The team at Real Recovery believes that forming an authentic connection with every client is the foundation of successful treatment. This begins during a comprehensive assessment, where we get to know you and determine the treatment path that optimizes your chances of long-term recovery.
We offer three unique levels of care to meet each individual’s needs:
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – 30 Hours Per Week
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – 10 Hours Per Week
- Outpatient Program (OP) – 4 Hours Per Week
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Our PHP is right for individuals who have misused substances or have been in active addiction recently. Real Recovery offers a fun, structured five-day-a-week program to provide support and stabilization while reducing relapse risk. The PHP program at Real Recovery provides 30 hours a week of direct contact. Each client will be given the Real Recovery Skills Handbook and Journal, which helps staff and clients track milestones while in clinical services.
Stability and coping with day-to-day challenges are key achievements at the PHP level. Instead of attending work or school, clients will focus on treatment goals such as maintaining sobriety, expanding their recovery support network, and learning skills to maintain their recovery.
- Daily group therapy with a focus on addiction foundations, addiction and family roles, and scheduled process groups.
- Supervised personal reflection time with SMART Goal Setting.
- Bi-Weekly scheduled volunteering in the community. Volunteering has been shown to reduce stress, combat depression, reduce feelings of isolation, increase confidence, and give a sense of purpose and meaning.
- Weekly Nature Therapy. In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has limitless access to some of the best parks, trails, and waterfalls around. Nature therapy has been shown to improve an individual’s physical and mental health.
- Bi-Weekly Equine-Assisted Therapy. Clients work with horses in an experiential manner with the guide of a licensed mental health professional to learn about themselves and others, while processing feelings, patterns, and behaviors.
- Weekly yoga and guided meditation groups.
- Communicable disease education provided on site by WNCAP prevention educators.
- Weekly spirituality groups with option of monthly integration of sweat lodge ceremony.
- Life skills focused on budgeting, home management, and employment in recovery.
Outpatient Program (OP)
Outpatient groups are recommended for men and women who demonstrate a lessening need for intensive therapeutic support as they transition from treatment to life commitments, such as work or school.
Clients are appropriate for step-down to OP after completing requirements of SAIOP:
- Minimum of 6 weeks of consistent attendance
- Completion of journal given at intake
- Approval from clinical staff and respective sober living
OP treatment groups are twice a week on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for 1.5 hours from 9:30am-11:00am.
Psychiatry is provided on site to manage any mental health needs and is available to each client weekly. Psychiatric evaluations and follow-up sessions with our doctors is available at all levels of care.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Real Recovery Clinical Services offer two gender separate, specific tracks of Intensive Outpatient Programming. IOP is minimum of 9 hours per week of group and 1 hour of individual therapy.
Women’s IOP is provided M, W, F from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Men’s IOP is provided M, W, F from 9:30am-12:30pm.
Real Recovery has created a theme rotation for clients that hits on not only the primary substance use diagnosis but engages clients in many other areas that they have often struggled with both before, during and after their addiction. Our experiential activities enhance the therapy experience for our clients. Experiential activities break the monotony of talk therapy when clients, especially young adults, become disengaged.
Experiential Theme Rotation Focuses On:
A philosophical question for the ages: Who am I? What is important to me? What is hard for me to accept and why? Clients are challenged and supported through the process of self-discovery, self-acceptance, self-esteem, and conscience.
Intimacy & Relationship Dynamics
Intimacy and healthy relationships are crucial to recovery. Clients are given space to explore past and present relationships, patterns of dependency, defense mechanisms that get in the way of meaningful connections, and real-time practice at healthy communication. While challenging themselves to make changes toward long-term recovery, clients are also working to cultivate self-compassions.
Mindfulness is a core skill for most evidence-based treatment approaches and acceptance is infused into many mindful-based approaches. Acceptance is practicing openness to experience thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories while orienting to the here and now. Mindfulness is integrated throughout our clinical programming with bi-weekly Subtle Yoga, mindful eating, mindfulness techniques, and group meditation.
What captures your mental energy? These repeating thoughts can be in the form of cravings, resentments, shame, traumatic experiences, and unhelpful desires. Recovery is a very unique experience and is an ongoing conversation that is highlighted more in-depth during this weekly rotations. This week focuses on gaining insight, diffusing the power of captivating thoughts and redirecting them over time. Clients also plan for how to maintain their recovery through navigating recovery specific challenges and developing recovery engagement techniques.
Young adults in recovery are often met with challenges related to life skills due to the nature of addiction derailing their developmental trajectory. Clients practice conversation and listening skills, living on a budget, and skills for obtaining and maintaining employment or managing college. Clients also learn leadership tactics.
Those seeking treatment often want to escape pain and feel good. However, the reality of obtaining and maintaining recovery is often met with uncomfortable feelings. We approach this paradox with helping clients build a meaningful life and get good at feeling. Clients learn to identify their values, find direction, and learn new ways to relate to their internal and external world.