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Why Our Addiction Treatment Works (And Where Others Fail)

It’s a risky topic to say you’re a treatment facility these days. Left and right scams seem to be permeating the news, federal investigators raiding facilities, and most importantly, good people who lost their way fall through the cracks.

We’re here to tell you that not all treatment facilities are created equal. For every one that captures a scathing headline, there are countless more working earnestly to make a difference, change lives, and aid your loved ones on the most challenging journey they will ever endure: recovery.

At Confidential Recovery, we strive to provide a comprehensive program that truly changes lives, turning the tide of addiction to that of a fulfilling recovery. It’s not just our efforts, it’s our strategic approach. These are some of the key aspects that define our long-term program success.

Committing to the Long-Term
Let’s face it. We are a society seeking a quick fix. From diet pills to miracle cures being plastered on every media, nothing meaningful happens overnight. Addiction recovery is a long-term process.

That’s why we go all in for the long haul when we work with patients. Going through our outpatient treatment is a minimum two-year commitment. But here’s the reality, the longer someone struggling from a substance abuse problem is engaged in treatment, the better chance they have at a long-term recovery.

Meeting Clients Where They Are
Everyone starts his or her recovery process at different points. No one’s journey is exactly the same. Effective treatment isn’t cookie cutter. We meet each patient where they are, then design a specific treatment program. Taking an individualized approach is more time-intensive for us, but it’s what is going to get results.

Medical Director on Staff
What may sound obvious is exceptionally rare. You would be shocked to learn the small number of treatment centers with a medical director on staff. We prioritize it. Each client receives a full physical upon entering our treatment program. From blood work to a mental health evaluation, we don’t leave a single stone unturned.

Why does this matter?

Life doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Just because you’re working through an addiction recovery program doesn’t mean that your high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, or heart condition suddenly disappears. You still need to treat them. But to successfully continue your existing treatments, without back pedaling on your recovery, you need a doctor to prescribe dosages and medications in alignment with your treatment program. That’s one of the many reasons why our medical director is a crucial team member.

Stringent Confidentiality
With the current laws protecting an individual’s medical privacy, facilities don’t go around beating a drum announcing who is going through their program. In short, they can’t release information about patients.

We take that confidentiality to the next level.

At Confidential Recovery, we work with professionals across all industries, including law enforcement, legal counsel, and doctors. We know many would be at risk of losing their employment if word of their substance abuse got out. We protect their information at every turn. It starts with our nondescript building in the industrial area of San Diego. It’s the last place you would imagine a treatment facility, specifically located there for that reason. You will never see a sign, effectively a giant billboard, announcing our service offerings or even our name.

Next, we embed confidentiality considerations into all areas of our treatment. Where other group meetings might pressure individuals to share the nature of their employment, we allow you to take the lead on what information you share. Additionally, our providers will never divulge information that would “out” you.

Identifying and Tackling Triggers
One of the downfalls for a residential program is that they take an individual out of a situation to work on healing. Once they are done with the program, the individual returns to the same environment where they were using. That environment is chock full of triggers beckoning to return to their old ways. In order to maintain the progress, they need to alter their home environment.

This isn’t something the individual can work on alone. They need to activate their support system, which brings us to our next differentiator.

Involving Family in Treatment
We know that the path to checking a loved one into a treatment program is hard. It’s paved with a loss of trust, frustration, guilt, deceit, skepticism, and more. Up to this point, family members have tried just about everything and are worn thin.

Despite all of this, they are crucial to turning that final corner.

We want to involve the family as part of the treatment. It won’t be on day one, but slowly we integrate immediate family members into the process. We commonly point out that in order for everything to work, family needs to essentially go through their own treatment as well.

There are several reasons for this. First, we need to ensure that family members aren’t part of the triggers at home. Additionally, this creates a safe space to work on mending family relations, giving everyone a voice. Spouses can come in to say, “This is what I’ve been feeling,” with their loved one listening through an active ear, not an addictive ear.

A supportive base, one committed to helping foster a constructive environment at home, plays a powerful role.

Offering a Women-Only Track
Men and women are different. If they weren’t we wouldn’t have whole sections of bookstores geared toward helping someone “understand” the opposite sex. Hello, “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.”

Underlying symptoms for addiction differ between the sexes as well. Four out of five women that we work with have experienced a form of trauma. Additionally, women face different societal barriers when seeking treatment. From financial blockades to their caretaking responsibilities to a more damning stigma around their addiction, it’s more cumbersome for women to battle substance abuse.

We created a curriculum specifically designed to work on tailored issues, paired with a women-only environment to remove as many barriers as possible.

See the Difference Yourself
If you’re hesitant, we would like to invite you and your loved one in to see the difference yourself. Our program managers will walk you through the entire program, answer questions, and show the key pillars that create long-term recovery success for our patients.

Recovery starts with a phone call. Make that life-changing decision now. Call (619) 452-1200 or text (619) 993-2738.



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