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Conscious Recovery

At Align Recovery Centers, we are a certified Conscious Recovery center, and we understand the profound challenges faced by individuals grappling with substance abuse. Our mission is to offer a sanctuary for healing and transformation, where every individual is guided on a journey towards wellness and sobriety. With our residential inpatient treatment center and comprehensive detox services, we embrace a holistic approach to recovery, grounded in the philosophy of “Conscious Recovery.” This innovative method goes beyond traditional treatment models, focusing on the underlying emotional and psychological factors that contribute to addiction, promoting a deeper, more sustainable healing.

A New Path to Healing

Conscious Recovery is a groundbreaking approach that addresses the root causes of addiction rather than just its symptoms. By recognizing the inherent wholeness of each person, we shift the focus from the problem to the solution — from addiction to recovery. This perspective empowers our clients, helping them to rediscover their inner strength and resilience. At Align Recovery Centers, we integrate this philosophy into every aspect of our treatment programs, offering a path to recovery that is both healing and transformative.

Stark statistics underscore the need for innovative and effective treatment approaches like Conscious Recovery. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), among the estimated 40 million Americans aged 12 or older who needed substance use treatment, only about 2.6 million people (or roughly 6.5%) received any treatment at the time. This significant gap highlights not just the widespread challenge of substance abuse but also the critical need for accessible, comprehensive treatment options that can address the underlying causes of addiction.

By focusing on the whole person and the underlying factors that contribute to addiction, Align Recovery Centers aims to bridge this gap, providing a supportive and effective path to recovery for those who traditional treatment models have underserved. Our Conscious Recovery approach is designed to meet individuals where they are, offering hope and healing to many who have not previously had access to or success with conventional treatment methods.

Core Principles of Conscious Recovery

Conscious Recovery offers a fresh perspective on addiction that challenges conventional views and opens up new avenues for healing. It prompts us to ask critical questions about the way we perceive addiction and recovery:

  • What happens when we view ourselves or our clients as broken? This perspective often leads to a cycle of negativity and hopelessness, reinforcing the very behaviors we seek to change.
  • What does that perspective create? It creates barriers to healing, obscuring each individual’s inherent wholeness and potential.
  • What would it be like if we opened to a completely new way of viewing addiction? Embracing a new perspective can illuminate a path to recovery that acknowledges the individual’s inherent worth and potential for change.

At the heart of Conscious Recovery are several key principles:

  • Underneath all addictive behavior is an essential self that is whole and perfect. This principle reminds us that addiction does not define a person; rather, there is an undamaged essence within everyone, capable of healing and growth.
  • The addiction itself has never been the “problem” but was a strategy that has lost its effectiveness. Viewing addiction as a misguided solution to underlying issues shifts the focus to addressing those root causes rather than merely the symptoms of addiction.
  • Treating addiction must go beyond addressing symptoms and get down to the underlying root causes of destructive behavior. This approach ensures a more thorough and lasting recovery by healing the foundational issues that drive addiction.
  • The root causes of addictive behavior are unresolved trauma, spiritual disconnection, and toxic shame. Identifying and addressing these core issues can lead to a more meaningful recovery process.
  • There is a pathway to permanent freedom by adopting spiritual practices and principles. In this context, spirituality encompasses a broad range of practices and beliefs that foster a sense of connection, purpose, and inner peace.
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Our Approach

Since we are a certified Conscious Recovery center, our approach is built on foundational principles that guide our comprehensive treatment programs, emphasizing the treatment of the whole person, the creation of a safe and supportive environment, and the empowerment of personal growth. An essential aspect of our methodology is the quality of the clinician-client relationship, which we believe is pivotal for deep and lasting recovery.

Deep Attunement and Authentic Connection

Most clinicians are trained to focus on symptoms and behaviors, with less emphasis on the profound impact of deeply attuning to their clients. At Align Recovery Centers, we recognize the power of creating a sacred space for authentic connection. This approach allows our clinicians to truly understand our clients, helping them to address not only the symptoms of addiction and mental health concerns but also the root causes that fuel these challenges.

