Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one\'s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient\'s own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
Creative Arts Therapy:
The Jacob\'s Ladder community shares a passion for music and art. There are valuable lessons, therapeutic outcomes, and opportunities for life long, healthy activities to emerge from a complementary music and arts program for substance abuse program. The Jacob\'s Ladder studios include music instruments and production equipment, as well as painting and art studios where their guests will explore known and unknown talents. Under direction of their Music and Art Coordinator, structured and facilitated lessons will relate their studio experience to a life of enlightened recovery.
Their residents come to us having lived dramatic and addicted lives. They have often abandoned activities which they once enjoyed; sports, outdoors, relationships, hobbies, etc. The word âfunâ is synonymous with using drugs and alcohol, as they have attended to little else for some time. Here at Jacobâs Ladder, they have learned that including wilderness adventure therapy into their holistic addiction treatment program assists young men with overall recovery and becoming an active participant in the community.
In early sobriety life seems lackluster and the thought of not using forever seems boring, daunting and maybe impossible. In addition to letting go of the need for chemicals we are also asking our guests to let go of dramatic living, compulsive behaviors, codependent relationships (which are often dramatic and exhilarating) and many other maladaptive ways of living. This is the mission of the Jacob\'s Ladder wilderness therapy program. It is to ârecoverâ that which was lost in addiction.
Jacobâs Ladder believes that their residents deserve a family that is educated about the disease that will be managed as part of a lifelong recovery. It is an important element in an overall recovery program that is often overlooked by other programs. Jacobâs Ladder implements a family therapy program to educate families on addiction, and more importantly to facilitate family counseling necessary for establishing appropriate relationships for family connection in the future.
Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.
Our residents have weekly focused mentoring sessions with their primary counselor. Clinical therapies will be recommended after initial assessments and arranged as necessary. Counseling sessions will be individually customized and will address the current needs of the individual based on self-progress and also will take Jacob\'s Ladder\'s staff assessments under consideration.
Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.