Substance Abuse Treatment
Regional Addiction Prevention (RAP), Inc. uses the therapeutic community (TC) approach to substance abuse treatment. We offer drug and alcohol-free residential settings that use the influence of the community consisting of treatment staff and those in recovery, as key agents of change.
In addition to using the concept of community as treatment method, the TC employs the principle of “self-help.” Self-help implies that the individuals in treatment are the main contributors to the change process. “Mutual self-help” means that individuals also assume partial responsibility for the recovery of their peers – an important aspect of an individual’s own treatment. The stages of treatment reflect increased levels of personal and social responsibility. We use a variety of group processes to help individuals learn and assimilate social values and develop more effective social skills.
Our TC is centered on cultural values. Recognizing that a client’s culture is an inseparable part of his or her self-image, we provide clients information to combat what Dr. Carter G. Woodson* described as the “mis-education” that has shaped their lives. This information is vital in helping clients to clarify who they are and to place themselves as worthy citizens. Our cultural teaching is based on respect and support of all individuals and their communities.
*Dr. Carter G. Woodson created what we now know as African American History Month. He believed that African Americans should know their past in order to participate intelligently in their future.
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