At TRIBE we believe a paradigm shift must happen in the field of addiction, so we work collaboratively with other programs, professionals, and the surrounding community to shatter the stigma and erase the shame of addiction and co-occurring mental illness. We accomplish this through community outreach, education, and visibility. At TRIBE we believe in second chances and we practice patience. We understand that addiction is a chronic re-occurring condition which can be prevented and treated but not cured. Therefore, we do not expect perfection. What we do expect is rigorous honesty. At TRIBE we believe in abstinence and we monitor abstinence through random urinalysis, breathalyzers, toxicology screenings, and frequent house drug searches. But we also believe in harm reduction and we will meet every person at their individual level of acceptance, commitment and stage of change. At TRIBE we believe that recovery is a VERB and continued sobriety requires commitment followed by ACTION! Residents must work towards their individual vocational, educational and therapeutic goals. At TRIBE we believe that “one size does not fit all” and many choices for recovery exist. Although we strongly suggest involvement in a 12 step program, we also offer an introduction and exposure to alternative recovery paths: SMART Recovery; Celebrate Recovery; Dharma Punx-Refuge Recovery; LifeRing; Rational Recovery, etc. At TRIBE everyone works a “program” and we help find the support group and recovery program that is the best fit for each individual. At TRIBE we believe no one can do this alone and everyone needs a strong circle of support. So we encourage friends and families to become involved by visiting, volunteering, and attending our special events. At TRIBE we believe all work and no play is boring, and boredom is a precursor to a relapse. So we plan tons of sober activities and fun adventures. We work hard and we play hard…together! At TRIBE we believe in listening to our “customers” so we established a Resident Governing Council, Community Relations Committee, and Family Advisory Board. Suggestions are heard and the program is improved because we value your feedback.
Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), who has extensive experience working in the field of co-occurring disorders. Over the past two decades, Nancy has worked diligently to improve clinical programs in a variety of treatment settings. She has assisted residential and outpatient programs throughout California to design, implement, and facilitate innovative programming. Working with treatment centers, Nancy facilitates intensive Family Weekends, and to date has helped over 3000+ addicts and their loved-ones. Nancy specializes in working with families in crisis, offering help and hope during times of trauma, grief and loss, and when families are devastated by addiction and mental illness. Working with families is Nancy’s purpose and passion!More
Ricki is a dedicated and highly motivated individual who has been working in the chemical dependency field since 2010 in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Ricki is a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor who completed the Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Studies Program at UCLA. In addition, she is a certified Life Coach. Ricki has done extensive work with the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, worked at La Vantana Substance Abuse Program, and various other treatment facilities. Ricki has experience in administration, aftercare, HR, counseling, and operations.More
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