This Issue: About Bella Monte Heroine Treatment
Sucessful Drug Addiction Recovery
Residential & Aftercare Programs
Extended Care & Wellness Programs
68111 Calle Las Tiendas Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 (844) 535-2700 B e l l aMo n t e Re c ove r y. c om
ABOUT US Bella Monte Recovery Center provides comprehensive care in our 12-Step rehab program to address each client’s unique addiction needs related to physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. Our California drug and alcohol rehab team at Bella Monte is comprised of clinicians, case managers, and other addiction professionals. Many of our staff have a firsthand understanding of the life-changing issues and challenges that are commonly faced when beginning a recovery lifestyle. Our staff comprise a tight-knit team that puts our client’s care first, working together to ensure each client is successful in their treatment experience. Sobriety is our goal regardless of how many times our clients have tried to quit in the past. When people think about drug addicts, they often imagine the negative stereotypical image that movies, television, and much of our daily experience has left us with. It is usually not a successful business person, doctor, or lawyer that comes to mind. This causes an issue because many addicts attempt to disassociate themselves from this negative stigma, often denying their problem or coping secretly, which may result in not seeking the treatment they need. The truth is, addicts are found at every age, socioeconomic class, and within every ethnic group and gender. Bella Monte Recovery Center’s treatment program is licensed through the state of California’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) as a comprehensive clinical (extended care) residential program designed for men and women recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Bella Monte Recovery Center is located in Desert Hot Springs, California. Desert Hot Springs’ natural healing, hot and cold mineral water aquifers were first discovered in the Twentieth Century. Each of the rooms at Bella Monte Recovery Center has a spacious tiled bathroom with a jetted Jacuzzi tub that pulls fresh hot mineral water from our private well. With our peaceful surroundings and soothing mineral waters, Bella Monte is the ideal retreat to begin or continue your journey to recovery.
Bella Monte is the ideal rereat to begin a journey to addiction recovery. “
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HEROINE ADDICTION TREATMENT
With us, you find heroin addiction treatment that lasts. Most of our heroin rehab success stories are from clients who have tried other rehabs and failed. We are not like everybody else – that’s why we succeed. At Bella Monte Recovery we understand first hand how difficult successful heroin treatment can be and have tailored our rehab program to address all the aspects of complete healing. Our holistic drug rehab facility is built around the premise that this is your last stop on the way down and success is built to last. Our understanding and experienced staff understands the different events life can throw at people to take them off their healthy and emotionally rewarding path and will assist you in your journey to a drug free life. What you experience during heroin addiction treatment is going to depend on specific factors including how long you have been using and how much you have been using. The speed of your recovery will depend on your ability to understand and cope with other challenges, such as
Sobriety in the Summerunderlying psychological problems and emotional events that may have caused or been caused by your heroin use; we are with you and you will find success with us. As part of the healing process we provide outdoor activities such as golfing, hiking or swimming to help you learn to use physical exercise as a safe and effective way to relieve stress. In addition, you will also learn other coping techniques, including deep breathing and meditation that aid in your recovery. The majority of residents participate in sports, journaling, art, and music as forms of therapy. Just need to talk or have a question? Call our California Heroin Treatment Center… its free and we understand your pain– 800 974 1938. We accept most forms of insurance and will find ways to work with everyone’s unique situation, don’t wait another day…call now.
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ALCOHOL REHAB Bella Monte Recovery Center’s alcohol addiction treatment program is dedicated to the process of helping individuals overcome their physical and psychological addictions to alcohol. Our exclusive individualized 12-Step program is so successful
Alcoholism commonly includes four symptoms:
• Craving – a strong need, or compulsion, to drink • Loss of control – the inability to limit drinking on any given occasion • Physical dependence – withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness and anxiety occur when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking • Tolerance – the need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to get drunk • People who are not alcoholic sometimes don’t understand why an alcoholic can’t just use willpower to stop drinking but alcoholism has little to do with willpower. Alcoholics experience an uncontrollable need for alcohol that overrides their ability to stop drinking. This need can be as strong as the need for food or water. Because the support of family members is important to the recovery process, our programs
because it addresses all the components of effective alcohol addiction treatment. During this process, the individual will go through Bella Monte’s unique phases of treatment: alcohol withdrawal management, residential care, extended care, and aftercare. Each one of the processes is designed to treat a different component of addiction, addressing the physical, psychological, or social aspects of the condition. Don’t wait another day, call our California Alcohol Treatment Center! 800 974 1938, Sobriety Delivers Everything Alcohol promised. Alcoholism, also known as “alcohol dependence,” is a chronic and often progressive disease. Like many diseases, its symptoms include a strong need to drink despite negative consequences such as serious job, relationship, or health problems. And, like many diseases, it has a relatively predictable course and is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.
