Who We Are

Who We Are?
In short, 449 Recovery is a drug and alcohol treatment center that is designed to help the family and the substance abuser in need of recovery. Our outpatient drug and alcohol treatment plan is highly effective. One of the largest reasons for this is because the alumni of our program are given the opportunity to stay involved by coming back to serve those who are just entering the program. This approach of giving back makes us unique and is what creates our family environment.

Our organization has a singular goal. It can be summed up in our mission statement which reads:

We will open our eyes to see those that are discarded, open our hearts to feel the pain some want to hide and reach out our arms to let them know that they are not alone. In doing this we hope to change a life, one choice and one day at a time, and in the in the process, heal ourselves.
It is essentially a two-part philosophy: The first is the belief that healing begins with a word at the door or over the phone to invite him or her in, take an interest in their life and offer them the dignity and respect that often has not been shown elsewhere. The second is the recognition that perhaps the greatest healing ultimately does not only go to the people who come to the Center, but also to the families whose’ lives are changed.So no one is left behind to cry themselves to despair and hopelessness, in building this center we aim to create something that simply does not exists in this world.
We are here to bring hope to the hopeless. We are here to bring opportunity to those who feel their loss. We are here to bring peace to those who have turmoil. We are here to give back to those who have taken so much from themselves.
We believe in healing the family as well as the substance abuser. We are here to help all those who want recovery the opportunity begin the process of regaining their lives. Our organization caters not only to children and teenagers but to adults as well. A “Culture of Caring” is at the heart and soul of the 449 Recovery Center. It is rooted in an ethical standard of treatment that was once practiced and should be again: how people are treated during a visit to the Recovery Center is as important as the loving care that they receive. Those who will come to our Center are people in need of help. Though some of them are surviving on limited resources, they often exhibit great courage simply trying to get through each day. Our “Culture of Caring” concept recognizes the strengths of those in need and also respects their dignity. We will seek to heal not only the disease of addiction, but also the injury caused by bias, prejudice and indifference.
What are the major Effects of alcoholism and addiction?
  • For over 30 years the United States government has had its “War on drugs and alcohol,” but in that time frame we have seen an increase in crime, an increase in health care costs and an alarming increase in the use of dangerous drugs and alcohol such as cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, crack and methamphetamine.
  • The “War on drugs and alcohol” has also brought on new research, a greater number of treatment facilities, new and sometimes controversial theories on treatment and advances in drug addiction and alcoholism medications, but are we winning?.
  • The effects of drug addiction and alcoholism are far reaching and can be seen in the home, on the job, in churches and in schools. Addiction does not discriminate and touches all people from all walks of life.
What are the Effects of alcoholism and addiction on our society?
  • The National Library of Medicine estimates that some 20% of all people in the United States have used prescription medication for non-medical purposes. We’re not talking about cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine use or typical “street drugs”, we are referring to basic, doctor-prescribed medication. You can easily see that if you group the two together, illegal drug use and prescription drug misuse, we have a huge problem
Put some of the factors together
  • The alcohol-related deaths on our streets and highways, the abuse of the healthcare system by addicts/alcoholics showing up at emergency rooms looking for drugs and alcohol, the absenteeism on the job and the serious risk of HIV infection for those using needles, the list goes on and on. Put all of this together and you quickly realize this problem is enormous!
We have a mission & an Opportunity – “Why Are We Here?”
  • We are here to change the old industry standard which has only worked to force clients to repeat treatment continually without success and costing their families thousands and thousands of dollars. We are here to declare a peace on the addict/alcoholic because we have definitely lost the war on drugs! But, we refuse to give up on these people. We know that recovery from addiction is very possible if the proper treatment is provided to the individual. Cancer patients aren’t discharged if the cancer returns, why then, since the AMA has defined alcohol and drug addiction as a disease, does our industry have so many different ideas, which waver back and forth between disease and will-power, on how to successfully treat addiction and recovery?
  • Because our industry has been afraid to share information, or their recipes for fear of someone stealing their franchise, addicts and alcoholics are left suffering, dying or creating more wreckage because they are not able to receive help when they are ready for it and because of how established high cost rehab programs treat them, how insurance companies marginalize them, and how recovery factories suck them in and spin them dry in thirty days. Would we treat a cancer patient like that, or a diabetic, a person with clinical depression or some other mental disorder? No, of course not! Why then has our industry let the addict/alcoholic suffer when they simply need real help? We are here to break open an entirely new way to win a “Peace on the addict/alcoholic.”
  • Statistics from:www.drug-addiction-support.org/Drug-Addiction-Statistics, /Opiate-Addiction-Facts.