5 Recovery Program Options... Even if You Have Lots of Sobriety.
After long term sobriety, I've discovered an important piece is being open to alternate recovery options for yourself and others. For years I was convinced there was one program. I knew it was better than the rest. I had a closed mind until I needed something more than I was getting.
There are many old timers out there who struggle but are afraid to talk about it. Some relapse, some commit suicide and others quietly suffer never daring to reach past the same familiar rut they have been in for years.
To this day many believe you have to get recovery a very certain way or it won't last. I'm not sure if I myself was trained to believe that as well, but somewhere along the way I decided to pull my head out of the sand and take a look around.
Whether you have been around recovery for a long time, or if you are brand new, I think it's important to keep an open mind and see what else is on the horizon. Never allow anyone to tell you they have the only way. There are as many paths as there are people in the world.
Today's blog is about offering several different solutions.
Below are a few links and options. Be aware you can reach out for help anytime!
*Note: If you would like your organization listed, please email me the link and I will add it to this very blog. TheGrid108@earthlink.net
ABOUT RECOVERY 2.0
Recovery 2.0 is a global movement that embraces an holistic approach to recovery from addiction of all kinds. The community honors all effective paths to recovery and emphasizes the importance of mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation, athletics, nutrition and community as part of an effective path to recovery and joy in life.
This recovery program is based on God’s Word, the Bible. When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, he began by stating “Eight Ways to Be Happy.” Today we call them the Beatitudes. From a conventional viewpoint, most of these statements didn’t make sense. They sounded like contradictions. But when you fully understand what Jesus is saying, you’ll realize that these eight principles are God’s road to recovery, wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity.
• Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.
• Provides meetings that are educational, supportive and include open discussions.
• Encourages individuals to recover from addiction and alcohol abuse and live satisfying lives.
• Teaches techniques for self-directed change.
• Supports the scientifically informed use of psychological treatments and legally prescribed psychiatric and addiction medication.
• Works on substance abuse, alcohol abuse, addiction and drug abuse as complex maladaptive behaviors with possible physiological factors.
• Evolves as scientific knowledge in addiction recovery evolves.
• Differs from Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step programs.
What Is A.A.?
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
The Grid is a simple tool based on the 12 Steps that can help with almost all sectors of the population. The problems are complicated, however when we focus on a common solution the path can become simple. When the steps are aligned you can gain results in your first session. As you continue, the approach can become a way of life that allows you to live in a solution that works.