Why We Do This

Early Intervention Program

When an individual gets arrested for any alcohol or drug related offenses, a crisis of faith ensues. “How did this happen? What will my family and friends think about me? How will my life have meaning? Is this going to wreck my future? What is the purpose of my life?”

Our Faith-based Early Intervention Program (EIP) can help people sort through confusing questions and empower them to make self-enhancing choices that can change the course of one’s life!

Addiction is a “bio-psycho-social-spiritual phenomenon” (Katherine van Wormer, MSSW, PhD, Professor of Social Work, University of Northern Iowa and Diane Rae Davis, MSW, PhD, Professor of Social Work, Eastern Washington University, authors of Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective).

Recovery from alcohol and drug related issues (including addiction) is defined as, “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential” (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-SAMHSA).

Therefore, our program addresses the seven dimensions of whole-person growth: physical, mental, spiritual, relational/social, vocational/educational, recreational, and interpersonal-institutional/natural environments. (Howard Clinebell, PhD, founder of the Institute of Religion and Wholeness at Claremont School of Theology, author of Understanding and Counseling Persons with Alcohol, Drug, and Behavioral Addictions).

Our methodology includes the use of scientifically-validated screening/triage tools; and evidenced-based programs and practices such as motivational interviewing, solution-focused group therapy, and Twelve Step facilitation therapy (SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices-NREPP).

Our primary initial goal is to help people to mobilize and use their latent psychological, relational, and spiritual resources to handle their immediate crisis constructively.