Transformation & Recovery
The Way Back is a private pay, extended care, long-term drug and alcohol treatment program that teaches the steps, tools and skills to help people live a healthy and successful life. We work to change addictive behaviors and achieve personal goals while providing a safe, sober and supportive environment. The Way Back utilizes the 12 step principles of both Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) though we are not affiliated with either directly. Everyone with us who plays a part in our program is active in one or both, and understands how to use the steps to lead successful lives. The willingness to continue participation in the program after leaving us is the deciding factor for success.
At The Way Back we have worked hard to keep our costs low, so recovery is available to everyone who suffers from addiction. We are not licensed or equipped to deal with mental health issues, and we do not offer a detox unit, but we can assist in finding one. Our approach allows us to keep our costs far below those associated with other conventional treatment centers. Our costs are lower and our program works.
The Way Back was founded by Robert Hargrove, and our program is based on his experiences and opinions learned during the past 14 years of his own recovery process. After breaking the cycle of addiction, Bobby saw the immense need for a new type of substance abuse treatment, and began helping other addicted men and women find sobriety. He and his wife, Gail, shared a group home with men coming out of treatment programs and detox units for 10 years. They understand every aspect of the recovery process, and have dedicated their lives to helping others find their "way back".
A Different Approach
A spiritual transformation must take place for there to be long term recovery success. There must be a personal willingness to change. We believe we offer a better, more successful, option to prepare people before they enter sober housing.
The Way Back does not treat drug addiction or alcoholism with drugs. Some treatment centers rely on opiate blockers as the path to recovery without ever trying a 12 step program and counseling first. We have witnessed many people who are treated with drugs or blockers simply switch addictions.
The Way Back works to change a person's behaviors and understand why they became addicted in the first place. After detox, some people are diagnosed prematurely with depression, without a period of abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Many people involved with our program were initially diagnosed with clinical depression when first entering treatment. Many have hit "rock bottom" - they have destroyed every relationship, they have no job, no home and they can no longer take drugs to mask the pain of those losses. We believe many residents are depressed, but not in a clinical sense. We have found that counseling, a healthy environment, peer support and participation in a 12-step program are the most effective ways to treat alcoholism and drug addiction.
We have countless stories of people who repeatedly entered other rehab programs and failed. They will succeed with The Way Back.