Substance use disorder and mental illness look different today. The Blanchard Institute was founded because we believe treatment should look different too.
Our approach focuses on a milieu of therapeutic and evidence-based modalities that give each individual the essential tools to manage the medical diagnosis of chemical dependence and the co-occurring diagnoses that either pre-exist or emerge alongside substance use disorder or mental illness.
There’s no other source in Charlotte that includes placing a primary focus on family education, providing effective modalities such as EMDR, yoga, mindfulness practices, acupuncture, other co-occurring issues in a safe and therapeutic setting.
Our Approach to Substance Use Disorder and Recovery
Blanchard’s therapeutic approach begins with giving respect to substance use disorder and mental health issues which means that we treat it like a fatal disease. The Blanchard Institute is a healthcare facility and a community that provides healing, hope, and education. As a behavioral healthcare provider, we use evidence based treatment that works within the family dynamic.
We keep our clients’ best interests in the forefront of our mind at all times. It is our staff’s duty and mantra to lead our clients into recovery with positive and proven methodologies.
The Blanchard System of Values
From our facility to our various treatment modalities are designed with the client’s recovery in mind. This is what we value above all else– to lead our clients to long-term recovery– but we also strive to maintain ethical and intellectual rigor along the way. Here are a few of the Blanchard Institute’s core values:
- A commitment to client safety
- A desire to provide a tranquil place where clients can become emotionally connected to the care team and one another
- An insistence on compassion and respect at all times
- Flexibility within reasonable parameters
- Demonstrating transparency and honesty whenever we talk with our clients
- A willingness to combine kindness with the critical truths we’re forced to convey
- A commitment to getting rid of the stigma that destroys so many lives
We also value the family system and the power it alone has to provide support and healing. And perhaps most importantly of all, we look at substance use disorders with the reverence we’d give to any deadly disease. This is what gives meaning to our work and why we take it so seriously. For us, this is much more than a job– it’s a calling.