Addiction, recovery and treatment are experienced differently by each person. Therefore, it makes sense that treatment plans for our clients are individualized to ensure you and your counselor are focusing on the treatments and experiences that will help you grow and heal as quickly as possible.
Upon arriving at Austin Recovery, each client meets with his or her counselor for an individual assessment. During this assessment, clients share experiences revealing areas where focused attention should be given. Information such as drug of choice, frequency with which alcohol or drugs were used, consequences of addiction for the client, reasons for coming to treatment, identification of eating disorders and other coping mechanisms, assessment of self-esteem issues, codependency, boundary issues, the role of the family in the addict’s life, etc. all play a part in what type of treatment a client needs. Goals, set by the client and counselor, for the client’s stay in treatment are reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis to monitor progress.
In addition to individual therapy, each client participates in a daily process group with several other clients and their individual counselor. These process groups give clients the opportunity to work through issues, concentrate on step work and learn more about particular issues that may inhibit their recovery. They also have the opportunity to write good-bye letters to drugs, write and read their life story and experience and share impact letters from friends and family. These groups give addicts and alcoholics the opportunity to give support and accept the support of others, often for the first time in a very long while.
Austin Recovery provides two basic types of treatment: Short-Term Treatment (approximately 30 days) and Journey programs (usually 90 days or more). Short-Term treatment is often for those coming to treatment for the first time or for those who have been to treatment before but recently had a relapse. Thirty days of treatment can be very successful for those with a solid support group at home, a commitment to staying sober and a willingness to follow through on treatment recommendations and aftercare.
For those who have been to treatment multiple times and are having problems with relapse or for those finishing residential treatment and requesting or requiring additional time, our Journey program is a recommended option as time is often the biggest factor in successful treatment. It gives the brain time to heal from addiction and allows clients time to develop new mental habits. Time is often the biggest factor in successful treatment. Clients also need time to develop new mental habits and thought processes. Additionally, the Journey program gives families time to heal from the impact of addiction.
If you have questions about which program would be best for you or your loved one, please call an Admission Specialist today at (800) 373-2081 or (512) 697-8600. Also, don’t hesitate to ask more questions about our facilities or what a typical week at Austin Recovery might look like.