We provide individualized care for each client and follow treatment with lifetime aftercare to combat the disease of addiction. Our facility is a dual diagnosis center. This means that we recognize and treat addiction as a disease. Additionally we treat underlying mental health issues that may have contributed to the development of an addiction. We utilize many different forms of therapy to develop a unique program for each individual.
STEP 1 – Lake House
Many programs are structured to help clients simply graduate from the program. Ascend Recovery is different. Our program is formulated to help our clients achieve the initial goal of reaching a full year clean and sober, and then supporting them in recovery for life. We know our clients and their families want to be done with the pain of addiction. This step is the beginning of that healing process.
Our program starts at our residential level of care that we call Step 1 – Lake House. Clients at Lake House will be immersed in a clinically rigorous program. Clients at this step participate in relational based individual and group therapy with therapists unparalleled in their expertise. They are also seen weekly by our board certified psychiatrist. This therapeutic first step focuses on addressing the underlying mental health and trauma issues related to a client’s addiction.
While at Lake House, our clients will also participate in many experiential therapies designed to deepen their therapeutic work such as a high ropes course, equine therapy and art therapy.
Step 1 also starts to teach the importance of diet and exercise in the therapeutic process, as well as the importance of recovery support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
In Step 1, compassion guides the healing process. The work done at Lake House truly sets our clients up for success with their ongoing recovery and the lives they have imagined for themselves.
Greatest level of structure
Relational based individual therapy and case management three times per week
Intensive experiential therapy including equine, ropes and art
This level of care sets the foundation
STEP 2 – MONTGOMERY
Years of experience have shown us that, following residential treatment, young adults can have a very difficult time learning the skills necessary to reintegrate into society with a lifestyle that is sober and independent.
Step 2 – Montgomery was designed by our founder, Ryan Salter, with a focus on providing transitional care so that the skills formulated in residential treatment stay intact when clients leave the highly structured environment at Lake House.
During Step 2, clients develop their executive function capacity and apply these skills to processes such as the managing of money, learning to find and keep a job, developing a sober peer network, structuring their time productively and having sober fun. It is this step that helps clients, in a planned and structured way, increase momentum down the road to success in recovery.
STEP 3 – RILEY HOUSE
In completing steps 1 and 2 clients have both built a foundation and taken some significant action steps in their recovery. Step 3 – Riley House allows clients to maintain what they have built on their own.
Clients begin working and interacting with their sober peer group in a way that is more individual. They participate in school and long-term career plans that help them see their potential and possibilities in their new life in sobriety.
At the conclusion of their stay at Riley House, they have completely built their sober life. They have maintained sobriety for five months or longer, engaged with school and work, a sober community, and a life that they can be proud of living again.