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Since its founding in 1978, The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has stood at the forefront of the addiction treatment field, speaking with a clear and unified voice on behalf of its 300 member organizations. Those organizations consist of over 600 treatment facilities which set the standard for quality, caring therapeutic services for men and women, young and old, suffering from addictive diseases. Learn more
What makes the difference in recovery? How can one help a struggling person find his or her way to healing? Substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions provide a number of formidable obstacles that can keep individuals from living the healthy, happy lives that they deserve. What does it take to usher a person from the disease of addiction into long-term, successful recovery?
At Foundations Recovery Network, we believe in providing evidence-based, integrated treatment and patient-centered care. We treat the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Because we treat both substance use and underlying mental health conditions, we are able to address the root causes of addiction and prepare individuals for a sustainable life in recovery. We specialize in a Dual Diagnosis treatment approach, and we have been cited as the “gold standard” in the behavioral health industry, classified in the top 5% of treatment programs by Darmouth Psychiatric Research Center.
Our methods are outcomes-informed and patient-centered. Our compassionate staff is highly trained in co-occurring disorders treatment, and we believe that real relationships and positive support solidify the unique effectiveness of our spectrum of therapeutic programs. We offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment services across the country, with modern accommodations and specialized services that keep patients comfortable and engaged as they find healing.
Our family of treatment centers includes three residential facilities and five outpatient facilities. Our inpatient centers include The Canyon at Peace Park in Malibu, Calif.; Michael’s House in Palm Springs, Calif.; and La Paloma in Memphis, Tenn. Our outpatient centers include Foundations Atlanta in Roswell, Ga.; Foundations Nashville in Tenn.; Michael’s House Outpatient Center in Palm Springs, Calif.; La Paloma Outpatient Center in Memphis, Tenn.; and The Canyon at Santa Monica in Calif. Download the FRN brochure to learn more about our facilities and treatment programs.
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Foundations Recovery Network was founded in 1995 as Foundations Associates. The company began as a non-profit with a strong research focus, undertaking 11 federally-funded research studies on topics related to integrated treatment. Foundations completed three Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) funded projects from 2001 through 2004.
In these projects, participants with co-occurring disorders were assessed at admission and again at six and 12 months following treatment in order to measure the success of Foundations’ services. Participants ranged from clients from the general population to those from residential jails and some with a history of homelessness. Using specific measures, assessments in key clinical, functional and life domains were repeated again six and 12 months following enrollment to evaluate change over time. These research-based outcomes were used to inform treatment protocols and our time-tested model.
The Canyon at Peace Park and La Paloma both opened their doors in 2004, and Foundations took ownership of Michael’s House in 2006. In 2008, Foundations Associates became Foundations Recovery Network, and in 2009, it welcomed Rob Waggener as CEO. Since that time, FRN has expanded its offerings in both inpatient and outpatient settings, growing as an organization and helping many more patients find their way on the path to recovery.
The Foundations model of treatment incorporates a 12-Step philosophy while utilizing a techique called Motivational Interviewing (or Motivational Enhancement Therapy). By focusing on the goals, needs and desires of the patient, we create individualized plans and invite patients to become partners in their own recovery process. Our customized approach, multidisciplinary staff and therapeutic methods set patients up for long-term success. Our residential model has achieved remarkable and measurable outcomes for the dually diagnosed as well as gaining national recognition as an exemplary program.
With a highly experienced and caring staff, comprehensive treatment facilities and a long-term commitment to helping those with co-occurring conditions, FRN provides a full scope of services to meet the needs of persons with dual disorders.
In 2011, Foundations Recovery Network sparked a grassroots movement called Heroes in Recovery, aimed at eliminating the stigma that keeps millions of people from seeking treatment for addiction and mental health issues. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 22 million people need help for substance use each year, but only 3 million receive it. The Heroes movement holds events across the country, such as 6K races—and sponsors a number of other recovery-centered events—to encourage those who are staying sober and to show support for those who still need help. Each Heroes event has a specific charity beneficiary that supports the cause of recovery, and all proceeds are donated to that particular charity.
The centerpiece of the Heroes in Recovery movement is shared recovery stories. When those who are in recovery from addiction and mental health issues take time to talk about their journey to healing, others are inspired to get treatment or stay on course in sobriety. These stories are powerful. They are full of hope. And they can break the stigma that has kept so many people away from the treatment they need. Heroes is about real people in recovery living healthier, happier lives. This movement seeks to change the conversation about addiction and mental health issues and make a difference in people’s lives through support and inspiration.