Our residents often progress through treatment at different paces, which is why we value having individualized treatment plans for our residents. The residents that complete 90 days of treatment and agree to attend a sober living afterward typically have the best chance of continued success. Our program consists of three highly structured 30-day treatment phases, designed to gradually transition the resident back to his home and family. With a solid foundation, realistic goals, and a well-formed aftercare plan, our clients have the best possible chance to succeed at staying sober.
Our community members accompany the new resident to all scheduled treatment and outside recovery activities. Each resident will be assigned a “big-brother” that will help them get acclimated to the schedule and surroundings. Although all residents participate in the same daily schedule, our clinical team works collaboratively with residents to create and follow through with a treatment plan that addresses the resident’s immediate and individual needs. At day 30, the treatment goals are reviewed and redacted as the resident and counselor see fit.
During the second phase of treatment, the resident will continue working on addressing the root issues that exacerbate their addiction. The bulk of the therapeutic work is often done during this phase because the resident is opening up old wounds that will be processed by an LPC and LCDC. Often, the resident completes the 4th and 5th step during this phase. This phase seeks to address the resentments and un-forgiveness from the past that the resident is still holding onto. As the resident gains spiritual maturity, we begin the consideration of passes that allow our residents to leave the campus temporarily to address their aftercare needs.
The third and final phase of treatment is centered on two things: aftercare planning and giving back to the community. The resident is still required to engage fully in programming, but spends additional time identifying and solidifying aftercare needs. They are also required and expected to give back to the new members of the community by sharing their stories and leading by means of serving others.
We view addiction as a progressive illness that only gets worse overtime if not sufficiently treated. Much like someone with diabetes, addiction is a very treatable illness but without treatment, the results can be devastating. Individuals can experience divorce, loss of parental rights, overdose, and even death in some severe cases. Not only do our residents have to learn how to live the rest of their life sober, they also have to learn how to enjoy life again, without the use of a mind-altering substance.
One way to equip them in this process, is to teach them the essential life skills they will need, after having completed 90 days of treatment. The residents will discover a wholistic approach to self-care. The residents will learn emotional and relational skills such as: communication skills, conflict resolution, anger management, coping strategies, and stress management.
Residents will also learn practical everyday skills such as: time management, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and learning how to live on a budget. In addiction, our residents were only focused on using and procuring more drugs. With recovery, we hope to equip our residents with the necessary skills to live a long life filled with spirituality, community, and sobriety.