From Other Treatment Programs
First and foremost we know what works and what doesn't. Our owners, our counselors, and most of our other staff members are in recovery themselves. Treatment was part of our road to recovery. We all attend 12-step meetings outside our workday. We have sponsors and Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous are integral parts of our lives. We "walk the walk" not just "talk the talk".
Treatment programs, in California, are governed by certain regulations established by the state. These regulations are necessary, but to be quite frank are very minimal. The state requires 20 hours a week of therapy and educational classes. There are no requirements as far as family therapy or involvement and aftercare is not addressed at all.
We know that the relatively short time a person is in treatment is extremely important. Building the cornerstone for sobriety is absolutely essential and that takes work. We offer over 40 hours of classes, one-on-one therapy, group therapy and other activities. We also know that addiction is a family disease and the family not only needs help but should participate in the recovery process. This is why they are included two times per week and aftercare is also offered to them.
Knowing that people hear and absorb information differently, we keep our classes fresh with 6-8 professionals conducting our treatment classes. This facet of our program is almost unheard of in the treatment field. Usually only 1 or 2 counselors do the entire program.
We know better and that is why our residents are taken to outside meetings once or twice a day. Here they see and even participate in what 12-step meetings are all about. We encourage our residents to find a sponsor and start the steps while they are with us. This way they are off running and not just trying to figure out what to do.
Sounds like a lot... it is but we are aware that our minds and bodies, in early recovery, need more than just classes and meetings. Great nutrition, quiet & rest times along with group social outings round out our program.
Obviously, it all comes down to the residents' commitment to recreating their lives and this isn't necessarily easy. One thing for sure, we promise to do our best, to be professional at all times, and to prepare you for your life after leaving us.
These are not just meaningless words put on a website. We take our commitment seriously from our hearts... people die from addiction and there is no reason for that.