With the opioid epidemic being center stage in the healthcare industry there is a heightened awareness of the need for a “continuum of care” to maintain long term sobriety.
The notion that one can achieve long term sobriety in 30 days or less of treatment alone with no long term care or support services has been squashed. This is being proven in the record breaking relapses and overdoses that have occurred over the last few years. New entrants in the market with large marketing budgets are portraying short term stays in their respective facilities will result in long term sobriety and a better quality of life. While there are exceptions to the rule, the vast majority of those seeking help to recover from addiction must continue on with a lifelong commitment to staying clean and sober.
Don Troutman recognized the importance of continued care when he founded Clean and Sober 30 years ago. Don recognized through his own experiences that addiction to alcohol and drugs is a lifelong issue. Recovery is in the present tense with those afflicted and never in the past tense. Effective recovery programs such as Clean and Sober teaches that addiction is a disease that will require a marathon effort with daily reminders that one must work at their recovery one day at a time.
With the addition of Clean and Sober Residential Treatment program 12 years ago, John Perry and his staff have set the stage for successful long term solutions with detox and residential treatment programs. Upon our residential treatment program being completed, our clients are then transferred into our transitional living facilities where they begin a new life of sobriety and well-being.
Clean and Sober has had over 6,000 clients in its 30 years in business with an estimated 86% success rate for those who complete our program. An industry leading statistic!!
Much has changed in the recovery space over just the last couple of years. Many new entrants in the market are profit-driven versus quality care driven. Between Don Troutman and John Perry they have a combined 42 years of proven success in helping thousands to achieve long term sobriety with their first rate staff, programs and facilities. First and foremost Clean and Sober always has the best interest of the prospective client in mind and has a proven record over many years in helping those in need of help regardless of their circumstances.
Clean and Sober’s vision over 30 years ago stands strong in these times of change and our system of care has evolved into the most successful recovery establishment in the Greater Sacramento area.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an organization that is known worldwide, as is the term AA sponsor. However, beyond the fact that its reason for existence is to help those struggling with alcohol addiction, the public at large misunderstands many aspects of AA. For instance, although due to its roots there is certainly a spiritual aspect, Alcoholics Anonymous does not "push’"religion on its members. Also, the essence of AA is that is is a "mutual aid fellowship" rather than attendees getting help from instructors.
Deeply rooted in this latter concept is the existence of ‘sponsors’ as an integral part of the AA process. Like the organization itself, the idea of sponsorship is one that many are familiar with but are unaware of the specifics. A sponsor goes far beyond the person a recovering alcoholic will call in times of trouble, or that will help organize an intervention in the event of a relapse. In this article, we’ll demystify both what exact a sponsor is as well as insight on what to look for in and how to be a good sponsor. A good starting point would be AA’s genesis, which was itself a result of the yet-unnamed concept of sponsorship!
While the opioid crisis may be making the majority of the headlines, there are other prescription medications that can also be harmful when abused. Adderall withdrawal is on the rise as well, as many people take the drug for reasons other than for which it is prescribed. Here's what you need to know about this drug and how the body reacts to withdrawal from Adderall.
Battling against a self-loathing mindset is one of the biggest struggles a person can face. When you feel as though you’re not good enough to succeed, not good enough for others, or even not good enough to exist, you may start to engage in destructive behaviors. Self-loathing manifests in lots of different ways and it can be subtle to the extent that you’re not aware it’s happening. By learning more about it, you can overcome it.
In today's fast-paced world, many people are so caught up in the stresses and pressures of daily life that they forget to take time for themselves. This can make it difficult to know how to find yourself and figure out what truly matters to you. These are the keys to living a happy, fulfilled life, so it is important that you take time out of your busy day to check in with yourself once in a while. Here's what you need to know.