"How does one properly thank somebody who has given their son the tools for a better life? I really can't begin to thank you for pouring your soul out to my son. The 2 small words -Thank You - seem so insignificant in comparison to what you have given me and my son - God Bless You!"
Parent of Alumni, November 2006
"Thanks for all the support you provided me while at Hazel Street. I am glad you did what you did - I'm going to miss you and the staff at Hazel Street and the "therapeautic hugs". I will be forever grateful."
Alumni, February 2007
"Thank you for the comfort and wisdom during the tough times with our son at Hazel Street. The counselor was awesome and we couldn't have gotten our son this far without his help. The counselors are doing a great job with all the boys at Hazel Street."
Parent of Alumni, February 2007
"Five months ago, our son started his recovery with God's divine love, Hazel Street's incredible wisdom, and your (staff) caring guidance. Now he is home and beginning life anew. We offer thanks to God and our heartfelt thanks to you and others at Hazel Street."
Parent of Alumni, July 2008
A New Beginning
The Hazel Street Recovery Center is a 24 bed adolescent treatment center for young men ages 14 through 18 years of age. At Hazel Street Recovery Center, we believe treatment must address the needs of the whole person and their family. Chemical Dependency is a primary disease with biological, psychological and social components. Treatment of the adolescent population further necessitates intervention in the dimensions of family issues and academic progress. We must meet these needs through a variety of tasks and activities. Established in december 1996 Hazel Street Recovery Center has been guided by the following key principles.
It is our belief that a recovering individual must abstain from all mood altering chemicals, even those that were not a problem in the past.
New life coping skills
Recovery involves abstinence, "working a program," and learning to live a successful and productive life.
The recovering individual will need assistance in the internalization of focus and structure.
In today's world, education is an important base for success. High school and college degrees open a wide range of job opportunity.
Integration of information
It's very important for the young person in recovery to be able to use the information gained in treatment and the 12-Step program. This is a specific skill development.
it is important for the recovering young person to take responsibility for personal action. We present the young person with challenges that allow development of responsibility.
There was a time in the life of each recovering person that he or she did not know anyone who used. Then there was a time that he or she knew no one who did not use. To insure recovery, the individual must make responsible decisions about the people, places, and things in their life.
It is our belief that our work in recovery should be kept simple and basic. However, many recovering individuals have issues related to past trauma that often interfere with ongoing recovery efforts. We have specially trained staff who can address these issues while remaining focused on overall recovery.