Our Recovery Program
As he becomes orientated he becomes more involved in the program. Working with his counselor, he develops an individual recovery plan with solid goals that form his journey to a clean and sober life. He is engaged in therapy and activities that help him achieve his goals.
The Heartland House program is continually evolving to incorporate the new research in the field of addiction, address changing needs of the men we serve, and meet changing federal and state requirements.
Our residents are a diverse group. They include older men who may be struggling with relapses. Some are younger men who started drinking and using and living a hard life at a much younger age. More of our residents have dual-diagnoses, challenged by both addiction and mental illness. Our veteran population is increasing as well, and we work closely with the VA so that our veterans receive their outpatient treatment services.
Our multi-dimensional treatment program tailors an individual program for each man depending on his unique needs. We seek to continually improve our treatment program, using evidence-based therapy models and providing trauma-informed, culturally competent care. Our program components are listed below, by category.
NEW! Journey to Wholeness: Return to BE
Social Model (12-step) Program
Alcohol and drug education
Individual and group counseling
Relationship and family counseling
Relapse Prevention Therapy© (Gorski)
Anger Management (SAMSHA)
Social and recreational activities
Sober Living/Continuing Care Housing
An approach that uses compassion and understanding to help individuals become willing to “do the work” of recovery. (Reference)
ASI and SMART treatment planning
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Motivational Enhancement Treatment (MET)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
HIV/Aids, TB, and hepatitis
Future Program Developments
Heartland House has recently added Journey to Wholeness: Return to Be, a mindfulness program component to its program to teach residents lifelong techniques to address stress and trauma. Research shows this is a key long-term tool to preventing relapse. Please see the link to the Journey to Wholeness page above.
The approach of Heartland House is to create a successful course of treatment which combines therapies, services, and methods to produce favorable outcomes. Each piece of our multidimensional model helps men address their unique “addiction triggers” such as medical and psychological factors and helps them strengthen “supporting factors” such as employment and family ties. Each program component was selected to give every man the best chance to become clean and sober and become resilient against relapse.
Our mission is to serve men recovering from substance use disorder and related co-occurring conditions. Our overall goals are to provide a living environment conducive to continued recovery, conduct an educational program that helps the newly recovering alcoholic/addict establish a long-term support system, and generate attitudes that enhance self-sufficiency, self-worth and an ongoing quality of life.
Meet Heartland House
Heartland House · 5855 Streamview Drive San Diego, California 92105 · firstname.lastname@example.org · 619-287-5460