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Recovery Centers of America at Westminster
Our high level of expertise has convened with the singular purpose of reimagining treatment and recovery. We implement research-based, holistic best practices for clinical delivery of benefits. These include extensive inter-family communication work, mindfulness education, personalized fitness programs, nutritional counseling, spirituality, health, and education for patients and their families. In short, our multi-disciplinary team treats the whole patient. At Recovery Centers of America, we commit to practicing evidence-based principles in all our approaches – helping every patient transition to a life in long-term recovery.
Recovery Centers of America at Westminster Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
- Residential Treatment
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Dr. John H. Halpern, MD - Medical Director
Dr. Halpern is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist who wanted to work with patients afflicted with alcohol and other substance use disorders since medical school. After completing the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, he developed a 19-year-long research and clinical career at McLean Hospital, where he was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director of his own laboratory, and served as Director of Division Coverage for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. He brings a breadth of relevant and highly specialized training and experience to RCA-Westminster having run dual diagnosis programs including the inpatient detoxification unit, outpatient residential programs, step-down sober living program, outpatient clinical programs including for suboxone maintenance, and a private practice that includes psychotherapy woven through expert psychopharmacologic services. He is internationally recognized as an expert on the effects of hallucinogen abuse, having authored or co-authored chapters on the topic in most medical reference texts devoted to addiction medicine and/or psychiatry and multiple peer-reviewed papers, as well. He has received multiple grants in support of that research, including from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Alicia Law - Director of Nursing
Brad Greenstein - Regional Director