Using faith to build self worth. Using faith to build character. Using faith to teach self control and discipline. Using faith to heal hurts. Bringing you into a relationship with Christ and teaching you to trust in Him (a power greater than yourself). Teaching gratefulness and patience. Being a faith based program it teaches that addiction is sinful and can be healed if you trust in God and work hard enough. Doesn't allow any outside counseling or 12 step material. Strictly monitored contact with the outside world. Mail is read and phone calls are listened too and restricted. Females have 0 contact with men. My time there taught me how to love myself through Christ's eyes and to learn to lean on my higher power. It gave me a sheltered, safe, heavily monitored and structed environment to put space between me and harmful people, places and things. While it was difficult to live in such a restrictive and only God type environment, it saved my life and taught me character, discipline, and many other skills I desperately lacked. The staff showed me love and compassion and I desperately needed to know that I was worthy of love and forgiveness. For a faith based program, its the best, but you won't find the main stream ammenities and freedom to do as you wish.