WHY CHOOSE US?
We offer individualized treatment plans that are created collaboratively with the client, family, a master’s level clinician, a recovery advocate, and physician. One of our prime directives as a clinical staff is to meet the client where he or she is in their recovery process and to take an approach that best fits their unique needs, while providing the necessary guidance and accountability to lay the groundwork for long-term recovery. Discharge/Aftercare planning begins with admission to coordinate an individualized plan for continued treatment upon discharge.
Intimate Treatment Environment
Our customized approach requires a smaller client population. Our program is purposely limited to 20 clients ensuring personalized and individualized care. Counselors are assigned a maximum of 8 clients to ensure attentive, individualized care for the client and their family.
Peaceful, secluded, and distraction-free, our facility is located on approximately 54 wooded acres near the Southern Region of the Appalachian Mountains.
Lodging accommodations include two clients per room and bathroom providing a spacious living area and privacy. Lodging facilities are equipped with security systems to ensure the safety of our clients.
Treatment for Dual Diagnosis or Co-Occurring Disorders
Teens often begin abusing drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication for underlying mental health issues. As a result, such young people have what is referred to as “co-occurring disorder” or “dual diagnosis,” meaning that they require treatment for substance use disorder and other mental health concerns.
Our founder, CEO, and medical director, Dr. Aflatoon, is state licensed and board certified in both general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, equipping him and his team to treat substance use disorder along with any number of presenting mental health concerns clients may be struggling with.
Warm Community Environment
Many people are often under the impression that addiction treatment occurs in a sterile, cold, hospital-like environment. Our clients and families are relieved to find that we offer an environment that fosters wellness, recovery, and a sense of community without sacrificing professionalism, excellent medical care and clinical expertise. Clients and families participate in treatment programs with warm and caring team members who value each individual and seek to hear out their concerns and needs in order to address them as unique individuals.
Programming includes, but is not limited to, individual, group, and family therapy. In addition to therapy, we provide psychoeducation classes, introduction to self-help groups such as AA/NA, Smart Recovery, and Refuge Recovery, structured activities, expressive therapies, and experiential/wilderness programs.
Family education groups and family therapy are an integral part of the program and family involvement is encouraged. Family education is scheduled for Saturdays and family therapy is offered on Saturdays as well as weekdays.
Well-Trained Medical and Therapeutic Staff
The treatment team consists of the medical director, registered nurse, clinicians, and recovery advocates. Our staff members bring a diverse set of backgrounds and skills sets to the program. They go through an extensive orientation process in which they receive formal training on adolescent development, CPR, crisis intervention techniques, and cultural diversity. On-site lab testing and medication management are provided to help clients maintain abstinence while recovering from a substance use disorder.
Full and Varied Daily Schedule
A typical day consists of study time, group therapy, psychoeducation, structured or expressive activities, individual counseling, self-help groups, recreational activities, and appointments with the medical director. Weekend days are also structured with activities to include group therapy, family education, family therapy, structured activities, spirituality groups, recreation, and visitation and/or passes.
Clients have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities such as movie and pizza nights, exercise, hiking, volunteer services, and expressive therapies. Identifying and participating in leisure activities that promote sobriety are an important part of the recovery process.
Clinical staff is trained in verbal de-escalation techniques, adolescent behaviors and attitudes, and positive reinforcement methods in lieu of punitive and negative consequences for acting out behaviors. To address negative behaviors, staff will implement alternate therapeutic modalities that are appropriate for the client’s age, intelligence, emotional makeup, and past experiences.
To allow our clients to continue their schoolwork without disruption, clients conduct their studies online. Parents are responsible for working with their teen’s school prior to admission to coordinate arrangements for continuation of schoolwork while in the program. Clients are provided study time on a daily basis to complete school work and support from staff to help with homework. 18-year-old clients are required to be enrolled in school in order to be one of our patients.