“There is hope. There is help. This is the message I want clients to hear.”
La Ventana’s approach to substance abuse treatment is holistic, individually tailored, and grounded in evidence-based research. Our multidisciplinary team expertly craft treatment plans that include psychiatric and medical care; individual, family, and group psychotherapy; and dietetic services with Registered Dietitians. Our client to staff ratio is low to provide individual attention. We believe addiction is a chronic neurobiological disease where the pleasure, motivation, and reward centers of the brain form pathological circuitry related to substance abuse. The disease of addiction not only affects the body, but it also creates illness in the mind and the spirit. Our treatment is multi-modal: we address the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and nutritional manifestations of the disease. Our program meets the client and their family where they are at: we formulate treatment plans to focus on the individual’s needs, beliefs, and underlying causes of the disease throughout all levels of care.
We offer all levels of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction: medically-managed residential Sub-Acute Detoxification Services, Residential Treatment Centers (RTC), Full Day Treatment Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (Afternoon and Evening IOP), Outpatient Services, highly structured Transitional Living, and gender specific Sober Living Environments (SLE’s). La Ventana believes that continuity of care creates the best recovery practice, and addiction outcome research agrees.
Clients are provided the unique opportunity to address all aspects of their physical recovery during treatment. We teach the neurobiology of the addiction cycle in our group and family work to demystify the disease and aid recovery. Clients’ underlying psychological issues that might benefit from psychotropic medications are assessed and monitored by our psychiatrist, who specializes in addiction treatment. Our mindfulness groups and walking practices, nature hikes, and health enhancing exercise program allow moments of natural and somatic connection.
We offer a comprehensive and individually tailored treatment program with individual, family, and group psychotherapy sessions; case management; twelve step and other recovery models and meetings; mixed and gender-specific process groups; and experiential therapies. Our experiential therapies include art, music, movement, and equine therapy; psychodrama; family sculpting; aromatherapy; and trauma sensitive yoga. Our approach focuses on the underlying trauma(s), and possible concurring disorders to pave the way for long-term recovery.
Authentic connection and community are foundational principles of La Ventana’s program and treatment philosophy. We believe that to have a life free from addiction, clients must develop membership in a community that permits individuality, creativity, spontaneity, and joy. Our staff work one-on-one with clients to find sponsorship and a recovery community that meets their belief system, whether that is within the 12-step model or other recovery alternatives for those who do choose a 12-step path.
Many clients arrive in treatment after years of active addiction, in lives dominated by the compulsion of substance abuse and the lack of connection this state often brings. Our process groups, psychotherapy sessions, and Spirituality Coach ask clients to consider the health of their spirit, their conscience, and their beliefs. We hold clients in a place of authenticity, empathy, and respect as they learn to reconnect with their spirituality and the world, using whichever belief system they find truth in.
We believe that health and recovery require all types of nourishment: food for the mind, the spirit, and the body. Addiction dampens the natural relationship between food and self; our program reintegrates clients to their body’s cues and needs through weekly education and support groups from our dietary team.