Licasa Treatment Center understands that although addiction and addictive behaviors may temporarily alleviate unwanted thoughts and or feelings, addiction and addictive behavior happens in the absence of healthy relationships with people. Over time, addiction interferes with creativity, intimacy, educational and occupational successes, and a person’s overall health and wellness.
Licasa respectfully sees addiction, as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, with long-lasting changes in the brain. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. Addiction is first identified by young men and women as a needed adjunct to one’s emotional and physical stability. The long-term goal is to create a master list of creative and relationally based alternatives that the person struggling with mental health and addiction can utilize when the urge to act upon herself/himself arises.
It is important to note that young adults do stop using and do feel better; they are all people in need of consistent, relationship-oriented support, nurturance and guidance. This program has as a foundational goal the desire to help reintroduce people to themselves in a loving way. Together, the therapeutic relationship promotes ideas, creativity, health and wellness. It is the relationship between client, family and therapist that helps to rebuild a connection within oneself and within the family.
The program creates an opportunity to form relationships that are secure, safe and honest. It is a place where verbal communication is encouraged and supported, where the self-injuring young person builds healthy attachments. Licasa Treatment Center realizes that people who struggle with the effects of mental health and addiction have often times endured many failed therapeutic interventions and or repeated hospitalizations. Our goal is to create a therapeutic partnership that creates lasting peace, safety, health and freedom. Licasa Treatment Center provides an opportunity to develop alternatives to the isolation, shame and loneliness; leading to more satisfying and intimate relationships with one’s self and with others.