Why St. Christopher's

St. Christopher’s Addiction Wellness Center was founded in 1998 with a vision to provide a wide spectrum of treatment services at an affordable price. We are committed to excellence and are a nationally recognized program.

philosophyOur program approaches addiction as a malady of mind, body, and spirit. We focus on building a solid foundation emotionally, physically, and spiritually through 12 Step involvement in conjunction with other therapies as they fit the need of the patient.

Our treatment is based on the disease model of addiction which simply states addiction stems from altered brain structure and function. This altered functioning creates a pathological process driving the disease to progress at an alarming rate. How much and how often a person drinks or uses drugs will increase, level of risk elevates (driving while intoxicated, risky behavior, unsavory people and/or places), and eventually the consequences of this behavior will catch up. For the family, this behavior is devastating. Although the disease model allows us to understand how much of addiction is beyond our control, the addict can choose to accept help, get better, and live sober.