Five Points Wellness and Recovery
This unique approach to recovery from opiate addiction is a bio-psycho-social path to recovery that realizes the client and his/her community are the foundation upon which recovery and lasting change are built upon and sustained. Doing so can help bring a balance to your life that opens the door to realizing your potential.
Addressing these in a collaborative process, with our team of licensed clinicians and psychiatrists, helps ensure that your recovery extends far beyond the mere abstinence from drug use, and is reflected in a comprehensive and positive change in all aspects of your life.
That being said, what are the "Five Points"?
- Psychological (Point 1):
At the end of the day, your recovery is determined by your efforts, perspective and belief that you can do this. To support this our team of psychiatrists and licensed clinicians works collaboratively to develop a treatment plan that addresses those mental health issues of most concern.
- Physical (Point 2):
The Five Points model addresses this head on through a multi-modal approach focused on effective medication management and consultation with the program’s Lead Psychiatrist, as well as utilizing resources for health and wellness including holistic approaches, exercising, yoga, diet and nutrition.
- Family (Point 3):
The family is the foundation upon which we define ourselves, and quite often with substance abuse this has been impacted the most. The integration of family therapy where clinically indicated, as well as addressing family issues throughout treatment can help lead to recovery.
- Social (Point 4):
Your life has been impacted socially as a result of your substance abuse. Addressing this, seeking resolution and reclaiming a healthy social network can lead to sustained recovery and a greater sense of self.
- Occupational (Point 5):
Often one is compelled to gain recovery through threat of job loss, licensure revocation or hours, weeks and even months of lost productivity. Both through individual therapy and consultations with a career coach, the Five Points model introduces a much needed, but oft-overlooked component to recovery.
What Five Points Offers
The Five Points model of recovery emphasizes long-term outpatient care, a one year commitment, as well as active participation in a wealth of clinically indicated treatment interventions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Initial Assessment and monthly consultation with the Five Points Lead Psychiatrist
- Medication Monitoring of Suboxone and any other medications the client is on
- Frequent and Random Urine Screens
- Partnership with a Five Points Recovery Liaison
- Weekly Sessions with a Master’s level AODA Certified Clinician
- Weekly Sessions with a Master’s and/or Doctoral level Licensed Clinician
- Bi-Monthly AODA Group
- Monthly Med Management Group, led by the Five Points Lead Psychiatrist
In addition to the above, the Five Points Model is enhanced by open collaboration and dialogue between the client and all members of the treatment team. As such, there are monthly individualized treatment team meetings focused on tracking progress, making enhancements to the treatment plan, and integrating members of the participant’s family and/or community as needed to enhance positive outcomes.
The Five Points Treatment Plan
The Five Points treatment plan is a product of open collaboration with all members of the Five Points treatment team, as well as your Recovery Liaison. However, the author and lead in creating the course of treatment is you. Our treatment team works with you to ensure treatment is structured to address the substance abuse issues that warranted treatment and simultaneously provide a wealth of opportunities to strengthen and improve the Five Points of your life.
Focus, Timeliness and Measurables
The Five Points Treatment Plan is focused from start to finish, with clearly defined timelines and measures of success and indicators where adjustments need to be made. There are goals for each of the Five Points, with the overarching one being not only abstinence from drug use, but a reduction in the very triggers and precipitants for drug use.
As each presenting problem is identified the treatment team will work with you to understand the negative impact it has had on your life, and the lives of others. However, the purpose of doing this is not to simply have the goal be a reduction of the impairment, but rather, an enhancement of more positive and constructive behaviors that serves to counter the impairment and helps to reset the individual in a direction of health and wellness. And it is enhanced behaviors that will be defined as the goal of treatment.
Once each goal is identified, the steps taken to meet that goal are outlined, including timelines and persons responsible. Timelines vary based on intensity or need, as well the person's responsible. One constant, however, is that the person responsible for progress will be you, the one participating in the program. The other constant will be your Recovery Liaison and any identified members of the treatment team.
The Five Points Treatment Team
Each member of the Five Points Treatment Team has been involved with the program from the very beginning and has brought their passion for positive outcomes and recovery to ensuring that this program motivates and challenges you to reclaim the Five Points of your life.
Jeffrey Taxman, M.D.
Suboxone Certified Lead Psychiatrist
As Medical Director of Mequon Clinical Associates (MCA), Lead Psychiatrist for Five Points and Suboxone Certified, Dr. Jeffrey Taxman has infused his compassion for client care, comprehensive mental health treatment and outreach to all aspects of what he does. A practicing psychiatrist and trained psychoanalyst with over 35 years experience across Wisconsin and the nation, Dr. Taxman has a breadth of experience academically, clinically and medically that serves as the foundation for the Five Points program.
Dennis Anderson, LCSW, CADC III
Five Points Recovery Liaison
Also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Dennis treats a broad range of clients, but his specialty is in the arena of treating individuals and families with substance abuse issues. In addition to this he facilitates groups for adolescent substance abusers, as well as women and men with substance abuse issues and the partners of and adult children of substance abusers. Dennis believes that the mind heart and spirit are affected and diminished with substance abuse .
Judy Jenkins, LCSW
Five Points Lead Clinician
Judy believes that all individuals possess inherent strengths and is committed to supporting individuals as they access those strengths while working through difficult issues and challenging times. She believes that people create their identity from the inside out and that it is her responsibility as a therapist to mentor, guide and explore the internal themes that may be helpful in discovering a person’s true sense of self. This discovery allows individuals to achieve their true potential and promote healing, while restoring balance to their lives.
Kenneth Cole, Psy.D.
Five Points Lead Psychologist
With over 20 years clinical experience Ken continues to work with clients to build collaborative and goal directed relationships focused on creating real and lasting change. Dr. Cole treats a range of issues including depression, parenting problems, stressors of adolescence, marital and family conflict and survivors of abuse and neglect. His approach is built on the tenets of cognitive-behavioral therapy, is strength based and works to collaborate with those resources that will help clients reach their goals.
Want more information about Five Points?
If you’d like to find out more about our program, or have questions about the referrals, assessment and course of treatment, feel free to call us at 262.241.7778, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.