In an innovative and unique residential treatment program, addicts will receive treatment for their addictions while on the road to recovery. The “Innovation” approach is part of the “New Direction” concept of recovery-based treatment at Christian Addiction Treatment Center in San Francisco, California. While patients are receiving treatment for their addiction, they are learning the skills they need to stay sober and develop a life-long commitment to abstinence. When people have the support they need and learn new skills to cope with their addiction, they are able to stay clean longer and achieve successful sobriety.
The “Innovation” concept was born out of the belief that addicts need a “differential learning approach” to addiction recovery. This “differential learning approach” requires recovering addicts to learn new coping strategies and new ways of staying sober. Through twelve step programs, patients are taught new life skills to increase their motivation and self-esteem while gaining self-respect. Positive Directions also offers spiritual and relationship support to complement the twelve step programs and educates the addict on how to live as an “out-patient.” As outpatient recovery programs, they offer personalized one on one counseling, group therapy, and one on one flotation therapy as needed throughout the year.
Many people struggle daily with addictions, including alcoholism and drug addiction. These people live with emotional and physical consequences that impact their families and their lives. As people learn more about addiction recovery and how to get off the alcohol and drug addiction “slide,” many are motivated to make a positive change in their life. According to the National Complementary Drug Abuse Treatment (NCADT) study, in-patient drug rehab facilities in the US spend more per patient on the specific treatments they offer than any other type of inpatient treatment. Addressing the underlying problems of substance abuse and alcoholism in individuals is essential in the overall recovery of addicts and in improving public health and safety.