Seven Star Recovery understands that although addiction and addictive behaviors may temporarily alleviate unwanted thoughts and feelings, addiction and addictive behavior happens in the absence of healthy relationships. Over time, addiction interferes with creativity, intimacy, educational and occupational successes as well as a person’s overall health and wellness. Seven Star Recovery respectfully sees addiction as a chronic relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences and long-lasting changes in the brain. Addiction is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. Addiction is first identified by men and women as a helper to one’s emotional and physical stability. The long-term goal is to create a master list of creative and relationally based alternatives that the person struggling with addiction can utilize when the urge to use arises. It is important to note that young adults DO stop using and DO eventually feel better – they are all people in need of consistent, relationship-oriented support, nurturance and guidance. This program has as a foundational goal the desire to help reintroduce people to themselves in a loving way. Together, the therapeutic relationship promotes health, creativity, stability and wellness. It is the relationship between patient, family, and therapist that helps to rebuild a connection with oneself and within the family.