Clients are each assigned a primary counselor who they will meet with individually for weekly sessions to identify, measure, and work on treatment goals and objectives. Client’s will develop an individualized treatment plan for their treatment stay, as well as an individualized aftercare plan. Primary counselors will assist clients in processing issues related to their addiction that are more comfortably discussed in a one-on-one setting as opposed to a group setting. Primary counselors will assist clients with case management issues related to aftercare interviews/appointments, appropriate management and referrals for mental health issues, legal concerns, navigating through family dynamics, and setting up appropriate sober supports outside of treatment. Counselors will also be in communication with the client’s family members or healthy sober supports and schedule family sessions or phone conferences as deemed necessary. The goal of these sessions is for clients to do significant internal work on themselves with a counselor specializing in addiction and be set up for the best chance of success once they are discharged from the program.
Life skills is part of our treatment program that encourages clients to develop and maintain important skills they will need in order to productively function in sobriety, as well as maintain recovery outside of a structured environment.
These groups incorporate the education and implementation of skills such as:
These groups are small process groups facilitated by Clinical staff. The counselor meets with their individual caseload to provide therapeutic support regarding deeper rooted issues related to the client’s addiction.
Physical wellness is an aspect of our treatment program that assists clients in participating and learning healthy physical activities to aid in emotional regulation. These activities can be used to build confidence and self-esteem, as well as reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
By taking a mind, body, and spirit approach. Physical wellness allows individuals a starting point to practice applying fun and healthier physical activities in their recovery program.
Activities may include:
These groups are facilitated by Clinical staff and typically involve a lecture, therapeutic workshop, or community activities to educate the clients on various topics related to the disease of addiction. These groups utilize a mind, body, and spirit approach to encourage total wellness for the clients.
Clients receive education on:
This is a group facilitated each morning by the Behavioral Health Technicians to allow clients to create a personal recovery plan for the day. Clients start off each group by reading a daily reflection reading and discussing how they relate or identify to the reading. The facilitator then goes over the schedule for the day as well as any community concerns. Each client then identifies their recovery plans and goals for that day and program tools they plan to use to be successful with those goals.
This group is a nightly reflection group to process how well each client did with meeting their personal recovery plans and goals for that day. Clients discuss if they achieved their goals that day and, if not, what obstacles prevented them from achieving their goals. If obstacles are present, the group processes how to overcome those obstacles and meet the unresolved goals the following day. This group is meant to be a time for the client to do a personal inventory on their day and assess how honest, open, and willing they were with peers and staff. It also allows the client to regularly be looking at areas of improvement as well as achievements in their recovery process.
Clients participate in 12-Step programming groups each evening to introduce them to recovery programs and recovery meeting formats. This can include AA meetings, group discussions on different pathways to recovery, Big Book studies, client’s telling their personal recovery stories, and outside speakers. Clients are also given the opportunity to go to meetings outside of Malibu Wellness Ranch to experience recovery meetings outside of a treatment center setting. Speakers and outside meetings are always in accordance with CDC guidelines.
These groups are facilitated by the Behavioral Health Technician Staff in order to assist clients in processing, internalize and absorb their therapeutic group experiences throughout the day. Process groups allow the community a safe and supportive place to discuss and relate to one another about subject matter discussed, as well identify additional goals or obstacles for their recovery.
ATV/Quads, Horseback Riding, Paddle boats, White Water Rafting, Hiking, Fishing, Volleyball, Mini Golf, Basketball, Corn Hole, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Gym, Indoor Swimming Pool, Whiffle ball, Archery, Outside AA Meetings
These activities can help assist clients with an increased understanding of how to have fun in recovery, healthy leisure activities, increase in healthy communication skills, teamwork, utilization of positive social supports, trust building, accepting/asking for help from others, and overall physical wellness.
Clients in this level of care will focus on increasing their insight on the Disease Concept of Addiction, Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, Relapse Syndrome, introduction to 12-step programming, identifying any deep-rooted areas of need.
Clients in this level learn to implement relapse prevention skills, identify relapse triggers, implement 12-step programming by completing assignments related to the first 3 steps and getting a sponsor, processing underlying resentments, processing unresolved issues related to grief or trauma, improving strained family relationships, and utilizing recovery supports.
Clients in this level of care continue to implement, work through, and practice the 12 steps in their daily lives, implement relapse prevention skills/relapse prevention plan developed with primary counselor, identify healthy leisure activities to continue with outside of treatment, work on a continuing care plan focused on the client’s transition home or to the next destination in their recovery journey.
The Following are Techniques Utilized to Achieve These Goals: