Why This Program?

The 12-step fellowships have proven to be a highly effective means of self-help. Yet in the earliest stages of recovery, some are unwilling or unable to get help from a 12-step program. They seek formal treatment, and this is good.

Most formal treatment programs are effective at helping people, temporarily. The problem occurs when individuals leave the controlled environment of the treatment facility. Still in need of help, they turn to a 12-step fellowship. But the program practiced there may be completely different from the one they relied on in treatment. In fact, it may be completely contradictory. The result is a far greater chance of relapse.

Twelve Step Facilitation helps people get clean and sober by teaching a proven program that is readily available to them for continuing support after they leave a facility. No new theories. No changes in direction. Continuing recovery through the 12 steps, pure and simple

Tony Rice Center Inc is a non-profit, tax-exempt Co-Occurring Disorders Rehabilitation Facility established in 1990.

TRC provides a substance-free environment where those men suffering from life problems associated with co-occurring disorders can learn new living skills. Our treatment approach is intended to return the individual to an acceptable level of spiritual, physical, emotional, social and occupational functioning to live successfully outside an institutional setting without creating additional burden to the community. Attention is given to teach the co-occurring dependent man new coping skills that affords alternatives to substance abuse

Our long-term residential program gives time to the co-occurring dependent man to build self-esteem and learn to better function within the family and to contribute to the community. Our mission is to prepare each man for an independent, enriched lifestyle free of mood – altering chemicals, which many times result in homelessness, isolation and various social ills.

Our treatment program begins with an individualized treatment plan tailored to the client’s needs. This plan is based on information that is collected during an initial assessment interview. The information will include his history with drugs and alcohol, any prior attempts at recovery, his medical history, any co-occuring psychological concerns, possible legal situations and his family history.

When the treatment plan is in place, the core elements of recovery-physical, emotional, mental and spiritual can be addressed through Rational Emotive Therapy, individual counseling and process groups, peer groups, Cognitive Behavioral groups, lectures and 12-step facilitation. In addition, all clients will participate in a daily living skills program to develop a sense of humility, personal responsibility and social accountability, all tools required to function in a sober, responsible manner after he leaves treatment.

Every member of our staff understands the recovery process from a unique perspective that only another addict or alcoholic can. The goal of each of these highly skilled professionals is to provide every addict or alcoholic the necessary tools and skills he or she will need to return to the mainstream of life a happy and productive individual.