Non 12-Step Rehabilitation
Alo House Recovery Centers operates with the central belief that there are many effective paths to recovery. While a traditional 12 Step Model works for may people, it does not represent the only or even the best path for all.
Alo does not discourage our clients from attending 12-Step Meetings. In fact, we welcome it. However, we are not a 12-Step Program, as we do not teach the steps, study the ‘Big Book,’ or follow any of the other reading material in our program. As Bill Wilson, the co-founder of AA stated himself in 1944, “the roads to recovery are many.” Our treatment model can best be described as a client centered, integrative and intentional community based approach to health and recovery.
Treatment at Alo House Recovery Centers usually begins with a process of detoxification. This phase of treatment varies in duration from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on substances ingested and mental status. Clients must be medically stabilized and substances must be eliminated from the body in order to be able to address underlying emotional and mental health issues. Once the detox phase is complete, clients begin participating in treatment activities. These include: individual therapy sessions with board certified therapists, attend process groups, explore holistic and adjunct approaches to treatment, participate in regular trips to the gym, yoga, and much more.
Our model of recovery represents our unique healing culture and theory of treatment. We have created an evidenced based, client- centered model, which treats the entire self by integrating mind, body, and spirit. We employ an empowerment model to guide clients towards their identified, intended path.
We treat each client on case by case basis.
Individualized Treatment Program
We treat each client on case by case basis.
No two people are alike and addiction impacts everyone differently. At Alo House Recovery Centers, we treat each client and the underlying family and mental health concerns frequently found below the level of the addiction.
We rely on the solid bond of a loving and supportive therapeutic relationship, which starts the moment our client calls for help. Even before our clients arrive, our clinical and support staff reaches out to evaluate the client’s needs and take into consideration the relationships with family and loved ones. By understanding the psychological and social factors impacting our clients, we are able to create an individualized treatment plan designed to address the comprehensive and total needs identified.
Our Client Centered approach to treatment allows us to effectively treat a broad range of issues and individuals from diverse walks of life. We are able to treat young men and women as they launch into the promise of their future, just as effectively as we are able to treat mature adults experiencing life transitions resulting from change in careers, marital status, or simply from liberating the weight of the past. Even when clients have experienced multiple failed treatment episodes, have complex mental health and addiction issues, or have experienced years attempting to stop using, our unique approach to treatment can help. We recognize that sobriety, while an important part of recovery, does not represent all of what is needed to sustain health and wellness. Our treatment program, therefore, creates a pathway to success and independence guiding clients to achieve education, significant employment, career growth, independent living, and self-actualization.
Co-Occurring and Dual Diagnosis
Doctorate and Masters level clinicians.
In many instances, individuals struggling with addiction are also struggling with an underlying mental health disorder. This is what is mean by a Co-Occurring or Dual Diagnosis. Either substance abuse or mental illness can develop first. A person experiencing a mental health condition may turn to drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication in order to improve or block out troubling mental health symptoms. Abusing substances can also lead to serious mental health problems because of the effects drugs have on a person’s moods, thoughts, brain chemistry and behavior.
At Alo House Recovery Centers, we recognize that addiction is a complex disorder with varied root causes. In many instances, addiction became an imperfect solution and ineffective response to multiple and profound injuries of the self. Our Clinical Team, comprised of the best leaders in the field of recovery and mental health, include licensed Doctorate and Masters level clinicians who have dedicated their professional practice to the treatment of addiction, and behavioral health.
Addiction becomes an ineffective coping system and response to the experience of chronic depression, abuse, childhood injuries, abandonment, and other mental health concerns. By treating the mental health aspects that often lay at the bottom of addiction, the addictive coping response becomes unnecessary and ineffective.
Mental health, recovery, and self-esteem and empowerment are cornerstones of our approach to treatment. We recognize that isolation and separation create the basis of addiction. We, therefore provide guidance and support to reintegrate clients to achieve, grow, create, and soar.