Our philosophy of treatment is to set a system of principles for guiding the substance abuse client into a productive and sober lifestyle. We believe in the dignity and self worth of each individual, in the recognition of the individual’s freedom to determine his/her own moral standards and values; in the client’s right to pursue his/her own lifestyle and to act without prejudice regardless of culture, race, religion or personal preference.
We believe in a holistic approach to treatment, which includes measures for developing the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the client’s life. A strong emphasis is placed on the 12 Step principles and philosophies of Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous, life skills training, group and individual therapy, meditation and relaxation to help move client towards a spiritual awareness in the realization of innate sense of wholeness.
Our spiritual obligation is to recognize and acknowledge the virtues that are inherent in each individual and to honor him or her for the way in which they choose to positively display them. We acknowledge God unconditionally. We accord honor to all religions, creeds and beliefs.
It is our belief that counsellors should empower clients to realize their potential and self worth and to give them the tools to enact upon that potential. One must enable clients to communicate their feelings towards others without intimidation in a way, which will result in a positive behavior change. Our role is to help the client to become more independent and autonomous.
Establishing trust also allows the client to explore and verbalize their innermost issues in a comfortable, safe environment. Creating a haven of safety allows clients the opportunity to address their shame, grief and loss, and to gather the strength necessary to be and remain sober. We believe that trust is an integral part of confidentiality. It is our philosophy that clients have the right not to have information divulged to parties outside the counsellor/client relationship unless he/she has given informed consent and that this must be respected and adhered to at all times.