The community includes the social environment, peers, and staff role models.
Treatment is guided by the:
- Substance use disorder
- The person
- Right living
- Right living emphasizes living in the present, with explicit values that guide individuals in relating to themselves, peers, significant others, and the larger society.
- Recovery is seen as changing negative patterns of behavior, thinking, and feeling that predispose one to substance use and developing a responsible substancefree lifestyle.
- It is a developmental process in which residents develop the motivation and know-how to change their behavior
through self-help, mutual self-help, and social learning