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Medical Detoxification Program

Physicians meet with clients for a physical examination and to evaluate other mental health or physical illness, including current prescribed medications from other medical providers.
The nursing staff also evaluates their health and initiates protocols for withdrawal as ordered by the physician. They coordinate with the physician for the care of the resident while in the program.
Length of stay is 3 to 10 days depending on the kind of drug or drugs except for benzodiazepine detox which may need extended length of stay.
We also provide services for dual diagnosis cases as a secondary problem for the resident.

Group Therapy

Waterfront Recovery Services uses multiple evidence based treatment components for our curriculum, including:
Matrix System - a highly effective program used to develop/instill early recovery skills and relapse prevention strategies.
Early Recovery Skills Group Topics:
• Shame, guilt, and resentment
• Finding appropriate use of time
• Measures to build motivation
• Identifying relapse triggers
• Building self-monitoring skills while downplaying the role of willpower

Residential Treatment Program

We use the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and dimensions of care to develop an individualized treatment plan. Our evidence based program includes treatment components from:
•    Matrix System
•    Interactive Journaling from the Change Company
•    Seeking Safety/Trauma Informed Care
We offer 30, 60 or 90 days residential treatment for men and women to help understand addiction, learn healthy coping skills and to prepare them for return to the community. 


Trauma Informed Group for PTSD

Traumatic life experiences are extremely common in the people with addiction.  PTSD interferes with recovery by providing instant relief for the symptoms. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is highly emphasized to understand the trauma and to help stop the cycle in their families.

Case Management

Each resident's needs are addressed during their treatment to help them transition smoothly; whether it's to get their identification card from the DMV, go to the Social Security office or other agencies that can help the resident connect with support services for their successful return to the community. Residents participate in preparation for seeking employment, education and housing.


Family Recovery Group

Since addiction is also a family illness, it's important to help family members understand addiction. We focus on building healthy coping skills for supporting loved ones in recovery.

The Red Road

Staff member Jamie George has been trained to provide counseling using the principles of The Red Road Program. Differing tribal views of mental illness and recovery approaches stand as significant barriers for individuals that may need help. Effective treatment for First People must incorporate evidence-based practices, while being culturally sensitive and honoring tribal culture to find a balance between medical and holistic care. All are welcome to attend these workshops.

The John McManus Music Program

The John McManus Music Program has been an instant success. Facilitated by staff members Jamie George and Wade Mallett, program residents and recent program graduates gather on Sunday afternoons to share time and talent with one another. WRS has great appreciation for the generous donations of instruments from the community that assure everyone can participate.

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