Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve the local community by delivering safe and effective drug and alcohol detoxification and treatment services. We are committed to helping men and women, whose lives are impacted by addiction, to attain and sustain abstinence, and lead healthier lives filled with purpose and productivity. Furthermore, we are committed to eradicating substance abuse wherever it is found and replace hopelessness with optimism. We welcome all who are seeking help and look forward to assisting families in finding appropriate care to meet their needs.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.