by Jenna Brauer | May 1, 2018 | Addiction Treatment, Mental Health Topic, Substance Abuse Counseling
This term can be confusing for many. Some people are not sure if it is a term used for a person or a thing. In some cases, it is both.
The most important thing to remember about case management is that it is critical to the success of clients seeking long-term recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.
Case management begins with an assessment of the client’s needs and when appropriate, the needs of the client’s family. Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center collaborates with partners outside the organization and together as a treatment team to ensure all needs are met. Case management is effective when specific needs are assessed, and efforts are aimed to arrange, coordinate, monitor, evaluate and advocate to meet identified needs.
Our team members work diligently with clients to create Treatment and Aftercare Plans which are the cornerstones of successful case management. It is intrinsically important that we develop rapport with our clients to find out what they believe is important and what it is that they want to work on while in treatment and post-discharge. All areas of life are open to improvement such as: financial assessment and planning, physical needs, cultural, spiritual, vocational, community integration, support networks, family systems, housing, employment, education, and assessing the need for continued treatment services or 12-Step programs after the completion of a residential treatment program.
Using our proven system of case management and outstanding evidenced-based treatment program, Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center wants to prepare you or your loved one for the world outside of substance use.
by Jenna Brauer | Apr 24, 2018 | Addiction Treatment, Mental Health Topic, Substance Abuse Counseling
Grief is a common experience for everyone. At some point in our lives, each of us will lose a relationship very special to us. The typical stages of grief are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Some people can move from denial to acceptance in a very short amount of time where others spend years going through the stages of grief. Grief can manifest in many forms: someone may feel hopeless, anxious, at blame, or angry due to the loss. Studies have shown that grief can manifest in physical forms as well with increased risk of heart trouble and stroke, sleep disturbances, increased substance use, and difficulty completing everyday tasks. (more…)
by Jenna Brauer | Apr 17, 2018 | Addiction Treatment, Anxiety, Getting Help for Addiction, Mental Health Topic, Substance Abuse Counseling
At the age of 20, I learned what anxiety was. I did not understand what was wrong with me but, I knew that there was no way, that everyone else felt this way all the time. By gaining insight and with proper medication, anxiety did not rule me any longer. (more…)
by Jenna Brauer | Apr 10, 2018 | Mental Health Topic
I learned a hard lesson in my early years: not everyone is for me. Ouch!
It seems the popular belief is that all who encounter us in our hard times will understand our pain and anguish and be “in it” with us. They’ll join us in our blubbering and banter, and encourage our misery. Maybe it’s expectation. Maybe it’s what we learned to believe from loved ones who didn’t want to see us suffer. Or maybe, people just don’t know how to support us in our pain. (more…)