Why is Next Step different?
Focused on Recovery:
We believe that for those attempting to overcome addiction, it is not enough just to give them room and board in a clean and sober environment. We are focused on providing all the elements necessary for a successful recovery: we provide each resident with an individualized program that takes into account what they most need to be successful in recovery. Our program is highly structured and rigorous, but is also holistic and looks at what is best for the individual given their unique stuggles, background and goals. We are also a Christian organization and therefore, we make faith and spirituality an integral part of our porgram. Residents can attend a Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class and have access to church services and spiritual counseling and discipleship through the many different churches and denominations that support our ministry.
The Next Step facilities have been purchased by members of the community and with church and individual support, along with strong volunteer involvement, we provide the residential housing and services at a reasonable cost to the residents.
Why is Next Step Necessary?
Drug and Alcohol Addiction IS a problem in Wabash Valley:
Vigo County is in the top 10% of Indiana counties in abuse of prescription drugs and overall drug and alcohol use and there are only 10-15 beds available at any time in a five county area for treatment, according to a Vigo County 2009 report.
Faith-Based Programs Are Effective:
According to the Research Society for Alcoholism, faith-based programs for recovery are 30% more effective in long-term success than non faith-based.