Rising Roads is for women who struggle with substance abuse, trauma, suicidal ideation, relational challenges, anxiety, depression, and disordered eating, and we believe in treating them all simultaneously. Some of our women have been through multiple treatment programs and have had a history of relapse. Old patterns and reactions activate after being gone for 30-90 days when they are getting back to work, school, or interacting with their families or friends. Wounds are triggered, and they are not even sure how or why. Families don’t understand what is happening because their loved one had done so well in their previous programs. Everyone is frustrated and discouraged.
The Rising Roads Residential Extended Aftercare program goes deeper into the therapeutic process while simultaneously supporting life skills. We believe the energy of trauma is held in the body, and our program consists of therapeutic modalities that are experiential. We highly suggest reading information on our resources page to get a better understanding of why the same patterns continue to occur for individuals who have experienced trauma. This work continues as the program progresses, and the women slowly start to gain more privileges and simultaneously are triggered by life experiences. Examples of this are getting the phone back, communicating with the family again, job searching, and figuring out the next steps. As the patterns return, women are in a safe clinical space to work through the emotional dysregulation that has previously led to relapse, relational challenges, and disordered eating as ways of coping.
Life skills run parallel to our therapeutic programming. Every family system and woman is unique, and they come to Rising Roads with a different set of outside circumstances and goals. Some need to start self-supporting, and the primary goal is to get a job. Some clients want to get back into school, and others need to get home for one reason or another and need a solid plan. We have helped our clients with budgeting, resumes, time management, healthy study habits, and interpersonal skills. Where ever our clients are in life, we can meet them and set them for success.