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
Our philosophy is to provide services that combine treatment of the mind, body, and spirit with education and skills development -- this is the key the addict or alcoholic requires for the lifelong journey of recovery. Through this approach, Support Systems Homes' treatment programs offer hope to those struggling with the devastating consequences of chemical dependency. Our comprehensive system of treatment services is based on the beliefs that:
1. Abstinence from alcohol and mind-altering drugs must be maintained in order to appropriately treat clients.
2. Recovery must be an ongoing process, taking into account each aspect of life that is altered by alcohol and drug use. We emphasize treatment of the physical, emotional, spiritual, and family aspects of addiction and alcoholism.
Treatment at Support Systems Homes is the beginning of a new way of life. We provide the necessary exposure to recovery principles and work at removing barriers that may prevent acceptance of those principles. This is accomplished in a warm, peer-oriented environment, guided by compassionate, professional staff.
Addiction and alcoholism are chronic, fatal diseases. Due to their devastating impact on all facets of life, we offer several levels of care, some of which are not time-limited. From Social Model Detoxification to Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, Outpatient 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 while helping clients gain the necessary recovery tools.
Staff and program participants work together as a team to develop individualized treatment plans that treat the person as a whole-body, mind and spirit. Team-based treatment and aftercare planning, alcohol and other drug education, exposure to 12 step recovery principles, 12 step programs, and 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 recognized this, and in response, founded an alumni association that sponsors year-round social and recreational activities, as well as a free, lifetime aftercare program to help keep clients involved in recovery.