- Women's Recovery
- What To Expect
- Daily Schedule
- What To Bring
- Programs & Services
- Wellness Services
- Medical Services
- Psychiatric Services
- Psychology Services
- Continuing Care
- Outpatient Services
- Family Program
- Commonly Abused Drugs
- Signs & Symptoms
- How To Help
- Stories of Recovery
- Resources for Referents
What To Expect In Treatment
When you seek treatment at Hanley Center, you’ll be attending one of the preeminent drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in the country. Now that you’ve made the life-changing decision to receive help for your drug and/or alcohol addiction, you may be wondering “what will my treatment be like?” One of the distinct elements of treatment at the Center for Women’s Recovery is our unique approach to group therapy which draws from evidence based practices combined with real world recovery experience. Experiential therapies such as creative healing and ROPES course are examples of team building exercises that provide support and tools for recovery.
Addiction treatment is based upon three phases:
Phase 1: Primary Treatment
Stabilizing Your Physical, Psychological, Spiritual and Emotional Well Being
The first phase of treatment for drug and alcohol abuse is primarily focused on the disease of addiction and stabilization. Physical stabilization begins during detox in the Medical Services Unit. Within 24 hours you will have an initial nursing assessment and a comprehensive history and physical examination. Our talented staff of physicians and nurses is available daily to assess and address your immediate medical needs and overall health.
Psychological stabilization includes an initial psychological evaluation using validated and reliable testing instruments. Each patient undergoes a Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE), Minnesota-Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-II), Milan, Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), and Addiction Severity Index (ASI) to determine current psychological functioning prior to psychological testing.
Hanley Center places significant emphasis on spiritual health. Our philosophy is that spirituality is way of life, and that addiction contributes to spiritual void and disconnect. To begin your spiritual stabilization, you will meet with a spiritual care professional to assess your background and needs so that you can begin to re-connect with life.
Research indicates that emotional health has a direct effect on successful recovery. It is critically important to begin the process of emotional stabilization through individual therapy, group therapy, and peer support.
The Disease of Addiction: Educating Patients is the Key to Recovery
Throughout your treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, you will be educated about the disease process and the path to recovery through the 12 Steps. Twice a day you will attend lectures and participate in several psycho-educational groups. In addition, the Family Program is a critical educational component of your treatment program. For three days you will learn how the disease of addiction and family are intertwined.
Identifying Barriers to Recovery
There are so many factors that can derail your recovery from alcoholism or drug abuse – family, friends, work, chronic pain, or any number of stressors. By identifying these barriers, we can help you develop coping skills and establish a strong support system that will help you navigate the difficult waters of early recovery.
Phase 2: Emotional Sobriety
The focus of Phase 2 continues the education about the disease of addiction and deepens the focus toward emotional sobriety using a timeline which is a graphic depiction of major life events. You will participate in multiple daily group therapy sessions that will help you explore your emotions through individual relapse prevention plan, intimacy group, life skills, establishing recovery networks, and experiential. Small group therapy sessions allow you to share personal issues in a safe atmosphere of trust, care and compassion.
Phase 3: Building a Foundation of Recovery
The focus of Phase 3 residential is to begin to apply the recovery skills learned in earlier phases. Patients at this level of care continue with day treatment and individual counseling with an addiction therapist.
Alumni Aftercare & Follow-up
During the first week at Hanley Center, you will meet an Alumni Care Coordinator who will assist and support you in your recovery for the next two years and beyond.