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Short-Term Recovery in Colorado


What is a Short-Term Recovery Program?

There are a number of different addiction treatment programs, most of which exist on a spectrum. On the one end, you have outpatient programs while the other end features inpatient, or residential, programs. As you might have guessed, a residential program for alcohol and drug addiction is a form of substance use disorder treatment wherein the resident resides on-site, within the treatment facility, until he or she completes the residential treatment program. During a residential treatment program, residents participate in a breadth of different treatments, which allows us to ensure that each resident’s unique recovery needs are addressed over the course of the program before returning home or graduating to other forms of treatment.

What Does the Short-Term Recovery Process Look Like?

The residential recovery program offered by Serenity at Stout Street Foundation is designed to jumpstart an individual’s recovery from addiction, offering a somewhat brief period of treatment, both social detoxification and intensive residential treatment. Our program lasts for four weeks, or 28-30 days, during which time clients are provided with residential accommodations. However, prior to beginning treatment, each incoming client must first complete an initial assessment and evaluation as part of the admissions and intake process. During this evaluation, we assess a client’s unique history with regard to substance abuse, including the specific substance or substances to which he or she is addicted, the amount of time spent in active addiction, whether the individual has a family history of addiction, whether the individual has been in addiction treatment programs before or had unsuccessful attempts at recovery, whether the individual has any mental or physical health problems other than addiction, and a number of other factors. These details will help us to create a more personalized experience in our residential program, ensure that each client’s unique needs are met, and determine each client’s goals and objectives when it comes to rehabilitation.

Upon completing the intake process, clients will be escorted to their residential accommodations and allowed to ‘settle in’ before promptly beginning treatment. There are a variety of different treatments and therapeutic techniques offered as part of our residential recovery program. For instance, clients will benefit from a cognitive-behavioral approach to psychotherapy, both in individual, one-on-one sessions as well as in the group-therapy format. Cognitive behavioral therapy is ideal for short-term, goal-oriented, results-driven scenarios such as addiction recovery, making it one of the most important psychotherapeutic modalities in our program. Similarly, we also employ dialectical behavior therapy, which is very similar to cognitive behavioral therapy, but with a more psychosocial approach; using dialectical behavioral therapy, we help clients determine whether their emotions have contributed to their substance abuse problems.

Benefits of a Short-Term Recovery Program in Colorado

The greatest benefit of our residential recovery program is that it affords clients the ability to separate themselves from the environments in which they became and suffered from addiction; our facility is a safe, supportive, alcohol- and drug-free environment where individuals will never encounter temptation to relapse. This encourages clients to focus on their individual recoveries, allowing them to experience optimal levels of benefit from our program. As well, residential programs allow for the most intensive level of treatment possible, which means more time spent in the various therapies we offer here at Serenity. Residential recovery also ensures that each client receives much more individual attention from staff and can develop more profound relationships with fellow clients and peers in the program.

If you would like to learn more about residential recovery or would like to inquire about a free consultation for a loved one, call Serenity at Stout Street Foundation at 866-722-7040. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us today. Let’s take the first steps in the recovery journey together.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is another technique often used in our residential recovery programs. Also somewhat derivative of cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is used to help residents overcome some of the negative effects that result from memories of traumatic incidents; although it was originally developed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, this form of treatment has proven very effective for other afflictions, including addiction.

We offer more than just individual therapy. Residents have the opportunity to invite spouses, close family members, or good friends to Stout Street Foundation to participate in group therapy sessions for families or married couples. Since the disease of addiction is as destructive to families and relationships as it is to an individual’s health, we feel it’s crucial to help our residents begin repairing their important relationships as a vital part of the addiction recovery process.

In our residential recovery program, residents will be able to supplement their individual, family, and group counseling sessions with the holistic treatments we offer. Specifically, we offer yoga and acupuncture, each of which have proven to be extremely beneficial to individuals who are in addiction recovery. Yoga is a low-intensity, physical form of therapy that helps individuals become more in-tune with their bodies and unconscious minds.

By comparison, acupuncture is helpful when it comes to releasing toxins stored throughout the body, but also in improving circulation, blood flow, and the flow of energy in the body. Upon completing our residential recovery program, residents are encouraged to transition into some type of continued treatment, whether an outpatient program, transitional living facility, or some other type of program. Typically, an individual’s plan for continued treatment after completing our program is determined during the initial assessment and intake phase.