Content reviewed by Christian Losch, LCSW, LCADC, CEO of Pinelands

Considering treatment for problematic substance use and substance use disorder (SUD) is often nothing short of overwhelming. Choosing a treatment program is the first step in recovery, but it can be daunting when you’re unsure what to expect. Everyone enters treatment at a different place in their life. Likewise, every treatment center offers different programs, interventions and services to fit different patients’ needs.

At Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford, we understand the challenges and barriers that may play a factor in your choice to seek treatment and recovery for SUD. This is why we utilize an individualized approach to care. At Pinelands, you can expect to feel respected, understood and heard as you go through the process of treatment. We believe in holistic healing and treat all aspects of wellness rather than just the symptoms of your SUD.

It’s important to us that you know what to expect before you arrive at our facility. In addition to the information below, know that you can call us at any time for more information. We believe that as you explore treatment options, you can learn how to best advocate not only for your healing but also for living more intentionally throughout your life.

Understanding Your Need for Substance Use Treatment

At Pinelands, we not only help our patients achieve initial sobriety but also help them sustain it long-term. We treat most addictions, including, but not limited to:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Hallucinogens
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders

Do you really need treatment?

Many patients find themselves in a place where they are considering treatment but are unsure if they truly need rehab. Consider the following warning signs that you need professional treatment:

  • You experience sudden mood swings or increased irritability
  • Your peers have confronted you about your substance use
  • You have no control over your substance use
  • You experience cravings or withdrawals when not using
  • You have the desire to quit but are unable to fully commit to sobriety
  • You hide your substance use from others
  • Your substance use has interfered with your ability to function in your daily life, including increased interpersonal conflict, financial strain and/or issues with work or school as a result of substance use

Treatment Philosophy at Pinelands

Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford has a small patient-to-provider ratio to ensure intimate, individualized care for each patient. Because of this, you can expect to receive individual and personal attention throughout your treatment experience. Our patient schedules include a combination of one-on-one psychotherapy sessions, group sessions, reflection time and self-care. We believe all of these elements can help you gain fresh perspectives on your sobriety and recovery, helping you live your life without the control of substances.

The Importance of Your Recovery Environment

Upon arriving at Pinelands, we believe that you with feel the difference: the welcome embrace of the natural landscape; the fresh, healing air, miles away from bustling city streets; the serene, expansive tree-lined estate dotted with private, cozy rest areas where you can relax, reflect and rejuvenate. We believe that your environment plays a part in healing and is instrumental to your recovery success. Pinelands offers you a home away from home where you can focus solely on your healing. As you explore your relationship with nature, you will discover the many benefits nature can have on your overall recovery process.

The Importance of the Therapeutic Alliance

One main thing that we believe sets Pinelands apart from other treatment facilities is the value we place on the therapeutic alliance between the patient and their treatment team. In fact, the therapeutic alliance is the number one predictor of patient success. We believe the therapeutic alliance must be centered on trust, confidence and a willingness to listen and change.

Other facilities may not place as much emphasis on this alliance, believing that the therapist is meant to have the final say. However, our team of caring and well-trained professionals knows and believes in the importance of including your voice when it comes to lasting treatment and recovery success.

Treatment Programs and Services Offered at Pinelands

Pinelands offers an abundance of treatment programs, services and modalities for individuals seeking recovery. Here is a list of our programs:

  • Medical detox
  • Residential treatment
  • Adult & young adult programs
  • Treatment for Veterans
  • Family program

Treatment Modalities and Approaches

Within our different programs and levels of care, we offer multiple types of psychotherapy approaches and interventions tailored to fit each patient’s needs. We know that no two people enter treatment with the same underlying causes of substance abuse. Similarly, we understand that no two people may respond the same to one type of treatment. As we believe in treating you and not your disease, we may use a combination of the following approaches:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Commitment therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Group psychodrama
  • Experiential therapy
  • Family behavior therapy
  • 12-Step facilitation therapy

A Typical Day at Pinelands

If you choose Pinelands Recovery Center for your treatment journey, treatment follows a structured schedule. Every morning will consist of breakfast, a morning meeting and a small group therapy session with your primary therapist. Following lunch, you will have some free time to engage in recreational activities such as taking a walk or using the tennis, basketball or volleyball courts. The late afternoon consists of educational group sessions. Finally, the evening will consist of a wrap-up group after dinner, a 12-Step meeting and additional free time.

We at Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford, a premier drug and alcohol treatment center, believe in utilizing individualized care when treating substance use disorder. Our philosophy and programs prove that we believe in treating the person rather than the disease. Through several different treatment programs and modalities, we ensure we meet each of our patient’s needs to the best of our ability. To learn more about our facility and programs, call (877) 557-5372.