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Adolescent Residential Treatment

Unlimited Visions Adolescent Residential Treatment provides face-to-face programming utilizing individual and group therapy with an Individual Treatment Plan and a family component.

The average length of stay for our Intensive Residential Program is 30 days and our Supportive (Transitional) Residential is 45 days.

Our intensive residential program is structured to provide 10 hours of education toward substance use, relapse prevention, and anger management (relapse prevention group), 10 hours of group counseling with one hour devoted toward the individual plan plus 10 hours of school each week.  In addition, clients participate in family sessions and recreational activities.

Our supportive residential program is structured to provide 10 hours of chemical dependency services per week, with two individual sessions per month and one family session per month.

Unlimited Visions’ program design and therapeutic interventions are based on cognitive behavioral theory and motivational enhancement techniques. The approach is based on the belief that cognition's, emotions, and behaviors interact significantly and have a reciprocal cause-and-effect relationship.

Unlimited Visions goals are breaking through feelings of isolation and denial, identifying and addressing those attitudes and behaviors which are not conducive to ongoing recovery, and replacing them with new attitudes and behaviors needed to obtain and maintain a lifestyle free from the negative effects of chemical dependency.

The client must develop the skills needed to live a healthy independent life as a productive member of society. The mission is to enable these individuals to obtain and maintain a lifestyle free from chemical dependency.

The residential program is structured to provide an orientation period and three levels of care. The orientation begins with a 14-day orientation and assessment period wherein the staff determines the immediate basic needs of its clients and formulates individualized treatment plans. Once the orientation and assessment period is completed, the client is then transitioned to Level I which is structured to teach clients basic knowledge regarding the physiological and psychological damage of alcohol and drugs.

Treatment Level I is founded in the principles of client-centered counseling, motivational enhancement therapy, the concepts and ideas that define the pre-contemplative and contemplative stages of change, the CBT principles of client-counselor collaborative partnership, relapse prevention, and that change is mediated by cognitive processes.

The underlying premise of Level I is that the first step in change is self-awareness and that self-awareness is enhanced through self-disclosure. Self-disclosure is enhanced through the use of client-centered and motivational enhancement skills. Once clients successfully complete Level I, they are transitioned to Level II.

Important concepts that contribute to the development of Level II are in-depth assessment, coping and social skills training, the feedback principles of client-centered counseling, motivational enhancement therapy, the concepts and ideas which define the determinative and action stages of change, the client-counselor collaborative partnership, enhanced self-awareness, and that change is mediated by cognitive processes. The client then transitions to Level III.

This level is structured to give the client more responsibilities and privileges giving him the opportunity to practice new ways of thinking and behaving. It allows the client to deal with events in a controlled environment. The integration and ownership level of treatment represents the strengthening and maintenance of changes made in treatment. In this level, treatment builds on the client's increased self-awareness and the coping and change skills the client developed in Level II.

The counselor helps the client tie together various feelings, thoughts and behaviors that have emerged in the overall treatment experience. The counselor then reinforces and strengthens the client's improvement and change in specific areas. Relapse and recidivism prevention training is continued in Level III.

Clients are taught to utilize community resources and self-help groups in maintaining change. In this level of treatment, the client experiences consistent cognitive, affective and behavioral changes and begins to feel the strength of the maintenance of these changes.

Because we understand that residential treatment alone may not be sufficient, our clinicians utilize motivational enhancement techniques to encourage the client to the next level of treatment.

Our counselors meet with the clients daily for individual and group therapy sessions with the focus being on reconciling ambivalence, increasing internal motivation and transitioning continued treatment. We work directly with the client to locate a continuing program. We ensure that clients have been successfully linked before they are discharged.

With Recovery Anything's Possible

Several months ago a 17 year old young man came into residential treatment for chemical dependency and substance abuse at Unlimited Visions Aftercare adolescent Treatment Center. By his second day he politely shared with his counselor that he was not going to be able to stay in treatment to complete the 90 day program. When asked why he stated that he did not have enough freedom within the facility and that he needed to move around. He also shared that the only reason he was in treatment was because his PO said he had to admit himself into treatment. The young man shared that he thought the treatment center would be like the Residential Treatment centers (RTC's) that he had been in and out of since he was 9 years old. He explained that he has lived within CPS custody for the last 8 years, off and on running from different placements, only to be sent from one to another due to issues s with his mother.

The young man determined from his Po that this treatment episode was somewhat of a last chance as opposed to being certified as an adult for the offense he was currently under probation for and violations for failed urine tests. A week later the young man began to participate in groups, still denying that he had any sort of drug problem and with his mind set on signing himself out of treatment on his 18 th birthday. He states that he used since he was little and it was simply normal. Several weeks later as the young man began to move up levels in the program, and gain credits in school, he began to consider what his future was going to look like as he approached 18 years of age.

To the young man's surprise his hard work paid off. He found out from the school that with the credits he gained in the credit recovery program, he was not only a senior in High School, but in the last semester of his senior year. The young man shared with his counselor that he had not expected to be so close to graduating. His brothers continued to encourage and support him stating that he would be the first one in his family to graduate from high school. CPS and his circle of support shared with him the benefits he was entitled to should he graduate, turn 18, and complete treatment. The young man made a decision to stay in CPS extended care in order to ensure a structured environment.

He continued to work on his plan for discharge. Just before his 18 th birthday he decided to remain in treatment in order to complete his last half a credit in algebra which qualified him for graduation from High school. Two weeks later the young man completed treatment, received vouchers with which he applied to different state colleges, completed his FAFSA financial aid paper work and left the facility successfully with a plan to work for the summer and fall.

Today he is at home completing the last of his admission requirements for college, preparing to take SAT exams and looking forward to what the college campus life has to offer.