Our program is very different from most other rehab centers. Most programs use group therapy as their primary method of treatment. We use very little group therapy. Our goal is to help the individual identify and begin to resolve the underlying reasons that drive their addiction – anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and more. By using one-on-one counseling and a very personalized approach, we see people heal faster and have better outcomes.
We are different in other important ways as well:
Our #1 criterion for admissions is that people want to get better. We do not accept people who have no motivation to recover. This allows us to maintain a much more positive environment that helps people heal.
We also treat the whole person – body, mind, emotions and spirit – not just their addiction. This is so important because if these other issues are not addressed, addiction treatment can become little more than a Band-Aid. By helping the whole person get well and find purpose, we greatly improve their success in recovery.
St. Joseph Institute is a faith-based environment. We do not have a religious agenda, but we work with people to discover meaning and purpose for their life. As millions of people have discovered, addiction is a physical disease with a spiritual cure. By helping people grow spiritually – addressing issues like grief, forgiveness, and a relationship with a God who loves them – we help them find a deep strength for their recovery.