My child was at the Village for a dual-diagnosis need. She was using substances, sneaking out of the house, stealing to support her habit, cutting school, cutting herself and trying to overdose on pills. My child had been to other treatment centers and had plenty of out patient experiences as well as residential.
Sending her to The Village was a hard decision as we lived 2000 miles away and would not be able to visit every week. It was a last resort as other residential treatment centers weren't able to handle the dual-diagnosis need.
The first couple of weeks were hard as our child wouldn't get out of bed and was very depressed. This wasn't a big surprise as she was also not able to access her drugs of choice and, or objects to cut herself with.
We began family therapy once weekly and our child was seen in individual therapy once weekly in addition to a therapist for the addiction component. This is rare as we hadn't had this experience in other centers. Our child connected well. There were also groups and school throughout the day. This in addition to the beautiful mountain setting, allowed for the treatment experience to be positive. Being away and connected to nature is helpful.
Now, the most important part is the commitment and love the staff provided, Don't get me wrong, it's very structured, but the commitment to healing was above and beyond amazing.
Everyone from, the director to the nurses and of course the two therapist we worked with.
We had conference calls to discuss the treatment planning, progress and of course the best of all for the child. My child's main therapist's set was impressive. My child was discharged recently and stepped down to out patient care in our home town. The whole team went all out to make sure my child was leaving the program with the best possible continued care. There are so many amazing staff members. These staff members work as a team and they were all on the calls we had to work toward the best possible outcomes. The staff helped with coordinating insurance, appeals, follow through on discharge planning, gently listening to me cry when I was concerned.....truly amazing bunch!!
As far as treatment goes, My child gained a skill set to regroup with and step back in to the hustle of everyday life. There are no guarantees, but if a child is able to build trust and open up to their therapist, many doors can open. It doesn't happen overnight, but it will. This is what my child experienced as did we as a family build trust with a committed team of clinicians. Again, I can't say enough positive things about the Village. Our family visited 4-5 times over an almost 90 day stay.
I experienced, in person, the beauty of treatment, even though In lived so far away.
With Sincere Regards,
A loving parent/grandparent....CM
Thank you for taking the time to discuss your experience with our program. We hope your grandchild continues with the amazing progress she made in our program. Please stay in touch and let us know if you need anything at all.