Substance Use Residential

Individuals experiencing substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring mental health issues benefit from participating in multiple levels of treatment. Residential treatment programs offer comprehensive support and additional medical supervision for clients with severe or persistent symptoms.

Studies have shown that “residential treatment in a live-in facility with 24-hour supervision is best for patients with overwhelming substance use problems who lack sufficient motivation or social supports to stay abstinent on their own but do not meet clinical criteria for hospitalization.” Avery Lane offers substance use residential treatment. Clinicians ensure women can access the essential services and resources they need to heal from SUD and co-occurring conditions.

Substance Use Residential

What Is Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is a step down from hospitalized care. Clients stay at the rehabilitation center throughout treatment and benefit from on-site 24/7 supervision and more in-depth treatment services. Studies have shown that “women who are involved in or initially receive greater intensive care, specifically residential treatment, are more likely to remain in treatment and in continuing care.”

Residential programs provide women in recovery with the following:

  • Additional supervision and accountability
  • More one-on-one therapeutic support
  • Withdrawal management
  • Aftercare planning
  • Peer support
  • Psychotherapy
  • Alternative holistic therapies

Women in treatment for SUD or mental health issues often have underlying trauma requiring additional treatment. Avery Lane uses a trauma-informed approach to reduce the risk of re-traumatization. Clients have a lower risk of relapse when underlying and co-occurring issues are addressed alongside the primary diagnosis.

Who Benefits From Substance Use Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is ideal for women in recovery who have persistent, severe, or complex symptoms. Many people transition from detox programs to residential care, where they learn vital skills for long-term recovery. According to Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, “[L]ong-term residential stays seemed to provide valuable training in practical skills.”

Women without support systems at home benefit from the structure of residential treatment. The community and supportive environment give clients the time and space to process underlying issues and learn to manage their condition effectively. Avery Lane collaborates with clients and their families to ensure the best possible outcomes. The clinical team offers education, therapy, and support to families with loved ones in treatment.

What to Expect From Substance Use Residential Treatment

Recovery from SUD may take longer for some women depending on multiple factors, including their drug of choice, how long they misused it, and at what dose. Co-occurring disorders complicate treatment and often make it easier for women to heal in residential programs. The lack of distractions helps clients focus on their recovery.

Most substance use residential treatment programs include the following:

  • Engaging with peers during community activities, support groups, and therapy
  • Identifying and addressing any underlying or co-occurring issues affecting sobriety
  • Discussing feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors related to SUD and recovery
  • Participating in individual therapy sessions tailored to each client’s unique needs
  • Taking steps to identify and treat co-occurring mental health disorders or underlying trauma

The clinical team uses personalized trauma-informed treatment plans to help clients build trust and confidence in recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Women who have a SUD are also more likely to have histories of trauma, including sexual or physical abuse, and abuse or witnessing abuse in childhood.” Residential treatment ensures women have access to essential treatments and services they need to address trauma and manage their condition.

Women Supporting Women

Peer support is essential to long-term recovery and successful treatment. According to Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, “Peer support in substance use recovery assists individuals who seek long-term recovery by establishing supportive and reciprocal relationships that support the initiation and maintenance of recovery.” Clinicians at Avery Lane encourage clients to support and empower one another during residential treatment. The living space is home-like and inclusive to ensure all clients feel comfortable engaging with peers and the care team.

Services and Therapy Options at Avery Lane

SUD and co-occurring mental health issues require tailored treatment to reduce the risk of relapse and ensure clients feel confident in their ability to manage their condition after treatment.

Some of the residential services and therapies offered at Avery Lane include:

  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Individualized treatment planning and care
  • Case management
  • Alternative holistic therapies
  • Evidence-based therapies, including psychiatry, psychotherapy, and prescription medications
  • Program curriculum designed for women
  • Comprehensive family support services

All treatment programs offer psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Clinically trained therapists and psychiatrists with over 70 years of combined experience in addiction and mental health recovery provide clients with essential guidance and support.

Relapse Prevention Education in Residential Treatment

Early recovery is a vulnerable time for many people. However, residential treatment reduces the risk of relapse. According to the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, “The goal of treatment is to help individuals recognize the early warning signs of relapse and to develop coping skills to prevent relapse early in the process, when the chances of success are greatest.” Relapse prevention education helps prepare clients to step down from residential treatment to lower levels of care. After completing residential rehabilitation, most clients transition to an intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient, or aftercare services.

Most individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) go through multiple stages of treatment, including medically assisted detox, residential, and outpatient programs. Residential treatment for substance abuse provides clients with essential support and allows clinicians to monitor severe or persistent symptoms 24/7 to ensure better outcomes. To learn more about our programs and services at Avery Lane, call us today at (800) 270-2406.

