NOW, THE MOST EFFECTIVE ALCOHOL & DRUG RECOVERY PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL AND FLEXIBLE.
Clarity Enterprises, Inc.’s Confidential Recovery Program offers the only truly effective addiction treatment program that allows clients to:
Be anywhere they need to be when they need to be there
Continue working, even on location
Enjoy all the comforts of home or a five-star hotel
Get them sober for good in a truly private and confidential program that can cost thousands less than traditional high-end residential recovery programs.
Not everyone is able to do a traditional residential recovery situation. Many can’t afford to be out of circulation somewhere for 30 or 60 or 90 days with limited or no access to the outside world. Business waits. Families wait. Life waits. But contractual obligations sometimes won’t wait.
Then there are those who simply need Confidential Recovery, rather than letting the world know that they are going through a recovery program.
It is often important that these individuals still have the capability to perform their responsibilities, including travel, meetings, press conferences, location work, etc., which traditional residential treatment makes no allowance for.
With Clarity’s Confidential Recovery Program clients attain sobriety in their real world, where it really counts. Some people can maintain sobriety in the cocoon of a residential treatment program, but they relapse when they are faced with the pressures and temptations of their real world.
Clarity’s program is structured around the client’s needs and schedule. The fact is, it’s not only convenient, it is also the most effective program for attaining sobriety, based on studies conducted through major universities (examples appear later in this document). No one offers a more successful sobriety program that is 100% confidential. Clarity’s program includes training of both the brain and the body, so that clients learn how to cope with pressure and stress without external substances.
Not only do Clarity’s clients succeed in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction, they perform better and feel better than they ever have in their lives. Their minds are clearer, they think more quickly and creatively. They operate at peak level.
In order to provide these clients with the greatest chance to obtain long-term recovery, Clarity’s program incorporates features which have each achieved demonstrated positive results and which, taken together, have the highest probability of success.
THE ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS
Prolonged substance abuse and addiction result in brain damage. Neurofeedback training restores the brain functioning, reduces cravings, and helps the person control impulses and deal with the cravings that result in relapse.
The Clarity Model® of neurofeedback focuses on impulsivity and cravings to bring the brain back into normal functioning and reduce cravings that can lead to relapse. But there are several other benefits to neurofeedback:
Reduced cravings that lead to relapse.
Faster “calming” of the brain -- The brain of an addict or alcoholic is damaged. Neurofeedback helps the brain heal.
Far more receptive to other therapies such as individual or group counseling, nutritional supplements, yoga meditation, etc.
The neurofeedback training is based on a brain map generated by a completely painless and non-invasive brain scan called a quantitative electroencephalogram or qEEG; the brain map will show areas of the brain that need to be retrained to operate more effectively. This scientifically proven neurotherapy will be custom designed to the client’s individual “brain map” and supervised by one of the top experts in the field, Dr. Robert N. Grove, Chief Science Officer of Clarity Enterprises, Inc. (a biography follows later in this document.) Clarity’s system also incorporates a combination of other assessment tools such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). The clients experience continuous evaluation and self-assessment throughout the program, allowing them to feel ownership in their recovery program.
THE SOBER COACH
At the heart of the program is a full-time “sober coach,” who will be with the client continually during the first 30 to 90 days, or longer, depending on continued assessments. The sober coach will help in myriad ways and will also administer the training sessions. All sober coaches are trained in addiction treatment and are certified.
At the same time we will have the client participate in psychotherapy sessions administered by our staff psychologists who specialize in addiction treatment, or the client can bring in his or her own psychologist. This is an important piece of the treatment mix, and the therapy can even be conducted through the Internet.
FULL PHYSICAL EVALUATION
We also recommend the client receive a full medical evaluation at the beginning of the program. This will help identify any special physical issues and allow us to adapt treatment to the condition of the client. We can also incorporate a physical trainer, along with a program developed from the results of the complete physical. Again, clients are free to bring in a physical trainer of their choosing. The physical reconditioning of the body works hand in hand with the neuro-based training and helps the client begin to feel better faster.
Clarity can also incorporate any other programs a client may desire, such as mediation or yoga, either of which is a useful tool in recovery in terms of teaching relaxation and correct breathing. A psychologist can also aid the client in guided meditation. The client is also free to bring in any other meditation guide of his or her choosing, or guide for other programs that can work within the structure of treatment. Whatever will help the client, we’ll build into the program.
