Program Philosophy

We believe that alcohol and drug dependence is a primary symptomatic, progressive, chronic, and unless treated an arrested, a fatal disease.

We believe that alcohol and drugs dependency is a treatable disease and that intervention is of necessity in disrupting the progressive nature of the disease, and in motivating dependent individuals into seeking treatment and recovery.

We believe that alcohol and drugs dependency progressively disrupts all areas of the dependent individual's life: family, physical, mental and spiritual.

We believe that alcohol and drugs dependency progresses, the dependent individual develops a complex denial and defense system which protects continued use, and which blocks awareness of emotional pain resulting from the negative consequences of their use and the deterioration or their family, physical, mental and spiritual life.

We believe that alcohol and drugs dependency is a family disease and that each individual family member becomes painfully entrapped in the progression of the disease.

We believe that it is essential for the family, as well as the dependent person, to be actively involved in counseling and education of the disease in order to effect recovery for the individual family member and the family as a whole.

We believe that to effectively treat the complexity of the disease of alcohol and drug dependency, a treatment plan approach is essential and that a team of professionals must interact as an inter-disciplinary team to provide individualized care that is appropriate to the needs of the individual and family.

We believe that the following are essential to the treatment and recovery process:

Assessments: To effectively asses presenting problem, detoxification needs, history of alcohol and other drug use, physical and emotional functioning, family and environmental functioning, previous treatment history and motivation for treatment. To ensure a level of care or referral to alternative resources that are appropriate to the needs of the dependent individual and family.

Treatment: To provide through a diversity education, counseling groups and individual counseling, an awareness within the individual and family of powerlessness and unmanageably related to alcohol and drug dependence and acceptance of a primary, progressive of chronic disease, in order to effect recovery from a life threatening disease.

Recovery: To provide the dependent individual and family, through a diversity of program and community resources aftercare groups, individual counseling and on-going support groups for a continuum of care and for continued individualized work on unresolved problems related to daily living, the overall quality of life and relapse prevention.

We believe that recovery is an active process that requires an on-going aftercare and support group commitment from the dependent individual and family.

We believe in and have a commitment to provide a continuum of care for the dependent individual and family. We are dedicated and committed to collaborate and cooperate with other professionals, agencies, facilities and support groups within the community.

We believe in and are committed to provide the highest level of care and program services achievable in accordance with standards of accreditation, standards and regulations of state and federal governing agencies.

We believe that a thorough orientation to the twelve step recovery principles of A.A., Al-Anon, and N.A. is essential to the treatment and recovery process for dependent individuals and families. We value highly the fellowship and support of A.A., Al-Anon and N.A. and we believe in and support the traditions of cooperation and not affiliation, in order to maintain the autonomy of A.A., Al-Anon and N.A.