The residential treatment program in our Cameron location is a peaceful, scenic environment ideal for helping clients address substance use disorder and its underlying issues. Our multi-disciplinary treatment team is comprised of professionals who are highly experienced in addiction medicine, many of whom are in active recovery. Our structured, comprehensive program includes daily process group meetings with 12-step facilitation; education about recovery skills, relapse prevention, and various psychoeducational topics; individual therapy; development of living sober recreational skills; and involvement with the local AA and NA community; and 24/7 nursing coverage.
One of the great advantages of seeking care for a substance use disorder in a residential treatment facility like Waypoint Recovery Center is that the person who is struggling with drugs or alcohol is given the opportunity to step away from the day-to-day pressures and habits that may be fueling their addiction.
Attempting to give up drugs or alcohol while still going about one’s regular schedule and while meeting one’s daily responsibilities can be extremely difficult. This is true not just because of the prevalence and power of withdrawal symptoms, but because a person’s regular routine will always provide them with access to drugs or alcohol. After all, they have threaded substance use into the fabric of their life, and it is not easy to pull the thread back out. Not only that, but the pressures or problems that may have caused an individual to look for relief via substance use will likely still be present, providing another obstacle that a person must overcome if they are going to give up drugs of alcohol. Taken together, these challenges and obstacles can seem wholly insurmountable.
As a result, the best thing a person who needs treatment for a substance use disorder can do is to make a commitment to a residential treatment program that takes them away from ongoing temptations, pressures, and problems. And it is hard to imagine a more beautiful and relaxing setting in which to do that than Waypoint Recovery Center. Our facility in Cameron is a peaceful, scenic environment ideal for helping our clients address a substance use disorder and the underlying issues that have led to it development.
Of course, getting treatment for a substance use disorder should note be mistaken for a vacation. There is plenty of work to do—both by the person who needs help and the team providing that help. It is essential for clients to understand that participating in groups, activities and following the daily program schedule is an expectation while they are at Waypoint.
The Waypoint team also includes individuals in active recovery who can provide peer support because they truly understand what a person in treatment is going through. In difficult moments—and everyone’s treatment is bound to include some difficult moments—these compassionate individuals are often best equipped to help someone stick with the program instead of giving up.
Before completion of the program, we help our clients plan follow-up care developed with our Discharge Planner. It is essential for clients to continue to work on their sobriety after they leave treatment. Prior to discharge, clients will also begin working with the online based Trac9 relapse prevention program and can use it for 12 months after discharge. Clients will also receive free peer support from UTURN for 30 days after discharge.
Many individuals believe that if they come for “detox only” they will be able to successfully maintain and continue their sobriety without the benefit of additional treatment. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Most individuals who only come for detox only typically wind up coming back for longer term treatment.
When a person enters residential treatment, they can focus all of their energies and attention on getting and staying sober. Waypoint Recovery Center provides an excellent environment for going through that process as well as a top-notch team to provide ongoing and essential support. Residential treatment also provides more opportunity for family involvement in the treatment process, which also increases chances for long-term recovery.
To all who accepted my hand when I reached out for help, I thank you for allowing me to come into your program. My life was in shambles and I was afraid to live and wanted to die. I lived in constant fear for the last few years. After working with my counselors at Waypoint, I realize how I just took everything for granted but they helped me to see how important my life is. They helped me to examine my life and to dig deep into my heart. They helped me to understand how I truly felt. I just couldn’t do it myself. I needed help to pick up the pieces. I was totally depressed but all of you helped me and I am doing much better now. I am so grateful to all of you.
Waypoint Staff, Instead of looking backward into the dreariness of my past, I’m looking forward to a bright future because I’ve finally taken responsibility for my life! As of this writing, I am 500 days sober. Just taking one day at a time. Thanks for saving my life!
Dear Waypoint Staff, please accept this note as my sincere appreciation for all the care, love and understanding you have given to my son since he has been in your care. He has conveyed to me how kind and helpful you have been to him in his tenure with your facility. He has had some very tough years with drugs and reached out to you seeking help on his own. As a mother, I can never adequately express just how much this has meant to know that he was safe, seeking help and in a very good place. May God bless all of you for the special work that you do.
Dear Waypoint Staff, I have been home in Charleston for a few days now. I wanted to write to thank you all for the love and care that I felt during my stay at Waypoint. I think about each of you often and in many ways wish that I didn’t have to leave. I hope that I wasn’t too much of a pain. I feel like a whole new person! As I have said many times now, I found the person I used to be and am very happy about that. I will keep you up on my program and hope to continue to hear from you, but not as a patient!!!! Much love…
To the Waypoint Staff — We just wanted you to know how very thankful we are that you went above and beyond to make sure that our daughter could get the help that she needed at Waypoint. No words can express our gratitude but from the bottom of our hearts. Thank You.
Dear Waypoint Staff – I just wanted to thank you again for your effort in supporting my life changing experience at Waypoint. I am doing great! I joined an AA group that I liked and have just received my 60 day chip. Life is so much better now that I am seeing through a clear lens. My family and friend relationships are better than ever. I knew I’d be well received by my family upon my return to the “real world.” The support of my friends has been overwhelming, inspirational and motivating regarding my continued sobriety. Acquaintances who don’t know anything about my recent past say that I look better than ever. I’m completely at peace and attribute my energy and zest for life largely to my sobriety supported by family, friends and you guys. Thanks again for everything!
Dear Waypoint Staff, Saying thank you will never be enough words to say what I feel for you. I never knew I could have the life that I have now. Please don’t ever lose the heart that you have for people. My family and I can’t thank you enough.
Waypoint Staff: Thank you for everything you have done for me. The three times that I was there you were on my side 100%. My recovery has been a long road. From the very beginning you were always there for me through the thick and the thin… well let’s not talk about the thick!!! Your staff has great heart and I feel that you are very special people which really helps those in recovery. You always had time for me and that is something that I will never forget. My road to recovery is going to be rough, but with the tools and the guidance that I received from you I feel that I can make it. The experience has been priceless. I only hope the best for all of you and will never forget you.
I can’t say enough good things about Waypoint. I attended the 30 day inpatient program in 2021. It’s a serene setting that helped me to be calm and motivated me to do what I needed to do. I enjoyed working with all of the staff, the counselors, the nurses and the RA’s. I also made some life long friends with those who are beginning their path to recovery as I am. I paid attention and put in the work. I participated in groups and left my ego at the front gate. What you put in, you get out. Above all else, I learned that recovery is a lifelong effort and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to begin my journey at Waypoint.
Greetings, I hope you all are staying healthy. I wanted to thank you all and your facility for having such an impact on my son. He has not communicated with his “old friends” and is talking a lot about all that he has learned at Waypoint. He has completed the Intensive Outpatient Program and has received his certificate. He attends nightly meetings with some folks that he has met at Waypoint. His personality has changed and he constantly says that he has learned everything at Waypoint. Way to go guys for having such a huge impact on his life and for saving my boy!!! Thank you so much.