Hico, TX, October 23, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Touchstone Ranch Chemical Dependency Recovery Center is unlike any traditional rehabilitation program. It is located in Hico, Texas on the scenic Touchstone Ranch.
Residents will learn Recovery skills that will last them throughout their life time, as well as having the opportunity to be part of a working ranch. Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center's program is 30 - 90 days, depending upon the needs of the Resident.
Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center is currently under construction that is expected to be completed by December 2009. Recently the first phase of development has been completed that will house 11 residents in a comfortable atmosphere conducive to a recovery setting.
Upon completion of the new facility, it will have 20 individual cabins. The cabins will house 2 residents each, with a huge recreational area in the center to provide the residents a place to relax, enjoy the scenery and participate in physical activities in order to meet their physical needs. While all the resident needs are important and must be individually addressed, the most important aspect is the resident's emotional and spiritual health.
The resident’s emotional health will be addressed through an individualized plan of care. This would be developed by the resident and counselor. Many, if not all people, who enter into a program of recovery are spiritually bankrupt. This needs to be addressed by focusing on the spiritual interpretation of Steps 1-3 in order for the resident to have in place a spiritual foundation that will enable the resident to continue to work the steps with a sponsor following their completion of Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center's program. The resident will be strongly encouraged to attend daily AA/NA meetings, obtain a sponsor, attend aftercare and continue to work the 12 steps in order to maintain sobriety.
In being part of a working ranch, the residents will learn through interaction with the horses and other livestock about Trust, Boundaries, Communication and Responsibilities. The skills taught will be followed up by residents identifying what they learn from the animals and how to apply these newfound skills in their daily lives.
Upon completion of this program, residents will have gained a knowledge of who they are and how to live in a world without using alcohol and drugs; that they are responsible for their own thinking, feeling and behavior; and will have gained the skills necessary to prevent relapse by following a concrete relapse prevention plan which the resident will have in place prior to discharge.