Flexible Residential Treatment Program

– A Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program That Adjusts to YOU –

Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment In Richmond, Virginia

A cornerstone of Williamsville Wellness is our individualized approach to treating addiction and mental health concerns. We understand that not every individual needs 28 days of residential treatment. Our Flexible Residential Treatment Program gives our clinical team the ability to customize the level of care to the unique needs and circumstances of each patient. For example, an individual entering residential treatment may need only 2 weeks in that level of care before they transition to 4 weeks of remote (online) partial hospitalization program (PHP) in their home setting. Another individual may need a full 4 weeks in residential and they may then transition to 2 weeks of remote PHP followed by Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Our clinical team makes the determination of treatment length within 5 days of admission, and this is based on the patient’s feedback as well as medical and treatment history, symptoms, risk factors, supports, and level of care criteria. 

Some patients enter our flexible residential treatment program after being referred by a health care professional who, familiar with their situation and prior treatments, will suggest a residential treatment program as the next best step. Others come to us because they have tried other programs or approaches that did not work for them and they are now ready to dedicate themselves to a new level of therapy. Sometimes, people just know that they are ready. Often, family interventions can prompt patients to seek out our drug rehab as well.

The Flexible Residential Treatment Program at Williamsville Wellness is an intensive alcohol and drug addiction treatment program. Throughout treatment, patients stay within one of our warm and welcoming houses – an environment for recovery much different than the stale, clinical setting found at most other rehabs. Our licensed and experienced team of professionals provide drug and alcohol treatment in a fully-licensed and certified environment.

Our Addiction Treatment Program Modalities

Williamsville Wellness offers addiction treatment based on individual needs, focusing on the body, mind and spirit. Our therapy modalities include:

Therapists at Williamsville Wellness implement multiple approaches based on individual needs to address addiction and mental health problems. Therapy approaches include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Informed approaches
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Group therapy is a commonly used treatment modality for individuals suffering from addiction. Our group sessions tend to focus on interpersonal processing, skills building, and psychoeducational material to promote recovery.

On-site*, telephonic, or video conference sessions with family is critical for optimal for long-term recovery and wellness and is consistent with our treatment model. Patients are expected to engage in family session(s) with the clinical staff. Through family therapy, loved ones will be educated on addiction and learn how the entire family can support the patient. Family therapy can consist of half day on-site visits* or online sessions and include meetings with psychologists, therapists, and peer counselors to address areas such as recovery planning, rebuilding trust, parenting, and establishing emotional safety.

Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a present focus on our thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and surrounding environments without creating judgment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. This is particularly helpful for addicts who have difficulty tolerating emotional experiences. Patients will have plenty of opportunities to practice mindfulness meditations in therapy with our mindfulness coach.

Work with a therapist to address issues surrounding the expression of anger. Learn and practice techniques for calming down and responding to feelings of anger effectively and assertively. Anger management is based on the premise that anger is a normal emotion when expressed appropriately.

Confidential testing identifies strengths and weaknesses of our patients, including an analysis of their personality characteristics and cognitive capacity. Testing is just one tool we use to help the patient understand the core issues leading to their addictive behavior.

Seeing others who have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction and have been able to live successfully in recovery provides hope and inspiration for those still trapped by addiction. Support and guidance from others in recovery becomes a powerful motivator and a beacon of hope for our patients.

Our peer counselors help patients understand the 12-Step philosophy and facilitate step-work with patients. Patients attend on- and off-site* 12-Step meetings each week while in our program. In addition, the 12-Step philosophy can be integrated into individual sessions.

For patients who are ambivalent about 12-step philosophy, Williamsville Wellness also offers a 12-step alternative program: SMART principles for recovery. The SMART series focuses on applying scientific knowledge and reason to achieve recovery from addiction, with less emphasis on spirituality. Patients attend on- and off-site* SMART Recovery meetings each week while in our program.

Our patients have access to an onsite gym to work out as part of a healthy lifestyle. Also, balanced and nutritious meals are provided by our award-winning chef and can be tailored to dietary preferences.

Patients will learn life skills, such as cooking and meal planning that will help support a holistic recovery. Patients work with our chef once a week in this group experience.

*Subject to change due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Our Aftercare Expectations

We believe that long-term recovery and wellness is gained through ongoing treatment and support. Our Team works closely with the patient to develop an individualized aftercare plan, including transition to outpatient supports, such as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), individual therapy, and psychiatric/medical follow-up. For program completion, patients are expected to schedule outpatient therapy and IOP.