Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. It is based on the idea that all individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.
Refuge Recovery is about our own accountability. It contains a set of ethical and practical principles to incorporate in our lives to learn how to cope with things the way they are – our behaviors and what changes we can make. The basic premise is that we all have the power to recover regardless of what’s going on around us.
Individuals who may not be comfortable with 12 Steps or more religious based recovery groups may find what they’re looking for in Refuge Recovery. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to participate in Refuge Recovery meetings. In fact, this program is not about a higher power – it’s about an inner power. “
The approach uses Eastern philosophy and “The Four Truths of Refuge Recovery:”
- Addiction creates suffering
- The cause of addiction is repetitive craving
- Recovery is possible
- The path to recovery is available
We offer Refuge Recovery as an alternative recovery support group. It works alongside drug and alcohol addiction programs such as SMART Recovery® and our Co-Occurring (Dual Diagnosis) Services Program. We not only take our clients to Refuge Recovery meetings in the area, we also host meetings each week.