EMDR Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Helping People Recover from Addiction and PTSD with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy by Reshaping How People Associate Emotions with Troubling Memories

When treating addiction, it’s not solely the substance abuse tendency that must be addressed. To attain long-term sobriety, one must also address the underlying causes of the addiction. For many, this underlying cause is a mood disorder or a mental health condition such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Many who have worked diligently at treating their addiction find themselves relapsing time after time. This is because they have not addressed the underlying cause or co-occurring disorder fueled by the addiction. Addiction treatment must treat the human as a whole, not solely the residual action of substance abuse.

What Does Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Do?

What if you could change the way you react to trauma and stress? What if you could replace self-limiting beliefs with self-empowering ones? What if you could process traumatic memories and heal from distressing events of the past? EMDR empowers you to do so.

How Does EMDR Work?

By stimulating the brain to process unhealed memories, EMDR desensitizes the emotional charge of memories and allows the individual to reprocess how those memories are stored in the mind and body. This is a natural restoration and adaptive resolution to trauma. EMDR works by decreasing the emotional charge (desensitization, or the “D” of EMDR) and by linking to positive memory networks (reprocessing, or the “R” of EMDR).

Why is EMDR Effective in Treating Addiction?

Many individuals who suffer from substance abuse do so because significantly stressful experiences of the past have overwhelmed their brain’s natural capacity to process trauma in a healthy and adaptive way. This is why a small trauma has the power to lead those who have attained sobriety after addiction to a major relapse. The cause of many mental health issues is ineffectively processed information stored in the mind and body. Past trauma may be inadequately digested and thus cause further distortion and inability to adequately digest new trauma without the aid of substance abuse as a coping mechanism.

EMDR Therapy at Midas House Rehab in Lake Elsinore, CA

At Midas House, EMDR is provided by a licensed and experienced therapist. Through a client-centered approach, we have guided patients to make great breakthroughs and recovery. If you seek to gain understanding and a fresh perspective, we encourage you to learn what is happening in your mind and body. Through EMDR, this is made possible. Contact Midas House today to attain long-term recovery through treating co-occurring conditions with a focus on dual diagnostic care.

Our devoted team is standing by 24 hours a day to help and answer any questions you may have about our EMDR therapy or our approach to addiction treatment with no judgment and same-day admission.

What Sets Midas House Apart?

We Care and Understand

You don't have to go it alone. We are here for you on your journey towards recovery and want nothing more than your success in life without addiction or substance abuse.

Not a One-size-fits-all Treatment Center

We know that each person is unique and has their own set of challenges. That's why at our treatment center, we provide a high-level personalized approach with evidence-based treatments for positive results!

Feels Like a Home, Not a Medical Facility

You'll find our residential inpatient treatment offers spacious living spaces with no more than six patients at once ensure the perfect environment for your rehab journey.

Engaging Activities to Keep You Centered

Activities like exercise, hiking, yoga, massage, lake activities & nature walks will focus your mind on what's important to help you heal and keep your body healthy.

Most Insurance Accepted

We know that insurance coverage can be a real source of uncertainty for people, and we want to make sure you have all the information necessary. The great news is health insurance covers the total treatment costs. Even If you don't have insurance, we offer low cash payment options for our treatment programs. We are committed to working with individuals who need treatment regardless of their financial situation.