The treatment program is typically 30 days (depending on insurance authorization) and is designed around the client. Men are encouraged during group and individual therapy sessions to talk about individual issues that led to addiction. The holistic approach also includes:
- Healthy meals that help the individual recoup physically
- Family therapy which helps clients reconnect
- Support group participation in AA, NA or SAA
- Trauma therapy
- Learning about life skills that can be critical during recovery
- Muscle therapy
- Medication management if it is needed
- Art therapy
- Healthy exercise including yoga and other life affirming methods of physical growth.
The staff also provides lectures on maintaining health in recovery, how the client can prevent a relapse and instruction in meditation.
Men Only Program
However, one of the primary features of the University Campus is that it is a men only program. Why is this of particular note? Men and women have different issues when they enter treatment and they have different issues regarding addiction that they need to sort through. Research has also shown that men are more likely to open up if they have the support of a gender specific program filled with other men who understand what they have been going through.
Although these program features are special and encourage recovery, there are still more reasons to choose Akua.
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The University Campus Treatment Center Area
The men’s residential University Campus is situated in Newport Beach, CA which offers pleasant temperatures year-round and many different activities that residents can enjoy. The pictures show waving palm trees, beautifully manicured lawns and beaches…and it’s all true! Newport Beach is a beautiful area and it allows residents to commune with nature on a daily basis as they progress through treatment.
The men who enter this program often have opportunities to go to the beach and take in scenery that accentuates that programs other features. After a revealing counseling session, what is better than to spend a few minutes absorbing the information amid sunshine and beautiful scenery?
Clinical Team Expertise
Treatment program is only as good as the people tasked with the care and wellbeing of its clients. The management staff at Akua has been able to put together a clinical team that stands second to none. With many years of experience and a purposeful dedication, the staff members at Akua work together to build the best program for every individual client. Every member of the team is client-focused.
The clinical director for the men’s program is Lauren Cabaldon. She has dedicated her life to helping build the men’s program at Akua and presently leads the team at men residential University campus. Her years of experience in addiction recovery helps ensure that the men’s program can help clients build a better tomorrow.
The rest of the team includes case managers, therapists, dieticians, yoga instructors, a team member who specializes in Eastern medicine and others. Every person on the team understands the difficulties addiction causes and uses their skills to inform and care for every person who walks through the door.
What Akua Can Do for You
Taking that first step, choosing a rehab, is difficult. It means that you have lost control and you need someone else’s help to recover from your addiction. The men’s program at Akua was designed to take that burden off your shoulders and show you that with help you can conquer addiction. It’s time to overcome addiction and lead a healthy life with the amazing team of Akua.