Research has shown that it takes multiple treatment approaches for drug addiction to help individuals, which is really what you are dealing with, individuals. The approach is going to be different in treating a middle-aged mother of four with a prescription drug problem, than to the treatment approach for a 19-year old college student who is struggling with alcohol and methamphetamine. Our treatment utilizes a multi-systemic program of drug rehab focused on the needs of our individual residents.
Aspects of Drug Treatment
Detox is the process of getting the drugs or alcohol out of the system and treating withdrawal that can occur. Prior to entering a treatment facility, detoxification can be required. The length of a detox stay does vary on a number of factors. This includes the severity of the dependency (addiction), what levels of drug are in the system, the type of drug and how long it takes to get an individual stabilized. Medical detoxification involves using a series of medications to curb withdrawal and cravings, and constant monitoring from medical professionals.
Greek philosopher Socrates is attributed to saying: "Education is the kindling of flame, not the filling of a vessel." Educational elements help those in rehab to firmly kindle their flame. It is much more than learning about addiction, drug treatment and its science. This education is a foundation of information to help the addict/alcoholic continue to kindle and rekindle their flame for recovery. At Cirque Lodge we do this through a series of psychoeducational workshops, groups and even through our experiential piece in the mountains. Women residents are assigned a female counselor who oversees their drug treatment plan, and facilitates counseling sessions and therapy. This will enhance the experience of women in recovery.
We are an abstinence-based and recovery oriented facility with a foundation upon the 12-step program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. While in treatment great care is taken to introduce and implement these steps into the lives of our residents. This is found through all aspects of care whether it be the clinical side or through experiential therapies. The real efforts of recovery take place after the completion of drug treatment. With a foundation of the 12-steps, our residents have a continuing point to their recovery by going to meetings, working with sponsors and helping others in the program.
For many individuals drug addiction can be part of a co-occurring problem. Mental health disorders, like depression or anxiety disorders can also coexist. When you add the effects of drug abuse or dependency it exacerbates the problem to a whole new level. Dual diagnosis in our residential drug rehab program is the means for diagnosing these disorders and properly treating them with medications and with appropriate therapies. We are dedicated to providing effective dual diagnosis treatments to our residents who are faced with mental health concerns in conjunction with their substance abuse problems.
When it comes to drug abuse and all the baggage involved in those things, it can be imperative and therapeutic to talk things out. Cognitive and experiential therapies provide us with a motivational and positive tool to talking through and analyzing the underlying concerns of substance abuse. When the underlying concerns are brought to light, then the role of therapy is to develop effective coping strategies for dealing with these things. Effective drug treatment must involve not just personal therapies with a counselor, but also group and family aspects to build recovery support.
We believe that our Family Systems Program is the signature piece to drug rehabilitation treatment at Cirque Lodge. The far reaching effects of a drug addiction can have a deeply rooted impact on the entire family. Likewise family support and involvement in recovery can have an invaluable positive impact on the healing process. To assist family members in this effort, we provide a four-day program we call "Family Week." It consists of individual and group family therapies, experiential activities and perhaps the finest set of workshops found in our industry. Family Week provides so much more than just an education. It gives all involved an opportunity to explore, address and deal with the concerns we have regarding our loved one's alcoholism or drug addiction.
As we say here, 'treatment is for discovery'. The real legs of a clean and sober life come after we leave the care of the inpatient center. With our program we do all we can to pave the way for the residents leaving our facility. A fully involved continuing care plan is coordinated and readied for the individual prior to discharge. This greatly assists in the transition process and hopefully reduces the anxiousness and stress. For those who are local, or remain locally to our facility, continuing care groups, meetings and activities are held weekly at the Studio.