Our primary mission is to treat the disease of addiction and prevent it from taking more lives. No artistic ability is necessary and there will never be pressure to participate in arts based activities. While artists, actors, poets, and musicians are welcome and encouraged to seek our services, our primary purpose is to treat addiction through evidenced based practices. Research shows that engaging in art as a coping skill to deal with the pressure of living life without the use of substances increases positive outcomes for substance users. Encouraging holistic healing through artistic expression is an added benefit that makes COH a unique option for healing.