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Chemical Dependency

Crossroads Centre recognizes chemical dependency as the inability to abstain from the use of alcohol and other drugs. Often, individuals struggling with a loss of control of substance use rationalize their continued abuse citing physical, emotional, or other challenges in a process that advances the downward spiral of addiction. This progression characterizes the disease process itself, which all too often can lead to greater physical, emotional, and financial distress, affecting families, as well as the individual, and can eventually lead to a loss of life. At Crossroads Centre, we know that the first goal in the path to halting the progression of the disease is to stop using. Beginning with medically supervised detoxification, and utilizing a 12-Step based abstinence program combined with our unique holistic approach, we strive to educate the client, and promote an understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that stand in the path of recovery. Within our safe and structured treatment environment, healing begins as issues that help to fuel the addiction cycle are identified. The path to recovery extends far beyond treatment, but having the knowledge of truth and the proper tools keeps our alumni moving forward toward ongoing recovery.

Crossroads Centre offers lengths of stay from 30 days to six months. This is part of our model of individualized care. Our longer length of stay is expressly designed for clients who may have prolonged detoxification needs, require more time to adjust to the treatment environment and/or who have had multiple treatment episodes and can benefit from concentrated attention to specific recovery challenges.


At Crossroads Centre, we recognize that nicotine is a serious and harmful addiction and we provide treatment for nicotine dependency as a secondary drug. We strongly encourage clients to address this issue as part of their recovery process while in treatment. Our methods of intervention include a combination of medical detoxification, cognitive behavioral therapy, and relapse prevention strategies that, together, form a solid basis for continued abstinence.

Smoking is prohibited in all buildings at Crossroads including client bedrooms and verandas. Two designated smoking areas are provided outside for those who decide to continue smoking.