Components of Treatment for the Adult Program


Most individuals when entering outpatient treatment are in the early stages of chemical dependency and physicals aren't always necessary. A release is signed allowing the center to notify their primary care physician (PCP) about entering treatment. Clients in need of medical services will be referred to their PCP for a medical clearance prior to entering treatment or for any outpatient medically supervised detoxification. At that time, any medical needs or complications will be addressed. If the client has no medical doctor, he or she will be given a list of referrals we work with locally who are available on an outpatient basis. Chico Recovery Center has a contract with Redwood Toxicology for drug screens which meet NIDA specifications. On site we have breathalyzers and drug testing kits available for random drug screens.

Group and Individual Therapy

Sessions at CRC are facilitated by an addiction specialist. Treatment is designed to promote healthy interaction and communication in a safe environment. Individual time will be set aside each week to discuss the client's treatment plan and make any adjustments as recovery unfolds.

Lectures and Videos

To illustrate and educate, we use videos and lectures to highlight topics of importance to our clients and family members. Topics include understanding the disease model, relapse prevention, and how denial stagnates the recovery process. We explore family of origin, communication patterns, and teach new effective strategies for helping our clients get their needs met. Listening skills and assertiveness techniques are modeled and practiced.

The 12 Step Emphasis

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA) are essential tools in recovery. A minimum of 3 Twelve Step meetings each week are required while the client is involved in the structured outpatient program. Each client will have a 12 Step sponsor and home group by the 6th week of treatment. Written assignments are given covering the first 3 steps of AA or NA. We follow the American Medical Association's disease model that views chemical dependency/alcoholism as a primary disease that responds well to treatment, thus empowering each client to accept responsibility for the problems their addictions have caused themselves and others.