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) – 9 Hours Per Week
- Outpatient Program (OP) – 4 Hours Per Week
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.
Young adults in substance abuse treatment are met with unique challenges such as getting a job, creating a schedule, returning to educational institutions, and paying bills. Often due to addiction, young adults have not met these developmental milestones which has strained both the person with addiction and their family. Real Recovery’s treatment approach is centered on helping young adults and their families move towards a meaningful life together while helping the person with addiction progress through the developmental trajectory of young adulthood. Family therapy for addiction treatment is vital for helping families make changes to support both the person with addiction and the family as a whole. Real Recovery understands that “family” can take on different meanings to each person who walks through our doors, whether it’s a traditional family, an extended family, or an elected family support.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the objectives of family therapy are to move the family from:
- Distrust to reconciliation.
- Guilt to forgiveness.
- Stress to strength.
- Frustration to understanding.
- Despair to hope.
- Sadness to support.
- Anger to peace.
- Conflict to agreement.
- Crisis to resolution.
At Real Recovery, the licensed therapists are trained to identify goals, support the family in effective ways of communicating, crisis-intervention, and realigning the family system to increase healthier and meaningful interactions. Family therapy is available and provided to every client who enters our doors.
Real Recovery Family Workshop is offered monthly at no additional cost. We have transitioned the program to a virtual platform until further notice due to COVID-19.
Our Family Workshop is a one-day event, which occurs monthly to support and educate families. The workshop provides an opportunity to meet staff, learn about addiction and recovery, identify and address communication roadblocks, make sense of behaviors while also supporting the family with cultivating self-compassion. We encourage family members to attend the workshop to supplement their loved one’s recovery.
Rooted in a deep and unwavering belief in the healing power of families, the essence of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy or EFFT, is to afford caregivers a significant role in their loved one’s mental health and well-being. The therapist’s role would then be to empower and support caregivers in mastering the skills, tasks, and, yes, the feelings involved in four main domains:
- Becoming their loved one’s behavior coach, that is, assisting their loved one – regardless of age – in the interruption of symptoms and maladaptive behaviors (anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, etc.) as well as in the transition from stressful life events (a divorce, diagnosis of a learning disability; placement into foster care, etc.);
- Becoming their loved one’s emotion coach, that is supporting their loved one to approach, process and manage stress, emotions and emotional pain, making symptoms unnecessary to cope;
- Facilitating therapeutic apologies in order to help loved ones to let go of the weight of old injuries, and
- Working through and resolving the fears and obstacles that surface in the caregiver during this challenging and novel journey.
This last step is necessary when these fears and obstacles interfere with the parent or caregiver’s ability to be effective in their efforts. For example, some parents are afraid that engaging their child in the tasks of recovery and coping will lead the child to feel depressed or suicidal, leaving the parents paralyzed with fear & thus stuck in an impossible bind. There are many other emotion blocks that can surface throughout the family’s journey. For example, parents may sometimes feel resentful that their child continues to struggle and this resentment can influence their helping behaviors. Other parents may feel helpless and without skills and thus find themselves relying on controlling or punitive techniques to motivate behavior change.
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 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. 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.
- Weekly Recreational Therapy. Clients will participate in healthy prosocial activities to expand recreational resources.
- 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.
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.
Each week, clients focus on the ACT Construct according to theme rotation.
Week 1: True Self (Self-As-Context ACT Construct)
Week 2: Intimacy & Relationship Dynamics (Connection ACT Construct)
Week 3: Mindfulness (Acceptance/Expansion ACT Construct)
Week 4: Capturing Recovery (Defusion ACT Construct)
Week 5: Life Skills (Committed Action ACT Construct)
Week 6: Perspective (Values ACT Construct)
Experiential Theme Rotation Focuses On:
True Self (Self-As-Context ACT Construct)
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.
Self-as-context or also called the observing self is a viewpoint that “sees it all.” Think of observing self as the sky while thoughts and feelings are like the weather—constantly changing. No matter how bad the weather is, how turbulent the wind is, or how violent a thunderstorm is, the sky always has room for it and cannot be harmed or hurt in any way. As time passes the weather will change while, out beyond weather patterns, the sky remains as pure and clear as ever.
Intimacy & Relationship Dynamics (Connection ACT Construct)
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-compassion.
Mindfulness (Acceptance/Expansion ACT Construct)
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.
Capturing Recovery (Defusion ACT Construct)
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.
Life Skills (Committed Action ACT Construct)
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.
Perspective (Values ACT Construct)
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.
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
- Obtained employment/volunteering/school engagement
- Approval from clinical staff and collaboration with respective sober living
OP treatment groups are twice a week on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for 1.5 hours from 9:30am-11:00am.
Clients document their recovery in writing throughout their process from PHP to IOP to outpatient to discharge to supportive community. Real Recovery utilizes proprietary workbooks based on best current clinical practices.