Gavin Foundation - Charlestown Recovery Home

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Gavin Foundation - Charlestown Recovery Home is a residential treatment program for adult men seeking to recover from effects of alcohol and drug abuse. Charlestown Recovery House is licensed as a residential rehabilitation program for adults by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Public Health.

Gavin Foundation - Charlestown Recovery Home Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

What does Gavin Foundation - Charlestown Recovery Home offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

12-Step

12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Aftercare Support

Aftercare is an essential part of the Charlestown Recovery House program. Participation includes involvement in the following: St. Dismas Big Book meeting on Sunday Mornings, Continuation in AAWOL, involvement in the facilitation of Introduction and Awareness Groups for current residents and relapse prevention groups.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

Each resident is assigned an Individual Counselor upon admission. One-on-One Counseling gives each resident an opportunity to discuss issues or problems that may be uncomfortable to discuss in a group setting, as well as updating progress made in the program.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

The first phase group is a progressive group consisting of seven residents. This group is facilitated by a counselor, as they move through the phases they address topics that are most pertinent at that stage. The last phase addresses issues that will help them relocate into the community. The second phase groups consists of four residents meet every week for one hour for the duration of their stay. This group is facilitated by their assigned counselor. Each month they formulate a treatment plan with this counselor. There is always an opportunity to see a counselor on an individual basis by appointment.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety. Staff assists each resident in their search for employment. Residents may be employed upon admission. Work hours must coincide with the Hamilton House program.

Gavin Foundation - Charlestown Recovery Home Highlights:

Eligible graduates may live in the Centers, usually for four months. A live-in House Manager ensures the centers safety and security, facilitates weekly groups, and monitors residents progress. Residents are required to continue their prescribed course of therapy including self-help and After Care groups, as identified in their Treatment Plan.
Private
Sober living home or Halfway house

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  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
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