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We believe that the journey of individual and family wellness and recovery starts with personal choice. We help adults create independence in recovery through education, support, and empowerment.

Choice Model

Once we move beyond shame, labels, and disconnection, recovery finally becomes about personal acceptance, freedom, and empowerment.

The fastest and most resilient way to achieve empowerment is through ownership. “One size fits all” treatment interventions often create pressure, more shame, and unnecessary resentment for everyone involved.

The choice approach is about creating a treatment path that fits you and your current abilities and resources as you move towards having the kind of life you want. Owning that path, by choosing its parts and direction, provides you with realistic and safe forms of control and motivation.

Active recovery is more than simply doing the 12-steps or an alternative. It is about shifting your mindset, focus, and talents in a direction towards hope and a better way of life. Having a choice in recovery is more than not choosing substances, it is about taking responsibility for the many smaller choices that make up your life. At times, the process of making change can seem to be a painful and lonely journey. Doing the work each choice requires becomes more fulfilling and enjoyable as you begin to experience the benefits of seeing your choices more clearly.

Choice Recovery provides an environment for you to learn about your choices and give encouragement and professional support to help you take necessary steps forward. As you look beyond triggers, symptoms, and pain you can see more clearly the future and values that are already yours.

Choice Recovery supports your growth by offering:

1. Comprehensive substance abuse and mental health assessments

Assessment of one’s emotional well-being, physical health, family history, relationships, personal interests, coping mechanisms, substance use history, and life events helps to build a foundation of understanding. Through this understanding we can help you create realistic and challenging goals to assist you in creating a fulfilling life outside of addiction.

2. Individualized treatment planning with client and family involvement

Collaborative treatment planning is crucial to successful therapeutic outcomes. Your therapist will ask for your involvement and the involvement of those close to you in order to create a treatment plan that truly reflects your current and long-term goals. Family involvement can help you to be more accountable for the objectives you engage in and be a support to you in achieving your identified goals.

3. Weekly individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist

Choice Recovery utilizes research-based clinical methods to enhance your progress in recovery.

4. 3-5 Therapy groups per week (9-15 hours) Some group topics include:
  • Group Process
  • Psychoeducation
  • Drug and Alcohol (Biology of Addiction)
  • Communication
  • Codependency
  • Values
  • Relapse Prevention/Active Recovery
  • Health and Self-care
5. Weekly family group topics include:
  • Group Process
  • Education
  • Drug and Alcohol (Biology of Addiction)
  • Communication
  • Self-Understanding
  • Well-Being
  • Conflict Resolution/Making Agreements
6. Weekly Case Management supports you in overcoming common barriers to recovery including:
  • Transportation
  • Legal System Advocacy
  • Life Skills
  • Access to Resources
  • Health Insurance Advocacy
  • Housing
  • Discharge Planning/Aftercare

Family Wellness

Family wellness has an enormous impact on the emotional, social, and biological development of each of us.

The family strength and connection either pushes us closer to recovery or it becomes a barrier in creating the life we want. Research has shown that families that can communicate, problem-solve, validate, and accept each other during challenging times have much stronger chances of surviving.

We help families come into contact with meaningful knowledge, skills, and perspectives that help create connection, empathy, and motivation. All families struggling with addiction are tired, frustrated, fearful, and often feel isolated. The pain, disappointment, anger, and confusion they feel is real and often consuming. We offer a judgment free environment to find support, skills, and empowerment.

Weekly family groups include:
  • Group Process
  • Support Groups
  • Education
  • Drug and Alcohol (Biology of Addiction)
  • Healthy Communication Skills
  • Self-Understanding
  • Well-Being
  • Conflict Resolution/Making Agreements
  • Family System Education
CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) models of support

1. CRAFT is a skills-based program that impacts families in multiple areas of their lives, including self-care, pleasurable activities, problem solving, and goal setting.

2. CRAFT teaches families behavioral and motivational strategies for interacting with their loved one. Participants learn, for example, the power of positive reinforcement for positive behavior (and of withdrawing it for unwanted behavior), and how to use positive communication skills to improve interactions and maximize their influence.

3. CRAFT is not a quick fix, but rather an approach that can benefit both the substance user and the family in the short and long terms with a holistic plan of action and a more optimistic view.

