Did you know that nearly 21 million Americans are battling at least one addiction? Although every person who enters recovery is a victory, the recovery movement’s work has only begun. September’s National Recovery Month provides us with an opportunity to look at the impact that programs like our New Path Treatment Center make in the community every day and look forward to a promising future for all those in recovery.
What is National Recovery Month?
National Recovery Month, which is now in its 32nd year, is a month-long observance that celebrates the gains made by those in recovery. It was created to elevate the progress of those in recovery to the same level as other health conditions, like diabetes and heart disease. The month of September is also an opportune time to promote and support the dedication of service providers, like EAC Network’s New Path Treatment Center.
New Path Treatment Center: An Outpatient Clinic for At-Risk Individuals
Located in Hempstead, New Path Treatment Center is an outpatient clinic that begins the recovery process for at-risk individuals in our communities living with substance use disorders. It is a full-service treatment program in a safe, comfortable environment where individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
New Path Treatment Center is focused on providing assistance to special populations, including:
- People with co-occurring disorders
- Homeless individuals
- Individuals living with HIV and AIDS
- People involved in the criminal justice system
- And vulnerable individuals in need of detoxification, medical and social services
The 5 Goals of Our Treatment Program
New Path Treatment Center places individuals on the path to recovery with these five goals in mind:
- Assist individuals with attaining and continuing with abstinence from drugs
- Educate and support those in recovery as well as their families and significant others
- Design individualized treatment plans, which identify problems, goals, and the need for interventions
- Provide professional services in a structured outpatient environment
- Identify and help at-risk individuals achieve vocational and educational goals
By following through on these goals, New Path Treatment Center has developed a high rate of success. Typically, individuals who enter this EAC Network Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice Services program participate for six to 12 months, with the majority of them experiencing decreased or no substance use at all.
How New Path Treatment Center Changes Lives
New Path Treatment Center addresses not only substance use itself, but it also addresses other factors that contribute to it, including:
- Mental health
- Physical health
- Family systems
- Smoking cessation
- Legal issues
Every individual who enters the program receives a personalized treatment plan designed to address their specific needs as they embark on their journey in recovery. They then receive a wide range of services, including:
- Individual counseling
- Group therapy
- Specialized groups for men and women
- Anger management
- Medical/psychiatric screening services
- Treatment and medication management for those with co-occurring disorders
- Referrals for those in need of detoxification, medical, social services, and inpatient treatment
- Intensive outpatient services
In addition, New Path Treatment Center’s staff assists families or significant others to help them with the effects of substance use disorder in their own lives.
Support Those in Recovery During National Recovery Month
By providing comprehensive treatment services to at-risk individuals, New Path Treatment Center makes a difference in our community every day. During National Recovery Month this September, consider making a contribution to EAC Network to support our mission to address human needs in our communities through a wide range of innovative programs and services.