Located in Modesto, California, Nirvana Drug and Alcohol Treatment Institute offers residential substance abuse treatment services for both men and women. Serving California’s Central Valley, the organization was established in 1997 and utilizes a variety of evidence-based methods like CBT and 12-steps. The structured and supportive gender-specific programs provide psychoeducation classes, group and individual therapy as well as outpatient treatment services.
Accommodations and Food
The Nirvana residential facilities for the men and women can accommodate a total of 12 residents at a time. Both single family homes are located in quiet neighborhoods, the houses are each single story and have three bedrooms with two bathrooms. There are comfortably furnished kitchens, dining areas, living rooms with TVs and back yards. Clients share bedrooms, usually double occupancy, and take turns maintaining the house with a rotating schedule of chores. There are work out DVDs and exercise equipment, like a Stairmaster, that the clients are welcome to use, but no scheduled gym time.
Food is provided and clients go on weekly trips to the local grocery to pick out meal options for the houses, and then take turns either making food for the house or simply preparing meals for themselves.
Treatment and Staff
The programs at Nirvana require a minimum commitment of 30 days and often clients end up staying for 60 to 90 days. During the residential phase, clients experience gender specific group therapy, with the frequency and focus individualized to meet every client’s specific needs. The programs offer best practice approaches and are based in the 12-step philosophy. Clients are required attend daily off-site AA and NA meetings in the community and establish a relationship with a sponsor during treatment.
Therapeutic modalities include elements of Behavior Modification, Stages of Change, CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). This facility finds the gender-specific programs especially beneficial for their female clients, and also offer trauma informed care and EMDR if necessary. Psychoeducational classes covering topics like relapse prevention techniques, coping skills, anger management and social skills are incorporated into daily therapy schedules. These programs aim to address past destructive behaviors and encourage clients look for the root of their issues, then begin to a take measures to repair relationships and gain accountability.
During their stay, the clients receive transportation provided by the facility to appointments or outside meetings. An aftercare plan is designed between the client and therapist during the final stage of treatment, often including a step down to outpatient or sober living services.
Though Nirvana Drug and Alcohol Treatment Institute isn’t a luxury facility, it does offer a practical plan to tackle the problems and concerns that one faces when seeking sobriety. It offers a solid, affordable program and takes each individuals personal journey into consideration, which is really what matters.
Nirvana Drug and Alcohol Treatment Institute
1100 Kansas Ave, Ste B
Modesto, CA 95351
Nirvana Drug and Alcohol Treatment Institute Cost: $1,800 (30 days). Reach Nirvana Drug and Alcohol Treatment Institute by phone at (209) 579-1151 or by email.
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