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.
Length of Stay
Length of stay at Austin Recovery is determined by the client, the family and the counselor as part of the individualized treatment plan. Length of stay is not usually measured in time or days, but in progress toward living a life without drugs and alcohol.
Addiction is a disease of the brain and it takes time for the brain to heal – to reduce the cravings – and for clients to learn new behaviors and skills to prevent a future relapse. Time also gives clients a chance to reassess the role of unhealthy relationships and behaviors in their addiction. Time gives clients a chance to choose differently – people, places, things, ways to spend time – and replace them with healthier behaviors leading to a life of sobriety, freedom and growth. Time also gives families a chance to begin their own recovery and heal from the impact of addiction.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse believes that “…for most patients, the threshold of significant improvement is reached at about three months of treatment.” Austin Recovery offers a reduced rate to make this option available. If you have been in treatment before and relapsed or if you don’t have a good support system in your community or if you are depressed (as many people are in early sobriety) or if you have difficulty handling the everyday stress of life, we recommend you consider a stay of 90 days or more.
At Austin Recovery, we have worked hard to bring together a treatment team and a curriculum to help you make the necessary changes to recover from alcohol and other drug dependency. You complete the cycle by giving your commitment and your time. We will do everything in our power to help you achieve your goal of a new life in recovery.
If you’re ready to make a change, call now to speak to one of our Admission Specialists at (800) 373-2081 or (512) 697-8600. Admissions calls are answered 7 days a week. We will be happy to discuss length of stay considerations for your particular situation. If you prefer, feel free to complete the Contact Us form and we will respond during regular business hours.