The Orchid’s philosophy of treatment is based on holistic healing. Just as addiction affects all aspects of a woman’s life, permanent recovery requires a healing of a woman’s entire self. For that reason, The Orchid’s treatment programs simultaneously strengthen a woman’s body, mind and spirit.
The Orchid’s program of recovery guides recovering women through a journey of growth and healing specifically tailored for each individual. The Orchid’s staff are certified and trained in their specialty, offering clients the best-in-class of each individual therapy in a program designed to synergistically contribute to a woman’s healthier life.
What You Will Experience in Treatment
Individual, Family and Group Therapy
Experiential Therapy and Psychodrama
Yoga and Exercise
Healing Arts Therapy
Each person expresses themselves in their own unique way. Healing Arts Therapy allows women to communicate their thoughts and feelings through a creative and visual medium. This therapeutic method has proven to be particularly helpful in increasing self-esteem and awareness in recovering women, and providing valuable insights to integrate into their recovery.
Healing Sound Therapy
Conscious Eating and Nutrition
Conscious eating is a way of feeding oneself in ways that are healthy, sustainable and in line with what the body actually needs. At The Orchid, clients are taught how to shop for and cook the delicious, nutrient-dense foods that give a recovering body the nutritional support it needs. In addition to feeding the recovery process at The Orchid, this nutritional counseling will support a lifetime of health afterwards.
Some Additional Notes on Our Programs
Case Management Services
- Case Management provides linkage for multiple services & is a crucial component for women throughout the treatment & recovery process
- The Orchid has developed a comprehensive library of resources to assist clients with referrals for services including: ongoing therapy, 12-step meetings, psychiatric follow-up, medical care, vocational assistance or placement & other services
- We are always careful to be aware of each client’s unique financial resources & insurance coverage, transportation needs or limitations, child care issues, etc. in order to provide effective case management services
When a client is an active participant in their aftercare planning, the likelihood of client follow-through greatly increases.
Addressing a Dual Diagnosis
Studies have shown that more than 50% of persons who are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs also have some form psychiatric condition. Some of the more common disorders affecting female clients with addiction are: mood disorders such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder, personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia. Both illnesses may affect a person physically, socially, spiritually and psychologically and simultaneously. Each illness has symptoms that interact with each other which is why they should be treated simultaneously.
Often, women attempt to recover from one illness without acknowledging the other. This may lead to “self-medicating” the untreated illness. In addition, if alcohol and drugs are taken with prescribed medication for the treatment of a mental health problem, this can result in the prescribed medication being ineffective or having an increased potency.
Recovering from Trauma
Research has suggested that up to 80% of women who seek drug treatment also report a history of some type of traumatic event or events: often in the form of sexual and/or physical abuse as an adult or child. These incidents usually meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The impact of untreated trauma on women in early recovery can be devastating and often leads to an inability to cope without chemicals, unhealthy choices and relapse.
At Orchid Recovery Center, clients are provided with opportunities to process symptoms of PTSD and receive individualized readings and assignments so they may learn to separate their symptoms from their identities. Using therapeutic techniques in conjunction with holistic healing methods, women receive treatment for both disorders and have been shown to experience significant reductions in their substance abuse and PTSD symptoms.
Our Smoking Policy
Smoking is limited to break or free time and only in designated outside areas.
At The Orchid, we believe that nicotine is a serious and dangerous drug. We strongly encourage our clients to quit smoking and to address this issue while they are in drug treatment. Our staff provides clients with a variety of tools to assist in nicotine cessation ranging from listening to meditation CDs, acupuncture, medication therapy and cognitive-behavioral approaches.
Additional information on nicotine and women:
- experience higher rates of nicotine dependence than men, even at the same levels of use
- have a greater risk of developing lung cancer than men at the same level of exposure to tobacco smoke
- who smoke lose an average of 15 years of life while a male smoker loses 13 years
- who smoke & use oral contraceptives increase their risk of heart attack by 1,000%
- who smoke during pregnancy are at risk for premature birth (14%) & infant death (10%)
- die at a greater rate each year due to lung cancer than from breast, uterine & ovarian cancers combined
- who quit smoking, reduce their (smoking-related) risk of heart disease by 50% within the first year