A very unique feature you will not find in most addiction treatment settings is that we are able to simulate a “real world environment” that is supportive to recovery with on-site clinical treatment services. In a majority of treatment centers, on-site clinical services are not available, rather you have to travel to therapy.
At Changing Tides clients will have all addiction services available to them on-site to include lodging. Providing on-site clinical services is something that we feel is necessary and beneficial, and we are happy to be able to provide these health services. We work with clients on managing their everyday lives in a manner that is effective while also teaching them how to handle cravings if triggers to use should arise. We also offer a Family Program and families are invited and encouraged to attend on-site visits with their loved one in order to be a part of the learning and healing process. You will find below why we feel our substance abuse treatment program is beneficial to those who seek to recover. We will also explain to you how we can provide the care that you need in order to thrive in your recovery.
Changing Tides can be the CHANGE that is needed to lessen addiction relapse. We provide our clients a peer group, hold our clients accountable by having them on-site and monitoring them daily, and provide the structure that is needed for individuals in early recovery to thrive. We are able to offer more than just a 30 day addiction treatment program and hope that our clients will all transition through each tier of our programs.
We fully believe people need a tier of addiction recovery programs in order to succeed. We also believe that 28-30 days of treatment just isn’t enough for most people. As a result we believe you will put yourself at a greater chance of success with one of our drug and alcohol rehab programs here in N.C.
At Changing Tides our clients can begin to experience new freedoms in a “real world environment” while beginning or continuing in their treatment and recovery process. The professionals at Changing Tides have many years combined of experience. One aspect that these professionals all note is the high amount of failed attempts at achieving sustained sobriety after a 30 day treatment program. The individual with newfound recovery experiences an alarming level of regression and eventually relapses due to losses that occur after leaving the treatment setting. The client experiences a first, second, and third loss in their recovery effort in the transition. The three losses that we see occur are peer support relationships, structure and accountability.
Peer support relationships in treatment have healthy impacts on individuals and strong bonds with peers assist in the recovery effort. This “closeness” between peers often is more impactful than the relationship with the clinical staff. The problem that we see is the transitioning from a 30 day addiction treatment program back home and the loss of those relationships and support which can be devastating to an individual in early recovery. In a typical PHP, IOP, OP or Sober Living Environment, clients live off-site and report to an office and spend time with their peers and staff for a total of 2-4 hours a session. They do not have the camaraderie that they once had in treatment and therefore lack that connection to their peers. Peer support relationships is the first loss when transitioning from inpatient treatment.
The accountability provided in a 30 day treatment gives individuals who are recovering a new found outlook on life, thus a sense of self-confidence emerges. In a 30 day treatment setting, clients may receive accountability checks around the clock, 24/7, and to quickly lose that can be devastating to a person’s recovery. We see at this time that spouses, friends and family attempt to become their loved ones accountability person. Generally this attempt fails due to their lack of experience, training and knowledge of the disease of addiction. This can destroy or damage the relationships, and we see issues arise such as judgement, boundaries being crossed and disappointment. This all leads to a regression in the family unit, reverting back to destructive behaviors and can lead the individual to relapse.
Transitioning from a strictly scheduled day in a 30 day treatment to being solely responsible for structuring your own day is difficult and overwhelming. Structure provides many different aspects that are vital to recovery such as, healthy sleeping habits, healthy eating practices, healthy self-discipline and self-respect. When this structure is lost so quickly, this leads to a lack of accountability, excuses to not participate in recovery, unhealthy sleeping patterns along with the deterioration of all aspects of life. Substance use disorder relapse occurs due to the lack of healthy structure which promotes recovery.