In this environment of genuine engagement, we delve into the underlying trauma, shame, spiritual disconnection, feelings of unworthiness, and other factors that underlie maladaptive behaviors. By prioritizing this deep, empathetic connection, we foster a therapeutic process that is more effective for clients and reinvigorating for clinicians. This method helps to alleviate burnout, overwhelm, and compassion fatigue among our staff, ensuring they remain passionate and energized about their transformative work.

A significant body of research supports integrating spiritual practices into recovery programs. For instance, a study revealed that spirituality is of central importance in the treatment and recovery from addiction. Programs that emphasize spiritual development, such as those inspired by the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, have significantly enhanced recovery outcomes by promoting a sense of belonging, purpose, and connection to a Higher Power.

This evidence underscores the value of incorporating spiritual principles and practices within the treatment framework. It not only aids in the recovery process by addressing the spiritual disconnection often found at the heart of addiction but also fosters an environment where clients can explore and reconnect with their sense of self and purpose. At Align Recovery Centers, we are committed to integrating these insights into our practice, ensuring every individual has access to a holistic, multifaceted approach to recovery.

Tailored Treatment Programs

Following this philosophy, our treatment programs are carefully designed to support every stage of the recovery process. We offer:

  • Detoxification: Our medically supervised detox program provides a safe and comfortable environment for clients to withdraw from substances, with 24/7 care from our experienced medical team.
  • Residential Treatment: Our residential program offers a structured and supportive setting for intensive recovery work. Through a combination of individual therapy, group sessions, and holistic practices, clients develop the skills and resilience needed for long-term sobriety.
  • Holistic Therapies: We offer a variety of complementary therapies, including expressive arts therapy, narrative therapy, and experiential therapy to support physical health, reduce stress, and enhance emotional well-being.

Integrating the focus on deep attunement and authentic connection into our broader treatment methodology enhances the holistic and person-centered approach that sets Align Recovery Centers apart. This emphasis ensures that our treatment is not only addressing the immediate challenges of addiction but also facilitating a deeper healing process, tackling the root causes of destructive behavior to promote lasting recovery.

Why Choose Align Recovery Centers?

Choosing the right treatment center is a crucial step on the path to recovery. At Align Recovery Centers, we are committed to providing the highest quality care, tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Here are just a few reasons why our center stands out:

Expert Staff

Our team of professionals is highly experienced and deeply committed to supporting our clients’ recovery. From our therapists and counselors to our medical staff and holistic practitioners, each member of our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care.

Innovative Treatment Model

Our Conscious Recovery approach sets us apart, offering a holistic and integrated path to healing that addresses the root causes of addiction.

Beautiful, Peaceful Setting

  • Located in a serene environment, our center offers a tranquil backdrop for recovery. Our facilities are designed to provide comfort and relaxation, supporting the healing process.

Supportive Community

We believe in the power of community to foster healing and growth. Our center provides a supportive network of peers and professionals, creating a nurturing environment that encourages open communication and mutual support.

Begin Your Journey to Recovery

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, Align Recovery Centers is here to help. Our compassionate team is ready to support you on your journey to recovery, offering the care, guidance, and understanding you need to heal and transform your life. As a certified Conscious Recovery center, we provide a path to sobriety that is not only effective but deeply empowering.

Take the first step towards a new life. Contact Align Recovery Centers today to learn more about our programs and how we treat you or your loved one overcome addiction. Together, we can embark on a journey to wellness, sobriety, and a brighter future. At Align Recovery Centers, we believe in the power of Conscious Recovery to transform lives. Join us, and discover the path to a healthier, happier you.

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Elvis Rosales

Elvis, a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Director at Align Recovery Centers, brings over ten years of expertise in addiction therapy. Skilled in evidence-based therapies like CBT, DBT, and ACT, he specializes in creating personalized treatment plans for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. His holistic approach and dedication to his clients’ transformative journeys highlight his significant impact in addiction therapy and mental health care.