Cenikor Prepares Clients for Ongoing Success

When Cenikor clients complete their treatment, they are clean and sober and have the tools and resources to maintain their sobriety for the rest of their lives. Each new day begins with choosing recovery.

In both short-term (14 to 40 days) and long-term (18 to 24 months) programs, Cenikor clients begin to understand their behaviors and lifestyle choices. They learn that addiction is a chronic disease, one that never ends and needs daily attention.

“When they leave our programs, they have a 12-step or spiritual foundation to help them face day-to-day challenges,” said Jerry G. Hall, LCSW, LCDC, Senior Vice-President.

Long-term care
Long-term treatment’s cognitive approach addresses distorted thinking, attitudes and behavior. The view of right living is a central tenant: honesty, responsibility, integrity, loyalty, work ethic, doing the right thing and more. The program’s longer length-of-stay allows each person the time to examine old behaviors, then establish and stabilize new ones for a positive outcome.

Before the re-entry phase, about 15 months into the program, treatment shifts to preventive work. Jerry describes it as “working toward recovery, rather than running from it.” In addition to developing financial and career plans, clients work on relapse prevention. They examine problematic triggers and develop plans to avoid pitfalls.

“If 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon signifies time to go drinking with friends, you might plan a get-together with AA friends and a Saturday morning volunteer project,” said Jerry. “Triggers and solutions are different for everyone.”

Now it’s time to go into the community, find a job, manage daily activities and deal with negative influences. Cenikor’s Vocational Services and alumni help with the transition to employment, financial stability and a positive living environment.

This foundation is essential to success. Janet (testimonial on page 2), who completed the program in 2001, always thought she’d return home to Memphis after Cenikor, but she decided the better choice was to stay in Fort Worth. She has a great job and relies on a big and healthy support system in her recovery community.

Short-term care
In an abbreviated length-of-stay, Cenikor’s short-term program prepares clients for the life that is waiting for them. “We don’t just address substance abuse, we work with the whole person,” Eric Jeter, Senior Manager in Waco, explained. “Our program is not about stopping using. It’s about meeting life on life’s terms. The same problems will be waiting when they walk out our doors. Clients must be prepared for them.”

Preparation starts on day one. Working together, counselor and client develop an individual treatment plan, a living document that includes measurable goals and objectives. Each week, clients attend 10 hours of individual and group counseling; 10 hours of classes: life skills, anger management, relapse prevention and others; and 10 hours of alternative activities—recreation and community events that remind clients it’s possible to enjoy life without alcohol or drugs. Sundays are given over to family visitation. Family groups explore what it looks like to support—not enable—someone in recovery.

Clients are introduced to 12-step recovery and are referred to outpatient aftercare, case management, community resources and mental health support.

When they complete the program, clients who are looking for a job or working with a case manager might opt for Cenikor’s Supportive Residential program. Others choose Cenikor’s Sober Living, a peer-accountability environment.

Eric explained, “When clients leave our program, they have the skills and support to place a priority on recovery. They must understand recovery is a journey, not a destination.”

  1. Lisa Reynolds

    July 7, 2018 - 9:41 pm

    What if you don’t have insurance, a job. I finally received the call I have been waiting for the past 1 1/2 (drug addiction and 13 years (alcohol addiction) for my child to finally ask for help and to acknowledge she is powerless over her addiction. I called last Monday and was told I needed my daughter to call but of course she didn’t. She has been lost for so long and I didn’t think she would ever get to her “rock bottom.” So now that she is ready I would hate “money” be the reason she doesn’t follow thru with calling Cenikor

    • Mark2018

      July 25, 2018 - 9:12 am

      Hello Lisa, we are not-for-profit foundation which allows us to work more closely with our clients to help them get into treatment, with lesser cost barriers than other facilities. Please give us a call and the access center will be able to help you through this situation.

  2. Lupe Perez

    June 25, 2018 - 4:41 am

    What do i have to do to join or. Go lookat the place an talk to someone. Now if i dont like it can i leave or what happens

    • Mark2018

      July 5, 2018 - 9:04 am

      Hello Lupe, please give our access center a call by pressing any of the call buttons on the website. An access specialist will then assist you in entering our program. We do not keep anyone against their will and strive to provide the best continuum of care to our clients.

  3. Adan

    March 21, 2018 - 12:58 pm

    How much is the treatment going to cost

    • Mark2018

      March 21, 2018 - 1:24 pm

      We work with each individual to assess their level of care and payment options. Cenikor prides itself on providing the most cost effective clinical outcomes. Let’s take this offline and get you in contact with our Access center for more information. Please contact: 888-236-4567.

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