The Rubicon’s Treatment Program

The Principles of our Treatment Program

Highly personalized, very collaborative, totally committed, caring and compassionate in an outpatient clinic setting

Our Promise to You

  • You will be treated with respect and compassion at all times. ​
  • You will have a treatment program designed to meet your individual needs and goals.​
  • You will learn and put into practice how to establish lasting, loving relationships with the people in your life who mean the most to you.
  • Your mental health concerns will be treated in conjunction with your alcohol/drug use issues using proven methods, an approach called dual diagnosis treatment.
  • Your satisfaction with our services is extremely important to us – we will regularly check to assure the program is working for you and make changes as needed.​

Your Promise to You

  • Most importantly – it is your commitment and dedication that will lead you to a lasting recovery. You can do this! Let’s get started.

The Three Phases of Our Program

Every module of the program incorporates a variety of substance use treatment techniques.


Problem Awareness, Personal Evaluation, and Relational Evaluation

Action Planning

Recovery Plan, Support Network Plan, and Relapse Prevention Plan


Prevention and 8 Dimensions of Wellness

The Key Components of Each Phase of Our Program

Phase 1: Awareness

This phase addresses Problem Awareness, Personal Evaluation, and Relational Evaluation.

1: Awareness
How has substance abuse affected your life and the life of those around you?​


2: Personal/Relational Evaluation ​
How has addiction impacted your personal and relationship values?​


3: Pattern Recognition​
How have your addictive patterns of behavior impacted your life?

Phase 2: Action Planning

This phase addresses Pattern & Purpose, Recovery Action, and Support Network.

4: Recovery Action Plan
A plan to maintain your recovery on a long-term basis.


5: Support Network Plan
A plan to establish and maintain a supportive network of relationships throughout your recovery.


6: Relapse Prevention Plan
A plan to establish and maintain ongoing activities to avoid a relapse.

Phase 3: Wellness

This phase addresses Prevention and the 8 Dimensions of Wellness.

7: Wellness Plan
A plan to establish and maintain your physical and emotional well-being throughout recovery.

Clinical Methods of Therapy Used

All of the clinical methods we use at our treatment center are Evidence-based Practices (EBP).

These methods are all designed to increase the quality of treatment and to increase accountability – patients only pay for and undergo treatments that have been proven effective.

ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

An approach that uses mindfulness and acceptance techniques to increase psychological flexibility. Interventions focus on developing distance from negative emotions and encouraging committed action on behalf of one's values.

CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A form of psychotherapy that focuses on challenging irrational beliefs and implementing effective behavioral coping skills. CBT is one of the most widely-used therapies in the world, and is considered a first-line treatment for several disorders by the American Psychological Association (APA).

DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

A skill-based approach that breaks down into four areas - distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Originally developed for use with severe personality disorders, DBT is also now widely used in treating substance use and related disorders.

MI - Motivational Interviewing

A person-centered approach to counseling that centers around the discrepancy between a client's values and their using behavior. Treatment focuses on helping a client to feel comfortable, engaged, and heard.

Trauma-Informed Treatment

Among the various conditions that co-occur with and contribute to substance use disorders, a history of trauma can be a uniquely powerful and challenging factor. The Rubicon is committed to sensitivity towards the client's trauma history and tailors individual treatment accordingly.

CRAFT- Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy

An approach to substance use treatment that uses pragmatic behavioral coaching and educates family members skills in rapport building, positive reinforcement, communication and problem solving, supporting clean/sober behavior, and discouraging using behavior. CRAFT also teaches families motivational techniques and domestic violence safety precautions. CRAFT also educates clients on how to analyze substance use patterns, how and when to intervene with treatment, and how to support the client once treatment has started and ended.

Are you ready to cross your Rubicon?