/Avedis Recovery works within an umbrella of collaborative services. Although many treatment centers focus on holistic practices, Avedis focuses on areas that shed light on our 12-step recovery model. Through the Avedis recovery mission, we are committed to exploring other healing methodologies that also fit our clients. In this, we attend to clients primarily based on their motivation.

Motivation & the 12 Steps

One of the most difficult areas of recovery is empowering one’s motivation, as it is the single transporter towards further treatment. We value the importance of orientation through the psycho-education model. This happens by preparing one’s internal discomfort and separating the impulsivity of flight mechanisms between the true individual within. As we are granted a client’s dedication, we set up the client for a journey toward steps 2 and 3. Those revolve around finding a higher power.

Creating Space for Your Higher Power

The Avedis recovery mission is to help clients find their higher power. How do we create the space for this to happen with so many behavioral and cognitive factors trying to capture the individual toward their escape mechanism?

  • Audio therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Collectively learning new strategies/practices/approaches
  • Podcasts (inner peace, a quiet mind, a place to find a higher power)
  • A staff that genuinely shows care and will negotiate and compromise with clients

Our main goal at Avedis is to help people create a new relationship with the “self.”

Our Mission at Avedis Recovery

Here at Avedis Recovery, we are also not afraid to discuss the declining damage of the field itself. As the Program/Clinical Director, I have deep conversations with our clients and staff on this topic. Whether it is right from our initial orientation to all discussions along the way, we do not disregard the growing, unplanned consequence of recovery in our culture becoming an addiction. We are transparent with our clients about how the insurance process works. The difficulty can come when combining healing with the capitalist business element, and everything in between. Our clients seem to give great feedback on our honesty and transparency.


One of the differences with Avedis is that this proves we must consider every aspect of the recovery world first. We dissect it, then we can take the best parts of it for healing to begin.

Our Staff Makes the Difference

The staff at Avedis (management especially) is unlike any I’ve experienced, even after working at seven treatment facilities during my career. The leaders are my former colleagues; we started working in treatment six years ago at Muse Treatment. Through ups and downs, we continue to stay together and grow. I have never seen a team of leaders as committed to perpetual growth. Especially in a high attrition and burnout field. We can demonstrate to the clients the power of connection as a single, required element to true healing. We will explore the following concepts:

  • Compromise
  • Self-love
  • Selfishness and self-preservation
  • Gratitude

A week before writing this, we had a situation where gratitude became habituated and desensitized again due to human nature. Someone fell into the trap of what I have noticed in my life, others, and especially in my work in couple’s therapy. Relationships decline when gifts turn into expectations. There were powerful words exchanged between me and a few leaders, one of which is my closest partner and longest coworker (from Muse).

A couple of days went by, filled with anxiety and stress. The outcome was a closer connection. The truth came from the manager, who said I helped him understand his character defect. We became closer than we have been in the six years of friendship. Gratitude was re-energized to even a higher level than ever before.


Again, I can proudly say this makes Avedis Family different from others, and I believe many (especially in the workplace) cannot experience this process for this long.

Avedis Detox & Recovery: Above & Beyond Addiction Treatment

Finally, here at Avedis, we do not stop with a client’s drug/alcohol intake as a behavior. We are courageous enough to explore how our culture is turning us into addicts as well and how we can find a healthy balance to live through the world with the maximum level of addictive traits while having the world consistently remind us of it at the same time. I promote a philosophy in my work as a therapist and director and implementation of its existence as a topic within Avedis Recovery’s clinical program of quality and transparency. You cannot isolate addition to a small space if one is to understand this is a lifelong disease. In addition to it holding elements of human nature, a global culture, and literally in front of us in everything we do (take a look at your cell phone, that’s enough of a hint).

Avedis Detox & Recovery: Bringing the Best Out of Our Clients

These are a few areas in which can be listed. In attempts to eliminate ownership bias, there has been feedback directly from clients quite often on their experience with Avedis Recovery as being different from other treatment centers from what was mentioned above.  We are not afraid to show that recovery in our culture has become an addiction. We strive to extract motivation from our clients on an intrinsic level, not just on the surface and being in treatment for different agendas. The system does not support clients in the long term, although the science and explanations on long-term recovery prove it necessary. Here at Avedis Recovery, we put everything on the table in order to treat our clients in all aspects of recovery, not just as an organization. You cannot put the puzzle together unless you have all the pieces!