Client Centered Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug RehabWhen people think of going to drug and alcohol rehab, they often equate it with a jail sentence: people telling you what to do and what not to do. No freedom. No choices.

It may have been that way in the past, but The Canyon does things differently. Drug addiction treatment here is client-directed, which means you are a partner alongside our Master’s level staff. Partners make decisions. That’s right – you can actually customize your drug rehab treatment with the staff to create an addiction treatment plan that meets your needs rather than having someone tell you what your needs are and how to fix them.

How Does Client Centered Treatment Work in Drug Rehab?

In client-centered substance abuse treatment, you can help decided things about your drug addiction treatment plan including:

  1. The pace at which you progress
  2. The length of your stay
  3. The goals of your program

Alongside our professional staff, you determine exactly what you want to get out of your stay with us at The Canyon. Every week, you and your personal therapist will evaluate your drug addiction treatment and decide whether or not you are reaching your goals, falling short or surpassing them and adjust your treatment plan accordingly. The partnering is really important here – your goals are your roadmap through treatment.

As you progress through drug and alcohol rehab here at The Canyon, you will grow and change. It makes sense that your drug treatment plan will grow and change with you. As the owner of this plan, your input is tremendously valuable. Of course, skilled empathic substance abuse therapists will be right there with you throughout the process. They will give you professional insight and recommendations to help you set a clear path for recovery.

The Benefits of the Client Centered Approach to Drug Addiction Treatment

“Client directed” means you own it. Treatment isn’t being done to you, but rather you are fully participating in the direction as well as the implementation of your drug addiction treatment. Nobody likes being told what to do. We’re human beings with our own minds, not robots. When you take initiative, you increase your chances of a successful drug rehab treatment.

The Canyon’s parent company has an article about the Foundation’s Model of Addiction Treatment. Client directed therapy is described as part of the whole drug addiction treatment approach, especially where co-occurring disorders like depression and other psychological disorders are present alongside substance abuse.

Have you ever been a part of client-directed therapy? How have you benefited long-term from the empowerment of client directed therapy?

Wendy Lee Nentwig

By Wendy Lee Nentwig
Guest Contributor


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Dear Friends,

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire.

For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and their families, providing exclusive treatment and services for a wide range of behavioral health and addiction issues.

Our trained, compassionate staff has been committed to delivering quality patient care with dignity and respect, with the goal of helping our patients return to their communities as healthier individuals. We are extremely proud of the sacrifices of those who worked every day, often under challenging circumstances, to positively impact our patients’ lives.

We thank the physicians and staff for their expertise and dedication in providing high quality, compassionate treatment and care to the patients we have served.

We look forward to carrying on The Canyon at Peace Park’s legacy through our outpatient locations in Santa Monica and Encino. Foundations Recovery Network also has other residential and outpatient facilities around the country offering the same high quality of service you’ve come to expect from us.

If you need help finding treatment, please visit or call for more information.

To request medical records please contact UHS-NRO Records Department. Fax a copy of the completed/signed ROI form to FAX# (615)-997-1200 or it can be emailed to [email protected] If you need additional guidance on medical records, please call (615) 312-5834


The Canyon at Peace Park Leadership Team