At The Redpoint Center we believe that simply abstaining from mind altering substances is not a sufficient or worth-while goal. Our objective to motivate our clients to find a community that supports and champions a life of vitality and connection. Though by no means a requirement of the program, our team recognizes and endorses the strength of a 12-step community, and the inherent value of its program.
The clinical team at Redpoint believes that if a client is going to apply new recovery skills into his/her life, they must have an opportunity to practice them. This is why our clients participate in experiential groups. These groups take an individual out of education and into application. Common examples found in our treatment setting include, equine therapy, adventure based therapy and role-play exercises in psychodrama therapy.
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
At The Redpoint Center, we believe that relapse, like recovery, is not a singular event as much as it is a process. Taking on a new way of thinking and posturing one-self towards life is no small task, and certainly doesn’t happen overnight. Therefore, it is no surprise when an individual reverts back to a way of thinking that feels familiar; however harmful it may be. In response to this, our team will instill mindfulness based skills to our clients as a means of safeguarding them from these mental slip ups. Mindfulness serves as a powerful anchor to the present moment and to the reality that an individual is safe and that using substances will not fix but only accentuate a distressful, presenting issue. These skills take time to develop, yet in time they can become a powerful and working part of the mind.
At The Redpoint Center, family therapy is integral. During the early therapy sessions, participants work with their therapist to create a comprehensive plan for how to incorporate the family into the treatment process and provide targeted services to help family systems find recovery. Families or participants designated “chosen family” have access to treatment team members who will communicate with each family ongoing. Following the participants progress through the program, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) may be retained so that each participant and their loved ones may participate in a family reunification process.
Grief, Loss and Shame Work
The experience of grief, loss and shame are common among people seeking to recover from a substance abuse issue. These emotions possess the power to keep someone stuck, and perpetuate the cycle of abuse. This is why the team at Redpoint tackles these emotions head-on to begin the process healing. It is important that clients are given the opportunity to mourn in a healthy and safe environment and to start the process of honoring their experience and forgiving themselves. We believe that it is not until someone can accomplish this, that they can truly move on.
For so many, their time at Redpoint has been a cathartic and healing journey. New lives are built, families are reconnected. We know that the relationships to us and the relationships to peers is vital to ensure long term recovery. At The Redpoint Center we offer monthly alumni events that allow our former participants to keep the Redpoint relationships they have formed close.
On the first and third Tuesday of each month Redpoint hosts an open community support group. These groups are open to anyone who knows someone struggling with a substance use, alcohol use, or mental health disorder. Though not therapy, these groups are a chance for families and loved ones to listen to other stories, to tell their own story and to ask for advice.