Addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol abuse can be symptoms of underlying emotional, mental, familial, and environmental issues. Co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, eating conditions, mood conditions, organic conditions such as bipolar and obsessive-compulsive conditions, life transition issues, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, identity issues, relationship issues, anger issues, and other biopsychosocial issues affect a person’s presentation of their addiction and their recovery process. Early life issues that affect a person’s concept of themselves are particularly important in the development of an addiction and the pattern that the disease takes. Addiction is a brain disease, that has biopsychosocial components, and manifests in every aspect of a person’s life. At Futures, we are committed to treating the whole person, not just the behaviors. We have a holistic approach that is patient-centered. Our medical, clinical, resident assistant, admissions, outreach, executive, culinary, alumni, and intake teams all work together to meet a patient where they are and allow them to heal and recovery in a safe and nurturing environment, which is essential for whole healing and life-long recovery.