April 6, 2015 by Castlewood Treatment Center in Celebrating 15 Years of Treatment In celebrating Castlewood’s 15th anniversary, we are taking the time to acknowledge what has been so significant in shaping our center as a leader in the field of eating disorder recovery. Looking back on the progress which has been made for recovery and advocacy, we are grateful to have been a part of important changes.
When CARF International released new standards for accreditation of programs treating persons with eating disorders, this specialization was first awarded to Castlewood. The change came as a result of adjustments in the Behavioral Health Standards Manual, which was an important step in safeguarding individuals with eating disorders and their families. Individuals seeking treatment today can now be afforded programs providing a distinguished residential level of care.
Castlewood’s ongoing dedication to research and assessment have provided insight into the needs of our clients. Before the recent changes paved the way for many treatment centers, Castlewood designed a continuum of care, ahead of its time and setting the standard for effective treatment.
12 years ago, Castlewood’s Step Down program was introduced for clients coming out of residential treatment. The Step Down program helps clients adjust from carefully monitored progress to fully independent freedom. Through PHP programs in addition to transitional living, clients can live in the area and continue with groups and therapy while going to work or the grocery store for themselves with the support of Castlewood.
This program is important because it allows clients to take necessary time to develop a balanced lifestyle in a variety of areas: appropriate nutrition, work, school or volunteer activities; supportive relationships; recreational activities and self-care. The more opportunity clients have to practice these life skills with the support of the Stepdown program, the greater their odds for a sustained recovery.
It is through 15 years of dedication to our client’s success that has prompted important programs such as these, and to be recognized as the first CARF accredited Eating Disorder Specialized Center.
We will be celebrating this special event all month long, with this special blog series about how far Castlewood has come in 15 years. How far have you come in your recovery? Share your story with us on Facebook or leave a comment on this page.