Why do we struggle with addiction? Why is it so hard to stop drinking or using? What makes it so difficult for us to simply walk away from the substance when it becomes a problem in our life?
There are so many complicated reasons that we turn to drugs and alcohol. Meanwhile, life becomes harder and harder to manage, until we simply can't manage it anymore. Sometimes, it is someone around us who makes that determination, but sometimes we come to that point all on our own. And as the big book states, it usually leads us to one of three places - jails, hospitals, or death.
For a lucky few, we'll have escaped addiction without having to endure the humiliation of jails and institutions, or the finality of death. We'll have come to a realization that we need help long before we come to that point, and we'll seek out a solution on our own. Finding oneself in this place in life is uncomfortable for sure, but it will will likely save one’s life too.
At this point in life, the fear of the unknown may be overwhelming. At Miracles In Action, we want our clients to be aware of who we are, what we're about, and what to expect during a residential treatment stay. We know how difficult it is to put enough trust in an individual or organization to agree to enter a treatment program. We want our clients to be informed about what Miracles In Action is like and what we're about. We want to make our clients as comfortable as possible and ease the typical stress of the residential treatment process.
We thought we'd share a few things about Miracles In Action - common questions that we answer every day about what treatment is like and how we help our clients battle their addictions and find long-term recovery.
1. Compassionate and skilled providers
At Miracles In Action, we believe that one of the most important aspects of addiction treatment is finding providers who believe in our clients and pull out all of the stops to their successful recovery. Addiction treatment isn't about judging and criticizing those who struggle with addiction. In fact, harsh and condemning methods of treatment often play a big part in unsuccessful treatment outcomes. Kindness and compassionate approaches work best to reach those who struggle with the pain and traumas that accompany addiction.
Our staff is not only compassionate and helpful, they're also highly trained and experienced in the latest evidence-based treatment methods. We're equipped to handle addictions and most co-occurring disorders with highly trained state-licensed doctors and clinicians on the premises.
2. A welcoming home-like setting
Walking through the doors at Miracles In Action is in itself, a calming and transforming experience. The environment is designed to remove any distractions to sobriety or triggers to relapse. The beds are amazingly plush and comfortable, entertainment abounds in every room, and the chef-prepared food is absolutely incredible. We’ve worked hard to ensure that every aspect of Miracles In Action prepares the greatest opportunity for our clients to focus on their recovery.
We value fun and recreation in treatment too! Our spacious treatment center also includes a heated pool, billiards, and a large variety of premium entertainment options on our large flat-screen TVs. We take frequent outings to local entertainment venues and attractions as we’re located very close to Hollywood, Los Angeles, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!
3. Modern evidence-based treatment
Going to treatment shouldn’t be just about sitting in groups and lectures all day. There is so much more to recovery than that. Sure, we have group times where our clients can interact with others and learn to rebuild relationships. However, we also walk through the difficult parts of recovery with our clients to help them adjust to the challenges of daily life in recovery.
Our team of healthcare providers and therapists have decades of experience treating addictions and are well equipped to handle any addiction through a variety of treatment modalities. Our goal is for our clients to be comfortable, learn new healthy life coping skills, and be able to use those skills to achieve the goals they set out for themselves in recovery.
4. Strong support for co-occurring disorders
Addiction rarely occurs on its own without some type of complicating factor. It is very typical for those who struggle with addiction to also suffer from depression, anxiety, traumas, and other concerns. In order to give our clients the greatest opportunity possible for successful recovery, we address any possible threat to sobriety.
Our staff consists of board-certified physicians, state-licensed therapists, counselors, coaches, and spiritual advisors. Altogether, our professional team has treated nearly every potential combination of addiction and co-occurring disorders. For questions regarding the capabilities of our treatment team, please contact us at (818) 429-9103 and we will be happy to address any concerns directly.
5. Outpatient and aftercare programs that advance long-term recovery
For Miracles In Action, treatment doesn’t end when our clients complete residential treatment. Our clients often take advantage of our Intensive Outpatient Programs, family therapy, and sober living options that help solidify the new coping skills learned in residential treatment. Research has shown conclusively that a greater length and depth of support vastly improves treatment outcomes.
Our aftercare programs offer an excellent way to put new-found recovery tools into practice in a safe, structured setting. As our clients begin to ease back into a regular lifestyle, they’ll have the opportunity to find or resume work, attend school, and begin assuming family roles once again. As part of a long-term treatment plan combined with our other services, our aftercare programs help our clients build on the recovery that they’ve already accrued and maximize the benefit from their stay with us.
Miracles In Action is here to help our clients live the life in recovery that they deserve.
Addiction is becoming more prevalent in the United States. As the disease progresses, it takes everything from us in life. And if left unchecked, it will eventually take our lives. Miracles In Action is here to save lives, but our passion is to help our clients recover from the grips of addiction. We want to help our clients achieve their amazing goals in recovery.
For more information about addiction and the powerful treatment programs available at Miracles In Action, please call or email us today. Someone is standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer any questions and to facilitate the healing recovery process.