Our treatment philosophy is based on the belief that treatment
of the being as a whole - mind, body, and spirit, is necessary to
successfully confront and arrest the progressive diseases of alcoholism
and drug addiction. Years of experience have shown that a combination
of expert counseling and medical staff, a strong network of support,
and active involvement in the recovery community is the most effective
approach to treatment of chemical dependency. An approach based
on these principles is the foundation of Support Systems Homes'
exemplary success rate in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Each year, the disease of chemical dependence affects more than
twenty million Americans, their families, friends, and employers.
Without proper treatment, the prognosis is poor for those suffering
from alcoholism and drug addiction: the body deteriorates, the mind
is damaged, and the spirit is crushed. Identification and treatment
of the disease are critical to the process of arresting and beginning
to mend the damage wrought by addiction.
Support Systems Homes treatment programs offer hope to men, women
and their families suffering from the devastating consequences of
chemical dependency. Our comprehensive system of recovery services
is based on the following beliefs:
1. Abstinence from alcohol and mind-altering drugs must be maintained
in order to effectively treat the disease of addiction.
2. Recovery is an ongoing process and each aspect of life that is
affected by alcohol and drug use must be addressed. We emphasize
treatment of the physical, emotional, spiritual, and family aspects
of addiction and alcoholism.
Ongoing research consistently demonstrates that education and outreach
are the keys to removing the social stigma often encountered by
recovering addicts and alcoholics. An approach that combines treatment
of the mind, body, and spirit with education and skills development
is the key to the lifelong journey of recovery. By using scientifically-based
and tested treatment components, Support Systems Homes can affect
positive outcomes for those seeking treatment for chemical dependence.
Treatment at Support Systems Homes is the beginning of a new and
better way of life. We provide extensive exposure to recovery principles,
and work to remove barriers that may prevent acceptance of those
principles. This is accomplished in a warm, peer-oriented environment,
guided by compassionate, professional staff.
Drug Addiction and alcoholism are chronic, progressive, and ultimately
fatal diseases. To address the devastating impact of alcoholism
and drug addiction on all facets of life, we offer several levels
of care, some of which are not time-limited. From Social Model Detoxification
to Residential, Outpatient, Day Treatment, and Sober Living, Support
Systems Homes provides supportive, substance-free environments with
varying amounts of structure. Thus, the often difficult transition
into mainstream society can be accomplished with a minimum of chaos.
Staff and program participants work together as a team to develop
individualized treatment plans that treat the being as a whole -
body, mind and spirit. Team-based treatment and aftercare planning,
alcohol and drug education, exposure to 12 step recovery principles,
participation in 12 step programs, and active participation in the
local recovery community are integral parts of our curriculum.
Building a strong network of support is essential for recovering
addicts and alcoholics to maintain sobriety and grow in recovery.
Support Systems Homes recognizes this, and in response, founded
an alumni association that sponsors year-round social and recreational
activities, as well as an aftercare program to help keep clients
involved in recovery.