Recovery Road treats only a small number of men and women at a time. This provides a secure and caring environment in which people feel safe about being honest about the challenges they face. Treating only a small number of individuals at a time also allows us to offer one of the most generous staff-to-patient ratios in the country for a recovery program. Our expert staff can get to know you and create a personalized treatment program designed to meet your specific needs.
At Recovery Road, we create a unique treatment plan for each individual. Your plan will integrate medical, psychological, holistic and spiritual approaches, including physical fitness and nutrition. At the same time, there are some common elements to each person's treatment plan, including at least two psychotherapy sessions a week, as well as group therapy and patient education sessions.
As soon as you arrive, we will contact members of your family to let them know that you have arrived safely. We will then assign you to a room, place your personal belongings in your assigned room and introduce you to your roommate and two other suite mates. Within a few days of your arrival, you will typically:
- Meet with your primary therapist so they can get acquainted with you
- Meet with a psychiatrist who can assess any underlying mental health issues that may need to be treated. If you are already being treated for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or another mental health problem, the psychiatrist will review your treatment plan, ensuring that you are benefiting from the most effective and up-to-date medications and therapies. In rare instances, the psychiatrist may conclude that you are being treated unnecessarily or incorrectly for a mental health program and will discuss proposed changes and options with you.
- Begin individual therapy
- Begin group therapy
- Begin group education classes
- Work with your primary therapist to design a personalized treatment plan to set you on the road to recovery.
From the moment you arrive, we are already preparing you for a successful discharge. While we want you to remain with us for as long as you need to, your primary therapist and the clinical team will be focused on ensuring that you be will able to lead a happy, productive and sober life long after you leave. This means your treatment is geared toward preparing you to stay sober and make a smooth transition from treatment to the "real" world. We do this in a number of ways, including:
- Learning from you what you need to stay sober following your time at Recovery Road. The team will help you identify situations or experiences that can trigger your desire to use alcohol and drugs, and arm you with strategies to avoid it.
- Ensuring that you develop the tools and insights needed to avoid using again, especially at those moments when you are most vulnerable. These tools include gaining insights about yourself, the ability to sense and avoid risky situations, and recognizing your responsibility for yourself and your actions. We'll also help you learn to remain open and rely on friends, family, 12-step groups, spirituality, religion and any other strategy that can provide the strength you need.
- Working with you and your family to help ensure that you return home with the right kind of support from your family and other loved ones. We can also help you realize how you may have undermined your family's trust in the past, and how you can regain it through sober behaviors and open communication.
- Communicating with mental health professionals or religious or spiritual leaders in your local community about the type of support you will need from them after you leave Recovery Road.
We encourage you to include family members in your treatment and will make it easy to do so. Your struggle with substance abuse is a major challenge not only for you, but also for your family and others who love you. Therapy sessions with family members can help you-and them-understand the roots of your addiction, the ways in which your family life must change, the triggers that make you vulnerable to drugs or alcohol and the type of support you will need as you move forward in sobriety. You'll also learn to connect with your family in new ways that allow them to become your allies and supporters in recovery. If family members live nearby or can travel to Recovery Road, they can join you for therapy sessions at our facility. If they live far away or are unable to travel, they can still participate in your recovery via conference call or video-conferencing.
Your individual treatment will draw on a number of therapies to speak to your unique needs and circumstances. Each treatment plan will combine all or some of the following:
- At least two individual psychotherapy sessions per week.
- Treatment by a board-certified psychiatrist for any mental health issues including depression, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder.
- Group therapy sessions, which may focus on issues such as grief and loss, resolving trauma, managing anger and stress or preventing relapse.
- Group education classes
- Spirituality groups conducted by leaders from various religious denominations and traditions.
- Art therapy
- Voluntary religious worship
- Physical exercise
- Massage therapy
A holistic approach treats your entire being-body, mind and spirit. The benefits to this approach are that you will leave Recovery Road in a stronger, healthier state. The approaches we offer include:
- Nutrition - Discover the connections between the foods you eat and your moods, strength and general health from a licensed nutritionist.
- Meditation - Meditation helps you concentrate your thoughts and gain greater control of your mind. At Recovery Road, you can explore meditation with an instructor who will help you learn how to use it effectively to better respond to stress and challenges.
At Recovery Road, we respect your beliefs and the beliefs of every other person who comes through our doors. We encourage you to include the belief that a higher power can help you recover, and to draw on it as a source of strength after you leave Recovery Road. Click here to learn more about how we can help you incorporate your specific religious and spiritual beliefs into your treatment program.
Physical fitness will be an important part of your treatment plan. We utilize a local gym several times a week where you can participate in cardiovascular exercise as well as other activities. Exercise improves your mood, reduces worry and anxiety, strengthens your self-esteem and provides you with greater physical and emotional energy. It will also help you succeed in your lifelong strategy to stay sober, healthy and happy.
With the permission of your primary therapist, you may receive letters, packages and faxes. Please understand, though, that this privilege is not unlimited and must be used thoughtfully. Because we are fully committed to the success of your treatment, we want to help you remain as free as possible from external distractions as you work on your recovery.
While we welcome family members to participate in family therapy with you, we do not encourage social visits by family or friends. You should prepare your family and friends to expect your stay to be approximately 60 days or longer. During your stay, you will need time and space away from them in order to focus on yourself, your challenges, your strengths and your future. It may feel lonely at times without having visitors, but in the long run it will help you better connect with yourself, your peers and the treatment team at Recovery Road.
We want you to be comfortable during you stay at Recovery Road. We also recognize the importance of appropriate clothing to your ability to focus on the right things. Please do not bring revealing shorts or skirts, halter tops, tank tops or mini-skirts, or any clothing bearing inappropriate or vulgar language. Below is a list of belongings to consider bringing:
- Shorts (modest)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products
- Comb and hairbrush
- Hair dryer/curling or flat irons
- Shaving cream