PROGRAM / approach
Our approach to treatment addresses issues of self, family and environment through a deliberate blend of programming.
Comprehensive therapy challenges distorted ways of coping by matching patients with Masters-level therapists and credentialed addictions professionals. We use evidenced-based treatment modalities, underpinned by Twelve Step education where appropriate.
Innovative experiential programming imbues treatment with creativity and passion. Patients spend time outdoors, pushing their minds and bodies, also also being immersed in the local community. As we process those experiences in a clinical setting, the men develop self-worth and humility, learning the value of being part of and giving back.
Family program helps heal generational wounds. We provide on-going support to family members to rebuild trust and relationships in the context of treatment and recovery. Our intensive Family Week program offers an individualized curriculum that helps family members learn, heal, and fine-tune coping and community skills.
Continuing care planning addresses and supports each young man’s unique personality, needs and goals for his post-treatment environment, within the context of family, community, work and school. It’s an intimate collaboration between our clinical team, your family and continuing care providers.
Each element of our program is delivered in balance with the rest, providing patients and their family the environment they need to start their journey of remission from substance use disorders.
The Voyage Approach
We believe successful treatment requires attention to the individual, the family, and the patient’s post-treatment landscape. The Voyage model intentionally provides for each of these areas, building a foundation for lifelong remission.
Through therapeutic processes that combine introspection, rebuilding, and reconnection, Voyage helps men lay a foundation of recovery that becomes both sustainable and lasting.
Weekly individual therapy sessions and family sessions help men and their families identify their role in the cycle of addiction and plan for new ways of coping, communicating, and practicing boundaries and self-care.
Daily group therapy helps men establish a sense of honesty, accountability, and compassion as they process both past experiences and their day-to-day to find patterns of thoughts and behaviors that have kept them stuck.
Innovative and engaging experiential activities help men make valuable connections between mind and body, to push past their fears and the limitations they have placed on themselves, and to look to their brothers for support and fellowship.
The Voyage model of treatment begins after the patient completes stabilization at detox. Once he is released to us, we spend the first period of treatment focused on the individual. Each person has their own challenges and needs, however our structure remains consistent. Addiction creates a cycle of chaos and impulsivity so these weeks realign the patient’s sense of stability and routine, creating a safe environment for recovery. Patients are educated about addiction and mental health issues, and we integrate their family into this process.
Patients attend at least 30 hours of clinical care weekly, which includes multiple daily groups, individual therapy, and experiential work. The men are free from distractions such as cell phones, computers (beyond any academic or vocational necessities), and any responsibilities or obligations beyond their wellness.
Each patient participates in weekly staff-facilitated experiential activities outside the House that incorporate mind and body, service and fun, and plenty of clinical involvement. These experiences could include helping underprivileged people in Martin County, catching Mahi-Mahi offshore, camping in a State Park, or a local kayak excursion.
The second period of treatment maintains momentum with daily groups, individual work and experiential offerings, but widens the lens from self to self-within-the-family. Addiction hurts everyone in the family, and recovery will require the patient to be accountable for their past and future role in that family. We ask the same of the families through their attendance of an intensive Family Program. While the patient works on himself, Voyage counselors work with the family to prepare them for the healing challenge of that program.
Beyond the Family Program, weekly updates, family conferences, and clinical assignments are hallmarks of the commitment to this piece of our patient’s recovery.
The final stage of treatment at Voyage honors the importance of relationships and environment as the patient prepares for a life beyond treatment. Continuing care, or aftercare, is a necessary, evidence-based component of treatment. It’s crucial that we come together—patient, family and Voyage clinical staff—to create a plan that puts young men in the sweet spot for lifelong remission. Academic and vocational progress does not need to be halted for recovery to happen, in fact a planned immersion back into those worlds with support will bolster recovery outcomes. Whatever balance works best for the patient and their family, no solution is too creative. We know that if this piece is not agreed upon and investigated before discharge there is almost no chance it will happen.
Our goal as treatment providers is provide these young men and their family the opportunity to create a vision for a healthy, happy and productive future free from substance abuse.