In your response, provide 2 pros and 2 cons of each treatment center’s approach to further the discussion. items you found to be compelling and enlightening.
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The Timberline Knolls Residential Center is a non-hospital campus. It is located on a 43 Acre private wooded area.This is a private residential center that caters to women, starting at age 12 and up, that have an eating disorders, addictions, mood disorders, and trauma.They have available staff members such as psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and nurses around the clock.They are affiliated and recognized by several disorder associations, including American Society of Addiction Medicine (Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, 2018).
Timberline’s seems to follow a therapeutic approach to healing.The woman are screened extensively and live on this campus.They are providing one on one support as well as group therapies to help retrain how these women think.They spend an extensive amount of time being questioned about their personal goals and future so that the program can be tailored to meet personal needs.The program seems to help them build new lifelong relationships so that they can have a likeness with peers with whom they can relate. They all want to recover.The program seems to focus on individual women who have been in other programs but had many relapses.They focus on a teaching strategy (Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, 2018).
I believe that this treatment is effective for recovering addicts.It has a highly structured program that gives the woman new strategies and teaches them to recognize feelings that cause them to want to relapse and then uses a teaching/retrain structure to help them learn how to make new choices.At the same time living in a community can give these women confidence that maybe they could not find in less structured programs.Another effective strategy for this treatment center is the 24 hour staff.They can collaborate and review cases more often; so that treatment can be altered if it needs to be (Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, 2018).
In order for a person to be successful in recovery; they have to own the problem and want to change.From reading the reviews and watching personal stories from several woman it is obvious that they wanted to change.Some people who are not accustomed to being held accountable 24/7; or do not do well in highly structured organizations would probably not do so well.As with any type of addiction recovery program; it does not work for all.I think the women here do well because it is therapeutic. The location and scenery are very clever.I believe it is also successful because they have created an alumnae program as well. This will keep the women connected even after therapy (Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, 2018).
As with any program they is always room for improvement. They have a pretty extensive program.I do not know why they only chose to cater to women, but perhaps creating some type of program for men would be something to add.At this point I do not see any one thing that sticks out as something I would change.
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