We believe a holistic approach is the key to long term recovery. When a student comes to us, he doesn’t come with only an addiction. He also comes with the physical, emotional, socio-professional and spiritual aspects. But just removing the addiction behaviors is not enough. If there are unresolved issues beyond the addiction behaviors, relapse may occur.
The objective of our program is to create opportunities for students to live a life without drugs and acquire the following: assume responsibilities, ability to make good decisions, authentic faith, selflessness, viewing work as a value, positive self-image, and problem solving skills.
An important part of the program is an authentic faith in God. Our goal isn’t for the young man to change his religion, but acquire a living faith, which results in a long term change.
Spiritual transformation isn’t just about the participation in religious acts, but a process of personal change – regarding values, motivation and character.
The key to the proven success of this residential program is represented by the spiritual values, based on Christian faith.
Religious activities are part of the daily program (ie. chapel, Bible reading time, participating in church services). Students are taught how to transpose their beliefs into their behavior. In other words, they learn how to live their faith and apply it into their daily life. This method is related to our philosophy of a holistic approach of the addict – the physical, emotional, socio-professional and spiritual.
We try to create an environment that communicates respect, acceptance and love. In the same way while having a professional approach, which helps the students in their process of recovery and becoming responsible.
One of the main reasons we accept a student into the program is their motivation. We will continue to invest in him as he is in the program because he wants to be there.
We do not have a security system at the residential center because we are not a detention center and we do not use coercion methods. Successful recovery is closely related to the desire and will of the student. We don’t force them. The most clear message we send the students must be respect, in every situation.
We are not policemen, officers, or their parents. Our role is to teach them responsibility and to help them become better in all areas of their lives. We help them. We teach them. We guide them.
The Vision for the Addict
The addict is a normal, valuable person that has a lot of potential and that can escape addiction if he truly wishes.
The Vision of Addiction
Addiction is not a disease. It is a learned behavior that can be changed.