Corpus Christi, TX (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
Thanks to their innovative new treatment methods, Alcohol Treatment Corpus Christi was recently recognized by the Governors Office for its exemplary work in treating addictions.
Governor Rick Perry recently praised Alcohol Treatment Corpus Christi during a speech in front of the State Legislature as one of the leaders in helping to combat one of the nations biggest problems. The Governor toured the facility along with Houston Mayor Nelda Martinez during his visit to the city last week.
It was an honor to meet the mayor and governor, said Substance Abuse Director Jordan Layton. Its encouraging to see the state is committed to tackling the issue of drug and alcohol abuse and recognizes our hard work.
In its seven years of operation, Alcohol Treatment Corpus Christi has successfully treated more than 1,000 patients. The facility is known for its use of Dual Diagnosis as its main method for treating patients. The program provides rehabilitation by focusing on each patients mental health.
A good portion of our patients suffer from some kind of mental disorder, Layton said. They include depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or anxiety. If those mental illnesses arent treated, we cant realistically rehabilitate the patient.
Every member of Alcohol Treatment Corpus Christis staff has been specifically trained to deal with patients who suffer from mental illness. Peer and counseling support groups are also a major part of the facilitys curriculum.
Successful rehabilitation is a team effort, Layton said. Nobody should have to go through this alone.
Alcohol Treatment Corpus Christi also offers flexible hours to cater to patients with busy lifestyles. The center provides group sessions which start after 6 pm. Each patient is given a support team to help guide them through the process.
In addition to mental therapy, Alcohol Treatment Corpus Christi also has a wide variety of activities to stimulate each patient physically. Among its recovery methods include: