We at Safe House believe that alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease and that abstinence is the best way to manage the condition. Our approach is holistic, working with mind, body and spirit targeting a complete turn around in behaviors and attitudes of our patients putting them on the path to a healthy and worthwhile life.
We believe that every patient and his/her family that comes to Safe House for treatment has a unique background and set of circumstances. Therefore, treatment for each individual is customized at Safe House and is targeted to achieve strong recovery. The treatment plan is based upon the individual’s family history, choice of substance(s), gender, and physical health along side various other factors.
On admission each patient is assigned a care team that may consist of a case manager, psychiatrist, psychologist, physician and counselor.
Since the majority of our patients have a co-occurring mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, Safe House provides a clinically integrated approach that treats the mental health issues at the same time as the addiction. If the co-occurring disorder is not treated along with the addiction to alcohol and drugs, sobriety can be threatened.
A typical day at Safe House:
Patients go through a full day of education and therapy that starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.
Morning yoga and meditation followed by breakfast
Educational lectures followed by group discussion on the day’s topic
Workbook completion and 12 step literature review post lunch and afternoon siesta
One-on-one appointments with physician, psychiatrist, psychologist or counselor
Exercise and recreation followed by special group meetings in the evening
Dinner followed by personal reflection and meditation