Included in our residential program is:

  • Long-term length of stay options including 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90-day programs tracks

Medical Care:

  • Psychiatric and medical assessment
  • Medication stabilization
  • Genesight Genetic Testing
  • Medication assisted treatment (MAT) track
  • Nutritional assessment

Clinical Care:

  • 2-3 individual therapy session with a licensed therapist per week
  • 1-2 sessions with case manager per week
  • Energy psychology individual therapy and group sessions with a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director, Dr. Adriana Popescu, Ph.D.
  • Brainspotting trauma sessions
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Internal family systems (IFS)
  • Trauma specialized individual and group sessions
  • Energy body work
  • Equine therapy
  • Nature therapy
  • Family programming

Contact Avery Lane Admissions Today

Summer Lan Franco
MA, MFT-t, Primary Therapist

Summer Lan Franco loves working with people to facilitate recovery from substance use disorders, disordered eating, mental health issues and complex trauma. She earned her BS in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University Chico and MS in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. She has worked in community-based and private practice settings. Her approach is personable and sincere. Summer believes in helping people rediscover their true selves by uncovering barriers that stand in the way. Her warmth and earnest interest in others’ wellbeing are always present in the work she does with people seeking help. She has experience with trauma recovery, substance abuse recovery, codependency, family issues, disordered eating, treatment for anxiety and depression, and working with personality disorders.

Alaina Dunér
Office Manager, Sound Healing Group Facilitator, Reiki Master

Alaina Dunér is a Sonoma County native. She studied sociology and outdoor adventure programming for two years at Loyola University of New Orleans and Warren Wilson College. In 2016 Alaina was on a recreational skydive and had a crash landing that resulted in her fracturing multiple vertebrae in her spine. Since her accident, Alaina has emersed herself in understanding the nuances and complexities of health and spirituality. She is passionate about supporting clients through Reiki and Sound. Since taking a pause from university, Alaina has become a certified Reiki Master Teacher in the Tibetan Usui system, an Ayurvedic yoga instructor, a health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a trauma informed sound facilitator. At the end of 2022 Alaina will attend Southern Utah University to complete her bachelor’s in aerospace and aviation with an emphasis on rotary flight.

Sunnie Skillman
Energy Worker

Sunnie has worked within the field of Energy Psychology for over 20 years and has been trained in a number of healing modalities, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Access Consciousness. She has been using the tools of Access Consciousness for 23 years, teaching classes and working with clients using various hands-on energy body work techniques. She specializes working with clients who have symptoms of PTSD and assisting in clearing where trauma is stored in the body.
Sunnie brings her personal experience with trauma healing as well as her kind and
caring energy to support the ladies interested in working with other healing modalities
at Avery Lane.

Nicole Collins,
AMFT, Primary Therapist

Nicole Collins entered the field of healing after receiving her BA from Colorado State University
in Human Services, which led her to work in domestic violence. Following her beliefs and
passion in the body-mind-spirit connection and the Intelligence of the Self-healing power, she
got her MS from Touro University in Vallejo. She believes that addiction, alcoholism,
depression, the things that push against your joy, calm, serenity, and sense of security, are
powerful and baffling. Still, there is something unique inside of you that is ready to push back
against it all. The fear, anxiety, depression, and trauma that press against your head and chest
are real, but they should not define you. She feels her role is to help you find the resources
within to overcome the challenges and suffering that life may bring. She specializes in trauma,
substance abuse, LGBTQIA+ community, matters of belonging, helping individuals heal in their
relationships within themselves. In your work together, she will meet you where you are and
support you in reacquainting you, with all parts of yourself, including your inherent wisdom.

Erin Miller, RADT
Recovery Counselor

Erin is a Registered Alcohol Drug Technician, Certified Recovery Coach, and Certified Clinical
Trauma Specialist-A (Trauma and Addiction). She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology and Addiction Studies at Aspen University. Through her personal experience with
alcohol addiction and recovery, Erin was inspired to support others on their recovery journeys.
She brings kindness, compassion, and encouragement to her work at Avery Lane. Erin lives in
Sonoma County with her husband and their two adventurous children.

Laurel LeMohn
Recovery Counselor

is a Mendocino County native. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University in 2014 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University. She has been a Recovery Counselor at Avery Lane since October, 2021, and works from a trauma-informed, psychodynamic, and humanistic lens. She has had a desire towards helping others since she was young and looks forward to working with you as you transition your life into one where you are thriving and proud to be living.