Zak’s House is a private, for-profit, community-based agency responsible for providing quality behavioral health substance abuse services to its clients regardless of race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, financial condition, handicap, developmental disability, HIV infection, AIDS-related complex, or AIDS.
Abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is the foundation for all services at Zak’s House. The staff of Zak’s House believes that the treatment which will facilitate the recovery process should be provided in a manner that enhances the individuals worth and dignity. The design of the treatment program is intended to protect the human rights of each client while maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality and service. Zak’s House maintains the belief that the most effective treatment approach should be offered to each client, and that the quality of treatment services should not be sacrificed to increase the number of clients served.
Inpatient services at Zak’s House are based on the belief that alcohol and/or drug abuse along with dependency is a treatable illness. Care is centered on the knowledge that those who successfully recover from addiction are most often those who are engaged in an ongoing, multi-modal recovery process. Inpatient services are an integral component in a continuum of care that stabilizes the client and forms a foundation for less restrictive forms of treatment.
Zak’s House recognizes the importance of positive approaches to treatment and maintaining positive relationships with clients. This is accomplished across all programs by placing emphasis on respect for the dignity of all clients, continuously evaluating the treatment environment and updating/changing as appropriate, using de-escalation tactics as an alternative to the use of seclusion or physical restraint in the management of behavior. There is greater strength in teaching and empowering clients to manage their own behavior over managing it for them.