THE ST GREGORY
Providing a safe and comfortable environment to deal with withdrawal symptoms (if present) or just break the daily cycle of addiction. St. Gregory Retreat Center is a certified medical detoxification facility where patients are in the trusted care of our interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and our other medical detox staff. Clients undergoing detox at St. Gregory’s are able to avoid the discomfort of a hospital environment and have the luxury of a nice bed, good food as well as staff and other guests to talk to for support.
Healing Your Brain
Years of drug and alcohol abuse not only take a toll on your body, but they significantly alter your brain functioning; specifically depleting the neurotransmitters in your brain’s reward centers. Neurotransmitter restoration is accomplished through our IV Amino Acid therapy. Amino acids are the precursors the body uses to produce neurotransmitters that become depleted through substance abuse (dopamine, GABA, enkaphalins, norepinephrine, and serotonin). Instead of masking your cravings, St. Gregory works to repair chemical imbalances and restore natural brain function.
Train Your Brain
Research has shown that more than 50 percent of people undergoing treatment for substance abuse suffer from cognitive impairment, which refers to the way the brain is able to process information. While not as significant to everyone, cognitive impairment can lead a person to struggle with depression, anxiety and higher levels of stress which can lead to a more difficult path to recovery. St. Gregory Retreat Center has found that these are in fact specific, very trainable skills; meaning we can help you heal this impairment. This is truly empowering to anyone seeking lasting recovery from substance abuse.
Change Your Thinking
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is consistently shown to be the most effective therapeutic method for treatment of substance abuse. Emotional responses to circumstances in life and “triggers” for the desire to use drugs and alcohol are deeply rooted in our thought processes and belief structures. Quite simply, CBT works to instill the tools necessary to understand why you think, feel, and behave the way you do—and how to change those responses. We will teach you how to better understand stress and anxiety and equip you to handle the situations without the use of drugs or alcohol.
Health & Wellness
St. Gregory clients go through a full medical history and physical (H&P) combined with other screenings to provide the initial information for the St. Gregory Health Assessment. The results of these screenings are utilized to create a personal nutrition and physical activity regimen that will be followed while at St. Gregory. Combining physical health with the elimination of substance abuse results in clients feeling better than they have in years (if not decades).
Our recovery program doesn’t end at graduation. We provide not only support once you leave, but also a game plan. Upon graduation a recovery coach will work with you for 12-months on the long-term goals you have developed while at St. Gregory. This is one of the most important aspects of our program as it provides clearly planned goals and objectives for recovery and is an invaluable resource to help our graduates maintain the motivation and resilience necessary for permanent recovery.