TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services was established in 1976 as TRIAD Ministry, Inc by the then-rector of Wilmington’s Trinity Episcopal Church and a recovering alcoholic parishioner. They are independent non-profit addiction counseling and recovery center located in Wilmington, Delaware. It was created as a ministry of the church as a center where those striving with alcoholism could come for help at a time when few other resources were available in the community.
In 2013 TRIAD filed for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and became an individual non-profit organization. It recruited a volunteer Board of Directors which developed a strategic plan to guide the future of the organization. This involved growing the counseling program, developing a network of referral partners in the recovery community, creating a program of educational seminars, and developing a plan for funding the organization.
Their mission is to provide free counseling, referral, and education services to individuals and their families who are affected by addiction. Addiction is a treatable disease, and they advocate a compassionate and confidential recovery process that restores people to freedom and health.
When a person makes the decision to get help for their drug and alcohol problem, detox is most often the first step in that process. During detox, you will be closely monitored by dedicated medical staff who may use medications to manage withdrawal symptoms and assist in tapering you off drugs and alcohol. Detox can last from 7-10 days in most cases, however, certain drugs can require a longer detox process.
After detox is complete, the next step for most people is to enter treatment at an inpatient, residential facility. Inpatient care utilizes individual treatment plans, substance abuse therapies, individual and group therapy, case monitoring, relapse prevention, life-skills training, aftercare planning and more to help clients learn how to live without drugs and alcohol.