The dangerous cycle of addiction is something that countless individuals throughout the world have found themselves trapped in. Sadly, once an addiction to drugs or alcohol develops, it can be exceedingly difficult for individuals to overcome without professional help. Lives can rapidly be consumed by the compulsion to abuse substances, leaving relationships destroyed, health deteriorated, and academic or occupational standing lost. At The Camp Recovery Center, we recognize how monumentally difficult overcoming an addiction to substances can be and have therefore created residential rehab programming that is aimed at helping individuals learn the skills necessary for defeating their addictions and stepping forward into a transformed life with a renewed sense of confidence in their ability to be happy, healthy, and successful.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Discovering that a family member or loved one is struggling with an addiction or a substance abuse problem can be devastating. You are likely experiencing an array of emotions, feeling everything from concern about your loved one’s health to anger at your loved one’s behaviors to fear regarding what the future holds for your loved one if he or she does not engage with a rehab center to receive the help needed to put an end to his or her addiction. While you may feel at a loss as to what you can do to help your loved one, there are some things to keep in mind. Consider the following:
- Learn about the disease of addiction and various avenues that can be taken in order to receive appropriate treatment.
- Become educated on the effects that can potentially result from the ongoing use of your loved one’s drug of choice. This knowledge will assist you in being better able to express your concerns to him or her.
- Sit down with your loved one and have an open and honest conversation with him or her, conveying your concerns in a non-judgmental, empathic manner.
- Provide your loved one with the results that you have found when researching various rehab centers and treatment options. Offer to be an active part of helping your loved one seek out services at whichever rehab center he or she feels comfortable with.
- Once your loved one has become engaged in treatment, inquire with his or her treatment providers about ways in which you can be an active part of his or her therapeutic process.
- Remain a constant source of encouragement, support, and hope throughout the treatment process. Remember that the road to recovery is often a long one, filled with setbacks along the way. Do not give up on your loved one.
Why Those in Santa Cruz & San Jose Should Consider Treatment at The Camp
Substance abuse and addiction will inevitably impact all areas of a person’s life. Depending on the specific substance that an individual is addicted to, the effects that result will vary in severity. However, the presence of an addiction can overpower one’s ability to reason and use sound judgment, leaving things that were once important to him or her to fall to the wayside. Priorities suddenly become unimportant, often resulting in responsibilities not being adhered to at work, school, or at home. Subsequently, job loss can ensue or academic failure can become a reality. Relationships can become highly disturbed, resulting in familial discord, conflict amongst friends, or even divorce. Furthermore, the chronic abuse of substances can render individuals susceptible to experiencing any number of devastating health consequences. Fortunately, however, by engaging in treatment at a rehab center that addresses substance abuse and addiction, these detriments can be successfully avoided.
Types of Treatment Offered at The Camp Recovery Center
Since opening our doors in 1984, The Camp Recovery Center has helped thousands of men, women, and adolescents break from the grips of their addictions to drugs and alcohol. Remaining steadfast in our dedication to provide the highest quality chemical dependency rehab to those who are entrusted into our care, we embrace the values of integrity, responsibility, respect, accountability, and excellence in the treatment we provide.
The Camp is staffed by an experienced and expert group of drug rehabilitation professionals, nurses, addiction counselors, and family therapists. Surrounded by the serenity of the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Camp is proud to deliver rehab in a tranquil environment that offers walking trails, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and a large sun-lit swimming pool. These beautiful surroundings, coupled with our nationally accredited and highly structured program, provides an eclectic, yet evidenced-based approach that offers new beginnings for adolescents and adults who are struggling with addiction.
The various types of therapeutic interventions that individuals may take part in while engaged in rehab at our center include:
Detoxification: When residents arrive at The Camp with drugs or alcohol in their bodies, they may benefit from going through the detoxification process prior to fully engaging in programming. When deemed appropriate for a resident’s treatment plan, an offsite doctor will develop and approve an appropriate detox protocol that will be implemented in order to best meet each resident’s specific needs.
Medication management: When residents are battling the symptoms of a co-occurring mental health condition in addition to chemical dependency, they may be referred to meet with a psychiatrist, typically located near the Santa Cruz/San Jose, CA Areas, to determine if psychotropic medications would be a beneficial addition to their treatment plan in order to alleviate their distressing symptoms. When this is the case, residents will continue to meet with the psychiatrist once each week in order to monitor any medications that are prescribed and to make any adjustments that are needed. Our nursing staff also assists in monitoring residents’ medications.
Individual therapy: Residents meet with their case managers twice weekly for individual therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to be a time for residents to process through their experiences in rehab, while also addressing any concerns that may arise.
Group therapy: A major component to the treatment provided at our rehab center lies in the use of group therapy. Residents take part in a number of different groups 7 days per week, while also engaging in process groups 5 days per week. The specific groups that residents can expect to partake in may include:
- CBT Groups
- Focus Groups
- Age Groups
- Men’s Group
- Women’s Group
- Experiential Group
- Activity Group
- Detox Groups
- Music / Poetry Groups
Throughout their participation in these various groups, residents will benefit from taking part in discussions on topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Relapse prevention
- 12-Step Recovery
- SMART Recovery
- Self-helping thinking
Family therapy: Led by marriage and family therapists, residents and their family members will take part in family therapy sessions twice monthly. These sessions can benefit the family unit as a whole as lines of communication are reopened and negative feelings and emotions are confronted, addressed, and healed. Family therapy is an important part of the rehab process. Sessions take place at our treatment center, which is convenient to both Santa Cruz & San Jose, CA.
Experiential therapy: In order to provide rehab that is holistic in nature, The Camp offers various types of experiential therapies that typically take place on a weekly basis, including high and low ropes courses and participation in various types of games. Additionally, there is time set aside for residents to spend in the gym 6 days per week. Examples of the additional experiential therapies that residents may engage in throughout their time in treatment can include:
Community meetings: Another major component to the therapeutic process at our rehab center lies in our resident-run community meetings. These community meetings occur every morning, 7 days per week, where residents go over the day’s agenda, do readings, and talk about various issues pertaining to them as a group. We have found that these community meetings are immensely beneficial to residents as they not only provide them with a sense of independence in running their own meetings, but they also help residents learn to support each other and develop sober relationships that can last once they have left treatment and returned to their communities.
At The Camp Recovery Center, we are dedicated to helping you get back on the road to wellness, freed from the hold that your addiction to drugs or alcohol once had on you. Through the use of highly individualized treatment that is complemented by the utilization of a social model of treatment, the care provided by the compassionate staff at The Camp will help residents spring forward toward the next appropriate step in their level of care.
Knowing that treatment does not end with the completion of residential care, The Camp is pleased to offer intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for adults who are in need of a structured continuing care option once leaving rehab at our treatment center. Our case managers work with all residents, adolescents and adults alike, to ensure that the discharge process from the residential level of care is a streamlined one and that continuing care services are appropriately lined up so that individuals can enjoy a safe and comfortable transition into life after rehab.