Chapters Capistrano Holistic Program Schedule
Holistic Program – Webster’s Dictionary defines the term “holistic” as: “Relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts.” Another publication defines the word as: “Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.”
Keeping that in mind, and as exhibited in the schedule above, Chapters is focused on delivering a truly holistic program offering to clients. Of course, the first order of business is usually guiding a client through the detox process. The length of detox time can vary based upon individual needs and the amount of drug and/or alcohol use experienced by a client. Once completed, clients can become more involved in other components of the Chapters’ program, which includes intensive one-on-one therapy, psychiatric evaluation, group therapy, physical fitness, nutritious meals made from natural ingredients, adjunct therapies, optional AA and Smart Recovery meetings, as well as recreational and/or family outings. Chapters is committed to focusing on the whole being, rather than just a person’s addiction.
One-on-One Therapy – Every client who comes to Chapters will receive three one-on-one sessions per week with our Masters-level therapist. Clients will also meet with their counselor/case manager 1-2 times per week. Finally, clients who are staying 30 days or longer will receive a full psychiatric evaluation from our Board Certified Psychiatrist/MD, including a follow up session (as necessary).
Group Therapy – While the team at Chapters understands that some clients experience hesitance when trying to open up to strangers in a group setting, we believe that this is an important part of the healing process. Isolation and fear are fuels for addiction, and we believe that actively participating in group therapy is an important strategy for dousing these flames.
Family Involvement – Throughout a client’s stay, they are encouraged to involve family members in their therapy. Many times, inviting family members to a therapy session can be a very healing, albeit difficult, experience for the client and the family members. The reality of the situation is this: Our clients do not realize the havoc that their addiction may have caused to the family unit, and these therapy sessions can present an opportunity for healing to begin.
Fitness – Addiction takes a toll on the mind and body, and significantly impacts the functions of internal organs. Addiction depletes healthy, naturally-produced, soothing chemicals and tarnishes a person’s general sense of well-being. For clients who are capable and interested, our team will provide access to a five-star gym, five days a week. Here, clients can enjoy their favorite exercise activities, use cardio equipment, lift weights, take a swimming or spin class, or simply relax in the steam room or sauna.
Nutrition – As mentioned previously, addiction not only takes a toll on the mind and body, it also has a profound effect on one’s nutritional habits. The produce, poultry, and meats that Chapters utilizes in our kitchen are fresh. We do not serve pre-packaged foods and are dedicated to using the freshest, most natural ingredients possible. All of the meals are prepared by trained chefs.
Adjunct Therapies – This category includes art therapy, yoga, nutrition group, acupuncture, meditation, massage, and optional AA, NA, and Smart Recovery meetings. Many clients may already be familiar with some or all of these strategies and incorporate them into their daily lives. For others, these activities may serve as an “introduction” and education as to what can be incorporated into a recovery plan upon exit from Chapters. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. Clients, with assistance from our therapists and counselors, can incorporate some of these adjunct therapies into a solid relapse prevention plan.
*The sample schedule and its components can be subject to change without notice