Retorno

Retorno

By The Fix staff 09/06/17

Retorno offers a unique treatment experience. There are an array of activities and therapeutic approaches that are both traditional and holistic set within a rustic environment that gives their clients a way to start over. 

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Retorno
Location : Givat Shemesh 815 D.N. Shimshon, Israel 99708 02-9998244 US Office C/O B. Landerer 1287 East Tenth Street Brooklyn, NY 11230 USA
Phone : (718) 285-9815
Price : Call for Pricing
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Insurance : No
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Introduction and Basic Services

Retorno is the largest Jewish organization in the world and offers residential treatment services in Israel. Additionally, Retorno offers outpatient community treatment and detox programs for women. Treatment is based on the 12 steps and provides a holistic approach through group and individual therapy, empowerment workshops and experiential methods like animal assisted therapy. Though the programming offered at Retorno is based on Jewish beliefs and values, clients from all over the world and faiths are welcome there.

Facility and Meals

Retorno is placed on a sprawling campus that has offered treatment to over 30,000 clients. The grounds offers mountainous views, and calming landscapes along with horse stables, a therapeutic petting zoo, classrooms, lecture halls, outdoor workout areas and hiking and biking trails. One hundred clients can reside at Retorno during treatment. The bedrooms are all shared along with the bathrooms. Additionally, all meals are prepared and served on site, and are Kosher.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Though Retorno programs are based on Jewish values and entirely Kosher, treatment is open to anyone regardless of their beliefs. The youth program serves both boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 18 and, in addition to treatment, offers schooling during the entire process, and the separate adult treatment program has gender-specific scheduling. All in all, the facility sleeps 100 clients in the residential track and up to 150 including outpatient. A typical program length for women is about eight months and for men, around six. Adolescent clients spend a lot less time in their programs, and that’s determined during treatment.

The programs have four phases beginning with an acclimation stage, followed by acquiring tools to handle emotions that come up during therapy and for after treatment, improving communication skills and gaining accountability, with the final stage being a prep for the clients returning to their regular lives. On a daily basis there are a variety of group sessions that address anger management, relapse prevention, PTSD and Adler based groups. Individual therapy incorporates individualized assignments and treatment focus. This includes animal assisted therapy, equine therapy, expressive writing journaling, Kinesiology and CBT and DBT. There are also frequent off campus AA and NA meetings clients attend, where they also connect with sponsors.

Family involvement in the client's treatment is an essential element to success, and Retorno provides individualIzed family therapy, couples counseling and connection to the Al Anon community.

The staff consists of MA addiction specialists, LCSW, and holistic practitioners.

Bonus Amenities

Clients have a fitness trainer on site who coaches them in health and wellness. There are weights, trampoline, basketball court and soccer field. There are also therapeutic activities like gardening and swimming, and opportunities to take tours and trips around Israel.

Summary

Retorno offers a unique treatment experience. There are an array of activities and therapeutic approaches that are both traditional and holistic set within a rustic environment that gives their clients a way to start over.

Retorno

Givat Shemesh 815

D.N. Shimshon, Israel 99708

02-9998244

US Office

C/O B. Landerer

1287 East Tenth Street

Brooklyn, NY 11230 USA

(718) 285-9815

Retorno Cost: Contact facility for details. Some insurance is accepted. Find Retorno on Facebook, and Twitter

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