Long-Term Extended Care for Men
Since 1988 Prescott House has served the recovery community as an extension of primary treatment that offers individuals the time and intensive environment to change and heal. We have found through experience, and nationally recognized research shows,that long term recovery is dependent on long term treatment in a nurturing and intensive therapeutic environment.
The primary component of the program is the group therapy experience. Clients participate in at least 12 structured therapy groups each week as well as working individually with a primary therapist. Another piece of our program is volunteer service work in the local community until a client is therapeutically ready to get a part time job or take classes at one of our three local colleges.
Also, clients are given written assignments that will facilitate an experience in process groups,including personal inventories of past behavior. The clients work together as a therapeutic community to confront unhealthy behavior while providing each other with the primary support group they will need in early recovery.
At Prescott House clients are given a safe environment that will facilitate the process of confronting their self-destructive behaviors while nurturing their personal and emotional growth in recovery.
Our program is based primarily on process oriented experiential group therapy. Much of the work done here centers around cognitive behavioral restructuring. The intensive and highly structured environment allows staff the opportunity to look at the whole person and treat the causes of self-destructive behavior and not simply the symptoms.
Prescott House is a unique community that models and educates clients on healthy and supportive interpersonal skills that must be used to foster a new lifestyle in recovery. Clearly the old life style was not working, and changing everything is a frightening and extensive process that we believe takes several months to begin.
Physical health, personal responsibility, spiritual development, nutrition consultations, interpersonal relationship skills and boundary development are also part of the program. A special emphasis is placed on nutritional health.
An assessment will be done to help determine if each client has any potential eating wellness issues. Peripheral programs that are available in appropriate cases include neuropsychological testing and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy done with experienced local professionals.