Why Our Program Works

Individualized Treatment

We understand that every patient is unique and that each person comes to us with his or her own needs and desires. We do not follow a “one size fits all” model; we develop treatment plans based on each patient’s goals and lifestyle. Plans are continually updated and evaluated as the patient grows and develops over the course of their stay with us.

Small and Intimate Setting

Two Dreams provides a small and intimate treatment setting to enhance the recovery experience. We have a maximum of 10 patients at any given time, so our staff can focus on each person’s individual needs. In addition, an important part of addiction treatment is the community environment in the milieu; having a small population allows patients to form close relationships with fellow peers and staff members.

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Sleep Hygiene

High quality sleep is an important part of the recovery process, and an important part of life itself. Patients receive their own room upon arrival for maximal comfort and privacy. From the brisk morning walk on the beach, to the regularly scheduled bedtime in a dark environment, our daily schedules are optimized for the sleep everyone needs to succeed.

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Restorative Model

Our focus is holistic, meaning that we aim for overall wellness as opposed to just detoxification and abstinence. In this way, we hope to discharge patients who have improved every aspect of their lifestyle and are ready to conquer whatever challenges they may face outside of the treatment center.

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Beautiful Location

Two Dreams is located on the picturesque Outer Banks of North Carolina. The serene beach landscape allows for a peaceful escape from reality so patients can focus on their personal recovery. In addition, the location allows for a wide variety of recreational activities, including surfing, beach walks, wild horse watching, and more!

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Caring, Experienced Staff

We hire the best of the best here at Two Dreams. Our staff members are passionate about helping others and many of them have struggled with addiction in the past, so they are empathetic and able to use their own experiences to guide others. In addition, founder and CEO Andrea Barthwell MD, DFASAM has thirty years of distinguished service in the addiction field and has even served in the White House as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Policy. 

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3-7-3 Model

This unique philosophy provides the foundation for treatment at Two Dreams. It is a holistic approach to addiction treatment that requires patients to examine their progress introspectively in order to achieve a full spectrum of holistic wellness. Patients are ready for discharge when they have completed the three phases of treatment, which combine the seven dimensions of holistic wellness, and when they are well on their way to achieving the three main outcomes of recovery: mental peace, physical wellbeing, and personal productivity.

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Natural Rhythms

Our bodies have the amazing ability to heal on their own, as long as we respect their natural rhythms. For that reason, Two Dreams implements program elements that help patients return to their appropriate cadences. For example, we start every morning with a brisk walk in the sunlight on the beach to start the production of “wake up” hormones. The morning walk is followed up a nutritious smoothie to rev up the metabolic cycle.

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Fun Activities

We encourage everyone to have fun in sobriety, so we offer a wide array of exciting activities for patients to participate in during free time. We have movie nights, recreational sports, excursions around the Outer Banks, and more!

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Long-Term Results

We emphasize long-term recovery as opposed to crisis management here at Two Dreams. We provide patients with the skills necessary to leave treatment and confront their challenges head-on without relapsing. Risk assessment, coping mechanisms, and self-sufficiency are just a few of the topics we cover in group therapy while working to make our patients ready for their return to their homes.

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