Withdrawal from certain dependencies can be life-threatening. Therefore, it is imperative that our patients are medically supervised throughout our detox program. A medical assessment will be given upon arrival to determine the support that will be needed during detoxification. After the medical assessment, both our medical and therapeutic team will continue to monitor and guide you through the detoxification process. We make it our mission to ensure that the withdrawal symptoms are addressed and that you can safely and comfortably detox.
White Oak Recovery Center’s Residential Treatment Program serves as the initial step-down after the Detoxification Program. After a patient has detoxified completely and is no longer required to have medical stabilization, the next level of care is residential treatment. White Oak Recovery Center’s Residential Treatment Program utilizes highly trained physicians, assistants, and qualified nursing staff to ensure the patient’s needs are met and comfort is maintained throughout the entire process. Patients participate in daily therapeutic sessions and have 24-hour access to community support groups and individual therapy. Successful recovery demands that patients learn a new lifestyle that is conducive to a life of sobriety. Being immersed in the nurturing environment of a residential treatment facility makes the process of learning, practicing, and reinforcing new habits much more effective. As patients are able to acquire essential skills with the mentorship of counselors and a supportive recovery community, their use begins to feel more natural, and they solidify confidence in their capabilities. This sense of self-mastery is pivotal to the extraordinary success rate of those who complete addiction treatment programs at White Oak Recovery Center. For those whose addictions may be accompanied by emotional challenges, mood disorders, or troubling family dynamics, the opportunity to heal in an environment that is free of outside distractions is crucial. In this environment, patients are able to focus on themselves while learning new ways to manage their relationships in a constructive manner. If other psychiatric issues are present, the residential model of treatment gives a patient’s caretakers the time to observe and effectively treat them. For many individuals, the relief of having these other conditions properly addressed helps them to turn the corner, stop self-medicating and move further with the process of recovery than ever before.
Medically Assisted Detox
For those who are dependent on highly addictive drugs like alcohol, benzodiazepines, or opioids – White Oak may suggest Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Medication-Assisted Treatment pairs the use of medications, for those who need long-term management of withdrawal symptoms like cravings, with other treatment components, like behavioral therapy and counseling. MAT is one of the fastest-growing forms of addiction treatment, especially useful in treating addictions to alcohol and opioids like heroin or prescription opioids
Therapy & Counseling
White Oak Recovery Center’s clinical team focuses on working through issues which may have led to addiction or substance abuse, recurring issues, triggers which can contribute to continued abuse, and more. Counseling sessions are often one-on-one and each resident is treated with an approach catered to their specific need. Our therapists refuse to utilize a generic treatment plan. We believe in an individualized approach to cater to each residents best chance for success. Therapy can come in many forms, one of the most common of which is behavioral therapy. Methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) help participants break the cycle of negative thought patterns and corresponding destructive behaviors. Once this pattern is broken, there is room for new, positive thought patterns and constructive behaviors—which in turn lead to less substance abuse. There are many types of evidence-based therapies within addiction treatment, all of which lend in different ways to helping individuals develop principles for a lasting recovery.
The 12 Steps were created by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous to establish guidelines for the best way to overcome an addiction to alcohol and drugs. Although the 12 Steps are based on spiritual principles, many nonreligious people find the program immensely helpful. The language emphasizes the presence of God as each participant understands him, allowing for different interpretations and religious beliefs. Because recovery is a lifelong process, there’s no wrong way to approach the 12 Steps as the participant tries to figure out what works best for their individual needs. In fact, most participants find that as they grow in their recovery they will need to revisit some steps or even tackle more than one step at a time. Steps 1, 2, and 3 are considered the foundation of a 12-Step program and are recommended to practice daily.
Optional Christian Path
Before you arrive at White Oak for care, we discuss with you the opportunity to include a Christian track in your treatment. While this is not necessary to receive world-class care, and there is absolutely no pressure to include it in your treatment program, we offer it as a core component of any treatment program. For the “spirit” portion of your program, our staff includes counselors with years of experience strengthening and enhancing your spiritual journey and relationship with God. This includes dedicated time each day to read the Bible, meditate, and pray, and to discuss and grow your faith with a trained counselor. We also offer dedicated sessions and church services to grow and strengthen your faith. Only a few facilities offer this level of focused faith-based care and we are proud to make them available to you.