Our inpatient treatment is based on the 12-Step modeled program of AA/NA. 12 Steps are based on a model of peer support. Our treatment programs focus on personal spiritual growth in recovery.
Successful recovery encompasses several changes, including improvement in self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, improvement in family interaction, formation of a meaningful and workable relationship with a power greater than him/her, vocational productivity, the establishment and attainment of realistic life goals and a healthy lifestyle.
The basis of our treatment is on the belief that the chemically dependent person has the capacity to abstain from mood altering drugs (MAD’s) and the capacity to actualize his/her human potential. We also note that those who experience addiction are often prone to other addictive behaviors e.g. those addicted to alcohol may also be prone to sex addiction, pathological gambling, compulsive eating, compulsive spending, workaholics etc. It’s also common for those in recovery to “cross-over” to another form of addiction.
The aim of our program is to help a chemically dependent person achieve:
- Abstinence from all mood altering drugs, and
- Change in lifestyle
Change is a life-long process hence the attainment of all these goals will take time. Our treatment is just the beginning of this process. However, achievement of the following is a satisfactory indication of progress:
- Admitting that one cannot control one’s addiction or compulsion;
- Recognizing a greater power that can give strength;
- Examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);
- Making amends for these errors;
- Learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;
- Helping others that suffer from the same addictions or compulsions.
To attain this, Promises Treatment Center uses the following means:
- Social method in the detoxification and withdrawal;
- Therapy – Individual (directional) and Group (encounter);
- Family Therapy services;
- Educational and motivational classes;
- Group or personal meditation;
- Peer assessment;
- Provision of basic human needs;
- Informal interaction with other clients;
- Church service (optional);
- Recreational activities;
- Therapeutic duties;
- Therapeutic craft activities.