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Our treatment model utilizes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) along with MAT (medically assisted treatments) as the framework around which we develop all of our strategies.

ATS firmly believes that addiction is most often a two-pronged illness consisting of the addiction condition itself coupled with one or more co-occurring mental disorders (e.g.: anxiety, depression, etc.).

CBT is the most effective research based treatment strategy for achieving desired outcomes.

ATS offers three programs located along a continuum of care:

  • Outpatient;
  • Intensive Outpatient (pending)
  • Residential Treatment (pending)

Each program is designed to meet the comprehensive needs of our patients. Patients may move in and out of programs contingent on their manifested need for intervention as reviewed on a regular basis by the clinical team.


A 6 month treatment intervention strategy focusing on the stabilization of the patient’s addiction, teaching new coping strategies and teaching patients how to make significant behavioral changes in their lives. The CBT model is designed to encourage patients to take more positive control of their lives by making healthier choices and learning responsibility for their behavior. Medication management, where clinically indicated, is consistently reviewed to obtain the desired outcomes.

ATS utilizes a three-tiered level system throughout its continuum of care to encourage and track patient’s movement towards changing their lives. Outcomes and achievement are hallmarks of making incremental behavioral changes that will lead to healthier life style choices

Level 1

Focuses on patient stabilization from their addiction while at the same time introducing the concepts and strategies that will form the basis of further incremental behavioral change.

Constructs of the ATS model are introduced and practiced.

Structure-Organization-Discipline (SOD) is introduced as key cognitive concepts that should be understood prior to moving on to level 2.

Key strategies to track and understand the relationship between Sleep-Exercise-Diet (SED) are introduced and tracked by the patient.

Focus and accountability are practiced in both group and individual sessions.

Vocabulary used in treatment is consistent so that there is a common thread of understanding that becomes functional for all patients.

Strategies utilized on level 1 patients include:

Individual and group psychotherapy,

Journaling, and self-reporting of cognitive and mood functioning through the Client Rating Of Status (CROS) inventories provided at the group session,

Thorough indoctrination as to the clinical information presented on the Yellow and Blue clinical data sheets.

Level 2

Is for patients that have stabilized and have achieved:

30 days of drug free behavior,

Are engaged in the treatment process, attending group and individual sessions as per the treatment plan,

Are familiar and practicing the information presented on the Yellow and Blue Clinical data sheets.

Patients on Level 2 will demonstrate a more active understanding of the impact addiction has had on their health, legal, employment, and family dynamics.

Level 3

Patients that achieve this level of demonstrated clinical understanding will be in a position to demonstrate a leadership role in group dynamics. They will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their own addictive behavior as well as a general understanding of the information presented in group psychotherapy, and will have mastered the clinical strategies unique to the ATS program. Patients on Level 3 will be stable and prepared to move into the Aftercare Program


This is a 6-12 month program to further practice and enhance skills and strategies learned in the first 3 levels of intervention

This program is for patients that have demonstrated their ability to make incremental behavioral changes in their behavior and are stable with their addictive behavior and are able to implement functional strategies in the areas if sleep exercise and diet.


Medical evaluation and management

Addiction evaluation and individualized treatment plan

Individual psychotherapy

Weekly Psycho-therapeutic and Psycho-educational Groups. 6 per week.

Pharmacy Consult

Dietary consult

Exercise consult