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AKUA Mind & Body is more than just a treatment center or a residential facility; it’s a revitalizing retreat that provides holistic treatment programs for those who are in need of substance use and mental health treatment. Our integrative approach combines Eastern traditions with Western science to provide the highest quality of care.

TREATMENT

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The first step towards a clean and sober life

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For most people, the path to recovery begins with detox. During this treatment process, our clients are carefully supervised 24/7 by a trained medical staff.

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A supportive living environment

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After detox, the residential treatment program is the second phase of mental health and addiction treatment where our clients are under the 24/7 care and supervision of out skilled clinical team.

PHP

Continued structured support

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(PHP) is a type of outpatient treatment program that caters to individuals with a substance use disorder, mental health disorder, or co-occurring disorders who require a higher level of care than the standard outpatient care can provide.

IOP

Maintaining sobriety

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IOP treatment clients will have completed a more intensive treatment program such as residential treatment (RTC) or partial hospitalization (PHP). IOP provides a strong foundation for a successful recovery.

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Ongoing aftercare

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Virtual Outpatient Programs replicate a similar experience as you’d receive through face-to-face individual and group therapy sessions. OP creates accountability

Mental health

Co-Occurring Disorders and Mental Illness

Care for your mind

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health disorders that affect an individual’s mood, thinking, and behavior.

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Personality Disorder

Individual personalities develop from experiences, environments, and inherited characteristics. Our upbringings, formal years, and DNA significantly factor into our personality types. When our personalities morph into unusual ways of thinking about ourselves, abnormal ways of relating to others, and unpredictable ways of controlling our behaviors, we may have a personality disorder.

Personality disorders are ingrained within our character, and as a result, many individuals will be unaware that they may have a mental health disorder. Individuals often see their thoughts, motives, and actions as normal, even though others who surround them are well aware there is something off. 

These maladaptive patterns often will carry into every aspect of one’s life, creating havoc in their relationships, home life, and occupational functioning. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), there are a total of ten personality disorders that are broken up into three clusters or categories known as Cluster A, Cluster B, and Cluster C. 

Since obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by both obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, each of these subsets has its unique list of symptoms:

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  • Frequent isolation, withdrawal
  • Unstable relationships
  • Poor impulse control

AKUA Mind & Body utilizes a blend of holistic approaches combined with evidence-based treatment and medication assistance to help individuals who have been affected by personality disorder. This treatment approach allows clients to recognize their underlying triggers and then provides guidance to develop healthy coping skills.

Personality Disorder Symptoms:

  • Frequent isolation, withdrawal
  • Unstable relationships
  • Poor impulse control
  • Frequent angry outbursts or mood swings
  • Co-occurring substance use disorders
  • A need for instant gratification
  • Appearing unemotional

AKUA Mind & Body Treatment Program

AKUA Mind & Body utilizes a blend of holistic approaches combined with evidence-based treatment and medication assistance to help individuals who have been affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This treatment approach allows clients to recognize their underlying triggers and then provides guidance to develop healthy coping skills.

Personality Disorder Subtypes

  • Paranoid personality disorder is characterized by an extreme distrust of others resulting in unjustified doubts and even malicious behavior. These individuals continuously believe someone is out to harm them or exploit them and usually have a difficult time forming close, trusting relationships with others. 
  • Schizoid personality disorder is characterized by extreme detachment from others. Individuals prefer to be alone all the time and do not want to confide in others. These individuals appear indifferent or aloof and rarely engage in any romantic relationship. 
  • Schizotypal personality disorder presents with very eccentric thoughts and behaviors. Individuals will often dress in an odd fashion and believe in magical thinking. They usually have extreme social anxiety and believe that public messages such as those found on television or the radio are directly being advertised to them specifically. 
  • Antisocial personality disorder is described as going against the social norms and breaking the rules and law, resulting in reckless disregard for others. These individuals often lack empathy and are constantly in trouble with the law. They will lie and even practice physical violence against others. If this disorder is diagnosed before 18 years of age, it is known as conduct disorder. 
  • Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods and interpersonal relationships, resulting in impaired impulse control and unhealthy behaviors such as cutting. These individuals usually have chronic feelings of emptiness, unstable relationships, unstable self-image, intense anger, and a deep fear of abandonment. 
  • Histrionic personality is classified as attention-seeking with the constant flaunting of sexuality. These individuals usually have insincere relationships and do not often engage in deep, meaningful conversation but instead come off as shallow, drama seeking, and self-serving.
  • Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-esteem. These individuals usually crave power and lack empathy and are preoccupied with success, beauty, and love and tend to exaggerate their talents and accomplishments.
  • Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by being withdrawn from others and the avoidance of social activities out of fear and embarrassment.
  • Dependent personality disorder is characterized by clinging behavior and extreme fear of being alone. Individuals with this personality disorder often feel helpless when they are alone and rely on others to make major decisions and assume responsibility. 
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