Ad­dic­tion Re­cov­ery Is On The Hori­zon

MidWeek (Hawaii) - - Front Page - By Mark Tu­ran­sky (CSAC), ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of New Hori­zons Coun­sel­ing

There is a hum­ble lit­tle pro­gram of­fered sev­eral times a year on the North Shore, where in­trigu­ing and po­ten­tially life-chang­ing events take place.

I of­fer a unique re­cov­ery pro­gram called “Treat­ment Camp” for those strug­gling with the slav­ery of ad­dic­tive behavior.

In 2012, I re­leased the book Fig­ure it, Face it & Fix it: Your sur­pris­ing so­lu­tion to ad­dic­tion and sub­stance abuse, where the suc­cess prin­ci­ples of the New Hori­zons ap­proach and mis­sion are re­vealed. New Hori­zons works with about 150 peo­ple each year to help them with var­i­ous life chal­lenges.

In a world where we ex­pect cer­tain out­comes based on logic, and are of­ten hard-pressed to be con­vinced of new ideas, coun­ter­in­tu­itive pro­grams like New Hori­zons are both sur­pris­ing and in­spir­ing.

The New Hori­zons ap­proach does in­deed fol­low log­i­cal lines of thought and rea­son, based on cog­ni­tive nut­shell, means if you change your think­ing you can change your behavior.

Treat­ment Camp par­tic­i­pants also can take ad­van­tage of New Hori­zons’ un­lim­ited life­time fol­low-up pro­gram. Re­cov­ery is a life­time jour­ney, and the camp launches that jour­ney in a pow­er­ful way. How­ever, the mo­men­tum gained at camp needs to be sus­tained through group sup­port and con­tin­ued per­sonal growth. New Hori­zons pro­vides each client that op­por­tu­nity.

Kailani came to camp with a se­vere meth ad­dic­tion.

“This was a life-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that taught me new skills and tech­niques for deal­ing with life’s is­sues and re­minded me of sev­eral I had for­got­ten, 100 per­cent pos­i­tive in its ap­proach,” she says. “You start to feel bet­ter the mo­ment you get through the would rec­om­mend this camp to oth­ers.”

The next Treat­ment Camp runs Oct. 9-13. The great­est fi­nan­cial need is for donors to off­set camp tu­ition costs. Tax-de­ductible do­na­tions will go to­ward camp schol­ar­ships.

Call 484-1000, email newhori­zon­ or visit newhori­zon­shawaii. com for more in­for­ma­tion. Hawai‘i char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions may send re­quests for space in ei­ther Proof Pos­i­tive or the free ad­ver­tise­ment be­low to bmoss­man@mid­

New Hori­zons Coun­sel­ing helps pa­tients change their think­ing to change their behavior, and of­fers a life­time fol­low-up pro­gram to help with re­cov­ery.

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