We begin considering discharge planning for our residents from the beginning of their treatment here at AToN Center. We do this to set our residents up for the most successful transition back out into the world as possible.
Our residents get quite a bit of Exposure Therapy while in treatment that takes place mainly on Saturday outings and off-site dinner on Sunday nights. We do this so that our residents have practice in triggering situations and will be prepared for when they leave by practicing coping skills in a protected environment.
Something that is considered while one is in treatment is the home situation and if it is a safe and supportive environment to return to. If it is clinically recommended, we look at other options for housing, such as Sober Living houses, and will provide local transportation so that our residents can see the houses first-hand. We also prepare our residents for continued treatment with Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and other therapeutic needs for support.
While here at AToN Center the resident is exposed to many supportive communities and holistic services such as 12 Step, SMART Recovery, yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, massage, Watsu, Rock To Recovery, good nutrition and physical training. Many of our residents report continued use of some of these holistic services after they leave treatment.
We hope that individuals find a balanced system of support to take away with them on their journey of recovery and learn how to maintain sobriety and well-being.
Kristin Colton CATC II
Chemical Dependency Counselor