Fathers, sons, brothers, bankers, bus drivers and CEOs--all people from different pathways of life can be affected by substance use disorder (SUD).
Addiction does not happen overnight and neither does recovery. The recovery process can be challenging without the proper help. At Framework Recovery, our goal is to provide the clearest path to successful and sustainable sobriety for you or a loved one. We believe recovery is more successful when outpatient treatment programs such as partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient program (OP), monitoring and sober living homes (SLH) coexist together.
Our treatment philosophy encompasses:
At Framework Recovery, we know that treatment works because treatment worked for us. Allow our personal experience of treatment and recovery to provide your framework for a substance and alcohol-free future.
There are many types of SUD treatment programs, including residential treatment centers (RTCs), IOPs, outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs. How do you choose the best treatment program to fit you? What should you look for or ask?
Treatment, when done properly, can set individuals up to achieve a lifetime of success and sobriety.
Our founders, Chris Curran and Troy Smith, fully believe that animals can help individuals heal during their recovery journeys by helping them mentally, emotionally, physically and socially improve. This is why animals, like dogs, are used in our therapy sessions. Benefits of animal-assisted therapy include, but are not limited to:
Before a guest is admitted to our recovery program, they may need to safely detox.
Detox is the process of removing harmful substances from a person’s body. Each person has a different experience with detox that is dependent on the type of substance and amount used. This process, when done with medical supervision, can help the person affected safely manage withdrawal symptoms.
Detoxing at home can be deadly. If a medical team does not supervise an individual, health issues like seizures and dehydration can occur. Framework Recovery does not provide detox services; however, our expert staff can recommend detox facilities based on their findings from a medical evaluation.Evaluate: Our medical team will provide drug testing services. This helps determine if any medication is needed and what course of treatment is recommended. Our team will also discuss with guests their substance use, medical, and mental health history. This will help them prepare a comprehensive, long-term plan for the guest, including if inpatient or outpatient services are needed.
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, (ASAM), there are four main levels of addiction treatment that make up the addiction treatment continuum of care, which can be broken up under residential and outpatient treatment.
Residential Treatment Services could include:
The second type of addiction treatment is outpatient treatment services including Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Sober Living, Monitoring and Counseling. Framework Recovery offers the below outpatient addiction treatment services:
This treatment is five to six days a week, six hours a day. If a guest needs PHP level of care, they have a SUD issue that is severe enough that their work needs to be put on hold so they can focus on treatment. During their time here, guests will receive support from their case management team, assigned therapist/counselor, Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) and sober community.
Guests participate in an IOP three to five days a week, three hours a day. During this time, they receive support from their case management team, assigned therapist/counselor, PRC and sober community.
Generally, intensive outpatient programs range from 9 to 15 hours of group and individual therapy per week along with a 12-step program. IOP provides high levels of care compared to the standard outpatient programs, meaning more time spent in treatment each week for an individual.
IOPs are best suited for individuals who are unable to leave their current responsibilities with family, work, etc. for treatment. For those choosing intensive outpatient treatment, it is best recommended to live in a structured sober living environment with peers and additional support. This treatment type is not recommended for patients with severe cases of addiction.
Outpatient treatment services is a level of care that consists of less than 9 hours of addiction treatment. Outpatient programs are more for those who strive to be successful with their first attempt at becoming sober. The level of care for a patient varies depending on the strength of their addiction.
Guests will go through treatment and move through each phase of treatment based on a clinical professional’s assessment and where they are in their recovery journey. During the end of a guest’s treatment program, they will transition to an independent setting and receive continued support from the sober community they’ve built. They will take the next step of their recovery while having access to Framework and strong alumni.
Our mission is to not only provide men suffering from SUD an individualized framework needed to become sober but to empower them to stop living a life controlled by fear. Our support teams are here to guide you through your individualized care plan. This treatment plan could be the above mentioned treatment process in conjunction with our learned, evidence-based practices and care options:
Those who are affected by SUD and the associated mental and emotional problems often feel alone.
"I remember when I was first seeking outside help and trying to explain to someone what was going on. I felt like I was on an island – my mind wouldn’t be quiet – constantly thinking,” said Christopher Curran, co-founder of Framework Recovery. “It used to take me hours to fall asleep at night because I would be up worrying, planning, etc. I came to realize through groups that this was extremely common. I was able to breathe a small sigh of relief in that moment and continue to progress."
Early intervention, before behavioral health conditions get out of hand, is one of the best ways to improve a person’s overall health.
