ExSL Extended Stay program Serenity Lane's long-term treatment program.
ExSL Program Overview
The ExSL program treats long term addiction and focuses on a therapeutic
community for the healing and support of recovering addicts who
are relapse prone and who have made slow progress in primary treatment. Therapeutic community is
a communal approach to addiction recovery that brings healing and
support through a total change in life-style. Therapeutic communities
have made the greatest impact on alcoholics/drug addicts for the
Addiction is viewed as a disorder of the whole person, effecting
many aspects of daily life. Therefore, it is not enough to deal
exclusively with the chemical of abuse.
The ExSL program has a highly structured daily regimen: providing
order, reducing boredom, reducing drug use preoccupations, enhancing
satisfaction of accomplishments
The program promotes a willingness to confront others in a
supportive way in keeping with the rules and spirit of community:
checking attitudes, moods, and appreciation of each other's progress.
needs define their pathway to recovery with a focus on elimination
of self-defeating behaviors, promotion of social attitudes and values,
and caring for others. "Love your neighbor..."
The ExSL program is specifically designed for relapse prone persons.
The program helps patients deal with the core issues and unfinished
business directly related to addiction that triggers relapse.
The ExSL program helps relapse prone persons to look at core psychological
personality and abuse issues that may result in relapse.
Patients are taught how to manage cravings.
Length of the program varies with individual needs, but the program
is a minimum of 2 months.
Clients must be at least 21 years of age and have already completed
primary treatment, either at Serenity Lane or elsewhere.