Addiction Treatment Services Overview

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a chronic, progressive and sometimes fatal disease. It causes emotional, physical, financial, employment and social problems that can destroy relationships and ruin lives.

The good news about this disease is that addiction is treatable. With an opportunity to learn about the illness, develop coping skills and establish alternate behaviors, many individuals addicted to alcohol and other drugs can stop the progression of the disease, manage their addictions and live lives of recovery.

The Changing Pointe at CenterPointe, in the St. Louis region, is based on the philosophy that addiction is a disease with identifiable, diagnosable symptoms. CenterPointe Hospital also believes that addiction can be effectively treated in a medically monitored, multi-disciplinary environment utilizing proven therapeutic techniques, and managed throughout life by employing effective coping skills and with the support of a 12-step model of recovery. Our holistic treatment model is group-oriented and includes therapy, education and other treatment modalities designed to promote personal reflection and the development of individual recovery skills.

Sometimes individuals experience more than one behavioral health disorder – a dual diagnosis – consisting of separate illnesses that occur simultaneously and may have overlapping and interwoven symptoms.

Patients with a psychiatric illness such as depression or anxiety, and an addiction to alcohol or other drugs, may require dual diagnosis treatment. Diagnosis requires evaluation by professionals skilled in recognizing and differentiating the symptoms of each illness.

Chemical dependency programming in all levels of care addresses the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological needs of each patient and includes family services and aftercare as integral components of the treatment program.

CenterPointe’s addiction recovery programs are designed to initiate the recovery process and promote a substance-free lifestyle. Patients learn about addiction as a disease, the ways it affects their lives and the lives of their families, as well as the techniques necessary to maintain a life of recovery.

CenterPointe’s addiction treatment services include the following levels of care:

  • Inpatient detoxification
  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient treatment

Download our addiction brochure HERE.

CenterPointe Hospital taught me I was not defined by my addiction and I could beat this disease. Now I’m living a drug-free and happy life – the life I deserve.
– Alumni