What to expect at Adaptive Center
How our treatment model works.
We tailor individual treatment plans—composed of combinations of day groups and evening groups— to meet your individual needs.
This treatment flexibility enables you to attend intensive treatment while being able to continue to be engaged in your life.
We provide a realistic, open, and anonymous treatment experience applied to the real world.
We don’t take away your cell phone, or computer, or tablet. We don’t cut you off from your life. No Institutions. No Campuses. No Coercion.
Our treatment is founded on you and us working together to find the answers that you have been seeking. You and us working together to overcome the obstacles that keep you from reaching your potential.
Where we provide our treatment.
Our treatment experience takes place in the real life setting of a city, surrounded by city life.
Our treatment center, and supportive housing, are located in the area of Coral Gables and Miami. You will attend treatment in a home-like area, where you walk to stores, restaurants, and all the locations that you find in your normal life.
Why we do it like this.
We do it like this because Social Science research shows that you need to practice skills in a setting that is similar to the setting where you are going to use those skills.This is not only a scientific fact, but also common sense.
Everyday that you experience life with us, living in a real-life environment, and you finish the day having conquered that day’s challenges, you will feel the confidence of having succeeded in life without drugs, alcohol, or any other destructive habit. And, the new habits that you develop in our real-life environment will become your new habits, and will continue to work for you in your home environment.
It’s all therapeutic.
Everything that happens each day at Adaptive Center is designed to be therapeutic for clients.
All of their treatment areas and living quarters are located near Miami’s busy city center, next to Cuban restaurants, bustling malls, and supermarkets. Clients live in our supportive housing that is supervised 24-hours. It’s situated one block from the Adaptive Center offices and therapy meeting room.
You’ll have a routine.
Every day, the client wakes at the same time. This is part of a well-tested form of rehabilitation called life rhythm therapy. That means the person begins to live according to a rhythm that reestablishes their brain chemistry. It resets sleeping patterns. This is helpful after many years not having slept right from the effects of alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and mental illness. Where minds were once confused, they are now in the process of recovery and organized.
Clients make their own breakfasts and perform chores under the supervision of our bilingual rehab staff. These tasks are designed and guided by Morita psychotherapy principles, which is effective in treating anxiety, depression and other forms of mental health disorders. This Japanese therapy, founded on Zen principles, is based on the belief that depression and anxiety occur because persons become obsessed with their internal life. The goal then is to redirect their attention to what’s happening outside, get involved in real-life activities, and thus be free from self-absorption.
Add rhythm to your life.
In the afternoon, clients prepare lunch, again under supervision of staff members. This is guided by the same life rhythm therapy approach. They are taught to pay attention to and focus on details. They are establishing a mental habit of mindfully looking at their own symptoms, and allowing their minds to engage in the activity they’re doing. This is liberating.
Reduce anxiety and cravings.
Their physical fitness activities take place at a typical health club that you can find in any city in the U.S. It’s located directly across the street from the center. They have routines tailored to each person’s abilities. Physical fitness activities are hugely important. They release endorphins, naturally occurring opiates, that are fantastic for healing and which help reduce cravings.
Gain better self awareness.
Back at the center, they do a guided writing exercise, otherwise known as focused journaling therapy. It is incredibly effective in dealing with post-traumatic stress. Better than the typical debriefings that takes place in most facilities.
Attend fellowship meetings.
In the evening, they make their own dinner and also engage in activities like shopping for groceries. Some nights, they are exposed to Alcoholics Anonymous for continued support beyond treatment.