Treatment Center Setting
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Recovering Champions Philosophy
Our mission is to help those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction learn a new way of life, repair the past and continue the daily process of recovery into the future.
Our proven approach to treatment takes into account each client’s background and specific needs. Unlike other facilities, we focus on more than just abstinence; we believe that a successful treatment plan must address the underlying spiritual, emotional and psychological causes of addiction.
To this end, we take a holistic, integrated approach to the disease of addiction, by providing customized treatments that focus on the mind, body, and spirit simultaneously.
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.
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.
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
Recovering Champions’ 12-step approach and great counseling gave my daughter hope for the future and freedom from addiction.
October 2nd I will be celebrating 1 year clean and sober. I have never had more than 5 months in my life. I was introduced to a new way of living while at Recovering Champions. The staff, the other clients and lessons taught, have helped me become the dignified woman I am today. I have a sponsor, a home-group and go to a meeting daily. I have a full-time job, I’m saving up for a car and hopefully returning to school to become a drug and alcohol counselor. I have repaired the relationships in my life that matter most.
I’ve tried rehabs multiple times. A lot of places I’ve been I felt trapped. I didn’t feel trapped there. This facility was the first facility I didn’t want to leave. They don’t just push clients through and say good-bye. I’m still able to see them when needed. I can stop by whenever because the staff actually care about me. Having a good staff was the most important thing. They showed me how to have fun in recovery. Overall it was a great experience.
The staff at Recovering Champions welcomed me with open arms and gave me another chance at life. I’m eternally grateful for the experience.
I liked the structure which Recovering Champions provided, and I learned a lot on how to stay sober. It was a life changing experience. I feel like a champion.
Meet the Staff
Karen Vernon-Thompson, LICSW, CADC-II, LADC-I
Karen has more than 25 years of supervisory experience managing detox, CSS, and transitional support services at local inpatient treatment facilities. An advocate of — and a participant in — the 12-step program, Karen has a special insight that informs her clinical practice.
Tim Lineaweaver, LMHC, LADC-1
An adjunct faculty member at Lesley University, Tim has been treating clients of all ages with addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression issues for more than 20 years.
Maryann Landry, EdM, LMHC
During her 25 years as a mental health professional, Maryann has developed an extremely diverse background in the field of counseling psychology. As Clinical Director, she uses her expertise to ensure each client receives the best care possible.
Toby Lineaweaver, MA, LMHC
As Program Director at Recovering Champions, Toby has the unique opportunity to use his administrative and clinical experience to integrate best treatment practices with the transformative power of nonjudgmental human connection in the treatment of substance abuse and addiction.
Rehabs.com Editorial Review
ABOUT RECOVERING CHAMPIONS
Based in the Cape Cod town of East Falmouth, Mass., Recovering Champions provides a variety of treatment options for adults struggling with substance abuse. In addition to residential treatment, the center offers partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), and standard outpatient treatment (OP). While detox is not offered on-site, the center has partnerships with local detox facilities and can help arrange for treatment prior to entering one of their recovery programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Recovering Champions takes a holistic approach to treatment by addressing each client’s individual needs as they relate to the mind, body, and spirit. One-on-one counseling is conducted by master’s level clinicians, and clients also participate in group counseling, family therapy, educational workshops, and 12-step meetings. Alternative therapies, like art, music, and equine therapy, are part of the mix, and programming incorporates wellness activities like yoga, meditation, and outdoor experiences.
The center’s highly structured PHP program offers the most intense level of treatment, requiring six hours of programming each day. Clients who use the IOP program to “step-down” reduce their clinical time to 3.5 hours per day, but maintain the same case managers, peer group, and counselors. Clients enrolled in OP, the most flexible and least time-consuming level of care, typically receive no more than eight hours of treatment per week.
According to the center’s website, the staff includes master’s level clinicians, licensed social workers, certified alcohol and drug counselors, and case managers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
East Falmouth, the epitome of quaint New England, offers a peaceful, picturesque environment for recovery. Online photos of the center depict a simple, homelike facility equipped with furnished common areas and shared bedrooms. While personal phones and computers are not allowed on-site, daily, monitored phone calls are permitted. Clients may smoke cigarettes in designated areas.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com had only positive things to share about their treatment experiences. T.C. commended the “attentive” staff and “amazing” food. “I was amazed at the level of care - the personal attention by the staff and the holistic approach that treated my mental, physical, and spiritual issues,” they wrote in their five-star review. C.M., also a five-star reviewer, appreciated the center’s “strong adherence to the 12 steps.” C.M. also credited the program’s structure for their ability to transition back to daily life.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
K.C., the one loved of a client who was surveyed by Rehabs.com, praised the staff, programming, food, and the on-site organic garden, but felt that the family component was especially “crucial.” “The fact that they involve the families in the recovery process is great!” K.C. wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Both the staff members surveyed by Rehabs.com provided five-star reviews of their employer. G.C., in their review, highlighted that all staff counselors are “Master's degree-licensed clinicians.” “At Recovering Champions, a whole new way of life is taught. Clients gain the skills to go back out into the world and not revert back to old habits,” they wrote.
According to the facility’s website, most insurance plans, including those from Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, are accepted.
Updated November 2016
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