Karen has more than 25 years of supervisory experience managing detox, CSS, and transitional support services at local inpatient treatment facilities. An advocate of — and a participant in — the 12-step program, Karen has a special insight that informs her clinical practice.
Recovering Champions4.6 (16 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Our mission is to help those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction learn a new way of life, repair the past and continue the daily process of recovery into the future. Our proven approach to treatment takes into account each client’s background and specific needs. Unlike other facilities, we focus on more than just abstinence; we believe that a successful treatment plan must address the underlying spiritual, emotional and psychological causes of addiction. To this end, we take a holistic, integrated approach to the disease of addiction, by providing customized treatments that focus on the mind, body, and spirit simultaneously.
Recovering Champions 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
- Animal Therapy
Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.
- Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
- 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.
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.
I liked the structure which Recovering Champions provided, and I learned a lot on how to stay sober. It was a life changing experience. I feel like a champion.Dave S.
The staff at Recovering Champions welcomed me with open arms and gave me another chance at life. I’m eternally grateful for the experience.Eric S.
I’ve tried rehabs multiple times. A lot of places I’ve been I felt trapped. I didn’t feel trapped there. This facility was the first facility I didn’t want to leave. They don’t just push clients through and say good-bye. I’m still able to see them when needed. I can stop by whenever because the staff actually care about me. Having a good staff was the most important thing. They showed me how to have fun in recovery. Overall it was a great experience.Anthony H.
October 2nd I will be celebrating 1 year clean and sober. I have never had more than 5 months in my life. I was introduced to a new way of living while at Recovering Champions. The staff, the other clients and lessons taught, have helped me become the dignified woman I am today. I have a sponsor, a home-group and go to a meeting daily. I have a full-time job, I’m saving up for a car and hopefully returning to school to become a drug and alcohol counselor. I have repaired the relationships in my life that matter most.Olivia P.
Recovering Champions’ 12-step approach and great counseling gave my daughter hope for the future and freedom from addiction.David I.
Karen Vernon-Thompson, LICSW, CADC-II, LADC-I - Clinician
Toby Lineaweaver, MA, LMHC - Program Director
As Program Director at Recovering Champions, Toby has the unique opportunity to use his administrative and clinical experience to integrate best treatment practices with the transformative power of nonjudgmental human connection in the treatment of substance abuse and addiction.
Maryann Landry, EdM, LMHC - Clinical Director
During her 25 years as a mental health professional, Maryann has developed an extremely diverse background in the field of counseling psychology. As Clinical Director, she uses her expertise to ensure each client receives the best care possible.
Tim Lineaweaver, LMHC, LADC-1 - Clinician
An adjunct faculty member at Lesley University, Tim has been treating clients of all ages with addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression issues for more than 20 years.
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