EVERYONE’S RECOVERY PATH LOOKS DIFFERENT. WHAT WORKS FOR ONE MAY NOT WORK FOR ANOTHER.
At Integrative Life Center we believe strongly in an individual’s choice to participate in programs and meetings that best serve their own recovery journey. We’ll support you and empower you in your choice.
Community Recovery Programs
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
- Heroine Anonymous (HA)
- Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
- Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)
- Co-Dependency Anonymous (CODA)
- Emotions Anonymous (EA)
- Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
- Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)
- Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
- SMART Recovery
- Refuge Recovery
- Celebrate Recovery
- National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI)
* supported programs are not limited this list
THE 12-STEP PHILOSOPHY PIONEERED BY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS IS USED BY ABOUT 74 PERCENT OF TREATMENT CENTERS.
The basic premise of this model is that people can help one another achieve and maintain abstinence from substances of abuse. Patients can do this through meetings in which they share their experiences with one another to support each other in the ongoing effort of maintaining independence from substance abuse.
We believe the 12-Step process encourages and builds positive mental health which can contribute to long term recovery. The 12-Step method gives patients a place to surrender their addiction, understand their experience, and move forward into their new lives, forming new patterns and learning new coping mechanisms.
THE 12 STEPS:
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7.Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8.Made a list of persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9.Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
SMART RECOVERY SUPPORTS INDIVIDUALS WHO DESIRE TO ABSTAIN OR ARE CONSIDERING ABSTINENCE FROM ANY SUBSTANCE OR ACTIVITY ADDICTION.
Integrative Life Center incorporates tools based on SMART Recovery’s evidence-based addiction treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
THE SMART RECOVERY 4-POINT PROGRAM®:
Point 1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
Point 2: Coping with Urges
Point 3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
Point 4: Living a Balanced Life
SMART RECOVERY TOOLS:
A variety of tools and techniques are employed for each of the above-noted points. Our program is abstinence-based and also welcomes those considering abstinence, but who are not yet committed to such a plan. This is where Point #1 (Building and Maintaining Motivation) can be helpful to individuals to determine why they might desire to choose an abstinence recovery path. These newcomers are invited to attend several SMART Recovery meetings, to gain an understanding of the program and tools, and to enhance their motivation to determine if they choose to pursue abstinence.
Program tools include the Cost/Benefit Analysis, the Change Plan Worksheet, Hierarchy of Values, ABCs of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (for both urge coping and emotional upsets); DISARM (Destructive Imagery and Self-talk Awareness and Refusal Method); Brainstorming; and Role-playing/Rehearsing.
Crosstalk and sharing of personal experiences is encouraged during meetings as well as discussion of the tools that participants have found helpful to them on an ongoing basis, and also allow them to help fellow participants seeking assistance.
The last sentence in our mission statement is: “To support the availability of choices in recovery.” We are grateful for the opportunity to acquaint you with our organization, and we invite you to participate in our online services, face-to-face meetings – or to volunteer to start a meeting in your community. We are confident that you will find participation in SMART Recovery to be a most worthwhile and rewarding experience.
REFUGE RECOVERY IS A PROVEN PRACTICE, A PROCESS, A SET OF TOOLS, A TREATMENT, AND A PATH TO HEALING ADDICTION.
Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented, non-theistic recovery program that does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery. In fact, no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism is required. Recovery is possible, and this book provides a systematic approach to treating and recovering from all forms of addictions. When sincerely practiced, the program will ensure a full recovery from addiction and a lifelong sense of well-being and happiness.
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha (Sid) gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. Sid was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving. This thirst tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict and the same attachment as the codependent.
Eventually, Sid came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering.
Sid became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. The Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian, 12-step Ministry designed to address any hurts, habits or hang-ups that may be hindering you from living a healthy and full life. It is a biblical approach for a journey to wholeness, peace and healing.
ISSUES ADDRESSED IN ENVIRONMENT:
ABUSE – PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, EMOTIONAL
ADULT CHILDREN OF DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES
LOSS OF RELATIONSHIP
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to provide fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through eight recovery principles and the Christ-centered 12 steps. By working the steps and applying their Biblical principles, spiritual growth ensues. Freedom from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors is experienced. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) IS THE NATION’S LARGEST GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PERSONS LIVING WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness. With organizations and affiliates in every state, NAMI effectively provides advocacy, research, support and education about serious mental illness. Members of NAMI include consumers, families and friends of people living with mental illnesses, mental health providers, students, educators, law enforcement, public officials, politicians, members of faith communities and concerned citizens.
Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.
We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.
Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.