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The Renewal Lodge Experience: Individualized Care in a Dual Diagnosis Setting

Daily life at Renewal Lodge revolves around the revitalization of a rich, full and rewarding life. Whether participating in a one-on-one session, engaging the community in a clinical small group, or attending a psycho-educational lecture, our entire program is designed to guide the participant towards mental, emotional and physical rejuvenation.
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Personalized Dual Diagnosis Care

There is never a one-size-fits-all approach at Renewal Lodge. Instead, we address the unique needs of every client we treat.

On a weekly basis, our clients engage in multiple individual sessions with their Primary Therapist, Nursing Staff, Recovery Mentor, and Psychiatrist. Honoring the distinct needs of every individual, Renewal Lodge remains committed to highly specialized dual diagnosis care.

We do this because it works!

Some Therapeutic Groups Include:

Small Process
Mindfulness-informed 12 Steps
Psychoeducational Lecture-Based
Joshua New, LCSW, Clinical Director
"Renewal Lodge confronts the intertwined challenges of dual diagnosis with compassion and expertise, ensuring every individual embarks on a journey of holistic healing and self-discovery."
~ Joshua New, LCSW, EMDR-Trained, Clinical Director

Creating a Life of Excellence Beyond Sobriety

Renewal Lodge is about far more than not not drinking and not drugging. We are about living! Since the day we opened our doors, our goal has been to help as many individuals as possible overcome the tight constraints of mental health and addiction disorders.

Our Family Program, Individualized Care, and Discharge Planning are all facets of the hope we share for the person who still suffers. With compassion, experience, and know-how, we have created one of the most unique treatment experiences in the nation.

We also made it affordable!

Weekly Individual Sessions

Our clients engage various members of our multidisciplinary Renewal Lodge staff, including Primary Therapist, Nursing Staff, Recovery Mentor, and Psychiatrist.

Greater Healing & The Group

As our clients engage their own personal recovery journey, they will also get to enjoy the camaraderie, support, and fellowship of the greater community.

Phone & Visitation Policy

Renewal Lodge has incorporated a unique approach to therapy by implementing a seven-day blackout period for outbound phone calls to loved ones. This policy is designed to promote a deeper healing process for the individuals undergoing treatment.

The initial phase of recovery is often the most challenging, as patients need time to acclimate to their new environment and confront their issues head-on. The blackout period allows them to focus on their personal journey without external distractions, ensuring a solid foundation for successful treatment.

By temporarily disconnecting from the outside world, patients can develop a stronger sense of self-reliance and resilience. They learn to seek comfort and support within the Renewal Lodge community and its professional staff, building a network of resources they can rely on during their recovery.

Moreover, the absence of direct communication with loved ones provides patients an opportunity to reflect on the impact of their addiction on their relationships. This period of introspection enables them to recognize the importance of rebuilding trust and establishing healthier communication patterns in the future.

Lastly, the blackout period serves as a protective measure for the patients’ loved ones. It offers them a brief respite from the stress and emotional turmoil often associated with addiction, allowing them to recuperate and prepare for their role as supportive partners in the recovery journey.

In conclusion, the seven-day blackout period at Renewal Lodge is an essential component of their holistic approach to rehabilitation. It fosters personal growth, promotes healthy relationship dynamics, and ultimately lays the groundwork for long-term success in recovery.

How Do Phone Calls Work at Renewal Lodge?

All outbound calls will be made on Sundays to an approved family member/loved one. One call per Sunday is allowed, and the call will range from 5min – 15min in length based on which level the client is on (levels are determined by individual progress, treatment work completion and adherence to programming guidelines).

Please Note: Renewal Lodge clients will become eligible for their first phone call on the second Sunday of their stay.

Visitation Policy

Renewal Lodge prioritizes its patients’ well-being and recovery journey above all else.

For this reason, the facility has established a clinical policy whereby visitation is conducted the day after family program completion and limits visitors to those who participated in the 2-day family program with their loved one.

This decision is underpinned by several crucial reasons.

First and foremost, the family program aims to educate family members on the nature of addiction, healthy boundary establishment, effective communication, and coping strategies. By limiting visitation to family program participants, Renewal Lodge ensures that visitors are well-informed about their loved ones’ struggles and equipped to provide the necessary emotional support during the visit.

Secondly, conducting visitation immediately after program completion allows family members to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills in a real-life setting. This practical experience helps solidify the lessons learned during the program, fostering healthier relationships and enhancing the patient’s recovery process.

Furthermore, this approach creates a stronger sense of community and shared understanding among family program participants. By focusing on this specific group, Renewal Lodge facilitates the development of a vibrant support network for the individual in recovery. This tight-knit group, united by their shared experiences and commitment to the recovery process, can provide invaluable emotional support and encouragement.

Lastly, the policy fosters a sense of community and bonding among family program participants, who often share similar experiences and challenges. This camaraderie provides an additional layer of support for both patients and their families, encouraging growth and healing in the process.

In conclusion, Renewal Lodge’s policy of conducting visitation the day after family program completion and limiting visitors to program participants is an integral part of the holistic approach to addiction treatment. By fostering a supportive, informed, and empathetic environment, Renewal Lodge enhances the recovery journey for patients and their families alike.

Dear Renewal Lodge Visitors,

My name is John Bruna, co-founder of the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute, and more importantly, a grateful member of the recovery community. I am incredibly fortunate to have found my recovery in 1984. Of course, I did not achieve continuous recovery through willpower or my own efforts, but through the guidance and caring support of countless others that selflessly taught me how to live through the 12 Steps.

My journey of recovery brought this once homeless, shame-based, traumatized, insecure young man to a life far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I discovered self-worth, the joy of helping others, the gifts of parenting and grandparenting, and most importantly the ability to live a meaningful and purposeful life with integrity.

One of the greatest gifts of recovery is that I have the opportunity to give back and help others discover their self-worth, dignity, and the skills to fully live lives that they find truly meaningful. This is the inspiration for developing the skills of Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) to meet the needs of new generations struggling with alcohol and other substance use disorders. MIR is a set of evidence-based skills designed to help people fully integrate their tools of recovery in ways that are personalized, practical, and in alignment with their deepest values.

While we train counselors and therapists throughout the United States and abroad, I personally have chosen to work directly with the amazing team and clients at Renewal Lodge to develop the model MIR 12-step program for the nation. I choose Renewal Lodge because of the vision of its mission and the dedication of its team. Renewal Lodge is an extremely rare environment in which the staff embodies the very mindfulness and 12-step practices and skills they offer their clients. The results have been beyond my expectations. It is an honor to be here and I treasure my personal time with every client I meet.

With Gratitude,

John Bruna
John Bruna
Director of Mindfulness
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