Mission Statement

Our mission is saving lives and changing lives.

 

How We Accomplish That Mission

  1. Ensure our clients attain sobriety through detoxification.
  2. Ensure our clients clearly comprehend the problem of addiction through education.
  3. Ensure our clients sustain recovery by providing viable alternatives that bring meaning and purpose to their lives.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is that one day society will view addiction and those suffering from addiction like any other chronic medical condition and that addicts may be able able to navigate the healthcare system, workplace, judicial system and all other institutions without bigotry and discrimination. Furthermore, that those men and women in recovery are applauded for that accomplishment rather than shunned and discriminated against.

 

Target Population

Our program is available to men and women 18 years of age and older who are currently impacted by addiction. It is important for the individual wanting treatment to identify and be responsible for his or her own behavior. Each man or woman should want to cease drug and/or alcohol use to be eligible for participation.

 

Infectious Diseases

Our treatment program offers free testing for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases. We also educate our clients about the steps they can take to reduce the risk of these illnesses.

Addiction treatment may assess patients for the presence of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases as well as provide targeted risk–reduction counseling to help patients modify or change behaviors that place them at risk of contracting or spreading infectious diseases.

 

Principles of effective treatment

Scientific research shows that addiction treatment can help drug addicts and alcoholics stop drinking and using, avoid relapse, and successfully turn their lives around. Based upon that research, key principles have emerged that form the basis of effective addiction treatment services:

  • Addiction is a complex but treatable health matter that affects brain function and behavior.
  • No single treatment approach is right for everyone.
  • Addiction treatment should be readily available.
  • Effective addiction treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical.
  • Counseling—individual and/or group—and other behavioral therapies are the most commonly used forms of drug abuse treatment.
  • Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies.
  • An individual’s treatment and services plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that it meets his or her changing needs.
  • Many drug–addicted individuals also have other mental health problems.
  • Medically assisted detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long–term drug abuse.
  • Addiction treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective.
  • Drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously, as lapses during treatment do occur.