Therapeutic Community


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Therapeutic Community (TC) Treatment Approach

TC Treatment uses a recovery approach, focusing on personal wholeness and an overall lifestyle change, not simply an abstinence from life-controlling substances.

Our process offers a 24-hour residential setting, where students get to be removed from the social, circumstantial, and interpersonal elements in life that could influence their substance abuse.  In this type of setting, students evolve into a new way of social learning, using everything the community offers to achieve complex goals.

The 7 Springs TC participates in activities of daily living, work, relationships, and recreation, as well as therapeutic groups and community meetings.

Our students residents view themselves as families by experiencing:

  • Structured daily activities
  • Nurturance through physical and psychological safety
  • Individual acceptance and encouragement, conditional only upon honest participation in the struggle to change
  • Opportunities for work and volunteerism
  • A strengths-based perspective that views helps students see that their problem areas are secondary to areas of strength
  • The transmission of values through a daily regimen of activities for social learning
Student: A person who is taking an interest and learning in their recovery
Recovery: Returning to a state of physical or mental health from a state of sickness and disease
Faith-based: The foundations of teachings being rooted in Jesus Christ; many suffering from addictions find hope and healing through Christ fill the void of loneliness caused by a substance abuse disorder

What potential students would be a good fit for a Therapeutic Community Treatment?

Most of our students enter the program out of health risk or social crisis. Their substance use is currently or recently out of control. They show little or no capacity to maintain abstinence on their own. They’re experiencing diminished ability to function socially and interpersonally.

Although individuals differ in the severity, extent, or duration of their problems, they all require the residential TC to interrupt a self-destructive or self-defeating lifestyle. They need therapeutic community help to stabilize their psychological and social functioning and to initiate a long-term process of personal and lifestyle change.

Goals for Recovery

Some students come to us with a history of functional living, but their substance abuse has eroded this prosocial lifestyle.

Others never acquired functional lifestyles. Their substance abuse is embedded in a larger picture of psychological and social deficits. Time in a TC may be their first exposure to orderly living.

Regardless of differences in social background, the goals of recovery remain the same for all students: to learn or relearn how to live drug-free positive lifestyles.

Our way of recovery involves changing how students perceive themselves. We believe that changes in lifestyle and identity are related.

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