The Lakeview Health treatment model is an integrative health approach. As you can see in the diagram below, we believe in comprehensive care that addresses one’s whole-self.
Each person will leave Lakeview Health with the support and tools needed for early recovery and feel ready to live life on life’s terms. We do this by addressing all facets of mind, body, and spirit.
At Lakeview Health, we practice three core values of integrative health that hold patients accountable to themselves and others, reinforce communication, and teach the importance of respect and trust. The three values you 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 clinical program. You will practice these as a patient, and all staff members are also expected to adopt these values in working with one another and patients.
Physical Health with Supportive Medical Care
Part of the integrated health program involves the medical team being prepared to treat not just the addiction, but also the medical acuities that can be caused by long-term drug and/or alcohol use. Additionally, they are ready to address the many co-occurring issues that accompany addiction. Our medical doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and psychiatrists work with you to monitor and stabilize your physical health so you can begin to focus on your recovery.
Team Skill Building
In our integrative health approach, patients learn that they cannot eliminate their addiction alone. Patients are grouped into teams to support the growth of team skills. Team building and Resiliency Group teach patients team building skills through various activities, which may overlap with experiential and expressive therapies.
Experiential and Expressive Health
A unique part of our integrative health program is the experiential therapy and expressive therapy programs. These forms of integrative therapy give you space to become aware of feelings you may have pushed aside. Expressive therapy—like art, music, and recreation therapy provides patients with more creative spaces to feel and express their emotions. Sometimes words cannot express feelings the way a piece of music or art is able to through color, pattern, texture, or sound.
Our exposure therapy such as equine-assisted and surf therapies—allows patients in our intensive outpatient program to step outside their comfort zone and learn how to feel again. 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 staff at Lakeview—from the 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. Creating a safe space for you to address trauma openly can help with early recovery.
At Lakeview, our fully formed method of integrative health involves groups that explore the concepts of sexuality and relationships 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 we are a gender-responsive program men and women have private space away from the opposite gender to explore these issues.
Note: We are not a sex addiction facility. Although we can address some aspects of sex addiction, in cases where a patient’s sex addiction supersedes the client’s substance addiction, we refer them to facilities that specialize in addressing those issues.
Our approach addresses the body, mind, and spirit. Our health and wellness therapy program, which includes the fitness program and our wellness center, focuses on the needs of the body. Psychotherapy and psychoeducation help heal the mind. We incorporate spirituality and mindfulness into programming that allows patients to connect with their spirit.
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.