The New Life Program and Recovery Center
The Crossroads Mission Recovery Program is a complete
drug and alcohol recovery program. It features:
The 1st Step Center enables people to
stabilize from drugs or alcohol by offering a safe
environment. This facility is opened open 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week. The center offers 24-hour
monitoring by certified Emergency Medical Technicians.
A nurse practitioner provides medical services to each
client upon entry into the program. Clients may stay up
to 10 days to utilize the stabilization services. A
vital signs protocol, Chemical Institution Withdrawal
Assessment, observation, screening, and case management
services help prepare the individual for further
treatment in the community or
offers 120-day residential program, New Life, following
This New Life Program offers group and individual
therapy by licensed counselors or counselors who are
supervised by licensed counselors. All counselors meet
the state requirements as Behavioral Health
Professionals, Behavioral Health Technicians, or
Behavioral Para Professionals. All staff members
complete many hours of training during the year.
The program content is based on the 12-steps of recovery
with an emphasis on seeking a higher power to recover
from the disease of addiction. While not everyone
recovers using the 12-step therapy, counselors are
trained in other appropriate substance abuse
modalities. Crossroads Mission believes that those
clients who find that Higher Power have a greater chance
of success and encourages clients to seek the road to
Peer support services utilize individuals as role models
who have “been there, done that”. These certified peer
specialists offer hope and motivation to addicts who
have seen little hope in the past. Peer specialists are
trained to offer individual or group therapy sessions.
Through role modeling and spiritual guidance, clients
have a greater chance to recover.
Case management services are offered for all clients, as
we know through years of experience, that people who are
trying to recover must be “treated” as the whole person
for a total recovery. Many folks come to the Mission
with as little as the clothing on their backs. Through
other programs of the Mission and the in-kind donations
of our generous donors, Crossroads can offer clothing
and other essentials to basic living to all people
receiving services. Many times, clients may have family
members who are trying to keep a household while their
loved one is participating in the program. Crossroads
does everything possible to make the recovery journey as
painless as possible but many times change is painful.
The New Life Program places a strong emphasis on family
unification and reunification. Clients are encouraged
to include spouses, children, and other family members
to participate in activities or counseling sessions. If
the needs of the individuals are greater than the
services that Crossroads offers, each person or family
will be referred to an appropriate agency for other
We encourage people to enter the program with an open
mind. Many folks object to attending devotions or
spiritually enrichment activities. Participants are
encouraged to keep an open mind and work on character
quality building. It’s not how fast or strong you
starts! It’s how you finish! We are not only concerned
with your physical, social, and emotional recovery, but
also with your spiritual well-being!
Think about it!
What is addiction?
Addiction may be so
ingrained in us that we define our identity by it. We
need to learn to rebuild our self-perception. Addiction
is a disease because it changes the make-up of the
brain. Many times the addiction to the drugs is so
controlling that the addict has little control over
How do you know if you need treatment for addiction?:
When your life is out of control and unmanageable; when
you have had loss of job, marriage, family members,
finances, or when you experience spiritual emptiness due
to the use of drugs or alcohol, you may need
professional help to overcome the disease of addiction.
What is recovery?
It is putting your life back together, one piece at a
time... one day at a time. It is experiencing
forgiveness and a spiritual awakening. You learn to
view life through a new set of glasses. Recovery is a
How can I get into recovery?
beginning is a desire to change. Make a phone call for
help. Crossroads offers assessment for the severity of
addiction and both a residential and an outpatient
Will it take long?
Recovery is not over-night, it is a progression. It
requires a lot of work and support from your family,
friends, and the community. But most of all - from a