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A Better Today Recovery Services Philosophy
A Better Today Recovery Services (ABT) offers evidence-based treatment for those who are struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Our therapists conduct individual assessments to develop the treatment plan that is specific and tailored to each individual’s needs while they are in treatment.
Each treatment plan integrates evidence-based treatment strategies and life coaching that will help them focus their path of recovery and sobriety. We understand that drugs and alcohol are not the problem, rather they were used as a coping mechanism for other problems like co-occurring disorders or trauma.
Services like music and art therapy, fitness and nutrition, cognitive behavioral therapy, group and individual counseling, and life skill coaching are some of the strategies we utilize to help develop coping skills. A Better Today cares about each person’s journey through recovery. A Better Today focuses on relapse prevention, developing a strong support system with family and friends and finding a sober living community in the Portland, OR to help introduce or reintroduce you to a lifestyle that is drug free.
Areas of Specialization
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Rebuilding relationships with family for a healthy support system.
Certified therapists that get to the root of your addiction.
Develop a set routine after treatment that focuses on you finding meetings, sober living housing, or get involved in the sober community.
Individualized treatment plans to address co-occurring disorders that may be the cause of your addiction.
Learn how to properly take care of yourself and maintain a job so that your sober lifestyle doesn’t feel so overwhelming right after treatment.
Best decision I have ever made for myself to go to abt treatment. The staff is great met many people I'm honored to call my friends. I have and will always be grateful to abt for helping me get my life back on track again.
Those suffering from the pains of addiction can turn to A Better Today Recovery Services. They assist with detoxification, recovery and rehabilitation processes. The staff support is the best I have seen out of the 15 rehabs I have been too. If you want to change your life around, go to A Better Today. They save lives.
This was my first and hopefully my only treatment I will go to. I met some amazing people throughout my time here. I learned a lot about myself while working with an amazing team of therapist and life coach. The staff here are amazing, they really care about each and every client here. They went out of their way to ensure that all my needs were met and all my clinical needs were met as well. I did not realize how bad off I was and how much help I really needed.
Amazing facility with amazing staff. I went through 3 other rehabs and none treated me with the love and compassion as ABT has. They treat me like family and got me to open up and address the core issues. I finally have hope!
My parents got their son back, my sister got her brother back, and my friends got their friends back and most of all I got myself back. They truly care about each and every client and they changed my life in a major way. I highly recommend A Better Today if you or a loved one are looking for help.
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ABOUT A BETTER TODAY RECOVERY SERVICES IN PORTLAND, OR
A Better Today Recovery Services operates four different facilities in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon. This review focuses on the center located in Portland, Ore., which offers a variety of services for people struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. The services offered at the center include residential programs, intensive outpatient, transitional housing, and detoxification.
According to the center’s website, A Better Today Recovery Services’ mission statement is “ABT is committed to saving lives and healing families by providing evidence based treatment in a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to A Better Today Recovery Services’ website, the first step in treatment is a comprehensive treatment assessment. After the assessment, the treatment staff will create an individualized treatment plan for the patient.
Treatment plans often start with medically managed detox. Treatment includes yoga, family, individual, and group therapy. ABT combines evidence-based treatments like 12-step meetings with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on dual diagnosis, coping skills, and relapse prevention.
While patients say at ABT, they regularly meet with a life coach to discuss issues such as criminal charges, court issues, debt, getting back into school, looking for jobs, and building resumes.
A Better Today Recovery Services’ outpatient program meets three times a week for group therapy. In this program, clients are able to meet people going through the same situation.
After finishing a program, ABT offers transitional housing, which are temporary living arrangements. It is designed for people recovering from addiction who are transitioning into the real world. Most sober living houses have staff who will help the clients find jobs.
According to the center’s website, the treatment staff includes therapists and life coaches. Most of the staff at ABT have backgrounds that include overcoming addiction.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pictures on the center’s website indicates the facility has modern decor. The center has a pool, full sized beds, shared and private rooms, and shared living areas with TVs. Smoking is allowed at the center.
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According to A Better Today Recovery Services’ website, it accepts some insurances. The center also has payment plans if clients don’t have the money upfront. One-time cash payments are accepted as well.
Published February 2017
Published on June 2017
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