Syndrome Model of Addiction Treatment

Here at The Dunes, we treat addiction with the Syndrome Model of Addiction in mind. We believe that addiction stems from underlying causes and conditions. Proven research has shown that substances and high occurrence patterns of behavior actually can shift brain function and emotional state. That’s why when we create treatment options, we focus on treating causes and consequences of addiction. Also known as the 3 C’s:

  • Cravings
  • Loss of Control
  • Addiction Related Consequences

What research has found is addiction can be expressed in a variety of ways including: gambling, exercising, shopping, drug or alcohol abuse, etc. These addictions all have similar causes to the dependence. Our team of clinicians will evaluate to determine what the root consequences and causes of addiction are. When we have the root causes and consequences in place, we can help determine what treatment plan best fits the patient.

Syndrome Model of Addiction Treatment Process

We want each patient to have a successful recovery. Therefore, we have a set process to diagnose and create a successful treatment plan.

Historical Evaluation

In order for us know understand what the 3 C’s are, we need to investigate each case individually. Our team of clinicians will do a thorough evaluation of each patient’s history including psychological and medical history.

Addiction Recovery Model Treatment Plan

As stated before, our treatment plans are tailored to each individual. After we’ve learned the history of the patient, we will go ahead and determine the best treatment plan for them with the addiction recovery model in mind. Within each treatment plan, we like to educate each patient in learning more healthy and positive ways to cope with their cravings and help train the brain to react positively to situations instead of negatively.

Treatment Types

It doesn’t matter what you’re addicted to, we treat each addiction individually providing personalized treatment. Our treatment techniques for syndrome addiction may include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, experimental therapies, family therapy, and more. Most of our treatment plans integrate multiple techniques to match each person’s experience and current struggles with addiction.


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