The Last Resort helps men and women between the ages 12 and 17 heal on an emotional, physical and spiritual level. Located in Modesto, in California’s Central Valley, this facility views each person as an individual, treating more than just substance abuse. Teens who suffer from low self-esteem, mental health issues, eating disorders, dual addictions and family dysfunction can also find help here. From detox to residential to outpatient, The Last Resort is there with the client during each step of their recovery.
Accommodations and Food
The Last Resort sets clients up in a family-style home with a maximum capacity of six, a type of living arrangement that supports a nurturing and safe vibe during a turbulent time. Bedrooms are shared with one other person of the same sex, unless space permits a private room. Each room includes twin-sized beds, dresser space and windows overlooking the property. The downstairs area has a full kitchen, dining room, living room with a television and therapy room.
Three meals a day are prepared for clients on-site. Favorites include macaroni and cheese, hamburgers, salad, grilled veggies and pasta. Food allergies and dietary requests can usually be accommodated. While clients do not have to cook for themselves, they do have to help clean up. Responsibility and cooperation is a big part of recovery.
The Last Resort offers a variety of recreational activities including yoga, park outings and indoor rock climbing.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment time ranges from 30 to 90 days. A staff consisting of an MD and substance abuse counselors oversee the clients throughout their stay. Unlike many rehabs for adolescents, The Last Resort offers a three- to five-day medically monitored detox for both drugs and alcohol.
Once treatment begins, residents are immersed in individual and group therapy. Some of the groups focus on gender-specific issues while others allow boys and girls to interact. Topics include anger management, self-esteem, family issues and trauma. Clients are introduced to the 12 steps during group sessions and off-site meetings. While no one way of recovery is pushed, clients get a chance to see what the world of AA/NA is all about.
Relapse prevention is emphasized throughout treatment, helping clients to identify triggers that could potentially lead to relapse. Once these are identified, The Last Resort provides clients with specific plans to guide them after they graduate from the program.
A unique feature of Last Resort is the camping night, when parents are invited for a sleepover in the home. Families also have time to work on relationships and communication during individual counseling sessions and family groups.
Once the residential program has been completed, clients can step down into day treatment, which takes place seven days a week, or outpatient, which is held three times a week for three hours.
Dealing with the heartbreak of adolescent drug and alcohol abuse can put great stress on a family. Thanks to The Last Resort, families can rest assured that their children are in good hands. With detox and a variety of treatment options, this facility has something for everyone.
The Last Resort
218 E Orangeburg Ave
Modesto, CA 95350
The Last Resort Cost: $7,500 (30 days). Reach The Last Resort by phone at (209) 523-6910. Find The Last Resort on Facebook
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