THE FIELD GUIDE to Addiction Recovery
Serenity Lodge, Lake Arrowhead CA 866.379.4365
TABLE OF CONTENTS Menâ€™s Recovery
The Big Idea
Clinical Strategies pg. 9
MENâ€™S RECOVERY 3
DIGNITY RECLAIMED FIG. 3
Disease of Addiction
Disorder of the brain; defined by compulsive use of substances regardless of consequences.
Removing toxins from the body. Takes place with medical staff and medication.
San Bernardino Mountains
Picturesque mountain setting. Located in Southern California.
Co-occurring illness. Treating addiction alongside mental illness.
Works. Proven effective for recovery.
Space for privacy and healing.
Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation 24/7 on-site care
THE BIG IDEA FIG. 2 Companionship
Approach to Treatment
Connection. Insight from personal experience. Empathy and expertise.
Identify and resolve the core issues that drive negative, destructive and co-dependent behaviors.
Establish an Environment
Help men awaken a passion and zeal for a new way of life.
Based upon mutual respect, integrity, and personal responsibility.
Our Dedication To help with recovery from the negative impact of substances.
INSPIRING INDIVIDUALS TO DREAM OF A BETTER TOMORROW serenitylodgelakearrowhead.com
DEDICATED TO HELPING MEN OVERCOME ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS. 7
CORE PRINCIPLES FIG. 3
Doing the right things for the right reasons.
Commitment to a way of living. Done for yourself.
Passion Guided by interest. Compels action. Enthusiasm.
*Individual therapy is supported with a minimum of 4 clinician-facilitated group meetings per day.
FIG. 2 Psychotherapy
Resolving mental concerns. Looks like talking.
Addressing personal concerns. Found in one-on-one counseling.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Allies. Found in a community of healing. Looks like a system of support.
Transforming negative thoughts into positive actions. Found in individual and group therapy.
Comprehensive Addiction Education
Looks like learning coping skills. Safe, optimistic, and engaging. Found in various settings.
Breaks stigma. Looks like learning. Typically found in group therapy.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Re-framing thoughts into a positive outlook. Found in individual and group therapy.
Accepting inner emotions. Committing to a better future.
Discovering personal motivation. Found in early recovery.
Healing for those you love. Done together. Looks like teamwork.
Relapse Prevention Education Preparation. Empowerment through skills.
Precise. Rapid reflexes.
Quieting the mind. A zen approach.
Pool and Hot Tub
Healthy body. Healthy mind.
Immerse yourself in tranquility.
Find yourself in music. Redefining self-expression.
Private rooms for detox and inpatient treatment.
Entertainment assists relaxation. Found in self-care.
Healthy competition. Billiards, ping pong, and tabletop games.
State-of-the-Art Lecture Hall
Fueling the body for healing.
Knowledge is power.
Basketball Court Breaking a sweat. The right way.
LEARNING SELF-CARE PREVENTS RELAPSE. 11
* Comforting and Inspiring Amenities
*A sanctuary inspiring the dream of a better tomorrow.
ABOUT US 13
EXCESSIVE FORMALITY GETS IN THE WAY OF REAL RECOVERY. FIG. 3
We believe in your dream for a better tomorrow. We use our past experiences to shine light on your personal experiences. We have faith you can awaken your true self and reclaim your dignity.
Our team of medical and mental health experts have a calling. A desire to bring recovery to men suffering from substance abuse and addiction.
Recovery takes courage. We help you feel and forgive, to dare and to laugh.
We empower you to reclaim your dignity and create a better life.
LOOKING FORWARD FIG. 2
Journal Entry: Day 52 Today’s different. My mind still races, but not nearly as much. Definitely different, much more aware. I saw the moon last night. Even noticed the stars. I don’t remember them being so vibrant. And, I can’t remember the last time I looked at them. Hell, I can’t remember the last time I looked up. A few of us were hanging out last night, talking. We laughed! I mean like tears running down your face, laughed. Damn that felt good. They’re telling me I’m ready for the next phase. That I’ll be leaving soon. It makes me uneasy. My Case Manager’s been helping a lot. We’ve got a plan.
“Slow and steady,” he says. He’s like a broken record, “Slow and steady.” There’s still a lot to do. I’m going to miss this place. I never imagined that I’d miss residential treatment. I was so out of my head those first few days. I can’t believe they put up with me… Thank God they didn’t give up on me. Yeah, today’s different. Definitely different.
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