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The Rivendell Difference: Part One

We understand how stressful choosing a recovery center can be. Whether for yourself or a loved one, knowing which program will be a good fit and help achieve long-term recovery is hard. 

To help you fully embrace and understand the Rivendell Difference, we’ve created this 3 part blog post series that looks at what makes us the premier substance abuse recovery center in the area.

Micro Recovery Center:

Addicts have a disease of isolation. Their inability to form lasting relationships is often the core of their issues. Rivendell is bigger than most recovery centers around. However, we have no more than ten clients here at a time.  This allows us to get to know our clients individually and get the personalized attention they deserve. Unlike other programs where clients may feel like one of many, here you feel like you’re in a tight-knit family, and everyone sees, hears, and cares about you and what you’re going through. This close-knit environment also limits their ability to hide out. This creates a strong sense of belonging, which is crucial for long-term recovery success.

A Holistic Year-Long Program:

Our comprehensive one-year program includes a 90-day live-in phase, a 60-day transition, and seven months of bi-weekly check-ins. This structure ensures that our clients are supported every step of the way. By breaking down the recovery process into manageable phases, we ensure clients have the time and support to address their addiction at every stage. This isn’t a quick fix; it’s a long-term commitment to our client’s well-being. This is a long-term problem that needs a long-term solution.

Addicts Helping Addicts:

Rivendell is more than just a recovery center; it’s a family. Most of our staff live on-site and are in long-term recovery themselves. This creates a nurturing environment where clients can learn from those who’ve walked the same path. Clients and staff form deep-rooted bonds by living and working together, creating a support system that extends beyond the program’s duration. Our events and gatherings further emphasize the community aspect, ensuring that clients always have a network to lean on.

Client Spotlight:

“Before Rivendell, I was lost, consumed by addiction, and had alienated everyone who cared about me. But when I walked through Rivendell’s doors, I felt an immediate sense of hope and relief. It felt like the home I never knew. Under Hughie’s guidance and the support of the staff, I learned to live and find joy in sobriety. Today, I celebrate 5 years of sobriety, have my family back, and enjoy genuine friendships. Rivendell didn’t just help me recover; it taught me how to truly live. I can’t thank Hughie and the team enough.”

For the full testimonial and more transformative stories, visit our testimonials page. 

These first three elements lay the foundation for our program at Rivendell. They emphasize the importance of micro-recovery, a holistic approach, and the benefits of working with people who’ve walked the path before you or your loved one. We’ll see you in our next post for part two of this series.

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