Residential Alcohol and Drug Center Clients Share How Not To Be Thrown To The Wolves

November 12, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Rachel, Jim and Greg are in successful recovery after going through patient-focused (not addiction-focused) treatment at The Recovery Place residential alcohol and drug rehab center. All three have been failed by treatment facilities in the past. So how did they finally gain success over their addictions to drugs and alcohol?

This eight-video series was created to share their stories. Not just their successes, but also their failures as they battled with drugs and alcohol. Painful choices and experiences are also presented. They recount just what they needed to regain emotional and physical health: a transition of care from an inpatient program through the less structured care of community housing, sober living facilities and outpatient programs. The Recovery Place rehab center provides addiction treatment that covers this entire continuum of care.

The Recovery Place understands that jumping directly back into society after just a few weeks of treatment just doesn't work. In fact, it usually results in the person falling back into substance abuse. Jim learned this the hard way, by relapsing multiple times after attending other rehab centers. He explains, "Before, in other facilities, I finished the treatment for 30 days and they threw me back to the wolves. I just wasn't ready." He's proud now of his success over drug addiction that he's achieved through The Recovery Place's more unique approach.

Jim had been in treatment for his drug addiction ten times in the past. He relapsed every time. It wasn't until he entered a drug rehabilitation center that focused on helping him transition from full-blown addict to armed-and-ready with the tools and skills that he needed to avoid relapse, that he has achieved success. These videos look at just what worked for Jim and his alcohol and drug rehab center peers.

According to John, CEO of The Recovery Place and clean himself for 10 years, "many of us who were abusing forgot how to live life without the drugs or alcohol." Intense focus is placed on this idea at The Recovery Place rehab center. The residential treatment program at The Recovery Place helps clients regain these life skills by living in cooperation and collaboration with each other.

About The Recovery Place:
The Recovery Place residential treatment center helps support clients and their families through each step of alcohol and drug rehab. Certified addiction specialists understand that each client is unique, and a care plan needs to be individually designed. Transitional care is crucial. Ongoing focus is placed on the client's needs from first contact through the aftercare period.