During individual and group therapy, guests will develop skills to maintain mental and emotional health. In these two types of therapies, guests will be able to relate to their peers' struggles and form an understanding amongst the group.
Guests will receive a minimum of one one-on-one therapy session a week with the potential for more if clinically recommended or in a crisis situation. These sessions will include a high level of individualized care. Guests will work with a counselor to discuss their specific issues and how to address them.
Individual therapy focuses on issues caused by the guests’ substance abuse and what efforts were made to continue their journey through sobriety. While some patients are not comfortable talking in a group setting, individual therapy provides an alternative to speak to a medical professional about more personal topics individually.
In addition to offering a safe space for guests to effectively learn how to honestly community care, in this type of therapy a trained therapist will draw upon group dynamics to guide interactions that encourage self-reflection, accountability, empathy and healthy communication skills.
Group therapy can be a place to witness positive behaviors that associate with recovery while practicing new coping mechanisms to deal with addiction.
Once the trust and camaraderie are established, guests will begin to share their “stories” and listen to others. An important byproduct of that is learning good communication and socialization skills – an absolute must when reintegrating back into society and becoming a productive and happy person.
Up until the end of an individual’s treatment, they have been overseen by doctors, therapists, peer recovery counselors and other addiction recovery professionals. They have collected several months of continuous recovery while being in a safe environment.
Our founders, Christopher Curran and Troy Smith, have been through recovery. Through their journey, they found some tips to remain sober once back in the real world.
"We are in recovery, and we will always be in recovery,” said Curran. “The above tips are things that we do every day to keep ourselves positive and moving toward a sober lifestyle,” said Curran.
Sustained sobriety is a lifelong process. Throughout treatment, guests will need to adjust to a whole new lifestyle, including:
Finding a job
Dealing with legal matters
Finding a job
Finding a job is about adding another level of accountability to a guest’s life. It is best to look at this job as another step in recovery – reintegrating slowly back into society under the guidance of case managers, therapists and their support community to help them handle the things that will inevitably come their way back out in “the real world.”
For a person in recovery, the job search can feel daunting. It’s understandable to feel like there are barriers like a lapse in between jobs and worrying about discrimination due to recovery. However, getting a job is not impossible, and we are here to help you reach that goal.
Think about these three tips to follow when thinking about your next job:
Set realistic expectations
Ask yourself if you want a job that is high-stress or low-stress
One of the keys to an individual’s recovery, is the environment(s) they place themselves in once discharged from treatment. Individuals should consider living arrangements which provide support for their long term recovery.
In order to receive the level of treatment necessary to effectively treat substance use disorder, many individuals must find appropriate care for their children. Upon discharge, individuals are placed back in their parenting role, and sometimes struggle with this transition. A well thought out parenting plan can be beneficial in decreasing the stress involved with this transition.
Dealing with legal matters
While in the midst of addiction, individuals often become mired in legal issues. First and foremost, when involved with legal issues, individuals should hire an attorney. For those individuals who lack the means to hire an attorney, the court is obligated to provide an attorney at no cost to the individual.
At Framework Recovery, we don’t intend on billing for blanket services. We break up billing in a few different ways, making it completely custom to each guest.
Our sober living program is private pay, with an available sliding scale based on need. If interested in learning more about our sober living, please reach out for rates. For clinical services, all major insurances are accepted. Utilizing insurance is generally the best option for most people, as many will provide coverage for substance use treatment at the clinical level. We will be more than happy to verify your insurance and work with you to determine what your and/or your loved one’s options are.
Aside from insurance, other available options for payment include cash, credit and other financing options. We want to work with you and do whatever we can to help you or your loved one.
Our main priority and goal is to support and encourage our guest’s successful journey in recovery, and we will work with you and your family to explore all available options.
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Acknowledging that you have a substance use disorder (SUD) is one of the first steps toward your recovery and building a sustainable sober lifestyle.
If you’re ready to take the next step toward a life free of temptations, break the cycle of addiction and to start new, come to sunny California.
You can contact us by filling out the form or calling 949-342-4239.
With a supportive community, caring peers and gentle guidance, it is very possible to lead a happy, fulfilling and beautiful life. All it takes is a bit of willingness, open-mindedness and consistent work.
Christopher Curran Co-Founder
“Group therapy is a chance for individuals to connect with those in similar situations. While every situation is unique, there is often a common ground in which to start a dialogue. Those in recovery often find themselves wondering, even convinced, that no else has ever been through what they’ve been through. While that is true to a certain degree, through group therapy they begin to realize that others have had experiences much like theirs.”
Megan Dejean Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)