The Insight Program utilizes Enthusiastic Sobriety™ as its approach to substance abuse treatment for teens and young adults. Enthusiastic Sobriety™ is based on the belief that in order for substance abuse treatment to be effective for young people, it must be fun and feel good. Substance abuse is a serious problem affecting thousands of young people and families across the country. This problem has been increasing for decades. By utilizing Enthusiastic Sobriety™ as its treatment philosophy Insight provides a program that reaches young people where they live.
The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek word enthousiasmos, which means “divine inspiration” or “to be inspired.” Young people are often looking for ways to be inspired and enjoy life. Drug and alcohol abuse usually starts as the result of wanting to have a good time. Young people who develop substance abuse issues use and drink to the point of obsession. When a teenager stops using there is a tremendous void left. The young person who abuses drugs and alcohol uses in away that has affects socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Recovery must be able to meet the young person’s needs on all these levels. Most importantly, the solution has to be fun and feel good.