Top of the World Ranch Milan Philosophy
We are a Holistic Addictions Treatment Center for men and women. We offer an excellent mix of traditional evidence based therapies in conjunction with outdoor experiential. Nature does much of the heavy lifting at Top of the World Ranch. We are not a traditional 12 step treatment center, but see great value in the 12 steps as part of our clients and our own recovery. We attend a variety of meetings weekly. We offer 315 acres of rolling forested land coupled with outdoor enhancements. We see growth in recovery as being both incremental and having opportunity for cathartic shifts to take place. We create fertile ground for both. We have purpose built a brand new all private rooms residence for 24 clients. We know the value of contemplative and private time coupled with the intensity of our full interactive program. We get it. Top of the World Ranch. Set yourself free!
Areas of Specialization
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Meet the Staff
Master of Counseling, Executive Director
After many years of fighting tooth and nail, years of denial, trying to get and stay sober on my own, trying to convince myself that it would be different this time, I was given a moment of clarity to see myself as I truly was. I saw the reality of my addiction, I saw the damage that I was causing, I suddenly understood that the problems I drank about were not outside me – the problem was me – and that the change that was needed had to be me. Chaos turned into purpose and meaning. We opened our doors in BC Canada in 2005 and have taken our excellent program to our center in Milan IL
Dr. Aggie Waterstreet
Dr. Aggie Waterstreet, Psy.D., LMFT, CADC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, is a Certified Addiction and Drug Counselor with over 30 years’ experience in the substance abuse and mental health field. Dr. Waterstreet has held serval leadership roles including Executive Director at United Health Care; and Program Coordinator at Riverside Substance abuse treatment facility.
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ABOUT TOP OF THE WORLD RANCH MILAN
Located in Milan, Ill., Top of the World Ranch Milan is one of the 89 (14.1 percent) of Illinois treatment facilities that offers residential treatment services. The drug addiction treatment center offers services to adult men who are struggling with substance use.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Top of the World Ranch Milan's website, it does not offer detoxification services, but will help clients make arrangements for medically-managed detox. Each client receives an individual counselor and individualized treatment plan.
Treatment plans typically include case management, individual counseling, group therapies, psycho-educational programming, and 12-step meetings. While the treatment center offers four 12-step meetings a week, it's not a 12-step treatment center.
Experiential therapies such as mindfulness, yoga, tia chi, guided imagery, relaxation, and grounding techniques are available. Clients may participate in a range of outdoor activities such as hikes, canoing, and meditation in nature.
Along with individual services, the treatment center offers a four-day family intensive program at no additional fee. The family program is designed to help families gain a better understanding of addiction and recovery. Clients begin aftercare planning as soon as they arrive.
Top of the World Ranch Milan's website notes the treatment team includes counselors, nurses, and case managers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Top of the World Ranch Milan's website indicates the center is set up as a resort style retreat that includes a fully equipped gym with free weights. Each resident has their own room, and meals are made by a chef. The treatment center sits on 315 acres of nature.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients, loved ones, or staffers. However, the three people to leave reviews on
Top of the World Ranch Milan's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave five out of five stars. Reviewers praised the treatment center and its effectiveness. 
"The facility grounds are expansive and absolutely peaceful. Perfect setting for healing, discovery, and recovery," Ryan wrote in a representative review.
To date, the 10 people to leave Google Reviews also gave five out of five stars. However, most reviewers weren't alumni of the center, but did tour the facility. "amazing location, top notch facility, treatment aimed at the whole person not at a diagnosis," Penny wrote on Google. 
The facility is one of the 415 (65.6 percent) of Illinois treatment facilities that accepts insurance.
Published on November 2018
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