Substance use disorder is characterized by experiences of isolation and separation. Upon your arrival you will be welcomed into a community founded on the principles of kindness and mutual aid. At California Treatment Center this is more than just a concept, as in any true community individuals may serve different roles, however all are valued and important. For us this extends beyond the usual conceptions of staff and client, as we are all equal members of our shared experience. We believe that it is these shared values of kindness, service, mutual responsibility that form the foundation of a community.
At the heart of our process is a commitment to one’s own recovery. As an individual begins to assume greater influence in our community they will begin to consummate a deeper commitment to themselves and their well-being. Authenticity, transparency, and engagement go hand in hand during this phase of growth, and ultimately lead a client to a deeper sense of connection to themselves, their community, and the world.
For many individuals substance use disorder lays waste to much, if not all, of what makes life worthwhile. A period of reconstruction is necessary. As our connection to the world and ourselves begins to awaken us to the possibilities of a better future, we need to look inward and develop the skills necessary to reintegrate into life. Commitment, resilience, and determination are what will be required of us if we are to continue the transformation which has already begun.