On Sunday, January 10, I will celebrate one year clean/sober. And it has been easy. I owe that to my treatment program at Bristlecone. The tools and skills I learned in treatment helped me develop new ways to think and live. I will always be in recovery, and will continue to use what I learned to maintain this healthy life
Bristlecone bases its treatment planning on the National Institute of Drug Abuse’s “13 Principles of Effective Treatment”. These principles require addressing any obstacles that clients face. Education, job training, child care, transportation, health care, occupational, and life skills training are just a few of the needs we help clients address. Only by tackling a client’s needs head-on does the individual have a real shot at
successful recovery program. Keeping up on the latest research and best practices is a primary focus for Bristlecone’s expert staff. Counselors, advocates, and other treatment staff regularly attend training and conferences to keep abreast of the latest research, and many of our staff are pursuing advanced degrees. Our treatment planning focuses on using Evidence Based Practices that have been demonstrated successful through research and clinical practice.