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Addiction and other related mental health problems are serious, persistent and challenging. But, so are we. The journey to recovery is never easy. But we are confident that we will navigate it successfully – together.
Collaboration, compassion and respect set the tone for the care we provide. We recognize that addiction creates isolation and thrives on it, so creating community and forging connections is fundamental to our philosophy of care. Our treatment approach creates therapeutic communities in which patients, clients, families and staff alike contribute to the healing process as they share activities, build relationships and interact throughout the day. Careful attention is paid to creating an environment of safety, trust and honesty as people achieve recovery and improve the quality of their lives. We believe that the best outcome is achieved when our treatment approach is thoughtfully chosen to meet individual needs – whether it’s support for long-term recovery or taking that first step.