Our Drug Alcohol Recovery Treatment Programs at English Mountain Recovery
The English Mountain Recovery program for alcohol and drug addiction, offers treatment stays for 90 days and longer. Our program includes, but is not limited to lectures, films, family sessions, 12 Step introduction, equine therapy, creative arts, individual and group sessions. During this time the individuals learn how to overcome self-defeating patterns, develop new patterns of behavior and establish positive attitudes. The most effective treatment is when the family is involved in the process. The family begins to understand the dynamics of the disease of addiction and the recovery process necessary for all. Our addiction rehab program seeks family healing and teaches how to resist anger, demoralization and how to be supportive of one another.
English Mountain Recovery Program Schedule
We find that incorporating various modalities of therapy enhance and improve an individual’s recovery and their new way of life. While many other modalities are being researched by our clinical team, we currently provide:
A confidential pre-admission telephone assessment is conducted to gain an understanding of your specific situation. Several other assessments will be conducted after the admission process is completed and others during the entire treatment process.
Treatment for the addicted person is sometimes dangerously delayed because of the mistaken belief that an individual must hit bottom or the idea that treatment will only work if they want it. Interventions can effectively raise the bottom before its too late. For help finding an interventionist contact David A. Cunningham (865) 661-2818
Individual therapy can be helpful to begin a concentrated look at one’s own self and specific issues surrounding their addiction.
Group gives our clients the advantage of being able to see yourself in others, having others give feedback to your potential blind spots, and learning to share true feelings and experiences.
Psychodrama is a powerful action method of group psychotherapy. It is especially useful for working with the adult children of alcoholics and people in recovery from the diseases of chemical dependence and co-dependence. A major factor in recovery is the process of rebuilding social and emotional connections that were either destroyed by the disease process or had been poorly developed prior to it.
Chemical abuse affects the feelings and relationships of all family members so that they become blunted, denied and distorted. Self -esteem is low so that recovery involves rebuilding a relationship with one’s self as well. Psychodrama is uniquely suited to these tasks, since it facilitates the development of self-awareness and self-esteem, and the expression of feeling and awareness of others that is essential to recovery.
Addictions affect the entire family and English Mountain Recovery highly encourages family participation. Research shows that recovery rates are increased when the family is involved in the recovery process. During our Family Program, participants will experience group therapy, videos/discussions, lectures, personal exercises and new communication skills. Each of these are designed for the purpose of achieving insight, maintaining healthier relationships and beginning their own journey towards recovery.
12 Steps Work
Each person’s journey in recovery is different. Persons learn the significance of utilizing the 12 Step programs in their personal recovery process. Each client uses the EMR Workbook and immediately begins the Step work process. We believe the foundation of recovery from addictive disorders is based on the 12 Steps originating from Alcoholics Anonymous.
Our equine assisted therapy enables residents to identify treatment issues, bond as a group, and experience the power of a relationship built on open communication-all through the activities with horses. The metaphoric experience reveals emotions, and dysfunctional behaviors that block healthy relationships. Feedback from counselors and peers assist residents in gaining insight into their feelings, behaviors, patterns, boundaries and stumbling blocks to recovery.
Ropes Course-Experiential Therapy
Low ropes course is designed to help our clients to re-develop their listening, communication, problem solving and team building skills. We have over a dozen low ropes course elements set up to help them to learn to ask for help, plan, and utilize all of their resources and to set realistic goals. Some of our elements are permanently set up outdoors and some are portable to be able to do the activity indoors in inclement weather. We use the low ropes course as a tool in assisting our clients to rebuild their self-worth, while learning how to deal with frustration, stress and anger appropriately. Our Activity Therapy staff has over 25 years of experience.
There are warning signs of relapse long before the first drink or drug use occurs. Core coping skills and issues are evaluated by our counselors. The content includes but is not limited to; relapse process, use of leisure time, anger management, handling social pressures, codependency, communication skills, handling/avoiding high risk situations, guilt/shame, long-term sobriety plans, managing post-acute withdrawal, and phases of recovery.
Substance abuse interferes with getting enough of the essential vitamins and foods for energy, growth, health maintenance and sometimes life itself. The deficiencies of these essentials in the body are closely tied to addiction behaviors. Our nutritional program is specifically designed to enhance recovery and assist in relapse prevention.
Gender Specific Groups
English Mountain Recovery understands the need and sensitivity for gender specific groups. The groups are conducted on a weekly basis where the specific genders can share their true feelings and give feedback in a supportive environment. Both male and female clients participate in their respective support groups in the community.
Our Spiritual Advisor works with clients on a group and individual basis. The spiritual foundation of English Mountain Recovery is firmly based on the original concept of the 12 Steps.
This component of our program includes painting, rock sculpturing, drawing, collage, and skits to mention a few. We are called to identify, and treat grief, shame and loss. Creative Arts are used throughout the treatment process and can help develop integrity, and self-esteem. The arts are used to identify, explore and express emotions. Through experiencing empowerment clients are able to deal with emotions, and thoughts that previously were invasive. Our clients are seen as a whole individual and not just a sum of personality traits.