also offer family therapy as part of addiction treatment. We include participation in a 12-Step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Bella Monte afforded a sa work on my life skills, my “
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SUCCESSFUL DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY.
The Residential Addiction Treatment Program offered at Bella Monte Recovery Center is designed to create a solid foundation for a successful recovery from substance abuse problems and co-occurring mental illness. This highly structured program offers a comprehensive mind, body, and spirit approach that not only helps with these problems, but allows for treatments suited for a variety of client needs. Our series of assessments have been designed to determine the client’s primary motivation and incentive to get clean and sober. The overall goal of this phase of the program is to detox the client from drugs or alcohol and to begin teaching clients how to control their symptoms, reduce their isolation, and increase their social connections and communication with others. Each client is given a thorough individualized treatment plan to provide the groundwork for long-term recovery. If a client has undergone treatment in the past, our attuned staff build and expand on those experiences to re-create a foundation of recovery. from one or more of our credentialed therapists. We have our clients look at their substance abuse history, negative consequences, and other factors that influenced their decisions to drink or abuse drugs. During this time, they will participate in educational workshops, address issues such as substance abuse or co-occurring mental illness, develop coping skills, and begin learning how to preserve their recovery for life. Every client receives more than 40 hours per week of individual and group therapy
Some of the treatment modalities that Bella Monte Recovery Center therapists focus on using during treatment include evidenced based clinical interventions and experiential therapies, such as: • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) • Expressive Arts (dance, poetry, music) • Somatic Experiencing Group • Meditation • Equine Assisted Therapy • Empowerment Group • Lifeskills • Multifamily Process Group • Relapse Prevention • 12-Step Group At Bella Monte Recovery Center, we understand how complicated it can be for someone to live with a substance abuse problem, a mental illness, or a combination of both. Through the provision of a safe,
structured and mentally stimulating environment, our clients can begin addressing their issues in ways that allow for them to develop a life of sobriety.
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In order to help our clients maintain their recovery once they leave the facility, our team begins aftercare planning the moment someone is admitted to our program. The aftercare plan serves as a recovery roadmap for our clients. We want to make sure each client is supported long-term and has an established support network. Our clients discover the power within them and will work hand-in-hand with our treatment team to take an active role in planning their aftercare. We extensively research all of the substance abuse aftercare options to ensure an appropriate match and then schedule appointments with the most respected treatment providers. We work with our clients to help them identify specific people, places, and things that pose a threat to their recovery. Clients are led through a series of exercises designed to help them understand the
relapse process, identify personal relapse triggers, and develop an action plan to avoid relapse. This level of planning and preparation can be the difference between sustained recovery and relapse. To further prepare themselves, clients participate in weekly relapse prevention sessions. During these sessions, they learn strategies to cope with the inevitable struggles that they will experience on their journey through recovery. Throughout the first year, a staff member will maintain contact with each client to ensure they are staying on track with their recovery. It is important for our team to know our clients are supported when they leave. If additional resources are needed at any time, our team of staff members is simply a phone call away. At Bella Monte, we want to ensure that recovery is for life.
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SUCCESSFUL DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY F O R L I F E .
Bella Monte Recovery Center is a leading 12-Step holistic drug addiction treatment facility. We specialize in helping those who have tried other drug rehab centers without success as well as rst time clients. At our California rehab center your addiction can be permanently healed using our exclusive, individualized, 12-Step, holistic treatment program. We are experts at helping clients with drug and alcohol addiction problems nd freedom from their addiction and begin a healthy new path of sobriety. Our support systems are there after successful treatment to help you stay in a healthy lifestyle. Our experienced and compassionate addiction treatment staprovides comprehensive no-judgment care that addresses the physical, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual issues that have caused the descent into drug or alcohol addiction. With our tranquil California surroundings and soothing mineral waters, Bella Monte is the ideal retreat to begin your journey to recovery.
A CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT PLAN FOR EVERY CLIENT Every aspect of our addiction treatment, from recreational activities to therapeutic goals to family involvement, is individually tailored to meet the needs of each client. We understand that each individual’s recovery process is unique. We know that each client comes to treatment with a personal mix of physical, emotional, behavioral, spiritual and medical concerns, paired with unique life circumstances, fears, goals, and motivations. We begin treatment for each client with no judgment, and no expectation that your recovery will follow a set path.
12-STEP BASED HOLISTIC TREATMENT MODEL Our holistic treatment model addresses physical, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual issues of each individual. All of our treatment programs provide comprehensive care to address each client’s unique needs related to physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. We provide our clients the opportunity to experience a sober lifestyle and reintegrate into the community as responsible, substance-free individuals. SUPPORTIVE PHASED APPROACH We believe recovery is not an event but a journey. At Bella Monte Recovery Center, our phased approach provides opportunities to evaluate the recovery progress in a supportive environment, identify and address challenges of sustainable recovery prior to step-down or discharge. Our 12-Step rooted program helps make this journey far less arduous with the direction of experienced guides and the fellowship of others who are walking the same path. TRANQUIL SURROUNDINGS We believe a safe, tranquil environment fosters your ability to do the dicult work required to nd recovery for life. With its elevated views of the Coachella Valley and thousands of acres of gorgeous mountain preserves, Bella Monte Recovery Center is located in one of the most beautiful cities in Southern California. Each of the client rooms at Bella Monte Recovery Center feature a nature-inspired palette to enhance our idyllic surroundings. Each room also features a jetted Jacuzzi tub that pulls fresh, When clients leave Bella Monte Recovery Center they have a concrete, specic and measurable discharge plan. Our sta is always only a phone call away. In order to help our clients maintain their recovery once they leave the facility, our team begins aftercare planning the moment someone admits to our program. We want to make sure each of our clients are supported long-term and have an established support network. Our clients discover the power within them and work hand in hand with our treatment team to take an active role in planning their aftercare. I I ur holistic treat ent model ad res es physical, e otional, behavioral, and spiritual is ues of each individual. l of our treat ent progra s provide co prehensive care to ad res each client’s unique ne ds related to physical, mental, spiritual, and e otional health. e provide our clients the op ortunity to experience a sober lifestyle and reintegrate into the co unity as responsible, substance-fre individuals. I e believe recovery is not an event but a journey. t Bel a Monte Recovery Center, our phased ap roach provides op ortunities to evaluate the recovery progres in a sup ortive environ ent, identify and ad res chal enges of sustainable recovery prior to step-do n or discharge. Our 12-Step ro ted progra helps make this journey far les arduous with the direction of experienced guides and the fel o ship of others who are walking the sa e path. I I e believe a safe, tranquil environ ent fosters your ability to do the dicult ork required to nd recovery for life. ith its elevated vie s of the Coachel a Val ey and thousands of acres of gorgeous mountain preserves, Bel a Monte Recovery Center is located in one of the most beautiful cities in Southern California. Each of the client ro s at el a Monte Recovery Center feature a nature-inspired palet e to enhance our idyl ic sur oundings. Each ro also features a jet ed Jacuz i tub that pul s fresh, hot, therapeutic mineral water fro our o n wel . hen clients leave Bel a Monte Recovery Center they have a concrete, specic and measurable discharge plan. Our sta is always only a phone cal a ay. In order to help our clients maintain their recovery once they leave the facility, our tea begins aftercare plan ing the mo ent so eone ad its to our progra . e want to make sure each of our clients are sup orted long-ter and have an established sup ort net ork. Our clients discover the po er within the and ork hand in hand with our treat ent tea to take an active role in plan ing their aftercare. hot, therapeutic mineral water from our own well. AFTERCARE PROGRAM 1
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Exercise increases levels of endorphin’s in one’s body. As these feelings intensify, users feel less need to use the drugs and alcohol that they used in the past to either create good feelings or dull bad ones. Exercise also boosts the immune system, which makes it easier to manage pain and other chronic conditions. Not only does this reduce the need for illicit substances and prescribed pain medications, it also makes it easier for users to manage or even reverse the eects of past abuse. Bella Monte incorporates physical tness into our holistic approach to recovery from addiction because our team understands that recovery from addiction is less eective without a focus on the mind, spirit, and body. We help clients meet their goals and experience a greater level of tness and health, all while having fun.
