Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Wellness Resource Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Wellness Resource Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Boca Raton’s Preferred Processed Addiction Treatment Center

Although many people associate addiction with drugs and alcohol, addiction is a complex illness that can involve more than just substances. Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic note that some people struggle with compulsive behaviors they have trouble controlling, such as continuing to try to win back gambling debt, playing computer games instead of going to work, or seeking out unhealthy intimate relationships.

Known as process addictions, these concerns can disrupt a person’s life much like a substance use disorder can. Those who are living with a process addiction, such as gambling disorder, gaming addiction, or sex/love addiction, find it difficult to manage the urge to engage in these behaviors even if they’ve suffered negative outcomes.

People who struggle with process addictions may feel powerless to stop their actions and might hide their behaviors or isolate themselves from their loved ones. They may also stop taking care of themselves, going to work, or managing their daily responsibilities so that they can spend more time taking part in the activity associated with a specific process addiction.

Fortunately, process addictions are treatable concerns. By getting professional care for gambling disorder, gaming addiction, or sex/love addiction, it’s possible to learn to manage the symptoms of a process addiction and regain control of an illness that has kept you from living the life you deserve.

Signs & Symptoms of Process Addictions

The types of process addictions and their symptoms vary, and each person has a different experience with these conditions. However, there are certain behaviors that may indicate that someone is struggling with a process addiction.

Here are some common signs and symptoms of process addictions:

  • Can’t stop thinking about the behavior and continually plans for the next experience
  • Restless or irritable when unable to engage in the behavior or when attempting to stop the behavior
  • Engages in the behavior to alleviate feelings of distress or a negative mood
  • Needs to engage in the behavior more often or for longer periods to achieve the desired effect
  • Unable to stop the behavior after repeated attempts
  • Has lied to loved ones to hide the behavior
  • Has put work or significant relationships at risk because of the behavior

Process Addictions Causes & Risk Factors

There is no single cause of process addictions, but experts note that there are certain risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood for developing gambling disorder, gaming addiction, or sex/love addiction.

Potential causes of and risk factors for gambling disorder include:

  • Gambling in childhood or early adolescence
  • Family history of gambling disorder

Potential causes of and risk factors for gaming addiction include:

  • Availability of a computer with internet connection
  • Being an adolescent male

Potential causes of and risk factors for sex/love addiction:

  • History of physical or sexual abuse
  • Access to sexual images and information

These causes and risk factors may apply to all process addictions:

  • Family history of substance use disorders
  • Personal history of addiction
  • Personal history of other mental health concerns

The Effects of Process Addictions

The effects of process addictions can vary significantly depending on individual factors in a person’s life, such as how long they’ve lived with the condition, whether they’ve sought treatment before, and if they’re struggling with any other medical concerns. Potential effects of process addictions may include:

  • Decreased self-esteem
  • Feelings of shame and guilt
  • Substandard job performance or job loss
  • Financial struggles or bankruptcy
  • Inability to develop healthy relationships
  • Damaged relationships with loved ones
  • Trouble with the law or incarceration
  • Increased risk of a substance use disorder
  • Increased risk of other mental health disorders

The compulsions associated with process addictions can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. But when a person who is struggling with a process addiction receives care that is appropriate for their needs, they can make positive changes that lead to a healthier, more satisfying life.

Therapies Used in Process Addiction Treatment

At Wellness Resource Center, our expert team develops a personalized plan of care for each client based on a detailed intake assessment. Depending on their specific needs, a client’s process addiction treatment might include:

  • Group, individual, and family therapies
  • Various experiential therapies
  • Medication management services
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • 12-Step programming

Every person heals from the effects of a process addiction at their own pace, so we determine each client’s length of stay based on their individual progress. We believe that it is essential for our clients to have the time and space they need to find recovery in the way that is most beneficial to them.

When a client is ready to transition out of our care, we provide them with a detailed discharge plan that connects them with any necessary resources and support services. This allows them to continue the progress they’ve made at Wellness Resource Center for years to come.

Why Choose Our Treatment Center for Process Addictions

Recognizing that it’s time to make a change is a major step toward improving your life. To achieve successful, lasting recovery from a process addiction, it’s important to find a center that truly understands how your struggles with a process addiction have impacted you.

Wellness Resource Center personalizes your care so that the therapies and services you receive address your specific challenges. You’ll work collaboratively with your care team throughout every stage of your recovery, helping you build your confidence and regain the sense of control you lost from living with a process addiction.

Our comprehensive range of programming allows us to meet you where you are in your recovery, providing you with flexible lengths of stay and the level of care you need to heal. At Wellness Resource Center, we empower you to learn to manage the thoughts and actions that once controlled your life, helping you rediscover hope for better days to come.

Marks of Excellence
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Delray Beach Drug Task Force
  • Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR)
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Jason Foundation
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