Specifically, CRAFT teaches several skills, including:
  • Understanding a loved one’s triggers to use substances
  • Positive communication strategies
  • Positive reinforcement strategies – rewarding non-using behavior
  • Problem-solving
  • Self-care
  • Domestic violence precautions
  • Getting a loved one to accept help

Whole Self Approach

The seed, or seeds, of substances abuse can be planted in many possible areas in our lives.

Trauma, shame, physical pain, rejection, social struggles, family biology, and/or learning challenges are all possible areas in which struggles can grow. However, regardless of where these seeds are planted, once substance abuse and full addiction blossom the damage is extensive.

We do not believe in the attractive fantasy that damage simply repairs itself through substance abstinence. Although abstinence is a crucial factor for growth, the gaps and wounds caused by addiction must also be treated for true healing to occur. We help each of our clients and families get “unstuck” from this one-dimensional view of growth and gain a broader perspective of personal development. This perspective leads to more varied opportunities of change and healing.

We help each family and individual look at all the different parts of being an imperfect human. We teach everyone to slow down and examine each dimension of “self” in order to realize needs and strengths that are often overlooked. At Choice Recovery, we create an environment to help individuals thoroughly examine Mental and Emotional Wellness, Biological Wellness, Family System Wellness, Social and Interpersonal Wellness, Transcendence, and Daily Skills that bring balance to their unique worlds.

Whole Health Groups and Services include:
  • Diet and Nutrition Planning
  • Mindfulness
  • Physical Fitness Planning
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Personal Recovery Path

Values Based

Once chaos, pain, control, and avoidance cease to dominate your focus, you get to choose what your life is going to be about.

It is likely that you have a desire to experience enjoyment, support, and connection in your present and future life. Well-being and life-satisfaction increase as you make emotional and behavioral changes that are aligned with your true desires and values.

Choice Recovery provides an environment to help you find ways to understand and accept yourself by looking beyond medical labels, symptoms, and other shaming and negative definitions. Becoming self-aware and breaking addictive cycles are significant parts of the process of continued self-understanding. The process of defining yourself happens through careful examination with skilled professionals who can help you see and accept your true self. Peer and family support are different for everyone but informing family and friends about your values and what motivates you are important steps in creating the future and lifestyle you intend to have.

Unfortunately, many people suffering with addiction feel stigmatized, labeled, and often hide due to shame and judgment. A recovery environment filled with reactive, close-minded, and black and white thinking can inhibit growth, discourage creativity, and increase the risk of repeat use. Every part of your program is dedicated to creating an accepting, validating, and solution-focused environment where values can be explored and tested.

With therapy and comprehensive support, we will help you fortify long-term and internal forms of lasting motivation that provide direction and self-mastery.

Independence

The more you understand, invest, and practice your news skills, the more likely you are to keep going!

We have designed a progressive program that utilizes mindfulness, choices, social support, proactive problem-solving, and skilled therapeutic staff to help you create a meaningful life outside addiction; create a life you want and can enjoy living.

Regardless of your previous treatment or recovery experience, our goal is to expose you to a wide range of support groups, mental health tools, and perspectives so you can make educated decisions about self-management and independence. The more you understand, invest, and practice your news skills, the more likely you are to keep going! Freely creating your own plan and direction is what ownership and fulfillment are all about. Your recovery lifestyle and sober future goals should energize and motivate you and not feel like a sentence or burden. That is easier said than done. It takes practice, focus, and support. Let us help you create the foundation for the life you deserve.

Personal Recovery Path

“If the path in front of you is clear, it’s someone else’s.”- Joseph Campbell

Addiction leads to disconnection from yourself, loved-ones, reality, and your values. Choice Recovery is about re-connecting all parts of you and your reality. We do that by helping you look at each dimension of your life through a fresh lens and assist you in creating the framework for the life you want to live.

We are committed to providing an environment of safety, acceptance, and expert support while you define your values, explore new skills, and experience various forms of recovery support groups.

Your own Personal Recovery Path emphasizes the following:

Mental and Emotional Wellness

Emotional and psychological well-being are the foundation of daily functioning. Developing self-acceptance, motivation, focus, and resilience make all the difference in overcoming the demands of everyday life. In order to support you in your mental and emotional wellness we offer:

- Weekly individual therapy sessions with a licensed therapist

- 9-15 hours of Psychoeducation and Group Therapy per week

Weekly groups include:

  • Group Process
  • Psychoeducation
  • Drug and Alcohol (Biology of Addiction)
  • Communication
  • Codependency
  • Values
  • Relapse Prevention/Active Recovery
  • Health and Self-care

Choice Recovery utilizes research-based clinical methods to enhance your mental and emotional progress.

