Upon assessment, The Council's Central Intake may determine that an
individual's needs can best be met in The Council's 72-bed, gender-specific, men's
and women's residential programs.
By utilizing the six dimensions of the American Society of Addictive Medicine
II criteria, The Council's staff can better intervene and reverse the process of
chemical dependency by more effectively designing individual treatments
plans. Treatment plans are devised by examining internal and external
influences in the patients' lives. This allows patients to progress from
non-medical detoxification, if necessary, through rehabilitation at a pace that
is most suitable for their own recovery.
Detoxification consists of monitoring conditions during withdrawal, medical
consultation, counseling and education. Rehabilitation begins when a
patient has stabilized and is mentally and physically capable of undergoing
intensive counseling. At that time, the staff works with the patient to
help him/her better understand his/her relationship with his/her drug of
choice. The Council staff hopes to better equip the patient with the
skills necessary to reintegrate into society by providing individual, group and
family counseling and relapse prevention services.
Upon discharge from the program, The Council provides patients with referrals
to ongoing life support systems that include medical care, 12-step programs,
halfway houses and outpatient counseling services. In addition, The
Council provides education and referral services to patients' family members
including support systems and treatment opportunities.
By providing a safe residential environment, The Council enables the patient
to progress at a pace most suitable for sustained recovery.