Frequently Asked Questions
What’s your philosophy?
We believe in treating men like men. We are not authoritarians. We feel it’s ineffective to attempt to break someone down. Men suffering with addiction typically beat themselves up enough on their own. The challenge is building them up. Before we can begin to do this, there has to be a level of trust and rapport. If there’s an authoritative culture, we would not be able gain a trust that’s necessary to even begin the recovery process. Before we can ask for someone’s hand, we have to touch their heart.
Are you an institutionalized facility?
No. We try to mimic the home life. It can a daunting task to walk out of an institutionalized facility and expect to hit the ground running. We have 3 fully staffed upscale homes around our clinical building. Instead of barrack style housing, we want our guests to start getting used to being in a home setting without using. On the weekends, we go out to eat at regular restaurants, mini golfing, bowling, the beach and other activities. We want everyone to have fun, but more importantly, we want our guests to realize that having fun without drinking or using is possible. These are things that our guests will surely need to experience at some point after treatment. We would prefer them experience this with us first.
Are you a 12 step facility?
There’s no doubt that 12 step programs help millions. They’re wonderful programs, but they are not for everyone. We see different men recover different ways. We’re not a one size fits all type of facility. What works for one person may not work for the next. We essentially have to start from scratch with each person. Most importantly is that each guest have an active voice in whatever life philosophy they chose. Ultimately, they are the ones that will have to live with it. We need their help to help them find their way.
Do you accept Insurance?
Yes. What matters most, above insurance, is finding a good fit. If someone is at a point in their lives where they are willing to allow us to help them, we’ll bend over backwards to make sure they have an opportunity.
What’s important to your staff? Are they licensed?
Our Therapists, Counselors, Group Leaders and Facilitators are licensed in their own fields. Our owner, Dan Callahan, is very rigid when it comes to our hiring process. Although it is necessary that considered staff have the proper accreditation, that alone will not qualify a candidate. They would have to have a passion for helping others. If there's any indication that this will be a "9-5" for someone, they would not be a good fit here. That being said, most of our staff has been with us for years. We are not a mechanical program. We consider ourselves to be a creative program. We don't have much time with our guests; the last thing we can afford is to remain "in the box” or complacent.