BAY RECOVERY CENTERS, Inc.
The mission of Bay Recovery Centers, Inc. is to provide a safe and supportive living environment for individuals whose lives have been dual diagnosis, or are impaired by chronic pain and a resultant dependency on pain medication.
Treatment for chronic pain disorders often involves the use of addictive narcotic medications. Unfortunately, extended use of these medications can lead to an addiction that presents many difficult challenges to healthcare professionals. Primary care physicians, orthopedic specialists, anesthesiologists, and others often fail in treating these individuals because the addiction hinders the course of treatment for the chronic pain disorder. Chemical dependency counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others often fail in treating the addiction because the chronic pain disorder hinders the addiction treatment process. Ultimately, the confounding symptoms make it very difficult to treat the addicted chronic pain patient. Their pain is real. Their need for relief is urgent. Their addiction is real and they are at high risk of relapse.
Bay Recovery Centers believes that individuals with substance abuse and pain disorders can be treated effectively with a systemic approach. Bay Recovery Centers believes that a Bio-psycho-social approach to treatment addresses the medical & physical factors as well as psychological & emotional, relational, social & environmental, and cultural factors that contribute to treatment resistance. BRC views each individual as part of a greater system consequently, various treatment modalities are applied concurrently. While the primary focus is on the need to maintain sobriety and develop an effective non-narcotic pain management program, other issues such as cross-addictions, low self-esteem, family dysfunction, anger management and cultural factors are assessed and addressed as a means to attain the greatest success in treatment.
Bay Recovery Treatment Centers believes recovery from chemical dependency, addictive behaviors and chronic pain is a life-long process. Our treatment centers teach residents the skills necessary for recovery and continued self-care. Following the initial recovery/stabilization period, each individual is encouraged to integrate a series of new living skills which focus on the development and nurturing of one’s mind, body and spirit while utilizing the vast resources of adjunctive therapies available. Such therapies include acupuncture, hydrotherapy, bodywork therapy, neurofeedback, meditation, yoga and experiential therapies.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
A. To eliminate dependency on narcotic medication.
B. To introduce the 12-step programs including Pain and Pills Anonymous.
C. To educate about effective non-narcotic pain management strategies.
D. To develop recovery plans for chronic pain management and addiction.
E. To assess and treat medical needs (on-site physician house-calls).
F. To assess and treat psychological needs (on-site individual & family therapy).
G. To establish a referral network for services not rendered in our program.
H. To overcome the shame and isolation associated with addiction and chronic pain.
I. To facilitate a proud re-entry into the work force.
J. To insure a life of productivity and integrity.
Bay Recovery Treatment Centers is designed to serve adult male and females in need of a supportive living environment for both chemical dependency and a chronic pain condition. Individuals must be over the age of 18 years and free of acute, life-threatening illnesses or conditions. Residential services include the mandatory enrollment and participation in Bay Recovery Day Treatment & Outpatient Services.
In this environment, residents can begin to learn the new skills necessary for achieving long lasting recovery while learning to manage their chronic pain.
This residential setting has a family feeling that conveys a sense of warmth and security for the resident. BRTC provides separate sleeping quarters for male and female residents. Residents typically share a room however; private room requests can be accommodated. Meals and recreational activities are structured as activities that are supervised by BRTC staff. Breakfast, dinner and snacks are provided in the residences. Lunch is provided at Bay Recovery Day Treatment Center. The program is in operation and staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Core staff includes a house manager and Residential Technicians. Crisis intervention is available by clinical staff on a 24-hour basis.
Residents must adhere to all house rules and attend mandatory house meetings daily. Residents will be placed in one of two phases. Primary Phase residents may not leave the house without staff members for 30 – 60 days. Phase Two residents may leave the facility without staff members. They are allowed to have their own cars for transportation. Phase Two generally lasts 60-90 days. Residents preparing for discharge may receive passes for family visits, job interviews and housing searches. Random drug and alcohol urinalysis testing is conducted throughout all phases of treatment.
Admission to the facility is on a voluntary basis and all residents are expected to be actively involved in their own treatment. BRTC believes that individuals are responsible for the consequences of his/her own actions and therefore encourage each resident to learn new approaches to understanding and expressing their needs and feelings.
Qualified house managers, medical assistants, trained technical aids help to keep the house running smoothly. The Clinical Director of Bay Recovery Centers, Inc supervises the house staff on a weekly basis and is available for crisis management 24 hours per day. Additional support includes an Executive Medical Director, Addiction Psychiatrist, a Clinical Program Director, Medical Doctor, registered nurse and LVN’s, outreach specialist, certified treatment coordinators/case managers, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychotherapist, acupuncturist, chiropractors, pain specialist, addiction medicine MD’s, health educators, and physician’s assistants will conduct staffing for this project. Neurologist and other ancillary pain specialist assist in the care of the program.
Prior to admission, an intake assessment is conducted by a trained mental health professional. The screening provides a bio-psycho-social-cultural history of symptoms that identify areas in which the individual has experienced difficulties. Residents deemed appropriate upon the intake screening are admitted to Bay Recovery Treatment Centers subject to the following clinical requirements:
a. Minimum age of 18 years old;
b. There is an addictive behavior abuse problem;
c. A chronic pain disorder may be present;
d. The individual is ambulatory & has no acute medical problems;
e. No condition exists which hinders participation in the program;
f. Resident must be detoxed from all narcotic medication;
g. No pending legal problems that would significantly interrupt treatment;
h. Admission is voluntary; resident must be willing to accept all program rules and structural limitations prior to admission;
i. No history of excessive violence;
All admission criteria are considered on an individualized basis. Admission is ultimately determined by the attending physician and based on all relative factors concerning the individuals’ clinical needs and/or barriers. Treatment services will be terminated when there is evidence that the level of service does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs and Federal Regulations, or the individual needs of the resident.
A licensed physician, who has experience in the area of substance abuse / addictive medicine and chronic pain treatment is designated as the Medical Consultant. The Medical Consultant assumes responsibility for ensuring that the initial medical evaluation is properly performed on each resident and that medical services are provided as needed. The initial history and physical are conducted by the Medical Consultant unless the individual has access to recent medical records from another physician. All medical needs of each resident are evaluated when indicated by symptoms. The Medical Consultant conducts educates staff in the signs and symptoms of medical problems associated with the treatment of substance abusing chronic pain patients. No resident will be allowed to remain in the program without initial medical clearance and/or medical clearance for unstable symptoms.
All counseling services are performed by trained personnel under the supervision of Bay Recovery Treatment Centers Administrative and Clinical Oversight Committee. Therapeutic services include but are not limited to:
¨ Community Meetings
¨ Short and Long term Therapeutic Residential Care
¨ Medication Counseling
¨ Chiropractics / Acupuncture
¨ Family Therapy / Unification
¨ Morning Meditation Groups
¨ Pain and Addiction Treatment Planning
¨ 12-Step Groups (i.e. step studies, Big Book studies); Non-12 Step Groups
¨ 10th Step meetings
¨ Spiritual Solutions / Counseling
¨ Nutrition & Naturopathic care
¨ Brain Injury Support
¨ Sleep Disorder Assessments
¨ Infusion Therapy Services
¨ Integrated Medicines
¨ Aqua Therapy
¨ Physical Therapy
Bay Recovery Centers - Revolutionary treatment for drug addiction, opiate dependency with Suboxone, pain management and treatment for chronic pain.