Support for engaging recovery and maintaining sobriety
Our early recovery services offer a different approach to maintaining sobriety. Along with individual and group therapy, the person is supported by our medical staff as well. This combination addresses the person’s substance-related social, psychological, and biological needs. We work with the person to create an individualized treatment plan as a foundation for successful recovery.
These treatment plans also take into account a person’s busy life. At Parallax Center, we work hard to make sure that treatment is as accessible as possible. As such, we have extended evening and weekend hours to help accommodate demanding schedules. We also host a peer-led Refuge Recovery group at our center to make access to this community resource easier and more inviting.
We are also proud to collaborate with Argus Community to offer HIV and Hepatitis C testing along with health education.
Treatment plans incorporate:
One-on-one individual therapy
Addressing co-occurring disorders
Follow-up medical appointments
Participation in mutual help programs
Collaboration with outside supports
Stabilization: The missing piece
In addition to psychosocial interventions, patients are monitored by our medical staff throughout treatment. Because the brain undergoes a healing process following abstinence, non-addictive and time-limited medications can be provided when necessary to stabilize physical and psychiatric symptoms. These often include anxiety, depression, and sleep issues that may continue after a detoxification is completed.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is commonly incorporated into treatment plans. These prescriptions may include, but are not limited to: Antabuse (disulfiram), Vivitrol/Revia (naltrexone), Suboxone (buprenorphine), Topamax (topiramate), and Campral (acamprosate).
EARLY RECOVERY SERVICES
Treating the whole person
A Closer Look: Group Therapy for LGBTQ-Identifying Individuals in Recovery
Parallax Center recognizes the importance of creating a safe and affirming atmosphere for all individuals seeking treatment for addiction. We are proud to announce that we are currently accepting patients to join our group that focuses on the unique needs of LGBTQ-identifying individuals in recovery, covering a variety of topics including:
Developing sober support networks
Stigma and role in substance use
Trauma, including intimate partner violence
Relationship conflicts & resolution
Sexual health practices & intimacy issues
Physical health and wellness
Dealing with grief and loss
Coping with co-occurring mental health symptoms
Mindfulness and regulating difficult emotions
Our therapist, Ariel Hurley, LMSW, MPH, is facilitating the group on Wednesday evenings. If you know someone who would benefit from participating in this group, please reach out by calling us at 212-779-9207.