Ideally, the program will be started in a place suited to a few days of detox – whether that’s at home, a detox center or even a hotel with the appropriate oversight. Following that, the treatment can continue wherever the client needs to be, or wants to be, as long as the time for sessions is allowed.
SAMPLE PRICING & SCHEDULE
In consideration of how unique this program is to the individual, Clarity will provide a custom proposal for care broken into its various elements. This will allow the best possible examination of how the individual program will be structured and what the particular costs are for each aspect.
The following is an example breakdown of the cost of the program:
First 30 (or more) days:
Neurofeedback equipment*: $6,000 *Equipment will be set up to travel with client and accompanying sober coach.
qEEG, including physiological stress profile (rapid turnaround): $2,000
Sober companion: $1,500/day (plus travel expenses)
De-addiction and relapse
prevention training (neurofeedback) (2 sessions/day): Included
Guided mediation (optional): Included
Psychotherapy (if Clarity provides therapist) : $225/hour
Psychotherapy (if Clarity provides therapist) : $225/hour
De-addiction and relapse prevention training (neurofeedback) (2 sessions/week): $150/hour (plus technician travel expenses) These figures do not include the location at which the treatment will begin which is dependent on the client’s prerogative as well as the length of time the beginning stage should take – which will vary by individual need.
This individualized, effective program most often costs less than a high-end residential treatment program, with a far greater rate of success.
The Clarity program will last as long as the client needs it. Clarity recommends a more intensive schedule of sessions for the first one to three months and then drawing down the number of sessions progressively over a one year period. However, some clients may require fewer sessions earlier on, and some may feel they wish to continue with occasional sessions after a year. As stated, it is a customized program tailored to individual need.
But please be aware that the end result is not a new dependence on treatment. Clarity’s training is geared toward getting the client back to full functionality as an individual without a desire or need for substances at all.
SOBRIETY ONCE AND FOR ALL
For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Dean Kraemer, Chief Marketing Officer, at 818-383-6673.
NEUROFEEDBACK & ADDICTION STUDIES
Over the past 20 years, studies have consistently proven the effectiveness of neurofeedback in treating alcoholics and drug addicts. Three of the most prominent studies are Peniston, 1989 – a study done in conjunction with the Veterans Administration in Colorado. All subjects were Vietnam veterans who previously had other forms of treatment with unsuccessful results. They were all severe alcoholics that suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well. The subjects were assigned to one of two groups: ten were assigned to the experimental group using neurofeedback therapy, and ten were assigned to the control group, using traditional psychotherapy.
The outcome was an 80% abstinence rate, which is to say that 80% of the subjects stayed sober as of both the three-year and ten-year follow-ups, compared to a 20% abstinence rate in the control group. Additionally, the experimental group also experienced no further issues with PTSD, and all clinical scales were within normal ranges on the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) (Peniston, 1998).
Diné (Navajos), 1994 – A neurofeedback study was conducted with 19 alcoholic Native Americans using culturally appropriate treatment. The three-year follow-up showed that 80% of the subjects stayed sober (Kelley, 1997).
Cri-Help, 2005 – Cri-Help is a recovery center in North Hollywood, California. The study included 121 subjects (60 in the control group receiving no neurofeedback; 61 in the experimental group that received neurofeedback treatments). A three-year follow-up concluded that 77% of the experimental group remained sober (those that received the neurofeedback treatments) versus 44% of the control group (those that did not receive the neurofeedback treatments).
The Cri-Help study also documented that the neurofeedback treatments significantly improved anxiety, depression, stress, sleep and other disorders, and the experimental group stayed in treatment 50% longer than the control group (Scott, 2005).
Peniston, Eugene O. The Peniston-Kulkosky Brainwave Neurofeedback Therapeutic Protocol: The Future Psychotherapy for Alcoholism/PTSD/Behavioral Medicine, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, www.aaets.org/article47.htm, 1998.
Kelley, M. J. “Native Americans, neurofeedback, and substance abuse theory: Three year outcome of alpha/theta neurofeedback training in the treatment of problem drinking among Diné (Navajo) People,” Journal of Neurotherapy, 2(3), 24–60, 1997.
Scott, William C., Kaiser, David, Othmer, Siegfried, Sideroff, Steven I., “Effects of an EEG Biofeedback Protocol on a Mixed Substance Abusing Population,” The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 31:455–469, 2005.