The Hoag Addiction Treatment Primary Program consists of four weeks. Each
of these weeks addresses one of the following themes and includes educational
lectures, group discussions, mindfulness and wellness activities, 12 step
sessions and individual and group therapy.
Readiness to Change
Addiction is a progressive disease that affects every aspect of a person’s
life. Patients must be ready and willing to change. Patients enter treatment
in various stages of change and they must confront their denial. Patients
learn to understand that they have a progressive illness and in order
to begin recovery they must accept that they are powerless over their
addiction. In this module, patients face important questions, like: why
am I here? Am I here for myself? What am I willing to change in order
to live a sober life? This treatment week will help patients explore and
find answers to these questions.
Reconnecting to Mind, Body, Spirit
The disease of addiction creates a disconnection, preventing patients from
being fully present in their own lives. Integrating mind, body and spirit
means learning to accept, with awareness and compassion, your personal
experience. This treatment module fosters a reconnection to the Self,
which offers a path towards healthier relationships with others and a
more fulfilling life.
Returning to Relationships
The disease of addiction leads to isolation. Drugs of choice become the
most significant relationship in a patient’s life. This treatment
module helps patients and their families understand chemical dependency
and the impact it has created in the lives of all involved. This treatment
week involves a family program which will provide tools, education and
therapeutic interventions to promote hope, healing and healthy connections.
Recovery in Action
Like addiction, recovery is progressive. This treatment module helps patients
build a new pattern of behavior, restoring hope and self confidence. Patients
learn tools which will assist them in maintaining a clean and sober lifestyle.
They will create a recovery schedule that strengthens and solidifies the
gains made in the previous weeks of treatment and provides them with continuity
of care as they navigate the course of their everyday lives.