Family System Wellness

Family health has an enormous impact on the emotional and social development of each of us. Recovery support is most effective when each family member has the knowledge, skill, and focus they need to be successful.

Every client who comes to Choice Recovery is here for a variety of reasons. However, all clients share a common thread in that they are struggling (to a greater or lesser degree) with psychosocial issues that prevent them from taking full advantage in a completely normalized setting.

When a person struggles and demonstrates maladaptive behaviors, thinking, and emotions, the family system is inevitably affected. The pain, disappointment, anger, lack of motivation, or other problems of a child, often reverberates through the family system. Along with the client, the family must make adjustments to promote growth within the family and support such change. For this reason, family/couples therapy is an option available to the client, should they choose to do so. These sessions will focus on interpersonal communication and other aspects of family dynamics.

In order to support you and your family we offer:

- Weekly family groups

  • Group Process
  • Support Groups
  • Education
  • Drug and Alcohol (Biology of Addiction)
  • Healthy Communication Skills
  • Self-Understanding
  • Well-Being
  • Conflict Resolution/Making Agreements
  • Family System Education

- Individual family therapy sessions as directed by treatment plan

Biological Wellness

The overall health of our body directly impacts its ability to respond to daily challenges. Improving better health practices positively affects mental clarity, mood, and allows healing from the consequences of drug and alcohol use.

Choice Recovery offers:

  • Substance Use and Brain Health Education
  • Physical Activity Planning
  • Experiential and Activity Groups
  • Nutrition Education
  • Addict to Athlete activities
Interpersonal and Social Wellness

Healthy relationships, strong boundaries, social supports, and sober fun should be an exciting part of your meaningful future. Learn how to minimize stress and relapse risk with peers who are looking for the same creative answers.

  • Recovery Support Groups
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Peer Feedback
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Weekly Music and Art Therapy

Chemical independence from mind altering substances or behaviors that prohibit your ability to function in relationships, emotionally problem-solve, and pursue your personal values. Through consistent boundaries, support groups, sponsors and having sober fun you will develop and maintain lasting positive relationships.

Group Therapy has long been considered one of the most powerful forms of treatment. Under the direction of a therapist, clients are able to address issues of emotion, cognition and behavior. Our clients’ experience and insight can provide valuable resources to other group members who may be struggling.

Daily Wellness

Self-worth comes from a sense of independence, effectiveness, and tested competence. Creating healthy daily habits, finding balance, adapting to change, and overcoming fears will help you see and experience the truth…Recovery works and it’s worth it.

  • Weekly “Daily Living Skills” Classes
  • Weekly Sessions with Case Manager
  • Weekly Discussions about client creation and implementation of his/her Personal Recovery Path.

The Daily logistics of life have a significant impact on our ability to function and focus on other areas of our well-being. When there is a lack of balance in your personal system, this category is most often affected. Likewise, when you have stronger management skills in this area of your life, your ability to focus on the other areas also improves.

Transcendent Wellness

Addictive thinking is about unrealistic control, ego-centric justification, and compromising long-term values to meet short-term needs. We help you explore and connect to values that increase personal potential. We support personal connections to ideas and belief systems larger than ourselves. We encourage sharing responsibility, shifting perspective, and rebuilding personal integrity.

  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Art and Music Therapy
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Addict to Athlete activities range from training for and completing 5k runs, outdoor games, yoga, and supporting service opportunities at local races. These activities typically coincide with support groups and offer a chance to meet other individuals who are active in doing the hard work of changing the focus of their lives

Meditation, also known as “Mindfulness” is the practice of being mindful of the breath through various breathing techniques and guided imagery. Practicing meditation on a physical and mental framework can lower stress levels by bringing the body into homeostasis or equilibrium, described as the “relaxation response.” High levels of stress can damage the body’s systems and make emotional distress like anxiety or depression more difficult to deal with.

When stress levels are lowered the body has a greater potential to heal physically and mentally allowing for the systems that the body is comprised of to work in harmony and maintain emotional balance. Meditation practiced consistently can improve clarity of the mind by strengthening brain plasticity (brain neural communication). This practice offers mental tools for the self to process new information internally to feel more whole. This healing modality not only helps the one who practices mindfulness but also those around them by exhibiting a more pleasant attitude.