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Our Treatment Methodology

Explore the methodology we put into practice at the Hope Network Center for Recovery. Call 616.279.3725 to get in touch with our team of experts to learn more.

In Community Living, clients meet with the treatment team daily. Clients receiving Intensive Outpatient Services will meet 3–5 time per week based on need. For clients and graduates of the program, we provide services during normal business hours, but also have on-call service available.

• Limited detoxification services are available when partnering with one of our physicians.
• Suboxone induction and maintenance is available to those who qualify.
• Referral will be given when clients require detoxification that we cannot manage.
• Routine recommendations for nutrition and physical fitness will be provided by the Physician and the Medical Assistant.

Usually lasting for 20 minutes, mindfulness sessions occur daily, Monday–Friday. This is done with a belief that all parts of a person should be addressed—mind, body, and spirit—during treatment.

Lectures are about 50 minutes long and are held daily from Monday–Friday. The attendance averages less than 12. Issues addressed will include, but not be limited to:

  • The disease model of addiction
  • Abstinence-based recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Mental health problems pertinent to sustenance of recovery including Depression and Anxiety
  • History of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Spirituality
  • Denial and defenses that interfere with acceptance
  • Emotional health
  • Shame
  • Grief
  • Damaged self-esteem
  • Codependence
  • Adult child of alcoholic dynamics
  • The Johari window and feedback

At the Center for Recovery, we focus on the person. And to do this, we begin with a multifaceted assessment. Using what we know, we form a tailored plan that takes a person from addiction to recovery—and all the milestones in-between. The assessment also assists clients in identifying obstacles, providing specific recovery tools, and assisting in the creation of an Aftercare Plan.

Other Details to Know:
• Psychological services are available when indicated.
• Clients will receive referral to outside psychological and medical services when necessary.
• Other services which may require referral by the individual therapist are legal, vocational/employment, or financial.
• Emergency crisis management will be available to all clients and graduates 24 hours a day.

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) is a specialized outpatient addiction recovery service that provides more structure and a more intensive level of care than a standard outpatient program. IOP sessions are usually held at least 3 days a week for 2-4 hours a day. IOP is a group therapy that generally does not exceed 12 people, allowing for a safe environment.

Topics covered in IOP include but are not limited to:

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Or PAWS
Relapse Prevention Skills
How to Manage Urges and Cravings
Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction
Progression of the Disease of Addiction
Introduction To the Twelve Steps
Stages of Change
Focus On Co-Occurring Disorders and the Effects On Addiction and Recovery

To repair a strained relationship and aid in treatment success, marital therapy may be employed during and subsequent to our services. In order for marital or family therapy to occur, an authorization to release information signed by the client must be on file.

Because family support is often instrumental in the recovery journey, counseling staff may occasionally meet with family members of clients to provide counseling services or to learn more about specific issues related to the client who is receiving treatment. An authorization to release information signed by the client must be in place in order for such a meeting between a therapist and a client’s family member to occur.

Group Therapy sessions meet twice daily, Monday–Friday for a minimum of 75 minutes per session. Group size varies, but are typically less than ten (except during family day sessions and assemblies celebrating the graduation of a peer).

During typical group sessions, clients may be asked to present individualized treatment plan assignments or to use the group to explore other treatment and recovery issues. Psychoeducation and Didactic groups occur daily.

Other group sessions may be scheduled to address issues related to a healthy lifestyle including parenting, nicotine cessation, relapse prevention, sex education, men’s and women’s community group, etc.

Engagement of the recovery community through 12-step meetings is encouraged as a support to one’s recovery efforts and is an integral part of the Community Living level of care. Other supports that may be promoted include Caduceus groups.


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