Compare and contrast spirituality and religion; discuss the relationship of spirituality to values, natural law, and personal development. The groups are designed to develop a new perspective on spirituality, overcome religious prejudice, gain insight into one’s moral nature, allowing the patient to search for their true spiritual path and understand the effects of chemical dependency on the spiritual self.
For the patient who is receptive to Christian principles, the Faith-Based track is composed of guided 12-Steps Bible Study, in addition to spiritual lectures, New Life Recovery,12-Step modality, sermons, Mass, and concepts of recovery taught. Outside church services are also provided on Saturdays and Sundays.
Patients attend Mass and work through a program which helps Catholics to see how the Seven Sacraments and their true faith is a way of building and maintaining their relationship with God. This gives the patient a spiritual means to achieve and maintain sobriety and resume their spiritual growth and progress when they are sober.
For the patient who doesn’t feel comfortable in religious or support groups, the self-help track consists of lectures and groups on addiction or recovery topics. Patients may choose to attend on-site NA/AA meetings, study groups, and martial arts.
For the patient who is interested in learning more about spiritual paths, enhanced therapies, Eastern philosophies and looking into one’s awareness, we offer many viewpoints from different spiritual pathways, as well as different techniques and spiritual lectures.
For the patient who enjoys alternative spiritual beliefs and cultural identity differences, we offer 12-Step indigenous groups. Choices Recovery views each person as an individual and treats all tribal beliefs and ceremonies with respect and dignity. This group guides patients on the healing path of recovery so that they can stand in a healthy way within their tribal communities.