New Life Treatment Center Philosophy
At New Life Treatment Center we strive to provide the highest quality of treatment available to clients suffering from chemical dependency. We offer two distinct, yet overlapping programs. Clients are able to choose the program they want and are not pressured one way or the other.
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.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
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ABOUT NEW LIFE TREATMENT CENTER
Located in rural Woodstock in southwestern Minnesota, New Life Treatment Center offers gender-specific residential care, outpatient programs, as well as aftercare services for adults struggling with chemical dependency. Specialized programming is also available for DUI offenders and clients seeking treatment for meth addiction, compulsive gambling, and co-occurring disorders. The facility also offers a Christian-based program track, and detoxification services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
New Life’s treatment model is tailored to meet each client’s needs, though residents typically stay for 30 to 45 days in the residential program. New Life’s program, described by the organization as “gentle” and “nurturing,” includes individual counseling at least twice a week, group and family therapy, and educational lectures and films.
Family participation is advised during treatment to help clients address familial concerns and educate loved ones on the process of recovery Family visitation is allowed each week, but visitors must be at least 12 years of age. Residents are allowed phone calls after five days of enrollment.
Programming is based on the 12-Step model of recovery, which is incorporated in nearly 48% of U.S. treatment facilities. The facility offers a secular version of 12-Step, as well as a Christianity-based version of 12-Step. Clients may choose the track best suited to their needs and preferences.
Clients that complete a primary treatment programs have the option of joining the aftercare program. This gives them access to counseling and group-based services to support their sober living transition. However, aftercare services are provided for an additional fee. In some cases, clients may choose to utilize the facility's eight-week outpatient program as an aftercare service.
The staff is comprised of professional counselors. New Life also employs an on-site chaplain as well as trained 12-step coordinators.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center’s gender-specific facilities are modestly decorated and homelike. Photos revealed a reading room, a gymnasium with a basketball court, and a recreation room complete with exercise equipment, billiards, and lounge chairs.
As many as four clients share sleeping quarters, and there is a total of 21 beds, placing the facility in a group with 34% of other U.S. facilities based on its size. To date, the five individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter felt the facilities were well-maintained.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.2/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The four alumni that left feedback to date gave highly positive reports with Rehabs.com. Three shared five out of five star ratings for treatment effectiveness, while two awarded five-star ratings for the staff's level of experience and training and its visitor policies. "I loved it at new life treatment center,” one alum wrote. “They gave me back my life.” Lynn added: "This was a life changing facility. Very God centered."
On Google, New Life Treatment Center earned an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars from six reviews. All but one of the reviews were five out of five stars. All of the reviewers indicated that they liked treatment and found it effective. Alumni cited the “amazing” staff, the coping skills they were taught, and its religious focus as strengths of the facility.
WHAT FAMILY & FRIENDS SAY
Feedback provided by the pair of loved ones about New Life Treatment Center was more mixed. Loved ones did not agree on the strengths and weaknesses of the facility. For instance, for holistic offerings, the ratings ranged from one out of five stars to five stars.
Offering five-star ratings for the facility's discharge planning and family participation, a loved one wrote: “Develop a sense of faith in a higher power to overcome fear and addiction.” The other survey respondent, however, felt that the program was too short and that there was a lack of supervision. “Too short of program for heroin addiction...No halfway house planned,” they wrote.
New Life Treatment accepts self-pay, which is supplemented by donations to reduce prices and private insurance plans. The facility is also one of 286 facilities in Minnesota that accept public insurance plans. However, the facility does not accept Medicare.
Published on July 2018
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