Our vision is to help the suffering chemically dependent person who voluntarily enters treatment to achieve complete sobriety which means not only freedom from drug indulgence but also peace of mind, contentment, peace of soul, adjustment to life, to reality, to God’s will and man’s presence.
The primary goals
The primary goal is to foster personal growth and development toward self-fulfillment of the individual suffering addict through social leaning in a community of concerned people working together to help themselves and each other.
Elements of Recovery
The keys to recovery from chemical dependency are simple in concept yet very sophisticated in application. These four elements require the joint effort of both patient and staff:
- Repair of medical and social damage
- Abstinence from alcohol and other mood-altering drugs.
- Restoration of self-esteem.
- Involvement with self-help group for alcoholics and drug addicts (AA and NA)
The addicted person has to learn to function as a sick person and has to be taught step by step, how to function initially as a recovering person and finally as a successfully recovering addict ( well person ). To attain this, the following goals have to be fulfilled:
Areas of Potential Change
- Accepting chemical dependency as a sickness.
- Boosting self-esteem.
- Elimination of resentment.
- Assessing job performance.
- Examining spiritual background and determining how it can be improved.
- A recreational plan.
- Maintenance of the programme for continuous sobriety.
- Provision of the basic human needs.
- Elimination of alcohol/drug from the body.
- Restoration of physical health through medical treatment, proper diet, sleep, rest and relaxation, exercise.
- Overcoming denial of chemical dependency and accepting inability to consistently control alcohol or drug use.
- Developing desire for abstinence and establishing a need for long term treatment and support.
- Restoration of emotional stability to cope with any negative emotional states e.g. adjusting to depression and anxiety commonly experienced in early recovery.
- Taking personal inventory and assessing the impact of alcohol and or drug use on self and others.
- Changing maladaptive patterns of behavior and developing new cooping abilities to reduce the likelihood of a relapse and craving for alcohol and other drugs.
- Establishing a chemically free sense of identity.
- Changing negative beliefs and thought patterns and learning to challenge faulty thinking.
- Developing a plan for relapse prevention and long-term recovery from chemical dependency.
- Overcoming denial of impact of chemical dependency on family.
- Making amends to family and significant others negatively affected by addiction.
- Developing a network of sober friends and social recreational activities that do not revolve around alcohol and other drug use.
- Learning to refuse alcohol or drug use offers and inform others of chemical dependency in order to reduce social pressures to use alcohol and or drug.
- Overcoming guilt, shame and denial.
- Developing meaning in life and restoring positive values.
- Developing relationship with a Higher Power.
- Helping others suffering from the consequences of chemical dependency.