Author: Cedar House

The Matrix Model Method

Cedar House incorporates various evidence-based treatment approaches to design structured plans for clients seeking recovery from substance use disorders. One of those approaches is an integrative addiction treatment method called the Matrix Model that incorporates psychological orientations and therapeutic styles. Used in our outpatient treatment program, this model integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, family education, and […]

A Change to Cherish

“I cherished the program. Cedar House to me is sacred ground because it’s where I first learned the 12 Steps and the Serenity Prayer.” Jerry struggled through years of challenges with addiction, crime, homelessness, relapses and custody battles. Once he came to Cedar House directly from prison for the first time in 2011, the initial […]

12 Steps to Recovery

Cedar House Life Change Center embraces evidence-based treatment as the most effective approach to recovery, especially when combined with other self-help methodologies, like the 12 Steps to Recovery. Continue reading to learn more about the 12 Steps. Step 1: ADMITTANCE If you’ve ever heard someone say, “The first step is admitting you have a problem,” […]

A Slippery Slope

“I wish I had been more scared.” As a young man, Mike experimented with anything and everything. If someone offered him drugs, he had no fear of how he might react. This risky behavior was a slippery slope, which led to years of drinking, drugs, crime, jail, poor health, damaged relationships, and dangerous situations. He […]

Understanding MAT

What is MAT? Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide treatment for substance use disorders (SUD). First and foremost, it’s important to note that Cedar House treats each client as an individual. At the start of treatment, clients sit down with their case managers and determine […]

Patience is a Virtue

“I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t stop.” What was the problem? Kayla had gotten sober before. What was different this time? She needed help understanding her condition, and Cedar House provided not only that clarity but also much more. Considering Kayla’s ups and downs with drug addiction, it’s understandable that there would be new […]

Back to School

Going back to school as an adult in recovery can be daunting, but this may be an opportune time to reach new goals. Much of the focus in early recovery is spent on learning how to stay clean, but next comes re-evaluating your new sober lifestyle. Here are some tips and inspiration for those thinking […]