The staff is client-centered; emphasis is placed on empowering clients with the necessary skills and knowledge to remain abstinent regardless of life situations or issues. All clients are provided with referrals to resources of medical, psychiatric, educational, vocational, legal, financial, and other special needs.
Individual treatment plans are based on a comprehensive assessment completed with a counselor to ensure that therapeutic goals are fulfilled.
Clients have a weekly individual one-on-one counseling session for intensive self-focused work towards the completion of their treatment goals.
Clients share their histories, ambitions, successes and failures to motivate and assist in each other's recovery.
In addition, during groups the following topics are discussed:
- Disease model of addiction
- Introduction to self-help groups
- Relapse prevention
- Family issues
- STDs and safe sex practices
- Goal limits and boundary settings
- Anger management
Prior to discharge, each client meets with his counselor to discuss what steps the client will take to insure his recovery.