a doctor filling out a substance abuse evaluation for a new patient

Substance Abuse Evaluation

If you have a court-ordered substance abuse evaluation, you probably want to know what to expect. In short, a substance abuse evaluation determines the extent of your drug and alcohol problem. A substance abuse professional conducts the interview and recommends a treatment and education plan. At Santé Center for Healing, we conduct evaluations and also offer addiction detox services and addiction…

a woman looking at a random leaf before she gets information about marijuana and education on drugs

Marijuana and Education

There is a perception today that marijuana is not harmful. This line of thinking is especially common among young people. Understanding the realities of marijuana and education, however, is crucial in realizing just how risky taking this drug can be. What Are The Risks Of Marijuana? Knowledge about marijuana and education on drugs is vital so…

a doctor explaining dbt vs cbt to a patient


CBT and DBT are common treatment options for a variety of conditions including treatment for substance use disorder. Though they have some similarities, there are also crucial differences. Understanding DBT vs CBT will help you and your counselor or therapist choose the best treatment option for your particular situation. What Are The Differences? Treatment methods…

a woman crying while struggling with co-occurring disorders

Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders Need Therapy

Addiction treatment is not always straightforward. Many ineffective programs may only focus on treating the addiction without getting to the root causes or considering the possibility of co-occurring disorders. This is why it is so important to find a treatment center that understands how to address an individual’s unique issues. Your chances of true recovery…

a father and child hugging and making progress during an intervention while engaging family and friends

The Importance of Engaging Family & Friends

Each family member and friend of an addicted person has a unique relationship with drug or alcohol addiction – emotionally and behaviorally. Treating only the individual in active addiction has limited effectiveness. Santé walks alongside family and friends, recognizing the devastating impact substance use disorders have on everyone involved. We work on engaging family and…