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CARS Treatment Philosophy

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services is dedicated to providing the most effective services to our clients to aid in their recovery from a cunning, vicious and patient disease.
At the core of all of CARS treatment is The Matrix Model® which provides a proven framework for engaging clients in treatment and helping them achieve abstinence. Our program provides direction and support from a trained addiction counselor who functions simultaneously as teacher and coach, fostering an encouraging relationship with the patient and using that relationship to reinforce positive behavior change. Our philosophy promotes the patient's self-esteem, dignity, and self-worth. All clinical interactions are designed to be realistic and direct, not confrontational or parental. Detailed treatment manuals and materials draw heavily on other tested treatment approaches including the Brain Disease Model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Contingency Management, Motivational Interviewing and Relapse Prevention. The model is structured through work sheets for individual sessions, family education groups, early recovery skills groups, relapse prevention groups, couples counseling, drug screen test, 12-step programs, relapse analysis, and social support groups.
In support of our primary program we also provide ancillary services to address the holistic needs of our clients and include Emotions Management, Spirituality, Co-dependency, Vocational Supports and lessons from the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.
As an adjunct to counseling services we also offer pharmacological therapies proven to support healthy, positive change in recovery including the use of: Naltrexone, Suboxone, Campral, Wellbutrin and Chantix.
CARS’ Mission states that we are “…dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting individual dignity and respect for all”. We believe that the best way of doing this is in providing proven effective services in a way that recognizes the unique needs and strengths of each of the clients we serve. We will remain dedicated to exploring new approaches and will balance thorough evaluation of new research against our clients’ right to services that work. 

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