From the very first contact, we are dedicated to making each client feel safe and protected. Pre-entry is clinically driven, with screening done by doctors, mental health professionals and nursing staff. Specialized attention is given to the issues that particularly affect individuals of significant means and high-functioning professionals. Our goal is to gain trust.
While addiction and other psychological disorders affect every race, every culture, and every occupational and income group, each segment has its own set of problems and obstacles to recovery that are common to its specific group. There is a distinct advantage to working within a treatment peer group with a contextual, shared understanding of these problems. The concept of associating with others who can relate first-hand to a client’s experience is at the core of practically every program of recovery, and it is the foundation for the HeadWaters’ approach.
Clients coming to HeadWaters will quickly discover that our medical care is directed by a preeminent addictionologist who supervises a staff experienced in all aspects of addiction medicine, including the challenging treatment of physically compromised patients. As warranted, we provide physician-managed detoxification services with sophisticated 24-hour nursing care for patients suffering acute withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines and other drugs of abuse.
It is our mission to protect the client’s confidentiality, privacy and dignity. Concurrently, we work closely with those who have influence with the client, such as family members, advisors, clinicians or other referents, to identify what has brought the client to treatment and what will help keep him or her in recovery.
Screening, orientation and an in-depth assessment are conducted and explained in a manner in which the client, family and other individuals involved understand the rationale, purpose and procedures associated with treatment at HeadWaters.
The program at HeadWaters is clinically driven; length of stay can vary from 30 to 90 days. This is determined by feedback from the client, referents, family members and the clinical team. We are, however, able to be flexible in accepting clients whose work and family responsibilities may preclude longer stays.