Serenna brings 10 years of treatment programming and leadership experience to her position as Clinical Director. She combines her training in DBT, relapse prevention, and motivational interviewing skills in helping patients and their families become independent, active and empowered to lead healthy and product lives in recovery. Serenna received her Master’s Degree in Psychology and holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. She is a CADC-III-level Drug and Alcohol Counselor, has completed training and certification from the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is also certified as an ACCBO educator and has helped many achieve their goals in becoming substance abuse counselors. Recently, Serenna has obtained her EMDR therapy certification to provide a new level of care to women. We are thrilled to have Serenna leading the Awakenings by the Sea team.
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Awakenings by the Sea’s vision is to provide alcoholic and/or drug-addicted women and their families an opportunity to choose a healthier way of life at an affordable rehab. The untreated alcoholic or addict may suffer physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual maladies; the impact that the alcoholic or addict has on those around them can be equally devastating. Awakenings by the Sea’s alcohol and drug treatment center in Oregon believes that alcoholism and drug addiction are primary illnesses, which are chronic and progressive and that, without proper treatment, are ultimately fatal. Although there is no cure for the disease of addiction, recovery will occur by following a carefully structured recovery program that requires self-honesty, a willingness to change and the belief that a continuing support system, which may include other 12-Step recovering people, is essential. The cornerstone of this recovery program is total abstinence from any mood-altering substances. This is followed by education and application of the concepts outlined in 12-Step programs of recovery. Using this foundation and other therapeutic methods, we believe that our treatment program can provide knowledge, a supportive environment and the basic tools necessary for our clients to begin their journey into recovery.
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- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
- 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.
- Aftercare Support
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Serenna Stone MS, CADC III, CCTP - Clinical Program Director
Keith Forney - Admissions Director
Keith has been in recovery for almost 10 years. He worked in “corporate America” for 15 years before realizing his true passion was helping people receive the same gift of sobriety that he’s received. He’s worked in recovery for 5 years and takes pride in walking alcoholics/addicts and their families through the admissions process. His goal is to offer solutions no matter what the circumstances of each individual are. He will recognize the positive no matter what the situation is and formulate a plan to achieve successful sobriety. His motto is: “Call Me Anytime.” And he means that.
Nicole Jensen - Admissions & Discharge Planner
Nicole joined Awakenings in 2015. Nicole was raised in Gresham, Oregon. She resides in Seaside, Oregon and loves bike riding, surfing and running. She has three children, ages 14, 11 and 6. Nicole has been in recovery for four years and is very active in AA. She has started working towards becoming a drug counselor. She is very passionate about helping other women find recovery and teaching them that recovery can be fun. Nicole is working towards her CADC certification, with the goal of completion in April of 2018.
Allison Myers CADC - Primary Counselor
Allison Myers joined Awakenings by the Sea in April 2017. She has an associate’s degree in addiction and three years of addiction counseling. She has eight years in recovery and a huge passion to be an agent of change in the lives of women who struggle with addiction and their families. She is in the process of working on a bachelor degree in psychology. She has been happily married for 11 years and has three adult children and five beautiful grandchildren. Allison looks forward to working with your family.
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