"Don't give up before the miracle happens"
We believe that recovery is a choice, a decision that requires a commitment to greater awareness. When we become addicted to alcohol or drugs the intention is to ameliorate anxiety and pain, to escape awareness of one’s core feelings of powerlessness and suffering. These unpleasant feelings are still present, but we become less aware. To the addict, consciousness is the enemy.
At the Recovery Center, we provide a safe, intimate setting wherein individuals can explore their core issues. They will examine the causes of their addiction and learn to identify and express feelings in a healthy manner. Another area of emphasis is teaching our clients how to identify and meet their own needs.
The goal in recovery is serenity or peace of mind. This is the opposite of chaos. In order to achieve serenity, we must learn to accept the things we cannot change, change the things we can, and have the wisdom to know the difference.
This is a minimum requirement. Additionally, we make choices every day that either bring us closer to serenity or closer to chaos and self-destruction. We need to bring greater awareness to our choices, and in doing so we will experience higher self-esteem and feelings of empowerment.
Our goals are not just to address issues of addiction, but to increase self-awareness, self-esteem, identify core issues, understand needs, and develop coping tools so that our clients may live purposefully, experience and handle painful feelings in a healthy way, and begin to accept and love yourself unconditionally.