The Silver Ridge treatment philosophy is based in acceptance and commitment therapy, which is a modality that focuses on increasing psychological flexibility and understanding what's valuable to you and important to you and helping you connect with those things so that you can be the most engaged with the world and the most quality way possible.
We also focus on intrinsic change rather than extrinsic change, which is a defining feature for Silver Ridge. And so when you think about, oftentimes in treatment settings, there's an emphasis on extrinsic change in behavior modification and all of those things are important. But for Silver Ridge, our intrinsic focus stems from wanting to really understand the function that the substance is serving for a client.
And so when we talk to clients initially during the pre-screen process or and their first few days at Silver Ridge, we really want to get an understanding of not so much, you know, the substance itself, but why were we using the substance? What function did that substance serve for you? And typically clients will say things like, you know I've struggled with anxiety for years or my job is a high-stress job and substance use is the only way that I know to find relief from that stress. And so once we understand that we can really have a truly intrinsically focused treatment approach where we're addressing the anxiety or the need for stress relief or sometimes it's things like unresolved trauma or an underlying depression and so
Why is Silver Ridge Unique?
Silver Ridge is unique because it's not a behavior modification model, it's not a 12-step ...