In 1973, a group of caring people recognized there were no services in Lincoln, Nebraska specifically addressing the needs of low-income and homeless people with drug addiction.

There were numerous 12-step alcohol treatment programs, but our founders wanted to provide treatment from a broader psycho-social model.

This model recognizes that psychological health is impacted by our beliefs and relationships and by social forces like poverty and homelessness.

So, CenterPointe began as Lincoln Lancaster Drug Projects to provide treatment to help men and women with limited resources recover from drug addiction. During that time the organization was also known as Full Circle.

Almost immediately we saw that people addicted to drugs often used alcohol, too. Our services quickly evolved to include both alcohol and drug recovery treatment.

It soon became clear that a great number of people struggling with addiction issues also struggled with untreated mental health disorders.

That’s why in the early ‘80s we began to use a bio-psycho-social model to address mental illness and addiction at the same time and on equal terms.

In 1989, we became one of the nation’s first treatment programs to officially provide concurrent, co-occurring treatment.

We received our first CARF international accreditation in 1996. We have received 3-year accreditation for our last 3 surveys.

Over the years we’ve continued to add programs and services to meet the many needs of our consumers.

Today, with your support, we offer youth services, residential and outpatient treatment, rehabilitation, case management and housing programs to support a lifelong journey of recovery.

We maintain a focus on dual diagnosis treatment. In 2009, we won the Science and Service Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA) for the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

We are committed to providing excellent programs and services. We pride ourselves on seeking ongoing feedback from the people we serve. We bring integrity and ethics to everything we do.

Hope takes off

With help from our supporters - CenterPointe is recovering lives and restoring hope.

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