We believe that successful addiction treatment must incorporate 3 essential components:
The cause of his addiction must be identified and then treated appropriately.
Substance abuse is perceived as the cause of addiction. In reality, it is a symptom of the disease. Failure to recognize this distinction can lead to misguided treatment recommendations and poor outcomes.
We must recognize the complexity of addiction:
- Its genetic base
- Psychological and behavioral changes
- The impact on family and friends
All of these must be considered in order to maximize the chances for a successful outcome. Manor of Hope residents receive on-going individual, group and family support.
In addition our young men share their journey through constant peer-to-peer interaction. Over time our residents learn new adaptive behaviors, enabling them to manage their issues in a healthy manner.
The brain must be allowed sufficient time for healing to take place.
Most experts agree that substance abuse alters brain function. This abnormal signaling causes changes in behavior.
Afflicted individuals are impulsive, emotional and irrational.
When an individual suffering from the disease of addiction discontinues substance use, the brain begins to heal itself. With time and appropriate treatment, brain function and the abnormal behaviors return to a normal state.
Manor of Hope provides the environment and support necessary to achieve these goals.
Eliminating destructive behaviors that lead to substance abuse and then adopting a healthy new lifestyle is critical to long term success.
During their stay, Manor of Hope residents learn to:
- adopt new attitudes, behaviors, and values
- communicate effectively and co-operate with others
- be responsible and accountable
- be valuable employees and take pride in their performance
- develop humility, self-control, and excellence in standards
- manage and lead, problem solve, and make a contribution
- deal with changes and improve self-confidence
- be punctual, polite, reliable, and productive
- enjoy a wide range of healthy indoor and outdoor activities without unnecessary substances
- live a life free from the chains of addiction
6 Reasons why our addiction support program is successful
STATE-OF-THE-ART PROGRAM: We have taken extreme care in building a top notch, world class program.
Our addiction rehabilitation support program focuses on healing through:
– hard work
– proper diet
– 12-step support
– alternative therapies
We have seen that this produces a well-rounded and multi-approach method of rehabilitation.
Our residents also find spiritual healing through meditation, art therapy and self-examination as well as community based therapy.
LONG TERM TREATMENT IN A FAMILY ENVIRONMENT: The body cannot rid itself of drugs within a short amount of time
Manor of Hope is an intensive 12 month program. Most rehabs are only 30 days – not nearly enough time for the body to rid itself of drugs or the dependency.
Researchers agree that an addict cannot be fully rehabilitated without months and months of drug free living and intensive therapy.
Many of our current residents have been in and out of drug rehabs countless times only to relapse. We are a post-detox program which focuses on long term healing of the body and mind.
Family is important! Our residents are each treated with the same respect and support. They live in a family environment and eat meals, exercise, go on weekend adventures and all spend time together. We also involve their parents and families in many of our events.
FOOD: Food has a huge effect on the body and mind. Manor of Hope adheres to a strict no sugar policy.
Sugar is highly addictive! Most rehab centers provide low quality, processed foods which can negatively affect mental and physical health. We are believers that “you are what you eat”!
The Manor of Hope has a professional chef on staff who uses fresh ingredients including produce from the Manor’s organic garden. Our residents not only help maintain the garden, but also reap the benefits from their hard work by eating fabulously prepared, healthy meals including organic fruit and vegetables.
To help prepare our residents for when they graduate, we teach them how to shop for healthy food choices and prepare meals for themselves.
PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Daily exercise is an integral part of our program. Along with a healthy diet, physical well-being has a huge impact on recovery.
Our residents are taught how to take care of their bodies through a 2 hour daily exercise regime at a local gym. On weekends, we also stress athletic activities such as hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing, canoeing in the Schuylkill river, golfing, zip-lining, bowling, etc.
Residents will learn that regular exercise will make them sleep better, heal their brains, help with anxiety and anger management and boost their self esteem.
We also enjoy weekend adventures including trips to the New Jersey shore to enjoy fishing and the beach, Philadelphia to the Reading terminal Market, Franklin Institute, Phillies and 76ers games, various fun spots as well as holiday events. You can read more about our weekend adventures in our blog.
Our Director, Jose Rivera wrote an article on the benefits of exercise and mental health and how it positively affects our young men.
THERAPY: We provide some of Philadelphia’s best addiction therapists.
We have access to some of the top therapists in the country and take our residents several times per week for individual therapy.
The Manor of Hope is also a “therapeutic community”, which is a participatory, group based approach to therapy that improves the likelihood of long term recovery. Each of our residents live in a family environment where they support each other’s’ successes. They motivate each other to be strong and encourage each other to take responsibility for themselves. Read our FAQ’s page: What is a therapeutic community?
Manor of Hope residents are part of a community where each person is held accountable to follow the rules and celebrate the wins and support the struggles.
FUTURE CAREER & JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Each of our young men are given the chance to work with a small business partners within our local community.
Our “Building Futures Program” is a unique program which strategically places residents to work alongside local business owners who teach them a trade or skill. Many of our residents did not have jobs or could not keep a job prior to coming to the Manor of Hope.
Early in our program, we evaluate each resident’s strengths, weaknesses, likes & dislikes. We’ve strategically focused on businesses in the area that are perfect for creating an environment where our young men can work closely alongside owners to learn the new skills which they need to have a future career.
We also help them open their own bank accounts, learn about money management and other life-skills. They earn money and deposit their weekly earnings while living at the Manor and at the end of their stay, they are given full access to their accounts. The money that they’ve saved can be used to buy a car or help with rent or anything else that will help them become productive, addiction-free citizens.
We teach residents responsibility, how to work hard and take pride in their work. It is a program like no other! Learn more about our Building Futures Program.
Building Futures is an integral part of our program at the Manor of Hope.
Our residents are matched with small businesses throughout the community. They learn a vocation, gain an understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur and small business owner, and improve their self-esteem.