Joyce Sundin: Intervention Specialist


Seattle, Washington


chemical dependency

The following are some of the centers I have used or that come highly recommended from colleagues. These treatment centers are recommended for people with alcoholism and drug addiction problems. Each has its specialty and focus.

Advance Recovery Center
This is a long term care program that focuses on addiction, dual diagnosis and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). It is 12 step based. Clinically it's specific treatment for those who have been diagnosed with PTSD, or have a history of trauma or abuse. It's also pet friendly allowing pets up to 25 lbs. Located in Delray Beach, Florida.

Alina Lodge
A 12 step chemical dependency facility for the "reluctant to recover". They've been providing treatment for over 40 years in Blairstown, New Jersey. The length of stay varies but the average is six to nine months.

Betty Ford Center
Offers various programs from first time treatment to returning patients who have had relapses and continue to struggle with their addiction. They have a thirty day program, a ninety day professionals program, a comprehensive family program as well as an outstanding childrens' program serving ages seven to twelve. The center is in Rancho Mirage, California.

Cirque Lodge - This is a private, world class residential drug rehab and addiction treatment facility. Two main facilities make up this mountain retreat. One overlooks Sundance, a ski resort in the Wasatch Mountain, a part of the Rocky Mountains Range. It's in a private peaceful setting. The Studio, at the bottom of the mountain features the world's largest indoor ropes course as well as an indoor horse arena for their equine therapy program. Sundance, Utah.

Nationally recognized as a comprehensive residential care facility for the treatment of chemically dependent adults. COPAC's gender specific programs are designed to help patients deal with dual diagnosis, cross addiction, dysfunctional family issues, sober living skills, sexual compulsivity, chronic relapse, compulsive gambling and eating disorders. COPAC maintains the highest level of professional multidisciplinary treatment, is JCAHO accredited and approved by most insurance companies, while providing one of the most cost effective plans in the field today.

Cottonwood de Tucson
Treatment is based on a four to six week intensive program combining medical management, treating chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. It's twelve-step based, with family involvement, group therapy and small, individualized specialty groups such as a young female program and a young adults group as well as adult chemical dependency treatment. Cottonwood features a challenge course as a therapeutic tool that reveals personal insights and teaches people how to work together to attain goals. Tucson, Arizona.

English Mountain
Set on a serene 27-acre campus in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, English Mountain is a residential addiction treatment drug rehab center, providing life-changing care to people with addictive disorders, and support for their families. The recovery program offers treatment stays for 90 days and longer.

New Found Life
A state licensed, certified and court approved residential treatment center for individuals recovering from the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. We have facilities and separate programs for both men and women overlooking the ocean in Long Beach, California. Our program addresses the psychological, physical, social and spiritual needs of the individual. Through the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, motivational and cognitive counseling, we have structured a comprehensive, no nonsense recovery program which offers a positive atmosphere, individual and group counseling, in-house meetings, meditation, educational sessions, individual attention and a growth schedule based on all aspects of recovery.

Pacific Coast Recovery
An in-hospital addiction rehabilitation and hospital detoxification services for the treatment of addictions, as well as those suffering with the dual problem of chronic pain and pain medication dependence. As a hospital based program, PCRC has 24 hour access to onsite medical and support services, including an award winning emergency department, as well as long established intensive care and medical/surgical units. Laguna Beach, California.

Pride Institute
Specializes in providing treatment to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities so that identity doesn't have to interfere with recovery. Emphasis is placed on comfort and safety, as well as being within a group of like-minded people. Centers in Minneapolis, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, New York City and Summit, New Jersey.

Sierra Tucson
Using the twelve step program as well as innovative therapies to address the person as mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Dealing with chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders . Utilizing psychodrama, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing®, acupuncture, chiropractic services, and yoga, as well as more traditional group and cognitive-behavioral therapies. In Sonoran Desert north of Tucson, Arizona.

Salvation Army Rehab
A no cost, adult, chemical dependency treatment program. The primary focus of the program is the work therapy, designed to improve the skills that many alcoholics and drug addicts often let slip. The center provides housing, group and individual therapy in a clean wholesome surroundings. Work therapy is an integral part of the program. A direct spiritual approach is necessary part of this overall program. Seattle, Washington.

The Bridge to Recovery
Targeted toward people who grew up in alcoholic, workaholic or other "driven" systems and are currently trapped in negative behavior patterns of their own, this residential facility focus on the core issues that create or contribute to negative behaviors. Includes short- and long-term phases. Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Willingway Hospital
Started by a couple helping alcoholics in their home, the Willingway Hospital has grown over the last three decades into a hospital offering detoxification, residential treatment, intensive outpatient, a family program and aftercare. Focus during treatment is on emotional stabilization, education about the illness, development of recovery resources and skills, and personal adoption of recovery principles. Statesboro, Georgia.

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