The treatment approach we provide each student is based on an individualized clinical assessment, a collaborative working relationship, and an empirically proven cognitive-behavioral treatment model that addresses the whole person (physical, emotional and spiritual needs).
Each resident has weekly mentoring sessions with their primary counselor. Clinical therapies will be recommended after initial assessments and arranged as necessary. Counseling sessions will be individually customized and will address the current needs of the individual based on self-progress and also will take Lakeside’s staff assessments under consideration.
We will have daily community meetings, facilitated by our addiction counselors and staff. In community meetings we will address community strengths, community problem areas, individual step work and step progression, family dynamics, as well as open dialogue about progress and concerns for group members. In our groups we will help our clients put love into action. We will teach them assertive communication and how to demonstrate healthy boundaries/care with our peers. We will teach them assertive communication and how to demonstrate healthy boundaries/care with their peers. We will also discuss topics like; shame, guilt, men’s issues in recovery, sexuality, spirituality, grief, loss, etc.
Lakeside Academy believes that our residents need family that are as educated about the challenge of substance abuse and other potential life-controlling problems as they can be. This important element is often overlooked by other treatment offerings. Lakeside implements family support weekends to educate families on addiction, and more importantly to facilitate family counseling necessary for establishing appropriate relationships for family connection in the future.