The philosophy of The Shoulder is that alcoholism/chemical dependency is a chronic, progressive, and potentially fatal illness which is treatable. The Shoulder’s Mission and Purpose is to provide long-term residential and outpatient treatment for those afflicted with the disease of alcohol and/or chemical addictions. The Shoulder’s philosophy is that everyone deserves a chance toward recovery, regardless of ability to pay. The Shoulder will never reject a client solely because of financial reasons. The Shoulder will present a treatment experience which offers treatment for addiction through
a Christ-centered, 12-step model. The client will always be treated with respect and dignity as befits one of God’s children. Counselors will focus on recovery as a process of restoring the broken harmony of the mind, body and spirit existing in people with addictive problems.The addictive disease is further viewed as a family disease. It is the goal of The Shoulder to restore entire families to wholeness, not just addicted individuals. The Shoulder is convinced that healthy families result in healthier communities.