Recovery First West Program Overview
Approach to Healing
Recovery First West uses a comprehensive approach to help you or your loved one overcome addiction and work towards long-term recovery. the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders can be seen in our original curriculum, Embracing Change: Recovery for Life. The curriculum, created specifically for the needs of clients seen at American Addiction Centers (AAC) by a panel of qualified and experienced clinicians, is designed to foster recovery by educating individuals about the disease of addiction and common co-occurring disorders, and facilitate meaningful exercises in both group and individual settings.
Because addiction is unique for all of us, identifying and planning around individual treatment needs, therapy, and aftercare, comes from collaboration among the client, primary therapist, and treatment team. Treatment plans also takes into consideration, when applicable, the client’s co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and/or PTSD. Throughout the client’s program stay, we evaluate the treatment plan, the client’s progress, and appropriate next steps in treatment.
Our clinical team incorporated 12-Step concepts and meetings into our programming because we strongly encourage your involvement in meetings, peer support groups, and sober activities. Meetings are a safe environment to share among recovering peers during and after rehabilitation, these groups help you or your loved one establish a social network of sober friends and activities. Most importantly, 12-Step group attendance has shown to increase lengths of abstinence (Journal of Substance Addiction Treatment, April 2014).
What will be different this time?
Long-term recovery is possible for you or your loved one if you are engaged and committed to the program. – National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
By developing individualized treatment plans, Recovery First West treats the unique addiction and co-occurring behavioral health needs of the client.
Clients meet with our multidisciplinary clinical team upon admission for an onsite assessment to review their addiction, mental health, and medical needs. This evaluation provides a rounded picture of the client’s distinct situation and facilitates collaboration as we establish treatment and preliminary aftercare goals. Additionally, this evaluation shapes treatment to help the client move forward to a life of increased stability, balanced health, attainment of goals, and possibility of long-term recovery.
Clients who wholeheartedly commit to the treatment process with a willingness to change give themselves the best chances for recovery, despite number of previous treatment attempts. The fully engaged client attends therapy sessions, participates in groups, and completes the exercises in the Embracing Change: Recovery for Life curriculum workbooks. The more the client invests, the more transformative he or she will find the process of change that unfolds as our program leads him or her to improved health, wellness, and self-directed fulfillment of potential.
Many individuals who struggle with substance abuse also struggle with mental health disorders. Recovery First West treats both the addiction and any co-occurring mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and bipolar disorder.
The value of this additional type of treatment becomes even more apparent as the client enters aftercare. Our clinical team’s training in dual diagnosis means we can actively work with clients to help them develop coping skills for mental health symptoms that could potentially lead to relapse down the road.
With focus on both your substance abuse and mental health issues, Embracing Change: Recovery for Life is the interactive curriculum we developed around best practices in current addiction therapy as well as clinical research on the latest effective treatments for co-occurring disorders.
The curriculum engages the client with unique interactive exercises and opportunities for self-examination. We also provide educational recovery information, aftercare coping strategies, and skills to manage co-occurring mental health disorders.
Following graduation from our treatment program, we encourage clients to keep their completed workbooks. Our hope is that they will occasionally review the workbooks for personal reflection as part of their long-term recovery.
Recovery First West encourages family involvement in our monthly sessions specifically designed for discussion of the family’s role in long-term recovery. With client consent, we invite all family members, spouses, partners, children, and loved ones to participate in family weekends either onsite or via conference calls. These family sessions help set discharge expectations, support, reinforce, and strengthen post-treatment recovery efforts by involving all of those who play a part in the client’s long-term recovery and relapse prevention.
Length of Stay: Why 90 Days Is Recommended
Longer lengths of treatment stay are conducive to positive addiction recovery outcomes. For continued long-term sobriety, 90-day programs are the minimum recommended length of treatment.
Length of program stay will be determined by each client’s individual set of circumstances such as treatment progress, needs of co-occurring mental health conditions, level of care requirements, and insurance plan coverage.
Our 90-day Brand Promise
If you successfully complete our 90-day treatment program, we guarantee you’ll stay clean and sober, or you can return for a complimentary 30 days of treatment.
Up to 30 Free Days of Treatment
In the event of a relapse at any time post-treatment, American Addiction Centers, Inc. (AAC) will provide qualified individuals with up to an additional 30 consecutive days of treatment at one of its facilities at no additional cost to you.