Mission & Vision
Harmful involvement with alcohol and drugs, including patterns of substance use disorders, is considered by New Paths, Inc. to be a disease which is progressive in nature, and which can be interrupted, but not cured, through professional treatment. As defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.” For this reason, the staff members believe that meaningful abstinence from drugs and alcohol is essential for the majority of clients who receive treatment. Alcohol/drug and mental health diseases have an impact in all spheres of the individual’s life: physical, emotional, social, familial, behavioral, spiritual, occupational, educational, vocational, and psychological. This not only contributes to the seriousness of the problem, but also dictates that assessment and treatment will be person-centered and comprehensive, addressing all of the problems presented by the client either directly or by referral. In this way the organization’s team of helping professionals is committed to the efficient, effective provision of quality services to clients, their families, and the community.