abuse.

At BriteLife, we utilize various mindfulness-based treatment therapies including MBPR and MORE, among others, to re-train the mind and restore neurocognitive processes that are negatively affected and damaged during addiction. While such principles do help create a defense mechanism against certain addictive behaviors, it is not, on its own, a cure but rather another component of the overall program. However, the exercises and techniques taught in these treatments can be used during times of temptation, stress and anxiousness to help achieve balance, stabilize emotions and provide the clarity needed to make good decisions.

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