Recovery Means Life!
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
It takes courage to take the first step on the journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Recovery is about more than just stopping an addictive behavior – it requires creating a new lifestyle filled with fresh insights and coping skills.
A Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment
Our approach to treating substance abuse is based on respect and compassion, with a strong emphasis on each individual’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Because we recognize that the treatment approach that is best for you may differ from what works for someone else, our caring team of professional addiction specialists will create an individualized treatment plan that is matched to your unique needs.
The 12-Step Model
Addiction treatment at The Camp is based on the 12-Step philosophy. We also utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, the Gorski/CENAPS relapse prevention methodology, and a full range of other traditional, experiential and integrative therapies. Through education, individual and group counseling, and recreational activities, you will gain the recovery skills needed to break the vicious cycle of addiction.
Family involvement is an important element of drug treatment for both you and your loved ones. We offer intensive three-day family weekends to educate both families and patients on the disease of addiction and to prepare them for a future in recovery.
The Camp is committed to helping you build a strong foundation for recovery that can grow along with you after formal treatment ends. Because addiction is a chronic, progressive illness, we believe ongoing support and aftercare are essential to help you avoid relapse and achieve your goals.
The Gift of Recovery
Right now, the problem of addiction may seem insurmountable, but with the right tools and support, recovery is possible. We have helped thousands of men, women and teens get their lives back and enjoy the many gifts that recovery brings.
12 Step Philosophy
The 12-Step philosophy is the framework for all we do at The Camp. You will leave our care having been introduced to the 12-Step culture, having attended 12-Step meetings and feeling comfortable receiving support from a sober community. You will also be equipped to transition back into your daily life with access to one of the largest support systems in the world.
Research shows that a combination of intensive therapy and 12-Step participation provides the best chance at lasting recovery. The 12 Steps introduce several concepts that are vital to recovery, including powerlessness, humility, acceptance and a connection with a higher power.
The 12-Step philosophy suggests that you are powerless over your addiction. Only by surrendering to the idea that you do not have control over your drug or alcohol use can you claim the power to change your life. With surrender comes a strong sense of relief, as you realize you don’t have to fight this battle alone. This change of mindset will help you adopt new behaviors and become willing to accept support.
Addiction affects the mind as well as the body. In order to repair the damage of drug and alcohol abuse, and to address the reasons underlying an addiction, therapy is an essential part of treatment. Counseling will help improve your motivation to stay sober while teaching you the skills to quit using drugs and alcohol and avoid relapse.
Our clinical team utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as other therapies to help people struggling with addiction identify and change negative thought and behavior patterns. CBT is a flexible, individualized approach that has been extensively evaluated and proven effective in research studies.
In our drug rehab program, cognitive-behavioral therapy is used to teach you to recognize situations in which you are most likely to drink or use drugs, avoid these circumstances if possible, and cope with other problems and behaviors that may trigger substance abuse. With guidance from our team of addiction treatment professionals, you will unlearn old habits and develop new life skills.