The Morton Center operates under the guise that family involvement in an individual’s substance abuse treatment is paramount to the individual’s successful recovery from addiction.
Did you know – Clients who have family members participate in two or more treatment sessions are three-times more likely to recover from addiction.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) states that one in every three people will develop a clinically significant alcohol problem at some point during their life. Additionally, they state that one in eight people will become dependent upon alcohol. Further, 23.5 million people over the age of 12 sought treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction in 2009 – the number is thought to be increased since that time.
The Morton Centers mission is to provide help and support to individuals and loved ones in breaking the cycle of addiction. Our evidenced-based treatment model focuses on the family and other support systems to mitigate the far-reaching effects of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other diseases of addiction.
The disruption that occurs within families when substance use is a factor that cannot be ignored. Addiction and the effect on families remain poorly understood in our popular culture, despite volumes of scientific data authenticating their presence, causes, devastating costs and consequences, the effectiveness of treatment and the possibility of long-term recovery. Our family-based program realizes that recovery is rarely a single event. Individuals in recovery need support, love, and encouragement from those closest to them. Sometimes those closest to the client intentionally or unintentionally jeopardize long-term recovery. In part, because they have not had the opportunity to learn about the disease of addiction and the recovery process. They need education on how they can be most helpful in supporting their loved ones in recovery. Providing a family-centered culture is paramount to The Morton Center’s model of care. The strength of family/concerned person support has an undeniable impact on the addicted individual’s life and chances for recovery.