Our Vision is that everyone in need of treatment for chemical dependency receives the compassion and respect that they deserve while being offered the best clinical care available.
Coalition Recovery exists to provide state-licensed, nationally-accredited addiction treatment to those in need through both part-time and full-time programs. We believe that the most effective treatment for substance use disorders is individualized to each client and combines both therapy and medication. Our team of addiction treatment professionals treats every client with respect and compassion while utilizing innovative approaches to treatment.
At Coalition Recovery in Tampa, Florida, we use a variety of therapy techniques to help beat addiction. At the heart of our program lies our evidence-based strategies, including accelerated resolution therapy or ART. This type of treatment is done in a one-on-one session with one of our many counselors who specialize in this therapy. If you are looking for eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) for drug or alcohol addiction treatment in the Tampa Bay area, ART is very similar in many ways. Coalition Recovery is one of the only drug and alcohol rehabs in the area to offer this specialized therapy. We hope that along with other evidence-based therapies like CBT, ART can be another tool in the box to help people understand and overcome their addictions.
Accelerated resolution therapy (ART) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that utilizes back and forth eye movements to help clients address common problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is not the same as EMDR; however, they both use eye movements. In experiencing ART, you may find that you connect pieces of information that are already stored in your memory to help you resolve your issues. While focused on a problem and concurrently using eye movements, the brain makes new connections with a person’s strengths and problem-solving abilities.
ART is a very focused eye movement therapy and, as such, has produced quick, effective, and safe results in treating all of the following:
ART has shown efficacy with adults as well as children.
When initially thinking about your problem during therapy, you may feel uneasy about it. Clients quickly pass beyond their anxiety or sadness to first experience calm, and then, as their problem loses its hold on them, relief. After ART treatment, the evidence to date shows that the changes you make will be long-lasting.
You will be in total control of the therapy – this is not hypnosis. Each session will be with one of our ART trained and licensed clinicians and will be very similar to a typical individualized session, just with an added technique. They will ask you to use ART’s Degree of Intensity scale to indicate the intensity of the emotions related to your problem by sliding an indicator on a scale. She will then sit slightly to your left or right and have you follow her fingers with your eyes while you think about a problem. Next, she will ask you to describe what you experience during the brief time of moving your eyes. Physical sensations will also be processed using eye movements so that disturbing sensations can disappear, and positive feelings can be enhanced. In fact, using ART interventions, clients have often replaced a negative image with positive images. Subsequently, when clients think about their problem, it is the positive images they will recall.
Your licensed therapist will be asking you to notice any body sensations as you go along. Do not worry about whether you will be doing ART correctly as the eye movements tend to relax you and the eye movements do the work. She may ask you a direct question that you can focus on while using eye movements. You may be better able to answer questions while using ART’s eye movements because they increase your ability to solve problems. Together, you may also use some creative visualizations to aid in the resolution of your problem. As you both begin ART, you may notice you are becoming calmer, which happens even with the most anxious clients. Although ART causes you to reexamine troublesome events or problems in your life, this therapy often has a calming effect. Often, clients leave the session feeling like a weight has been lifted off their shoulders.
Contact one of our Coalition Recovery representatives today by either completing a secure online form or calling 888.707.2873 to find out if ART is right for you. Our associates will walk you through the qualifications for this therapy and other therapies that we offer. We also offer other modern addiction therapies to accommodate and help you on your way to recovery. Begin your journey to wellness today.
Reach out to our team today at 888.707.2873.