MIND & BODY Our approach to substance abuse treatment addresses the whole client – mind, body, and spirit. Our holistic wellness programs include the following therapies to help our clients achieve balance that facilitates the recovery process. Journaling: e process of journaling focuses on building techniques that encourage insight and self-awareness through written expression. Journaling is for ongoing self-exploration and armation. Massage: Alternative holistic therapies such as massage allow clients to release stress and relax in a healthy manner. Additional charges may apply. Meditation: Practicing meditation can change how a person relates to the ow of emotion and thoughts in the mind and helps to create a mindful and focused environment. Sauna: Sauna works on the principle of generating abundant sweat to detoxify the body and relax the mind. Swimming: Swimming oers a gentle exercise for our clients that refreshes the mind and relaxes the body. Our swimming pools and spas are lled with natural hot mineral waters originating from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer. ese healing waters are heated by ancient geothermal forces thousands of feet below the earth’s surface. Naturally heated to temperatures as high as 180 degrees, for centuries, the waters have been believed to hold curative powers. Yoga and Breathing: e holistic focus of yoga encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit. PHYSICAL FITNESS
e benets of physical tness have been well established after years of research. People who exercise on a regular basis maintain a healthier weight, have more energy and stamina,
are better protected from chronic health conditions including diabetes and heart disease, and enjoy a greater feeling of happiness and satisfaction. For all of these reasons, when it comes to drug and alcohol rehab, physical tness can play a key role in recovery.
NUTRITION When you eat well, you feel well.e Nutrition Program at Bella Monte Recovery Center was designed by a nutritionist who understands the needs of someone new to sobriety. People in need of treatment tend to have unhealthy eating habits and may be nutritionally deprived. We believe that in order to think clearly, work eectively, and have enough energy to get through the day, everyone needs to be properly nourished.us, eating well is a learning process and the skills acquired help the individual become not only healthier, but better prepared for many other future real-world experiences. EXPRESSIVE ARTS At Bella Monte, our expressive arts program utilizes drawing, painting, acting, and other forms of visual expression. We believe that the creative process is both healing and life-enhancing. Our skilled clinicians use the creative process and the issues that come up during art therapy to help their clients: Increase insight and judgment Decrease anxiety and stress levels Work through traumatic experiences Improve communication skills Enjoy the creative process RECREATION As part of our comprehensive treatment program, we encourage each of our clients to stay active and plan regular recreational activities.e following activities available to clients include: • Hiking • Swimming • Rock Climbing • Running • Weight Training • Yoga • Sports Activities • Beach Trips • Bowling • Water Parks • Local Attractions and Recovery Conventions • Drum Circles • Museums • Zoos TRITION hen you eat ell, you feel ell.e utrition Progra at ella onte ecovery enter as designed by a nutritionist who understands the needs of someone new to sobriety. People in need of treatment tend to have unhealthy eating habits and ay be nutritionally deprived. e believe that in order to think clearly, ork eectively, and have enough energy to get through the day, everyone needs to be properly nourished.us, eating ell is a learning process and the skills acquired help the individual beco e not only healthier, but better prepared for many other future real- orld experiences. RESSIVE ARTS t ella onte, our expressive arts progra utilizes dra ing, painting, acting, and other for s of visual expression. e believe that the creative process is both healing and life-enhancing. ur skilled clinicians use the creative process and the issues that co e up during art therapy to help their clients: Increase insight and judg ent ecrease anxiety and stress levels ork through trau atic experiences I prove co unication skills njoy the creative process I s part of our co prehensive treat ent progra , e encourage each of our clients to stay active and plan regular recreational activities.e follo ing activities available to clients include: • iking • S i ing • ock li bing • unning • eight raining • oga • Sports ctivities • each rips • o ling • ater arks • ocal ttractions and ecovery onventions • ru ircles • useu s • oos
