Integrative Health for Women
We follow an integrative health approach to providing patient care. The integrative health model at the Rose of Lakeview looks at the medical, psychological, physical, and spiritual aspects of women’s recovery. Instead of simply focusing on abstinence from drugs or alcohol and 12-step meetings, our women’s addiction treatment center deals with core aspects of recovery that address the patient as a whole — mind, body, and spirit.
Healthy Values Specifically For Women
We have adopted core values that hold the patient accountable to themselves and others, reinforce communication, and teach the importance of respect and trust. The three values our patients will learn are:
- The need for clear and honest communication
- Respect and trust of self and others
- Accountability for self and willingness to hold others accountable
These values permeate all aspects of the women’s clinical program at the Rose of Lakeview. Adherence to these values is expected of our patients and our staff to build trust and respect as a community. Everyone is held responsible for adopting these values, and in doing so, the whole community benefits.
Female-Focused Medical Health
The Lakeview medical team is prepared to treat not just the addiction, but the medical acuities that can be caused by long-term drug and alcohol addiction. Additionally, they are ready to address the many co-occurring issues that accompany addiction, such as anxiety and depression.
Team Skills for Women
The on-going efforts of our Community Integration Program teach patients team-building skills through rock climbing, participation in Habitat for Humanity, the Helium Stick, and many other activities. Opportunities are created for patients to learn how to work together to solve problems. This prepares them to lean on someone outside of treatment and know that recovery is not done in isolation.
Expressive and Experiential Therapy
Our expressive therapy includes art, music, and recreation therapy. Sometimes it’s difficult to put feelings or experiences into words. The use of art, music, and recreation therapy offers women a creative outlet and an alternative option to better express themselves, their feelings, and their experiences.
Women participating in the intensive outpatient level of care are able to access programming that supports exposure therapy—like equine-assisted and surf therapies—allows women to step outside their comfort zone and learn how to tap into their feelings in a different way. These treatment modalities help patients open up in non-traditional talk therapy, giving them the space to sit with feelings they have not had or dealt with for some time.
All Lakeview Health staff—from the clinical, dietary, and environmental staff to senior leadership—have been trained in trauma-informed care. We recognize that treating trauma is often necessary as a part of treating addiction, especially in women. Creating a safe space for our female patients to address their trauma openly can help with early recovery.
Sexual Health for Women
The introduction of the new Stephanie Covington modules helps patients to explore their sexuality and relationships, and to understand the role these play in addiction and recovery. Staff members with expertise in sex addiction also allow us to dive a bit deeper into a patient’s sexual addiction. Since the Rose of Lakeview is a women’s only program, it provides women a safe space to explore these issues.
Note: Lakeview is not a sex addiction facility. Although we are able to address some aspects of sex addiction, in cases where a patient’s sex addiction supersedes their substance addiction, we do refer them to facilities that specialize in addressing those issues.
Psychotherapy and psychoeducation help heal the mind, and we incorporate spirituality in programming that allows patients to connect spiritually. In order to help heal the body, our health and wellness program focuses on the needs of the body. Patients work with the Lakeview certified personal trainers at our state-of-the-art fitness center. Our trainers help patients determine and develop workouts that will help their body heal from substance use while in treatment, and into recovery.
Addiction deeply affects the brain. Recall and memory can be traumatized by long-term drug and alcohol abuse. The introduction of My Brain Solutions, a computer-based memory program, helps patients work on memory recall and exposure.