Advanced Addiction Rehab 

The ReNova Method is a highly advanced form of addiction rehab that is more successful than traditional 12 step addiction treatment. 

ReNova works because it addresses all of the root causes of addiction at the same time. ReNova combines several clinically research-based approaches, developed at leading universities, into a powerful integrative model for lasting recovery from alcohol (either abstinence or moderation) and drug abuse.

ReNova is a one-on-one approach between a licensed counselor and a client. ReNova is successful when used alone and can be combined with traditional rehab support groups for those who tend to benefit from group help.  

ReNova is also appropriate for Alcohol Moderation Therapy in good candidates for that approach. In such cases ReNova reduced alcohol use to an average of 2-3 drinks per episode from a previous average of 9-21 drinks per episode before use of ReNova.


6/7 clients who used ReNova for alcohol moderation were still moderate at 12 months with many reducing alcohol use to 1-2 drinks per episode by six months following completion of training. 

The ReNova Method

For More Information See FAQs below

ReNova Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is ReNova? 

A. Is a promising new rehab process that has shown better outcomes for recovery than standard 12 step approaches.


Q. What is ReNova made of?


A. ReNova is medical, holistic and integrative therapy combined with a special mind self-training process to reduce or eliminate alcohol use and drug abuse. It is designed to leave the client free to independently and successfully manage their recovery.

Q. Is ReNova a substitute for 30 rehab?

A. While many people often think of a 30 rehab as a 1st resort, it is actually the last resort. The American Society of Addiction Medicine has an objective set of standards to determine both the level of treatment placement and continued stay at a level of care and the next steps. An evaluation by a licensed chemical dependency counselor or doctor of addiction medicine is highly recommended as the starting point of any rehab process for addiction or alcoholism. 

Q. Is ReNova effective for alcohol moderation? 


A. ReNova has been shown to be highly effective for alcohol moderation in good candidates with moderate to severe alcohol use disorder.  

Q. How long is the ReNova program?

A. The initial program of rehab using ReNova is 12 weeks in length with twice-weekly training/counseling sessions of 1-hour length. Follow up visits are scheduled once monthly for the 1st year.  Quarterly follow-ups occur thereafter as needed. 

Q. Is ReNova experimental? 

A. While the combination of methods is novel to ReNova, each component is well researched, FDA approved/cleared or endorsed by the American Psychological Association as an approved therapy. The particular combination of these approved approaches has been demonstrated to have a synergistic effect to improve outcomes. 

Q. Is there anything painful or uncomfortable about ReNova?

A. No. Transient minor side effects are sometimes reported at the start of the medication component but are usually well-tolerated and brief in duration.

Q. Is everyone a good candidate for ReNova?


A. While many people with substance abuse are good candidates, ReNova is contraindicated in persons with: co-occurring disorders of bi-polar and schizophrenia, persons with severe liver, heart or kidney damage or Wernekes encephalopathy and women who are pregnant.  

Q. Can ReNova be used to treat other addictions?

A. ReNova has not been tested on non-substance related or 'process' addictions. Clients with some of these co-occurring addictions have reported a lessening of compulsive gambling, compulsive sexual addiction, and compulsive shopping. 

Q. How was ReNova developed? 

A. ReNova was developed over a series of years at DayRise Recovery, a licensed multi-disciplinary treatment center. Michael O'Neal, LCDC-ADC III, the DayRise Center Director was the chief developer in collaboration with two physicians, one a psychiatrist, and the other a doctor of rehabilitative medicine.  

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This practice supports the use of many types of recovery tools including the use of ant-craving medications such as Naltrexone or Vivitrol as a part of a recovery program. These medications require a lawful prescription from a medical professional. 

Services may be provided by referral to Mary Burgesser MD or healthcare professional of your choice. 

Rare Exceptions to Confidentialty

There are some extraordinary exceptions to confidentiality that you should be aware of from the start. All counselors and therapists are required by law to report the following: Child abuse. Elderly Abuse. Suicidal Ideation or planning. Homicidal ideation or grave bodily harm to others planning. The planning of a criminal act, and any crime committed against the counselor, therapist or treatment facility can also be reported.

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