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Treatment programs offered at Eugenia Center are based on the following premises:
- Chemical dependency is a disease which can respond to treatment.
- Education is a useful element in alcoholism and drug addiction treatment. It serves to give the person information against which to evaluate him/herself, and if it fits, to identify with alcoholism and/ or drug addiction as his/her problem.
- Alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases which can be arrested but not cured. They are arrested by a modification of lifestyle involving first and foremost a total abstinence from the use of alcohol and other drugs producing a substitute emotional state. Other changes are often in the area of life values or modes of emotional expression. A re-examination and modification of family attitudes and relationships is also often a part of recovery.
- Counseling, both group and individual, is a helpful procedure in assisting people moving through the process of change required for recovery. We endeavor to provide needed medical care by making referrals to the patient’s personal physician, or to a hospital emergency room if necessary. Persons with severe emotional problems are referred to mental health and family services, or to a psychiatric facility as needed.
- The fellowships of Alcoholism Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and/or other self-help groups are vital and effective resources for recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction. Hence, we will present the philosophy and practice of these fellowships and seek to involve our patients in them during treatment and to encourage their participation after treatment.
- Treatment is but a start toward recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction and must be followed by ongoing participation an Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and/or other self-help support and aid for selected individuals.
- The treatment center responsibilities will involve providing information about alcohol, alcoholism, drugs, drug addiction and recovery process; confronting the patient as strongly as possible with the consequences of his/her drinking and/or using behavior; helping the patient develop skills needed to handle life without alcohol and other drugs; and helping the patient developed an effective aftercare program. Ultimately, of course, responsibility, for recovery rest with the patients.
- Alcoholism and drug addiction are progressive illnesses which in the early stages are difficult if not impossible to distinguish from undisciplined social drinking and/or using. Trouble can arise at this stage often in the form of driving or public order offenses.
- Treatment focus will be useful at this time even through the presence or absence of the disease as such cannot be determined.
- Treatment will be given in varying degrees of intensity to persons at different points in the progression of the disease with differing social and economic cost involved. It’s appropriated to offer such alternatives and, each program will strive to do the same.
- Effective treatment will be given by persons with special interest and training in alcoholism and drug counseling who do not have traditional mental health or medical credentials. Both recovering alcoholics/drug addicts and non-addicted persons will be effectively used in this effort.
- Eventual recovery may occur after more than one period of treatment in which the initial treatment may serve to sensitize the person to the nature of alcoholism and/or drug addiction. In light of this fact the program will not deny treatment solely because of previous treatment.
- Consultation and education of family members is a useful adjunct to the treatment and recovery process and will be made available where possible and appropriate.
Eugenia Center will cooperate with Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery representatives to:
- Examine any part of Eugenia Center at reasonable times and as needed.
- Review and evaluate records, including patient, clinical records, personal files, policies, procedures, fiscal records, data and other documents as the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery requires to determine compliance.
- Conduct individual interviews with patients and staff members.
- Eugenia Center will post the notice of a scheduled department on-site survey in a conspicuous place accessible to patients and staff.
- Eugenia Center will correct compliance deficiencies found at such survey immediately or as agreed by a plan of correction approved by the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.