Introduction to the 12 Steps – This is the baseline of the process. Patients receive an introduction to the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. They are required to secure a sponsor who is an active member in the A.A program and has also worked through all twelve steps themselves.
Weekly Individual Therapy Sessions – Patients will be enrolled into Buena Vista’s Intensive Outpatient Program where they will be assigned a clinician who they are required to meet with on a weekly basis. In those therapy sessions, they will work out any trauma and deep-seated behavioral issues in order to be able to live more fulfilling lives as active members of society. In addition, patients will be evaluated by our Psychiatrist, who will also determine whether additional individual Psychiatric Sessions are required to assist in the Recovery process.
Group Therapy – Patients will be enrolled in regular group therapy sessions where they will be able to discuss daily struggles in a safe, confidential environment constructed of their peers and the supervision of a trained and licensed Clinician.
Medical Care* – Patients can schedule appointments with a professional for regular checkups or any medical emergencies. They will also be required to visit a doctor every thirty days for follow-up to ensure a healthy approach to their Recovery.
Psychiatric Care* – Patients receive a Psychiatric analysis upon entering Buena Vista and may be prescribed any necessary medications upon the Psychiatrist’s recommendation.
Trauma Workshops – Buena Vista offers patients the chance to work through any existential trauma. This workshop is offered through our Licensed Clinical staff.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – This form of therapy allows the patients to take a look at deep-seated behaviors and beliefs, come to a conclusion of the cause, and determine the best way to change the behavior.
Individualized Treatment Plans – Upon entering therapy patients will participate in the creation of an individualized treatment plan based on their initial assessment and personal goals. This allows Clinical staff to better understand what type of treatment goals to set for each individual patient. Treatment goals may change throughout the patient’s stay with Buena Vista and we encourage each patient to participate in the process for greater chances of success.
Family Programs – Buena Vista communicates regularly with the families and/or loved ones of our patients in order to update them on the patients’ progress as they continue through the Buena Vista program.
Relapse Prevention Education – This program allows for patients to build a plan for staying sober outside of the drug and alcohol treatment services environment.
IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) – Buena Vista offers effective, licensed, intensive treatment options centered on our patients. Upon entering the program, patients will participate in the creation of an individualized treatment plan based on their initial assessment. This allows our Clinical staff to better understand what type of treatment goals to set for each individual patient. Treatment goals may change throughout the patient’s stay with Buena Vista to ensure the best possible care for our patients and to help them achieve sobriety.
At Buena Vista we feel it is especially important for our patients to have advocates. Many times, an individual in early recovery has a difficult time advocating for themselves. This is where the role of our rehabilitation Case Managers comes in to assist our patients and their families in this difficult process.
Case Management is a very collaborative process. The assigned addiction rehab Case Manager works alongside the patient to help identify specific challenges and work through them.
These therapeutic case management professionals assist our patients with many needs, including:
- Setting up any outside doctor and/or dental appointments
- Completion of intake tasks and orientation
- Assistance with discharge planning
- Monitor of overall patient well-being
- Address questions or concerns pertaining to the patient’s recovery
- Provide assistance with legal matters (like probation or court dates),
- Collaborate with families or loved ones for a patient’s recovery
Our Case Managers work with the entire family system to ensure a stronger, more accountable recovery system. The monitoring and testing protocol that has been developed allows us to work with the patient in our center to create new motivation to change. Our case managers work closely with the family, patient, and even other treatment providers if necessary, so that everyone understands and supports the same goals for the patient. By creating a streamlined, long-term treatment plan, there is a much greater chance for continued sobriety.
Life Skills Development
Part of Buena Vista’s drug and alcohol treatment program consists of developing life skills to achieve long term sobriety. Many times, a patient will go to drug and/or alcohol treatment with no contact to the rest of the world, creating a false sense of security. Buena Vista takes pride in making our patients mirror what the real world may look like outside of drug and alcohol treatment environment. This mirror includes getting a job, learning to pay bills, budgeting and financial education, finding creative ways to enjoy life in sobriety, and the ability to have interactions with the world outside of treatment.
Our goal is to build a foundation for a fulfilled life. A patient going through treatment may not be able to develop the necessary coping skills to live a fulfilled life if they are not prepared to effectively interact with the rest of the world.
Benefits of Buena Vista’s Life Skills Development:
- Emotional Security
- Financial Security
- Positive Decision Making
- Improved Interaction Skills
- Improved Communication Skills
- More Effective Coping Skills
- Personal Care
- Improved Self Awareness
Spiritual Guidance Program
Buena Vista offers spiritual recovery programs for our patients. We believe the best way to build a foundation of long-term sobriety is to embark on your own spiritual journey. Spiritual growth is also a cornerstone of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and has been proven as a critical element in achieving long term sobriety.
Our licensed clinicians at Buena Vista have our patients participate in key activities such as daily meditation, daily prayer or reflection, guided imagery, and more. Many Buena Vista team members are also living a spiritual, sober lifestyle. As part of our drug and alcohol treatment program, we strongly encourage any of our patients to ask as many questions related to spiritual guidance as they feel are necessary.