The Gosnold treatment philosophy is based on the belief that addiction is a chronic illness. While the ideal goal of treatment is to enable patient remission for life, patients with chronic illness often experience periods of regression. Our programs are designed to help patients have longer periods of remission, less frequent periods of regression, and improved life functioning during remission.
Recovery Management Strategies
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.