Treatment Center Setting
- Beach Community
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
Recovering Champions’ 12-step approach and great counseling gave my daughter hope for the future and freedom from addiction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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ABOUT RECOVERING CHAMPIONS
Based in the Cape Cod town of East Falmouth, Massachusetts, Recovering Champions offers residential and outpatient treatment to adults struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients receive a comprehensive assessment upon admission to determine the appropriate level of care. Residential treatment is 12-step based and includes one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and educational workshops, along with holistic activities such as yoga, meditation, as well as art and music therapy.
Outpatient options include a day program, which meets six hours a day and is a level of treatment offered by 14 percent of facilities across the country, and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which meets for three hours per day, is a treatment level offered by 46 percent of facilities nationwide.
Medication-assisted therapy (MAT), less intensive outpatient treatment (OP), and family counseling are also available. The facility also provides medication management for psychiatric disorders, which is a service offered by 45 percent of all U.S. treatment facilities.
According to the center’s website, the staff includes master’s-level therapists and social workers, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, and case managers. To date, the five individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the staff's aptitude.
Staff Experience and Training: 5/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to a Cape Cod Times article from 2015, the residential facility has 50 beds. Photographs of this converted motor lodge and of the outpatient treatment center depict warm and serene settings with modern furnishings. To date, the five individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter approved of the facility's upkeep and praised the opportunities for physical activities.
Exercise and Leisure: 5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 12 former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, eight offered positive feedback while four left negative reviews. Alumni who were happy with their experience described the rehab as a life-changing treatment program with compassionate staff and individualized care. " 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," T.C. wrote in a review representative of positive feedback.
Unhappy former clients, on the other hand, complained about inappropriate client and staff relationships, as well as misleading marketing. "Nor even close to what the website portrays," E.O. noted in a review representative of negative feedback.
The rehab fared well on Google, where it earned an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars based on 56 reviews. "I recommend this place to anyone who needs heps with their drug or alcohol problem. The food is great is the staff is great. This place has plenty to do and see," John wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
K.C., the sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date, indicated that they would recommend the program highly and awarded it five out of five stars for its counseling options, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, its staff's level of training and experience, and its family participation. "The fact that they involve the families in the recovery process is great," they noted.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Of the three staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date, two left positive feedback and one offered a negative review. The two positive reviewers noted they would recommend the facility highly and awarded it five out of five stars for its counseling options, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, and its cleanliness. "Clients gain the skills to go back out into the world and not revert back to old habits," one staff member wrote.
The one negative reviewer complained about high staff turnover and echoed alumni complaints about inappropriate relationships between clients and staff.
According to the facility's website, most private insurance plans, including ones from Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, are accepted. A form to begin verifying insurance coverage is available online. To date, the five individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter praised the facility's cost.
Published on December 2019
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