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he Extended Care Addiction Treatment Program at Bella Monte Recovery Center is the most important phase of your treatment experience and is designed to follow an initial 30-day residential program completed with us or with another facility. Our experienced team excels at building on previous treatment plans, identifying areas of growth, and making a new plan that will work. The length of our Extended Care Phase varies depending on each client’s individual progress. The goals of this program are to begin living a life of sobriety with support while continuing the therapeutic process with counselors and peers. During the Extended Care Phase, clients work with their Treatment Team to get at root causes of their addiction or dual diagnosis. We continually address ongoing recovery issues, communication skills, medication monitoring, dual-diagnosis issues, and participation in a 12-Step program. Our extended care offers a more structured environment than a traditional sober living home and is the best way to gain confidence in recovery-based skills for lasting sobriety. The program offers our clients the opportunity to implement their tools for sober living while participating in real world activities. We work with each client to identify recovery challenges and determine readiness for entry into a lower level of care with more autonomy. During this time, clients come face-to-face with their issues and how they have impacted their lives and the lives of those around them. Not only will our team of professionals work with our clients to help them develop strong coping and communication skills, but they will also work with client families to ensure they are prepared to support their loved one’s individualized treatment plan as they move forward into sober living and aftercare. With the help of the staff, determination of our clients, and the application of proven research, Bella Monte Recovery Center’s Extended Care Addiction Treatment Program builds the foundation needed to maintain recovery for life. Extended Care PROGRAM THE T “Our extended care offers a more structured environment than a traditional sober living home and is the best way to gain confidence in recovery-based skills for lasting sobriety.”
The rising popularity of prescription pain medications has made opioid addiction an alarming epidemic.
Examples of opioid drugs include: • Morphine • Codeine • Heroin • Methadone
ella Monte Recovery Center’s opiate treatment program is designed and dedicated to the process of helping individuals overcome their physical and psychological addiction.e Bella Monte Recovery Center’s clinical team is highly trained to deal with the challenges involved with opioid addiction and treatment. A controlled and medically supervised detoxication will be necessary and the intensity of withdrawal will depend on the duration and amount of opioid use. However, detoxication is not a complete solution. Most addicts will eventually resume using opioids unless they receive further help. Opioids enhance the eects of neurotransmitters in the brain called endorphins to suppress pain, reduce anxiety and, at sucient levels, produce euphoria. After any period of continual use, nerve receptors adapt to these drugs, leading to an increased tolerance. As tolerance and dosage increases, the brain ceases to produce its own natural endorphins. At this point, the abrupt absence of opioid drugs will induce withdrawal syndrome as the body tries to compensate. Symptoms include agitation, anxiety, tremors, muscle aches, hot and cold ashes, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Once this dependence has been established, the user is in a seriously high-risk situation. Professional help should be sought immediately.
• Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan) • Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, Lorcet) • Oxymorphone (Opana) • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) • Fentanyl • Meperdine (Demerol) • Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet) e rising popularity of prescription pain medications has made opioid addiction an alarming epidemic. Although heroin has been the long-time favorite among opiate users due to its high potency, prescription medications like Vicodan, Oxycontin (known to users as “legal heroin”) and the recently developed Opana are equally dangerous. What begins as legitimate pain management can quickly escalate into full-blown opioid addiction. As prescription dosages become insucient, users often utilize alternate methods of consumption including smoking, snorting, or intravenous injection, highly raising the risk of overdose or infectious diseases like Hepatitis C or HIV. Many will turn to illegal methods of obtaining stronger opioids like Oxycontin and Opana and may eventually graduate to more aordable and obtainable street drugs like heroin. e sta at Bella Monte Recovery Center has extensive experience treating men and women suering from opioid addiction. As many addicts tend to conceal, minimize or rationalize their addictions, we work to break down these barriers to recovery with a caring and holistic approach. We understand that addictions of this type involve a multitude of physical, emotional, legal, nancial, and social consequences. We are here to help clients process the devastation associated with their addictions so that healing can occur and lives may be rebuilt. “Bella Monte Recovery Center’s opiate treatment program is designed and dedicated to the process of helping individuals overcome their physical and psychological addiction.”
SHOULD I GO BACK TO REHAB AFTER A DRUG OR ALCOHOL RELAPSE? ............................................... ............................................... Although each person must determine for himself or herself whether or not a relapse calls for another stint in rehab, a few guideposts can help with that decision.
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