Though the Tekuma recovery process occurs in Israel, the program is not a traditional or exclusively Jewish drug rehab program. Because Tekuma believes that there is a little bit of Israel in everyone, we welcome members of all faiths, ethnicities, and color. We believe rebirth is a universal process without parochial limitations of any kind.
In the Therapeutic Community, a caring surrogate family is formed that provides a corrective developmental experience and a mirror through which each participant can raise his or her self-awareness in a caring community that gives continuous feedback. The focus in a Therapeutic Community based drug rehab program is on helping individuals to "get in touch" with their feelings and address common asocial personality characteristics, drug-seeking behaviors and dependency needs in general which can lead to compulsive and repetitive destructive interpersonal relationships. In contrast to some other traditional residential drug and alcohol treatment models, participants in a Therapeutic Community based drug rehab treatment program take full responsibility for their compulsive behaviors. They 'do' treatment rather than just passively receiving treatment. Positive peer pressure places the responsibility on the individual to change his or her behavior. Engaging in interpersonal relationships with positive role models supplements the more dependent patient-therapist relationship model.
Tekuma is a Hebrew word that generally means resistance, recovery, revival and resurrection. After the European Holocaust in which six million Jews lost their lives, the word took on special meaning after the miraculous rebirth of the State of Israel.
Residential Drug Rehab Treatment and Alcohol Treatment
The Israeli Therapeutic Community is a residential 12-step rehab treatment approach designed for people suffering from chronic dependencies of all types, including drug and alcohol addictions, gambling, eating disorders, and chronically destructive interpersonal relationships which are often referred to as Borderline Personality Disorders. In some cases, all too familiar people, places, and things have undermined everybody's best efforts to achieve and maintain healthy solutions to life's challenges.