April 4, 20121. Stabilization & Foundation Building (60 Days)
- Posted in Treatment Stages
- by A Sober Way Home
Stabilization will take place in the first two weeks of treatment. During this time, the client is physically “stabilized” and any necessary detox is addressed. A comprehensive assessment will be performed and the Clinical Director will select the appropriate therapist for the individual based on rapport potential and skill set /specific training as related to the client’s challenges. Clients will begin to meet with their primary care therapist and begin attending groups. The facility and staff will get familiar with the unique needs and characteristics of the client. During foundation building (the next 45 days of treatment) the client engages in specific treatment goals, and participates in their individualized treatment plan.
Accountability and acceptance are highlighted as the process of addressing and understanding the consequences of addiction and co-occurring disorders are exposed and processed. As the client begins to feel and experience emotions more clearly they are guided through work surrounding anger, denial, shame and guilt. The basic principles of a 12 step foundation are introduced and the client is drawn into the therapeutic process. The focus is placed on understanding the cycle of addiction, identifying triggers and developing new coping skills. Dual Diagnosis conditions and issues are addressed. The ground work for family systems work is established.